some vdr intro/installation notes (watch/record/stream tv)

VDR User user.vdr at
Sun Mar 27 15:23:21 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 5:26 AM, Juergen Lock <nox at> wrote:
> Yes bash is in ports.

Good news! :)

>  Well it would also have to work for all the other ports that use
> libxine too, vdr is just one of them...  And if it were really
> stable wouldn't they do a release? :)  (Although I guess one could
> do a libxine-devel port like there is ffmpeg-devel that is a snapshot
> too...)

Considering that vdpau for 1.1 was abandoned long ago and no
backporting is being done, I strongly urge finding a reasonable
solution to provide 1.2.  The vdpau portion is stable, I can't speak
for the rest of it, though I don't really see many bug reports.  You'd
think a stable release would be out by now but I don't know what it's
maintainers criteria is for that.  From what I've seen, he isn't the
easiest person to contact and can be pretty slow when it comes to
merging patches and so on.  Not sure how much of a priority xine-lib
is for him, or maybe it's an issue of free time.  No clue.

>  Thanx.  I wonder if that is more a `hack' than a proper fix tho
> I didn't try to find the relevant specs...

It's definitely not a proper fix.  The problem is the providers not
using flags appropriately, not following the spec, etc.  We tried to
find a way to come up with a proper fix but in every attempt the spec
was being ignored or not used correctly.  It's unfortunately but one
of those things you accept and move on.


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