Kodi plugin VNSI - no more updates

  • According to this post VNSI plugin won't be maintained anymore.

    https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=340163

    The author is looking for developers who would like to take over the maintaining process.

    3 x Netceivers - 12 tuners
    Reelbox AVG II - BM2LTS v.2.68 - No tuners, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
    Modified Reelbox AVG II with working display: Gigabyte C1037UN-EU + EHD + 4GB ram + 32GB SSD + MCE Remote for KODI.
    4 x HTPCs - Asus AT3Iont, 2gb RAM, 32gb SSD, MCE Remote @ dBox1 case - Alexelec
    Coolstream HD1, Neo1, Neo 2 - Bluepeer Neutrino

    Panasonic 65VT50E
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 + Onkyo PA-MC5500
    UNRAID - 60tb storage, Supermicro based.

  • I don't have such programming skills to continue this work, but would be a shame, if nobody continues this work. Then i and mabye many others also have to switch to TVH.

    - Client1: Thermaltake DH 102 mit 7" TouchTFT * Debian Stretch/vdr-2.4.0/graphtft/MainMenuHooks-Patch * Zotac H55-ITX WiFi * Core i3 540 * 4GB RAM ** Zotac GT630 * 1 TB System HDD * 4 GB RAM * Harmony 900 * satip-Plugin

    - Client2: Alfawise H96 Pro Plus * KODI
    - Server: Intel Pentium G3220 * DH87RL * 16GB RAM * 4x4TB 3.5" WD RED + 1x500GB 2.5" * satip-Plugin
    - SAT>IP: Inverto iLNB

  • Sad news indeed. For what I understand, it is just a matter of a major change in Kodi and then VNSI will be dead.

    3 x Netceivers - 12 tuners
    Reelbox AVG II - BM2LTS v.2.68 - No tuners, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
    Modified Reelbox AVG II with working display: Gigabyte C1037UN-EU + EHD + 4GB ram + 32GB SSD + MCE Remote for KODI.
    4 x HTPCs - Asus AT3Iont, 2gb RAM, 32gb SSD, MCE Remote @ dBox1 case - Alexelec
    Coolstream HD1, Neo1, Neo 2 - Bluepeer Neutrino

    Panasonic 65VT50E
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 + Onkyo PA-MC5500
    UNRAID - 60tb storage, Supermicro based.

  • Sad news. Maybe this should get another thread in German here?


    VDR itself is not "dead". The major problem is that important plugins are (at least partially) unmaintained and VDR without any plugins is pretty useless.


    To get to tvheadends builtin functionality with VDR, you at least need:

    • VDR itself
    • epgsearch plugin
    • live plugin (or similar webinterface solution)
    • eepg plugin
    • satip plugin
    • wirbelscan plugin (or other channelscan solution)
    • xmltv2vdr plugin or script
    • dynamite plugin
    • vnsi server plugin
    • streamdev plugin

    And I'm pretty sure that I've missed some as I just had a pretty short look at tvheadend, so far.


    The reason why I went back to VDR is, that tvheadend doesn't seem to have any way to detect schedule conflicts.

  • TVHeadend is not always an option.
    For an example there are still people (decreasing number) using netceivers.

    To use netceiver with TVH one needs also an SatIP backend and this is where the things start being complicated. VDR (even though older version) is much more acceptable solution.


    I just hope that a developer with the needed knowledge and free time will continue keeping the VNSI alive.

    3 x Netceivers - 12 tuners
    Reelbox AVG II - BM2LTS v.2.68 - No tuners, 2gb RAM, 64gb SSD
    Modified Reelbox AVG II with working display: Gigabyte C1037UN-EU + EHD + 4GB ram + 32GB SSD + MCE Remote for KODI.
    4 x HTPCs - Asus AT3Iont, 2gb RAM, 32gb SSD, MCE Remote @ dBox1 case - Alexelec
    Coolstream HD1, Neo1, Neo 2 - Bluepeer Neutrino

    Panasonic 65VT50E
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 + Onkyo PA-MC5500
    UNRAID - 60tb storage, Supermicro based.

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  • The author says that - in his opinion - VDR is kind of dead. However, I would assume the same applies to any other FTA/DVB based Live TV solution in the long-term since user preference seem to steadily shift towards VOD and streaming platforms.


    To me the question is not whether TVH or VDR is the better solution, but how long will a Live-TV & recording solution survive in general.


    Personally, I still watch Live-TV quite frequently. I don't need many of the extra bells & whistles of TVH and the pure combo of VDR and VNSI meets 99% of my demands and has been giving me a rock solid performance, even more with the improvements that came with the recent 2.4.0 release.


    I hope a skilled programmer will pick up this great project and maintain VNSI in the future. Maybe there is also a slight chance the current maintainer will reconsider his decision.