> No, absolutely not. The setup of OpenELEC is much less complicated and
> dependencies are no problem.
> The vdr-addon and the vnsi-addon gets installed by some clicks on the remote
> and a first channel scan
> needs only some clicks more.

It's always no problem until something breaks......

> The raspberry pi has superior HDMI-CEC support that is used automatically by
> Kodi, so in most cases
> there is even no need for an IR receiver and an extra remote. The remote of
> the TV is just enough. That
> simplifies the setup even more.

He's not asking about HDMI-CEC so this is irrelevant. Additionally,
HDMI-CEC support can be very limited on the device end so just because
a device technically supports it, that doesn't automatically mean you
can do what you want using HDMI-CEC. And plenty of people like me
already use multi-device remotes so we don't have to bother with
configuring HDMI-CEC at all.

> The topic is about playing .mkv. That is just a container. What about the
> used codecs? In the upcoming OpenELEC
> 0.7 there will even be support of H265 on the RPi. The Kodi GUI has no
> problems with playing 3D content.
> Is this working with your solution too?

I use the vdr-mplayer plugin with mpv-player (rather than mplayer).
Yes, it works great. I've already played plenty of h265 content. I
don't have a 3D capable card or tv but that works fine too. Very
simple, very lightweight. Adding Kodi is adding a whole other layer of
software and it's completely unnecessary. He's asking for something
very simple, the solution should also be the same. There's no point in
bloating his system and adding a whole other layer of software on top
of VDR that he never asked for in the first place. You don't have to
defend Kodi, I'm not trashing it. Kodi is nice when it's not broken.
I'm only stating the obvious, that Kodi is absolutely unnecessary to
give the OP what he's asking for. There is no denying this. And, he
can decide if he wants to bother adding Kodi to his setup just to play
mkvs, or if something less extreme makes more sense.

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