[LINUX] HOW-TO get Live TV with VDR working in XBMC for Linux - Printable Version
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- hepi - 2009-11-25 22:28
This is to inform you that my future XBMC-PVR-Testing packages in my PPA don't contain the library l i b d v d c s s any more as of today. Please use an external alternative if you decide that you need this library.
- mike557 - 2009-11-26 18:21
Well after some playing....
I have used vdr-streamdev-0.5.0-pre-20090706.tgz and
XBMC 9.11-alpha2 r24924 (Compiled Nov 24 2009)
Streamdev has compiled and is working in VDR.
In XBMC, the TV option now displays EPG/Channel info and recordings are playing. However choosing a TV channel after 10 seconds gives channel unavailable
Can you give me any more pointers - thanks.
- mike557 - 2009-11-27 11:55
Is it necessary to patch VDR to get XBMC to work?
Looking at the initial description we should use
patch -p1 < ../VDR-Extensions-Patch-68/vdr-1.7.4_extensions.diff
patch -p1 < ../vdr-1.7.4-ext68-streamdev.patch
My vdr (1.6.0) is working well and streamdev using mplayer works etc so assumed patching was not necessary.
If patching is necessary is there a single patch for vdr instead of using this combined extensions-patch?
- hepi - 2009-11-27 14:27
Where did you get your VDR 1.6 from? From which repository? Or did you compile it yourself? From which sources?
- mike557 - 2009-11-27 15:21
I compiled vdr 1.6.0 myself - source from http://ftp.cadsoft.de
- biggles - 2009-11-27 15:46
mike557 Wrote:Is it necessary to patch VDR to get XBMC to work?
Really don't understand why you go through all the trouble of compiling your own from source when there are excellent PPA with precompiled packages...
But I know, sometimes it's fun just to be able to do it!
- hepi - 2009-11-27 16:12
mike557 Wrote:Hello Hepi
I assume you use Ubuntu. If you have good reasons to stick with the version 1.6.0 which normally has no h264 and no DVB-S2 support (instead of the developer version 1.7.10 which is being used in the wild already) and you want to compile the sources yourself, you should have a look at the source packages of VDR 1.6 either from the repository of e-tobi.de or hanno.de. The correct version of the extension patch comes along with them.
But this is a quite complicated approach.
- mulder77de - 2009-11-27 16:17
I am not familiar with VDR, so there is only a simple question and I hope to have it answered by somebody of you.
Before investigating more time into this topic, will I be able to have such a setup:
- System (headless) with DVB card and VDR on system A
- Systems B, C, D etc. which connect to VDR over LAN
Currently I am doing some promising tests with tvheadend which works great so far.
Will tvheadend be supported through this branch (or already is)?
- hepi - 2009-11-27 16:39
mulder77de Wrote:will I be able to have such a setup:Yes. Several options exist to do client-server-setups. One of them is to use XBMC as a client.
mulder77de Wrote:Will tvheadend be supported through this branch (or already is)?The developer of the branch pvr-testing, alwinus, is only working on VDR support. It is meant to be a proof-of-concept and a testrun for the planned unified-pvr solution.
- mulder77de - 2009-11-27 17:24
So I would follow the VDR part in this howto for my server system and will do the rest of the guide on the XBMC system, right?