[vdr] Server recording with SVDRP

Lars Fredriksson lars at jpl.se
Mon Dec 26 13:49:28 CET 2005


I'm using a quite "ugly" solution that might do the thing that you want!

I have a server with 4 DVB cards and all the HDD, and the I have a
client connected to the server using streamdev. The servers
video-directory is mounted using NFS to the client.
Whan I want to record something on TV I just ad the timer on the client.
The I have a script on the server that is run every minute that connects
to the client using SVDRP and lists all timers, if it finds a timer it
deletes it and adds the same timer on the server instead.
If I start a "direct" recording on the client (presses red in the menu)
the cleint starts to record immediately (in the video-directory thats
mounted using NFS), after max 1 minute the timer is deleted from the
client and moved to the server - the server continues to record in the
same directory, so there is only maybe one second of video thats

It works quite well for me - drop me a mail if youre intrested of the
Perl-script (it's really ugly and simple) - lars(at)jpl.se


Thus spake Uwe Ortner (uwe.ortner at villa-flora.info):

> Hello,
> any chance to initiate (from client) a recording via SVDRP on a server?
> For this, some information such as channel number, time/date should be
> parsed from a highlighted entry (submenu "program") to SVDRP. Is that in
> general possible (maybe via the unused blue key)? 
> uwe
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