[vdr] vdr+vlc streaming without streamdev

Gavin Hamill gdh at acentral.co.uk
Mon Feb 13 14:25:24 CET 2006

Luis Palacios wrote:

> What if I add another board to my setup? I'm planning to buy a DVB-T
> (Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-t USB2) for terrestrial view.
> (http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/pages/products/data_novatusb2.html)
> I guess vdr supports this: 1xDVB-S + 1xDVB-T, but how does
> it handle it?, two vdr instances? or one instance and special
> channels.conf?

It's handled natively by a single VDR instance.. each channels.conf line 
refers to the technology used.. e.g in my DVB-C and DVB-T system:

BBC ONE;BC27:595000:C34M64:C:6952:600:32=eng,602=eng:605:0:1701:61472:401:0


for the same channel, the first on cable, and the second on terrestrial 
- notice the 'T' and 'C' field..

> Would I get VLC access to /dev/video*? when Terrestrial channel is
> selected?

Yes, provided the VDR 'head unit' is tuned to that channel (the data 
passes in 'transfer mode' from the DVB-T to the full-feature DVB-S

Note that it is perfectly possible to make a recording on the DVB-T card 
and watch a different channel.. or stream a DVB-T channel via streamdev, 
and record/watch a DVB-S channel :)


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