Thanks for the tv script tidbit! However that wont help if vdr backend restarts while xine frontend is active.
My mplayer works just fine with softdevice, but not with vdr-xine: I get no video (but audio is fine). Maybe I have to run vdr backend inside X session as well? -----Original Message----- From: VDR User [mailto:user....@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:13 PM To: VDR Mailing List Subject: Re: [vdr] Best practices for running vdr-xine On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:56 AM, Peter <ze...@ruksis.com> wrote: > I have a bit of a problem running xine frontend – it will not reconnect if > vdr backend restarts. Also, my vdr can take 10-15secs just to start up, and > xine frontend will bail out during that time, too. Since frontend is being > run on unattended TV box (read: no keyboard) it is cumbersome to restart > xine every time this happens. In my tv script I do this before starting xine: until [ -e "/tmp/vdr-xine/stream" ]; do sleep 1; done This waits until vdr-xine has started before loading xine itself and resolves the problem of delayed startups. > Second problem: xine does not work with vdr mplayer plugin (mplayer cannot > access X, hence no video). Are there any alternatives? I'm using VDR-1.7.6 with xine-0.9.1 and the mplayer plugin just fine. Maybe you're missing the required mplayer.sh(.conf)? _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr