[vdr] Wanted VDR xineliboutput client

M. Fiegert ml11 at trigfee.de
Sat Oct 22 15:26:37 CEST 2011

On 22.10.2011 11:38, Laz wrote:
> On Saturday 22 October 2011 08:55:01 M. Fiegert wrote:
>>   >>  Any suggestions for small, powerful, quiet, FullHD VDR client?
>>   >>  So, I search machine what would act as VDR-client, using xineliboutput
>>   >>  with FullHD resolution and machine would have DVI or HDMI connection
>>   >>  optical audio.
>>> I bought 2 years ago Zotac IONITX-A-E motherboard which came with atom
>>> CPU and nvidia gpu, at that time it cost about 200 euro.
>>> ...
>>> I made the small case myself and have I have 12" fan running in it in
>>> the slowest speed and the case/cpu/gpu temperatures remains under 50 c.
>> I also have such a zotac board. Its running like a charm as a vdr client
>> since almost two years COMPLETELEY NOISELESS (no fan, SSD)!
>> You have Full HD over HDMI (and there is optical output, but I never
>> tried to use).
>> Definatly my recommendation if noise is a concern.
>> see http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2010-January/021920.html
> Sounds good to me. My current vdr box needs upgrading at some point and it has
> started doing hard lockups in the psat few weeks (I suspect the PSU is on the
> way out. Rather than trying to track that down, maybe it's a hint that I need
> to upgrade to a new system!
> Is this running in a client-server setup? I.e. DVB devices in another box and
> then using the libxineoutput plugin?

Yes, for me its like this. The server is a core-duo with a cine S2 card 
(V5) and 2TB video harddisk (as well as other server functionality). It 
is a pure server without terminal or TV.

> Does this setup give you full OSD access
> to timer programming, etc., from the client? (I think that is all meant to be
> straightforward but does it work in practice?!)

Yes it does.
It is not that rock solid stable than full-featured one box solution 
that I had before (running without a glitch for months), but very good 
usable. I would estimate that vdr-sxfe crashes about once a week, but 
most of the time is restared in some seconds. In rare cases a kill -9 is 
necessary which i have on one remote button.
This may be much better with recent versions, I am still on ubuntu 10.4 
with yavdr which hasn't been updated for a long time.

I had some reception problems with HD while summer, but since recordings 
are playing fine and it is getting better now, i think that is due to 
reception problems from trees in the line of sight. Though there is some 
mysteries to be looked into there. No problems with SD.



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