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jefigo

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Problem Playing VDR recordings in MEDIA/VIDEO
« on: May 15, 2008, 08:41:59 am »
Hi all,
with upgrading to 0710 RC1 (64bit) i switched from mythtv to vdr. I live in germany and use dvb-s. The configuration was very easy and watching tv is much better than it was with mythtv.
My Problem is that when i am watching a vdr recording using the linuxmce orbiter (media/video) it stops with the ending of the first xxx.vdr file.
Is there anything i didn't recognize during configuration?

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Re: Problem Playing VDR recordings in MEDIA/VIDEO
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 11:35:47 am »
Hi all,
i found a way to fix the problem. I copy the .vdr files (normaly 001.vdr and 002.vdr) to /home/public/data/videos/ using the cat command.

Example:
  cat 00*.vdr > /home/public/data/videos/title_of_recording.vdr

After this i delete the old recording in VDR. Unfortunately the text information about the recording is lost.
But my children can watch the whole recording using the media library.
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Re: Problem Playing VDR recordings in MEDIA/VIDEO
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 12:32:07 pm »
There is a VDR plugin that can transcode recordings to other formats like AVI wich should play better in LinuxMCE...
If it could do this automatically it would be even better...

http://www.linuxtv.org/vdrwiki/index.php/Transfron-plugin

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Re: Problem Playing VDR recordings in MEDIA/VIDEO
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 12:55:59 am »
Ping Totallymaxed on this - I'm pretty sure it isn't supposed to be like that. I remember seeing the same thing ages ago (when I first tried VDR for recording) and thinking "that's silly!" But subsequently, saw that they appeared somewhere else and played correctly, but can't remember how it worked.... Andrew will know...