[vdr] Mac mini + Xine plugin = perfect vdr client?

Reinhard Nissl rnissl at gmx.de
Sat Aug 13 21:05:16 CEST 2005


Carsten Rietzschel wrote:

> How does xineplayer work? I think it sends a command to xine to play  
> the selected file, doesn't it? Would be also possible to play a DVD  via 
> xineplayer?

Well, xineplayer tells vdr-xine that input_vdr in xine shall play a
further MRL. In that way, OSD and keystrokes still go to vdr-xine via
the original vdr:// MRL.

The drawback is that you cannot control the new MRL by means of xine-ui.
And as xineplayer currently only support the TRADITIONAL mode of mplayer
plugin, you can only play the stream from the beginning and abort it at
any time.

xineplayer relies on the mplayer plugin to put vdr-xine into playmode
EXTERNAL before it is called. Otherwise, vdr-xine will report

	vdr-xine: external commands not allowed!

Besides that, something like

	xineplayer dvd://

should do the trick.

> How can I debug xineplayer?

Depends on what you want to debug. Maybe it's enough to use printf
debugging ;-)

Dipl.-Inform. (FH) Reinhard Nissl
mailto:rnissl at gmx.de

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