Hello everybody, Here I want to share my personal experience with vdr and streamdevice plugin.
So, the main task was the following: to stream encoded vdr-stream from my vdr through internet (not in local net!) to the client machine (to my friend). For encoding you need to have a good machine, at least 3000Mgz. I used E2160 Dual Core Intel processor and Abit I-N73HD motherboard. To stream into internet you need to have also good upload speed, at least 500-700 kb/s. Below you can find vdr configuration files for streamdevice-plugin: file /etc/vdr/plugins/plugin.streamdev-server.conf has only one line: --remux=/var/lib/vdr/tools/externremux.sh and executable file /var/lib/vdr/tools/externremux.sh : #!/bin/bash IN=- OUT=/tmp/out rm -f $OUT.avi /tmp/$OUT.log killall -9 cat mkfifo $OUT.avi cat $OUT.avi & /usr/bin/mencoder "$IN" -ovc x264 -x264encopts bitrate=512:subq=5:8x8dct:frameref=2:bframes=3:b_pyramid:weight_b:threads=auto -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=aac:abitrate=20 -o $OUT.avi &>$OUT.log rm -f $OUT.avi /tmp/$OUT.log killall -9 cat Now what about client? We experimented a lot, my friend even wrote a standalone program for that, but finally he found that xbmc version from svn, patched by external-player patch http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=40136 and with vdr plugin http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=36988 is all he needed to watch stream from my vdr. He also use wakeonlan to boot my vdr machine. Taking into account 6 hours difference in time between our countries he doesn't bother me. TODO It is a good idea to implement possibility to use external player (mplayer for example) in stream-device client. Then you can watch encoded stream on the vdr. For a present moment you can only watch mpeg2 stream and only in local network. _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr