What the cpu requirement for transcoding?

On 18 November 2017 at 00:15, Timo Kousa <timo.ko...@welho.com> wrote:

> On 2017-11-15 07:39, Teemu Suikki wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been investigating methods to view VDR recordings and live TV
>> when traveling, with an Android phone and possible Chromecast.
>> Here's some pros can cons of the different methods I have tried:
>> VDR Manager plugin + android app:
>> https://projects.vdr-developer.org/projects/vdr-manager/wiki
>>   + Very clean app, great recordings and channel listings, easy to use.
>>   + Can also edit timers, use as remote control for VDR
>>   + DVB Subtitles work in both live and recordings!
>>   - Recordings can't be seeked, at least not with Android VLC! Very
>> annoying..
>>   - No transcoding for recordings, so must have a quick connection
>>   - Also Live-TV is transcoding is only with Streamdev's externremux,
>> which is not very good.
>> Then there is Plex Media Server with VDR.bundle and
>> plex-vdr-live-tv.bundle:
>> https://hub.docker.com/r/jondalar/plex/
>>   + Nice app, although a bit complex for just VDR use.
>>   + Plex has very good transcoding with automatic rate control, based
>> on your downlink speed
>>   + DVB subtitles work in recordings.
>>   + Recordings are seekable.
>>   + Plex is great for other media too, mp3 and movies etc
>>   - No DVB subtitles in live tv!
>>   - No other VDR control (timers)
>>   - No EPG, expect for current programs
>>   - Recordings are difficult to use, hard to find episodes of TV shows
>> in correct order..
>> Does anyone have suggestions or ideas where to go from here? :) Plex
>> stuff looks like it's not updated for years, but it also is something
>> I could perhaps improve myself. VDR Manager's biggest problem is the
>> lack of transcoding, but that would be very difficult to add.
> Hi,
> I've made a (horrible) hack that tries to transcode all kinds of video
> streams to ABR HLS on demand. It is web based and should work in any HTML5
> capable browser either natively or through a javascript player. The stream
> can be chromecasted if You set hlsv3 and cookiehack to true in settings and
> start the stream in Android Chrome from the channel list clicking the small
> triangle beside the channel name. DVB and teletext subs can be "burned" to
> the video or passed through. Recordings should be seekable as much as they
> have been transcoded, the transcoding starts when the recording is viewed
> for the first time. The stream startup times are quite long because the
> transcoding is only started when first requested and HLS should have a
> buffer for about half a minute.
> I personally use this monstrosity almost daily to watch VDR live TV on my
> Android phone. My VDR setup is on Gentoo so I haven't tested this much on
> other distros but I guess that should not be an issue. It surely is not as
> clean as the above apps but it works for me :)
> If You are brave enough and want to try it You can get it from here
> https://github.com/timokousa/hod
> --
> Timo
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