[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] vdr-xine-0.8.0 plugin

syrius.ml at no-log.org syrius.ml at no-log.org
Tue Nov 13 11:12:12 CET 2007

"mike lewis" <lachlanlewis at gmail.com> writes:


> I've used vdr-xine, and I've used xinelibout for vdr.  I've just ogt a
> general question, as they both seem to have similar functionality (or
> at least they both satisfy my need for a software client head to vdr.
> What's the driver for vdr-xine?  I've heard people say xinelibout is
> "better" because it is more stable.  But, whats the reality?

If you've used both you should be able to compare them, shouldn't you ?

I've also used both.
Now i'm only using xineliboutput because (just facts, no attack !)
- it has support for network without patching for longer
- it doesn't require me to recompile libxine
- network features are more advanced
- i can have more that one frontend watching/sharing the same channel.
- now i just aptitude install libxine1-xvdr to install the client side.

Obviously the two plugins are both great plugins.
And, Reinhard you do a really good job providing patches for vdr &
xine ! Thanks a lot.

I guess the hidden question was "have you ever considered to merge the
two projects ?", wasn't it ? :)

My question would be: "one vdr, one xineliboutput plugin, 2 dvb cards,
2 independant frontends displaying different channels(+osd and
stuff) without streamdev, has it been considered ?" :)


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