HDTV (DVB-S2) with VDR 1.7.0 and a SkyStar HD on Ubuntu 8.10 x86_64 and CoreAVC (Intrepid Ibex)

Building

Do the following:

mkdir /usr/local/src/
bunzip2 dshowserver-standalone_2008-08-04-phi.tar.bz2
tar xvf dshowserver-standalone_2008-08-04-phi.tar
cd libxinevdec
make
ln -s /usr/local/lib/xine/plugins/2.0/xineplug_decode_dshowserver.so xineplug_decode_dshowserver.so


Starting

I’m using this script to start my vdr server:
/usr/local/bin/vdr-server

/usr/local/bin/vdr --lirc=/dev/lircd
-L /usr/local/src/VDR/PLUGINS/lib
-c /etc/vdr/
-v /var/lib/video.00/
-P'xine -r'
-P'skinenigmang'
-P'femon'

Please adapt the scripts (e.g. plugins, etc ) before using.
Now you need to the client start script:
/usr/local/bin/vdr-client

/usr/bin/xine -V xv
--post vdr_video
--post vdr_audio
--post upmix_mono
--post vdr
--verbose=2
vdr:/tmp/vdr-xine/stream#demux:mpeg_pes

Issues:

Unfortunately if I zap through the different HD channels, the video stops for a few seconds, then it plays much too fast, until the buffer (speculation) has reached the current position. It’s not a big deal, but having such a behavior in the living room (integrated into MMS) on zapping is actually a bit ugly. Anyway – welcome in the HD era! 😉

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