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* If you have a [[Full-featured DVB Card]] (one with a builtin MPEG decoder chip) then these packages will probably be all you need to get started. Use Aptitude or Synaptic to install the base "vdr" package and any plugins that interest you.
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* Use Aptitude or Synaptic to install the base "vdr" package and any plugins that interest you.
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richard@vito:~$ sudo aptitude install vdr
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* You will be prompted and asked to make decisions about:
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** DVB kernel modules (in my experience DVB modules are automatically loaded)
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** Default recordings directory (it recommends /var/lib/video.00 and asks to create it, I always say no and manually create a /srv/vdr folder, it's up to you)
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** Choose your card type
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== Links ==
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* If you have a [[Full-featured DVB Card]] (one with a builtin MPEG decoder chip) then these packages will probably be all you need to get started.  
 
* If on the other hand you have bought a so called [[budget DVB card]], you will need to install a software decoder plugin. You can either compile and install it manually, or compile the latest Debian packaged version.
 
* If on the other hand you have bought a so called [[budget DVB card]], you will need to install a software decoder plugin. You can either compile and install it manually, or compile the latest Debian packaged version.
  
 
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[[Category:Debian]]

Revision as of 11:20, 20 July 2006

Debian includes packaged versions of VDR and a selection of VDR plugins You can use Aptitude or Synaptic to search for available vdr packages. eg.

richard@vito:~$ aptitude search ^vdr
p   vdr                             - Video Disk Recorder for DVB cards
v   vdr-daemon                      -
id  vdr-dev                         - Video Disk Recorder for DVB cards
v   vdr-kbd                         -
v   vdr-lirc                        -
p   vdr-plugin-bitstreamout         - Plugin to vdr for playing AC3-Sound via yo
p   vdr-plugin-console              - Plugin for vdr that implements a virtual t
p   vdr-plugin-dvd                  - Plugin to vdr for playing DVD's
p   vdr-plugin-examples             - Plugins for vdr to show some possible feat
p   vdr-plugin-femon                - DVB frontend status monitor plugin for vdr
p   vdr-plugin-freecell             - Plugin to vdr that implements the card gam
p   vdr-plugin-games                - Plugin to vdr for playing tetris, snake an
p   vdr-plugin-mp3                  - Plugin to vdr for playing mp3's
p   vdr-plugin-osdteletext          - Teletext plugin for vdr
p   vdr-plugin-prefermenu           - Plugin that implements a preferred channel
p   vdr-plugin-remote               - Plugin for vdr to support the built-in rem
p   vdr-plugin-sky                  - Plugin for using a Sky Digibox with vdr
p   vdr-plugin-vcd                  - Plugin to vdr for playing (S)VCD's
p   vdr-plugin-weather              - Weather plugin for vdr
v   vdr-rcu                         -
p   vdradmin                        - Web-based administration tool for vdr
  • Use Aptitude or Synaptic to install the base "vdr" package and any plugins that interest you.
richard@vito:~$ sudo aptitude install vdr
  • You will be prompted and asked to make decisions about:
    • DVB kernel modules (in my experience DVB modules are automatically loaded)
    • Default recordings directory (it recommends /var/lib/video.00 and asks to create it, I always say no and manually create a /srv/vdr folder, it's up to you)
    • Choose your card type

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  • If you have a Full-featured DVB Card (one with a builtin MPEG decoder chip) then these packages will probably be all you need to get started.
  • If on the other hand you have bought a so called budget DVB card, you will need to install a software decoder plugin. You can either compile and install it manually, or compile the latest Debian packaged version.