EDL support in VNSI

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mezi Offline
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Hi FernetMenta and all!

A very happy VNSI4 alpha user here. Thanks for all the great work.

I was wondering if EDL support (i.e. using commercial marks created by noad vdr-plugin in XBMC) is anywhere on the horizon for VNSI?

Thank you!
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We have discussed this already in the team. It requires a change of the pvr api which also lacks support for displaying timeshift buffer states. It's on the list but there are a couple of things like broken audio engine with higher priority.
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Aha, OK, I understand. I saw the functionality is available in XVDR and MythTV plugins and thought that only the VNSI plugin side needed to be improved. Thanks for the explanation.

Back to manual skipping, then Smile
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Oops, you are right. We already have it: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/b218...edbd2c4e94

I will look into it after I have finished the new audio engine.
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Great! Looking forward to it.

After playing with the XVDR's implementation a bit, I have a few ideas/suggestions:

VNSI should create "commercial break"-type scene marks. XVDR creates "cut"-type marks, and that means that the marked part of the video is simply inaccessible - which can give you a problem if the commercial detection algorithm made an error - which happens often

This is probably not a function that the PVR-plugin should take care of, but it would be great if there was a notification (a popup, on-screen text etc.) when a skip happens. Also, I like the MythTV's frontend functionality on only notifying the user (by a popup) that a commercial break has started (not skipping over it), and you can then press a button to skip to the end manually.

Let me know if you need any help with definition or testing or...
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(2013-04-22 21:29)FernetMenta Wrote:  Oops, you are right. We already have it: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/b218...edbd2c4e94

I will look into it after I have finished the new audio engine.

@FernetMenta - any chance of this one coming up on your to-do list soon? Thanks!
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I am busy with new audio engine, then I will look into it.
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the api change for timeshift will be merged the coming days into pvr. then I will change the vnsi protocol and include EDL support.
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Nice to hear
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here comes vnsi5 with edl support: https://github.com/FernetMenta/xbmc-pvr-...tree/vnsi5

currently scene markers are supported.
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Awesome I'll test this tonight/ next few days,assume it requures recompilation of the vdr vnsi server addon

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yes, it does. It's vnsiserver5 now. rename your vnsiserver4 folder to vnsiserver5.
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(2013-11-14 10:36)FernetMenta Wrote:  here comes vnsi5 with edl support: https://github.com/FernetMenta/xbmc-pvr-...tree/vnsi5

currently scene markers are supported.

Could you clarify that for the newcomers to EDL/scene markers? I thought I'd give this a try since we got support now so I've been looking around for vdr plugins and the only one I've found that seems to be actively developed is "markad". I manually created a marks file for one of my recordings but it doesn't seem to be recognized, does that mean the markad plugin isn't yet supported, or am I just doing something wrong?
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you don't need any vdr plugin for this. if you have a file named marks in the recordings folder, it will be opened. you should see debug logs stating that scene markers were added. Note there is no default key mapping for nextscene/previousscene

http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Vdr%285%29#MARKS
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Not going to have much time to experiment with this tonight.

If anyone wants it I made an Generic OpenElec with fernets VNSI5 branch > https://www.dropbox.com/s/xum1u92ksf3vfk...r16378.tar

This is for people who have VDR on another machine (not there OpenElec machine)!
Also requires the vnsi5 server addon to be compiled on your vdr machine.

I can try and make an openelec vdr-addon for VNSI5 (for people with VDR on their OE machine) if there is someone who wants it?

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