I've recently taken a different approach altogether. I use MyMediaSystem (mms) as the "front end" to my pvr for dvd, movies, pictures, music, weather, radio etc etc and TV. When you select TV, it launches vdr-xine.
I wanted a high quality graphical (open-gl) look - and the ability to play music playlists while cycling through my photo collection. VDR, vdr-xine and mms seem to work very well together too.... ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter" <ze...@ruksis.com> To: "'VDR Mailing List'" <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 4:13 AM Subject: Re: [vdr] Best practices for running vdr-xine > 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 > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr > _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr