TIME SENSITIVE: We need your help to fill out the Kodi PVR wiki page

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(2012-10-02 17:11)Ned Scott Wrote:  Anyone want to fill out the settings page for PVR? Settings/PVR (wiki)


As you can see, this is similar to the other Settings (wiki) pages for XBMC. Even for obvious settings, this is a good place to explain anything special about various settings, in addition to what they actually do. If a specific setting needs more explanation than would normally "fit" in it's spot, feel free to add a "See also" link or whatever to a page/section on the PVR guide or a new page (or even a subpage of Settings/PVR (wiki) such as Settings/PVR/Tacos (wiki)). See the other Settings pages for examples of how we already do this.

Now, how does this work with us making a PVR guide and yet we have this separate PVR settings page? All settings, regardless if there is an associated guide or not, get documented as a sub page of Settings (wiki), but we can replicate the entire page, a sub section, or a specifically marked section, onto another page. We do this using a feature called Labeled Section Transclusion (LST).

For example, let's say you're writing a guide and you want to show all the settings for Settings/PVR#General (wiki) in the same page. To "paste" it into your page simply use this tag: {{#lsth:Settings/PVR|General}} (the "h" stands for "header"). Everything under the "General" header on the page "Settings/PVR" will be included where you placed that tag.

Let's say you don't want to include the entire section, but just want to include a specific setting. You can mark off sections using the tags <section begin="section label 1"/> and <section end=section label 1"/>. The reason for the odd formatting of these tags is to allow for over-lapping tags. Then anything marked in that section would be "pasted" by using this tag: {{#lst:Settings/PVR|section label 1}} (notice that we don't have "h" in the tag, because we're not using a "header" but just a tagged section).

By doing this we don't have to repeat the same text over and over, and the text is updated on all pages by editing it in one place.


You can also use the images by themselves, or make a new image and crop something specific by uploading a new image file (see the sidebar "toolbox" for the upload forum link).

Perfect! Thanks. This fits in the "Configuring XBMC" section very nicely. I'll try to fill in some of the settings later today on this page.

I also added a Pre-compiled Versions area where builds like Openelec can be listed. I only added Openelec and Raspbmc right now, I'm sure there are others that will include PVR addons.
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Good evening all from here in UK.

Can I introduce myself?!

Looks like I first joined xbmc community way back in 2006, and never posted! Just read....

Oh and run xbmc in old days on x-box! Still running that to date! But times move on?

I am one of wiki admins for NextPVR. And have been following discussions on both forums. I realise that a load of this is still alpha but have found it hard to see why sub's work with the Next-PVR add-on has not appeared here:

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=PVR

on this page yet?

Can I help in any way?

NextPVR wiki is pmwiki. I see that xbmc wiki is MediaWiki? That is not familiar territory to me.. yet!

v best and hello and goodnight!

steeb
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@steeb: It's a wiki, just create an account and add NextPVR.

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
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It's already looking much better! Keep up the good work.
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My 2 cents about the Wiki and VDR as someone else mentioned in this thread yavdr IMO is the easiest way to install and configure VDR. One can simply do:

Installation of VDR:
Code:
add-apt-repository ppa:yavdr/stable-vdr
apt-get update
apt-get install vdr vdr-plugin-xineliboutput vdr-plugin-xvdr vdr-plugin-vnsiserver

Stop the service to make any changes
Code:
/etc/init.d/vdr stop

Add channels (1 of the following methods):
1) Scan for channels...someone will have to step in here on how to do it.
2) Get a list of channels from online and paste them into "/etc/vdr/channels.conf" - wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12367642/channels.conf <- my UK FreeSat channels.conf file

Configuring the plugins to work on your network:

Edit the allowed_hosts.conf for the relevant plugin - Uncomment (remove the leading "#") and amend the following line or which ever ones suits your requirements (if this file/folder does not exist create it). For example:

#192.168.0.0/24 # any host on the local net
becomes
192.168.0.0/24

For VNSI
Code:
nano /etc/vdr/plugins/vnsiserver/allowed_hosts.conf

For XVDR
Code:
nano /etc/vdr/plugins/xvdr/allowed_hosts.conf


Finally start the vdr service
Code:
/etc/init.d/vdr start

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(This post was last modified: 2012-10-08 23:51 by charlie0440.)
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(2012-10-08 20:14)DonJ Wrote:  @steeb: It's a wiki, just create an account and add NextPVR.

