On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 07:09:41PM +0100, Nicolas Huillard wrote:
I know have an RPi2 installed since a few days, which works great.


Coincidentally, I acquired a Raspberry Pi 2 about 2 weeks ago. I installed Raspbian, compiled VDR 2.2.0 and the following plugins:

http://projects.vdr-developer.org/git/vdr-plugin-rpihddevice.git/
http://www.uli-eckhardt.de/vdr/cec.en.shtml
http://www.saunalahti.fi/~rahrenbe/vdr/iptv/
http://www.saunalahti.fi/~rahrenbe/vdr/elvis/ (specific to my ISP)

The cecremote plugin allows the TV remote control to be used for controlling VDR. The TV-side implementation of HDMI-CEC is not perfect, but I think it is better than duplicating the RC hardware. The only cables attached to the Raspberry are HDMI, power, and Ethernet.

With the IPTV plugin, I can receive some MPEG2 and MPEG4 (HDTV) DVB streams that are multicast by my ISP. The HDTV streams sometimes suffer from dropped frames.

It can almost record 3 channels and view a 4th one, everything from the network (SAT>IP to get DVB streams, NFS for remote storage).

I guess those were not HDTV channels? When I tried pausing and then resuming live TV, storing the stream on the SD card, it stuttered a little. I did not try it with a USB hard disk.

I may change my mind and get back to a single VDR instance, without client/server (the RPi 1 was not meant to record anything, relying on remote timers).

In my household, the RPi will only be a part-time VDR client (mainly for playing back recordings), and part-time learning/tinkering platform for the kids. I plan to write a startup script that boots the RPi to VDR by default, but allows one to exit to the Raspbian desktop, probably by simply misusing the "Restart VDR" menu entry for that.

Thanks Klaus !

Yes, thanks to all contributors! VDR is a really great piece of software.

        Marko

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