[vdr] start VDR without hardware for test and tutorial

cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl
Tue Dec 3 18:30:30 CET 2013

>----Origineel Bericht----
>Van : chris.ace at gmx.net
>Datum : 03/12/2013 15:54
>Aan : vdr at linuxtv.org
>Onderwerp : Re: [vdr] start VDR without hardware for test and tutorial
>VDR requires an output device to start.
>But as already pointed out this doesn't necessarily have to be real 
>hardware but could also be a plugin.
>However, instead of using (and recommending) such a heavy-scale (from 
>dependency and complexity perspective) plugin like xineliboutput, how 
>about the dummydevice-plugin as output plugin?
>or even the dynamite-plugin:
>which starts as placeholder and enables later configuration of actual 
>DVB devices.
>Best regards,
>    Christian

That's a good suggestion, I didn't know it existed.

I will mention it as an alternative to xineliboutput. Personally I want to use xineliboutput because I'm building a PC that drives my TV via HDMI, but dummydevice-plugin is indeed useful if you are building a headless server.

Having said that, debian does not have vdr-dummydevice nor dynamite in their repositories yet, If I figure out how, I will suggest it.

Best regards, and thanks for thinking with me,

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