[vdr] Best practices for running vdr-xine

Petri Helin phelin at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 29 16:47:46 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 5:22 PM, Jan Ekholm <jan.ekholm at smultron.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 29 April 2009 14:05:33 Pertti Kosunen wrote:
>> Jan Ekholm wrote:
>> > fine. Also the OSD isn't working making normal VDR use a hassle and I'm
>> > forced to switch the the s-video side to see EPG, timers etc.
>> "--primary" option to xineliboutput-plugin might help.
> I use the following:
> PLUGINS="-P\"xineliboutput --primary --local=none --remote=37890 --
> post=tvtime:method=Linear,cheap_mode=1,pulldown=0,use_progressive_frame_flag=1\""
> So yeah, it's primary all right.

You said earlier that you use HTTP to connect with your frontend. The
xineliboutput README states the following:

Using with other media players (mplayer, vlc, ...)

   Primary device video and audio (without OSD or subtitles)
   can be streamed from plugin control port to almost any media
   player using http or rtsp.

So, you might want to use a xine-based frontend (for example vdr-sxfe
or xine-ui) with xvdr.


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