VDR (LinVDR) PVR Addon back-end client (StreamDev or VNSI based) built-into XBMC? - Printable Version
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VDR (LinVDR) PVR Addon back-end client (StreamDev or VNSI based) built-into XBMC? - Boxler - 2004-01-15 21:00
i would like to know if there are more people who would like to see a possibility to stream live-tv to the xbox using a vdr server with a dvb card installed.
the streamdev plugin for vdr supports the so called vdr-to-vdr streaming which makes it possible to watch live-tv over the network using another vdr(client).
fortunately, the developer describes the protocol used in detail to help building other clients.
it is a simple ftp-style protocol with one control and one data connection. the client tells the vdr-server which channel it would like to receive. the vdr-server connects to the previously passed ip and port to stream either ts, pes or ps.
what do you think?
- nanite1000 - 2004-01-16 01:31
i am really interested in this! i'm planning to build vdr server with 1 or 2 dvb-c cards. it would be very nice to make xbox act as client.
with this plugin you need to have vdr client. so we need to code vdr core to xbmc?
i saw somewhere that mplayer can play vdr streams (dvb://), but can it control vdr server (change chanels, pause, etc.)? that would be the easiest way as xbmc has mplayer core.
do you have vdr server? maybe you could test this quickly with xbox linux install and use original mplayer in there.
dvb-radio uses shoutcast, okay its supported. we only need to change channels.
- Boxler - 2004-01-20 16:41
it is not necessary to port vdr to xbmc.
xbmc should be simply acting as a client to receive the vdr stream.
mplayer should be able to play vdr (pes) streams.
the vdr server can be controlled very easily using the streamdev-plugin and its implemented protocol:
so, i would like to have a new menu item in the main menu "live-tv". once you have selected this one, you should be able to switch between the different channels.
vdr itself (not the plugin) offers a service protocol(svdrp), which is also text-based. here you can set recording timers, etc.
- b01 - 2004-01-21 01:03
i would love to see this feature in xbmc, in fact i've been waiting on it since i heard it was possible in xbmp.
i want to know if i need a vdr card in my computer, to watch live-tv vdr on it. if so where can i get a list of servers to test it out.
i have a leadtek winfast delux 2k, which i dont think is vdr capable. does any know?
- Steve2710 - 2004-01-22 13:06
i recently obtained a dvb-t card, now installed in my server. the software that comes with the card (digitv) supports network streaming (unicast & multicast) under windows xp. it too uses a control port (2820)& a data port (2821). i have succesfully played captured streams on xbmc (& xbmp), so i will be trying to get the xbmc to play the live stream. perhaps any development in this area could be made configurable, since there are several dvb options, never mind the various card manufacturers & software variables. i would definately like to be able to control my dvb card from the xbmc.
- thebeast - 2004-02-11 02:09
this seems interesting, for those with vdr setups. but let's get streaming from internet working first (or is it already?)
- cyber4o - 2004-02-19 21:53
here is what i posted and it was deleted... why ?
dvb - xns - xbox
here is a small tutorial of how to watch satellite channels from a dvb card on your xbox.
first of all you need a dvb card propertly installed in your computer as well as it works with my theater software
i'll use this site for the things you need: http://multidec.host.sk/en/download_dvbcore.html
of course these files can be found all over the net.
i use this version mytheatre ver. 2.76 but it works with any other.
1.download my theater and make it work so you can see the channels on your pc.
2.download this plugin http://dvbsoft.rvsnet.cz/files/avbroadcaster008a.zip
3.put the .dll file in the plugins subdir of my theater and restart it
4.press ctrl+alt+b and enable xns server
5.configure you xbox to the ip of your pc and port 1400
- for me it worked best with last xbmc cvs build from 12.2.2004
- for streaming other files from pc's hdd use smb !
6.go in your xns in videos in xbmc and you should be able to see one .mpg file with size of 0.1k
7.run it and watch
i want to say my big thanks to the guy that made this plugin for my theater, i was looking long time for something like this and only found tsreader witch is not free and cannot decode channels using yankse plugin...
feature needs in this plugin:
1.to be able to control the channels from the xbox.
2.to be able to stream the whole transponder, so you can watch all the channels on it.
3.may be to become a standalone program using only dvbcore, just for sreaming, not to watch on pc.
if these features come true, the xbox will become partly a dreambox satellite reciever witch will make it even more useful then ever.
- Gamester17 - 2004-02-20 12:45
(cyber4o @ feb. 19 2004,19:53 Wrote:here is what i posted and it was deleted... why ?not deleted, moved. i moved it to a other forum, link
- cyber4o - 2004-02-20 13:41
ok 10x, there was a period that i couldn't find it with the search option, i guess it was not indexated yet, that's why i thought that it was deleted...
i got some questions, can it be made some sort of remote controll for dvb over xns ? with python for example... ?
- Gamester17 - 2004-02-20 13:44
(cyber4o @ feb. 20 2004,11:41 Wrote:i got some questions, can it be made some sort of remote controll for dvb over xns ? with python for example... ?don't think so, not without extending the xns protocol code, as it only has a so many & specific commands it can send with current code
- cyber4o - 2004-02-20 15:27
in that case we should change the protocol, this plugin also works on rtp and udp, but we need some changes in the plugin as well and i got problems finding and talking with the one that builds it, because he don't have any web representation of his projects...
in the readme he says that the sources should be inside the package but i don't see any!?!
- nomenquis - 2004-09-24 20:34
i was wondering if there are any python scripts available to act as a streamdev client for vdr (cadsoft.de/vdr).
xbmc is great and i do like it a lot but the one thing i'm missing is being a vdr client. (vdr is a dvb app and using the streamdev plugin of vdr one can stream dvb content, get epg, make timers etc).
- acid70 - 2004-09-24 22:01
it is already possible to stream vdr channels. just let the vdr go to "suspend mode" ("pause live tv" in the main menu) and open a .m3u-file (save them from vdr-admin or create them yourself). these files have just the following content: "[url]http://ip_of_your_vdr:3000/x"[/url] where x is the number of the channel. i have created one for every channel i want to stream and named them as the channel, too. so i just play them out of "my movies" and watch tv.
- nomenquis - 2004-09-24 22:08
(acid70 @ sep. 24 2004,21:01 Wrote:it is already possible to stream vdr channels. just let the vdr go to "suspend mode" ("pause live tv" in the main menu) and open a .m3u-file (save them from vdr-admin or create them yourself). these files have just the following content: "[url]http://ip_of_your_vdr:3000/x"[/url] where x is the number of the channel. i have created one for every channel i want to stream and named them as the channel, too. so i just play them out of "my movies" and watch tv.
yes, i know that. sorry, i did not make myself clear. i do not just want to stream live tv but act as a "full" streamdev client. so i can watch the recordings, have access to epg and also program timers.
- acid70 - 2004-09-25 08:28
ok, misunderstodd you and you´re right,a full client would be fine. and shouldnt´t be so much work (its allreadey done for dreambox and dbox2) if one knows how to do that