<div>Because Vomp does not provide the VDR osd this does present a unique set of</div> <div>desirable and undesirable features.</div> <div> </div> <div>However the two features I find more desirable than anything else is full support</div> <div>for interlaced scart PAL with WSS and it is stable. This is the ticket to</div> <div>domestic use. IMHO this is the Achilles heal of all HTPC applications including VDR.</div> <div> </div> <div>Despite the great effort many VDR developers have put into output methods,</div> <div>there remain problems that prevent use in a domestic environment. I used a</div> <div>DXR3 for years but could never rely on it because it crashed so often.</div> <div>Softdevice, xine and xineliboutput require a pc that consumes too much energy</div> <div>to achieve a smooth output. I have not tried a premium DVB card but they are</div> <div>expensive, rare and I hear reports they often crash to. I am curious to know how</div>
<div>good a VIA EPIA mini itx board would be.</div> <div> </div> <div>Stuart<BR><BR><B><I>Kartsa <email@example.com></I></B> wrote:</div> <BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">Laz kirjoitti:<BR>> On Tuesday 16 Oct 2007, Stuart Morris wrote:<BR>> <BR>>> According to the MVPvdr website<BR>>> http://www.rst38.org.uk/mediamvp/mvpvdr.html<BR>>> there appears to be no way to set timers so I have never been tempted<BR>>> to try it out.<BR>>><BR>>> I failed to get an early version of the MediaMVP plugin to work many<BR>>> years ago.<BR>>><BR>>> Vomp is still being developed so maybe you should join the forum<BR>>> http://www.loggytronic.com/forum/<BR>>> <BR>><BR>> Vomp seems to work quite well. I have an older (H2) MediaMVP which I use <BR>> on a tele' upstairs, mainly for watching recordings but live TV also
<BR>> works. I think it does have the ability to set timers (on the remote vdr <BR>> server) but I've never tried that.<BR>><BR>> I also have a newer (H4) MediaMVP which I've never managed to get to work <BR>> but I think it's meant to. These things load a firmware using TFTP when <BR>> you boot them and they seem quite picky about which files they will <BR>> download (or not in the case of the newer one!).<BR>><BR>> It was fairly easy to set the older one up but you do need a DHCP server <BR>> (to point the MediaMVP at a TFTP server) and a TFTP server to serve the <BR>> firmware. Both of these are built in to the vompserver plugin but I never <BR>> managed to get them to work! I'm already running a DHCP server on a <BR>> different machine so I'm using that to point the MediaMVP at my main vdr <BR>> box which is running a stand-alone TFTP server.<BR>><BR>> Might sound complicated but it works (at least for the older
one!).<BR>><BR>> Some things it is missing (as far as I can tell) are trickspeed playback <BR>> and editing functions, and some of the remote buttons do different things <BR>> from how I've got my main vdr remote set up. It allows playback of <BR>> recordings to be resumed but it uses its own resume files, so if you are <BR>> halfway through watching a recording on the real vdr system, it will <BR>> replay from the beginning on the vomp box!<BR>><BR>> I'm not sure I'd want it as my main way of using vdr (lacks some useful <BR>> features) but is very good for use as a second system. Also much quieter <BR>> than the old PC I had as a second vdr system upstairs!<BR>><BR>> <BR>As I said, I have a MediaMVP and Vompserver running. Have had for some <BR>time now (six months or so). The biggest problem is the lack of support <BR>for subtitles. And I agree that as with the current properties I am not <BR>going to use this as my main device.
And you can not edit timers with it <BR>only wiev them. Also I would like for the resume to be possible while <BR>changing from vdr to mediamvp or vv. But anyway it is good for as a <BR>second device in the bedroom. It's small and makes no sound and you can <BR>use it for wieving live tv or recordings.<BR><BR>And for Stuart, I joined the forum a long time ago :)<BR><BR>Still remains to be answered if anyone has tried MVPVdr?<BR><BR>\\Kartsa<BR><BR>_______________________________________________<BR>vdr mailing list<BR>firstname.lastname@example.org<BR>http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr<BR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><p>
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