[vdr] VDR on Raspberry Pi

Dave vdr at pickles.me.uk
Sun Sep 30 20:50:14 CEST 2012

On 30/09/12 19:03, Morfsta wrote:
> Hi,
> Now that Raspberry Pis are quite common, cheap (~£25) and
> easily acquired (I received my order within 2 days from Farnell) has
> anyone considered whether it might be feasible to put together an output
> plugin for VDR for it? It is now possible to play MPEG-2 (with a codec
> license costing £2.40) as well as 1080p H.264 with hardware acceleration.
> There is work on VOMP (previously on Hauppauge MediaMVP) to work as a
> VDR client on the Pi and as far as I can see quite a lot of progress has
> been made. I'm wondering whether it would be possible to run VDR with
> HDMI video / audio output on one of these too and given the work done so
> far on VOMP and XBMC how difficult it would be to create an output plugin?
> Cheers,
> Morfsta

I'm using VOMP on Raspberry Pi as my main output device. The OSD is 
still work-in-progress but all the VOMP features are working and TV 
quality is fine (though I haven't used HD yet).

Running VDR directly on the Pi might be more difficult. The savings that 
were made to keep the cost down mean that USB relies heavily on 
software, also Ethernet is handled via the USB controller. A USB TV 
receiver, plus a USB hard disk plus perhaps a remote TV player via 
ethernet may be too much for the device to handle.

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