Hi DonJ,

thanks muchly for reply. Still testing the waters over here @ xbmc central and wiki.

I will add NextPVR when I am sure over @ NextPVR that sub is sure this is a go go go!

What I would like to know, and am not sure of navigation is how I am supposed to find this thread on the xbmc webpages/forum anyway? We did a load of work with NextPVR main pages/forum and wiki and still peeps complained Big Grin But from this page:

http://forum.xbmc.org/

what are the steps I would need to take to find this very hidden topic? i.e. the thread we are on?

thank you so much. Look forward to info!

cheers

cheers all

steeb
(This post was last modified: 2012-10-09 23:46 by steeb.)
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Hidden ha:

XBMC Community Forum > Help and Support > PVR Help and Support > TIME SENSITIVE: We need your help to fill out the XBMC PVR wiki page

Its right at the top of the PVR help and Support section under the "Important Threads" subsection

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(This post was last modified: 2012-10-09 23:59 by charlie0440.)
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Why is this not under wiki then?

I cannot seem to find ANYTHING in the Forum under wiki?

Or from this page:

http://forum.xbmc.org/

anything that says documentation/manual etc?

cheers

steeb
(This post was last modified: 2012-10-10 00:11 by steeb.)
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(2012-10-09 23:58)charlie0440 Wrote:  Hidden ha:

XBMC Community Forum > Help and Support > PVR Help and Support > TIME SENSITIVE: We need your help to fill out the XBMC PVR wiki page

Its right at the top of the PVR help and Support section under the "Important Threads" subsection

Thanks charlie0440, I see how this forum is laid out now. Just getting my head around it. Find it weird I have to say that there are no concentric posts towards your wiki?! So how do you guys keep it centralised? Wiki ways? When there is no clear part of the forum for this?

cheers

steeb
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(2012-10-10 00:06)steeb Wrote:  Why is this not under wiki then?

I cannot seem to find ANYTHING in the Forum under wiki?

Or from this page:

http://forum.xbmc.org/

anything that says documentation/manual etc?

cheers

steeb
I don't know. But there is a link to the wiki from http://xbmc.org/ > Support > Wiki

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(2012-10-10 00:22)charlie0440 Wrote:  
(2012-10-10 00:06)steeb Wrote:  Why is this not under wiki then?

I cannot seem to find ANYTHING in the Forum under wiki?

Or from this page:

http://forum.xbmc.org/

anything that says documentation/manual etc?

cheers

steeb
I don't know. But there is a link to the wiki from http://xbmc.org/ > Support > Wiki

Thank you Sir, but TBH I knew that one! Big Grin Where is there a link in the forum? How do people really find out about helping with this wiki?

cheers again and thanks for your time.

steeb
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Arrghh,

I want to climb down here because I realise I did not explain myself correctly. I understand what the xbmc wiki does and how it can be accessed from the xbmc webpages...

Sorry to have gone OT here...... always get accused and rightly so of that over on NextPVR forum!

cheers

steeb
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I have added the VU+ / Enigma2 addon to the wiki, I hope this was OK.
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=PVR/VUPlus

VU+ / Enigma2 PVR Client: Documentation | Development | Discussion
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Shouldn't the individual articles about PVR add-ons be moved into the Add-on namespace? Currently there are a number of pages already in that namespace, e.g. http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add...PVR_client that should either be merged under PVR, or they should be merged to Add-on: There is also already a category: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Cat...VR_add-ons I also posted my query on the PVR talk page: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Talk:PVR
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Thanks all for putting up with a newbie!

I have added NextPVR as a supported addon to the backend PVR page:

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW...TV_in_XBMC

I do ask what the structure is here? i.e should these options be done in an a-z way etc? At the moment they are just last come last served?

I also would like to enquire that is there a page that gives basic PVR addon instructions (i.e. interface with screenshots) before I do a load of work doing this for NextPVR?

and p.s. I have just re-read my post which may come across as quite terse, not meant that way.....

thank you all

steeb
(This post was last modified: 2012-10-11 01:04 by steeb.)
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