[vdr] Call for development: enhancing mplayer-plugin

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 22:16:10 CET 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM, Udo Richter <udo_richter at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 27.02.2013 11:56, schrieb Peter Münster:
>> Support for seeing the VDR osd over mplayer doesn't exist yet.
>> Who could add this feature please? And what would be the price?
> Basically, the OSD-over-mplayer does work for dvbsddevice and other
> devices that mplayer supports. Also, there was already an attempt to get
> mplayer plugin working for TT6400/dvbhddevice cards, but it got stuck a
> long time ago:
> http://www.vdr-portal.de/board16-video-disk-recorder/board55-vdr-plugins/105796-mplayer-und-tt-6400/?s=2f9ffc972e8fbfd8b390e5dfb1a6abe95cf80963
> One thing the thread has is a generic solution for the need to mix OSD
> and video stream: There's a modified version of mplayer plugin that
> moves this part where it belongs, back into VDR. Instead of VDR closing
> the video device for mplayer while keeping the OSD open, VDR takes over
> a stream from mplayer and forwards it to the proper output device,
> whichever that is. Problem however is that the old stream output feature
> of mplayer is suffering from bit rot, and isn't working very well. Plus,
> the TT6400 didn't like the mplayer encoded stream.

Is there any hope that this could be resurrected? Also, what about
those of us who use VDPAU?

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