[vdr] vdr+vlc streaming without streamdev

Gavin Hamill gdh at acentral.co.uk
Mon Feb 13 09:47:17 CET 2006

Luis Palacios wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried without success: vlc -vvv v4l:/dev/video0 [...etc...]
> but it fails with a "can't access /dev/video*".
> I have a budget (skystar2) card, is that the reason why /dev/video*
> doesn't get available?

Correct. /dev/video provides full-frame video, completely uncompressed. 
Hence it only exists when using a full-featured card, because the card 
does the MPEG2 decode.

> Or, is it possible to have 'vdr' (or xine/softdevice plugins) push
> the selected channel towards /dev/video*, so it can be read by vlc?

Nope, this is not currently possible.


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