[vdr] clarification request: vdr file format?

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 18:47:34 CEST 2005

Tony Houghton wrote:
> In <200508241502.33976 at orion.escape-edv.de>, Oliver Endriss wrote:
>>Sorry, I'm using vdr to play vdr files. If some other software is not
>>able to play PES, that software cannot be used or needs to be fixed.
> Not everyone can use VDR that way because of limitations of output
> plugins, but it can still be useful for making recordings to watch with
> something else (by using the vdr-xine plugin for output but not actually
> running xine). MPlayer seems to be the only other player capable of
> playing the format, but it has problems like not being able to work out
> the length of recordings and show playback progress correctly. And even
> vdrsync often doesn't work properly. ProjectX nearly always works well
> though.

Well, xine also plays them, you just have to rename them to .mpg or make 
  a symlink.

Anssi Hannula

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