[vdr] HD playback (was Where is the H.264 patch?)

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Nov 30 22:28:38 CET 2008

On 30.11.2008 18:52, Tony Houghton wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:39:38 +0100
> Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de> wrote:
>> On 30.11.2008 17:30, Tony Houghton wrote:
>>> On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 12:34:07 +0100
>>> Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de> wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> I haven't done anything in the direction of replaying HD content so far,
>>>> and I won't get myself involved in replaying PES HD material.
>>>> My guess would be that as soon as VDR is completely switched to TS
>>>> recording, this problem should just go away, because VDR then no longer
>>>> looks at these IDs at all.
>>> Will that mean it won't be a problem for live playback with
>>> xineliboutput either?
>> Live mode will also use TS, so it shouldn't be a problem there, either.
>> At least from VDR's side. Any replay device will, at some point, have to
>> assemble the PES packets from the TS, and then it's up to the device
>> whether it can handle such non-standard stuff or not.
> So in any case I'll need the workaround in xine or one of its libraries
> such as ffmpeg, rather than in VDR? And there's not only xine but things
> like Project-X, mencoder or whatever I might use to convert and edit the
> recordings into a more manageable format.

All I can say is that currently VDR does look at the IDs, and with
TS recording it won't do so any more. So if the current problem is in
VDR, it should just go away after the switch to TS recording.


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