I don't think it did work!
In true un-scientific fashion I altered 2 things in one session. Changing the order of plugis may have helped VDR, but when I rebooted and tried the following day I was back to square one - VDR wouldn't start.
The other thing I changed is the network settings. I have altered the internet connection to use a wireless card and disabled my eth connections. When I rebooted LMCE wouldn't load, so I changed eth1 to dhcp in /etc/network/settings and everything was ok untill I came to trying out VDR.
From my output of plutovdr (a previous post) it looked like the vdr port could not be reached, so as well as changing the plugin order I changed eth0 to dhcp in KDE network settings. I think this did something to make VDR work. However, I can't get it to work after a reboot.
I think I need to try making eth1 static on the local host IP and netmask. So first, what is the local host IP address and netmask?
EDIT: I think it's 192.168.80.1, 255.255.255.0 - I'll try this out
Also, I had changed my core connection line in lmce admin to just include ath0 and eth1 dhcp. So second, what format should this line be in for static eth1 and dhcp eth0? Perhaps provide an example of yours? (the line can be found by entering lmce admin, clicking show devices tree at the bottom of the left hand menu, then clicking core and look for something like "connections" half way down the page)
EDIT: Found other posts mentioning this line, so copying them its:
Let you know how this does!