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

Juergen Lock nox at
Sun Mar 27 16:06:18 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 08:23:20AM -0700, VDR User wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 5:26 AM, Juergen Lock <nox at> wrote:

> >  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.
Hmm.  Well I can't do it now but if you tell me which branch to check
out I'll put it on my list...

> >  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.

 Yeah ok, guess I'll make that a knob then for the vdr port like I
did for the iptv patches too.

 Thanx! :)

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