vdrtube.pl is a small utility for populating a webtree of vdr-recordings (and lately other media like avi or mp3) with the required (static) html and flash to view them in your standard-browser over the web.
In current versions it is also possible to view the recordings using PDA, Sony Playstation, Nintendo WII, several incarnations of iPod/iPhone and mobiles compatand likely Apple iPod-Video. This is beeing accomplished by also supporting mp4 and 3gp as output options.
Installation and usage are kept simple with the inexperienced user in mind.
- The (included) ffmpeg binary is statically linked and therefore runs only on x86 architekture. It is still possible to use your own ffmpeg binary and this functionality has successfully been tested on Linux on PowerPC.
The following software is used by this project, but since everything is included you don't need to install anything but the vdrTUBE package itself:
Just untar vdrtube-<VERSION>.tar.gz in a directory you like, change to this directory an start it with something like ./vdrtube.pl /path/to/recording/datedirectory.rec. After that you will find a set of statical HTML pages including the player and .flv video(s).
There is an example that show how to directly trigger conversion from inside vdr at helpers/reccmds/.
VDR is very acceptive about incorrectable streams and data files, ffmpeg not always. In some cases this leads to recordings which cannot be converted. Often it helps if you run ProjectX (-tovdr) against the recording to cleanup possible problems in the MPEG-stream. Sometimes the reason for unconvertible recordings is a defect audio-track, so you could try a different one. Sometimes it's simply a quoting problem, so you better use parentheses around the recording name.