[vdr] one recording vdr and one replay vdr

vdr at digestive.jpl.se vdr at digestive.jpl.se
Sat Feb 11 22:00:41 CET 2006

On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 03:11:08PM +0000, Laz wrote:
> On Saturday 11 February 2006 13:34, Peer Oliver Schmidt wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'd like to have a one VDR machine near my satellite dish to do the
> > recordings and another VDR machine to replay the recordings and do live
> > TV. The /video should be shared via NFS.
> >
> > Anyone done this? Problems / suggestions are welcome.
> I do something similar: my main vdr box is downstairs and does all the 
> recording and gets used for most of the playback. Upstairs, I have another 
> vdr box used solely for playback.

I also have the same setup - one VDR near the dish - in my case with 4 
DVB-devices and one VDR-box in the living room that I'm using as client.
I have mounted the "server" video-directory using NFS at the client.

I have some problems to get picture at the client sometimes - when it 
happens I have to switch channel until I get picture - then I can switch 
back to the channel I wanted to see. I'm also having to Hauppauge MVP's 
using vompserver that streams from the server and they always get 
picture so I think it has something with streamdev or xine to do? 
> I'm doing any nfs mounting and unmounting on the 'playback system' through the 
> command menu rather than at boot: no real reason for this, just how I set it 
> originally! I'm mounting it on a subdirectory off the local /video directory. 
> Like this, the recordings end up being sorted by date because they are 
> assumed to be episodes of the same thing. I think I originally set it like 
> this so that there wasn't any chance of my epg file or anything else being 
> overwritten by accident! Once they recordings are mounted, you need to 
> 'touch /video/.update' before you can see them: this gets done as part of my 
> mount command.

I've been trying with that a little but I didn't really understand how 
it should work? It feels like that the video-dircetorys gets updated 
anyway? If I touch .update in the shared video-directory it just stays 
there - can anyone tell me how this works in the latest VDR-versions?

/ Lars

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