VDR 2.2.0 without Xorg on a Debian/Armbian for NaNoPi M4 ?

  • Hello,

    I would know how, if it's possible, to use VDR without Xorg. I'm using a NanoPi M4 with a Debian like distribution, Armbian : https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-m4/ . I've tested with success MLD on a RaspberyPi 3, but I can't make all I want.

    I would use only the console mode (not X) to reduce the memory consumption. If this not possible, I would have the main VDR's menu on X - I prefer Xfce4 because the less memory used.

    Thanks in advance for you advices.

    My configuration with too many things probably :

    ~# vdr --version

    vdr (2.2.0/2.2.0) - The Video Disk Recorder

    xineliboutput (2.0.0-cvs) - X11/xine-lib output plugin

    epgsearch (1.0.1.beta5) - search the EPG for repeats and more

    epgsearchonly (0.0.1) - Direct access to epgsearch's search menu

    quickepgsearch (0.0.1) - Quick search for broadcasts

    conflictcheckonly (0.0.1) - Direct access to epgsearch's conflict check menu

    femon (2.2.1) - DVB Signal Information Monitor (OSD)

    For VDR, this is the list of the packages :

    vdr/stable,now 2.2.0-6+b1 arm64 [installé]

    vdr-plugin-epgsearch/stable,now 1.0.1~beta6+git20150211-4+b1 arm64 [installé]

    vdr-plugin-femon/stable,now 2.2.1-1 arm64 [installé]

    vdr-plugin-xineliboutput/stable,now 1.1.0+cvs20150907-3+b2 arm64 [installé]

    vdradmin-am/stable,stable,now 3.6.10-3 all [installé]

    xineliboutput-fbfe/stable,now 1.1.0+cvs20150907-3+b2 arm64 [installé]

    xineliboutput-sxfe/stable,now 1.1.0+cvs20150907-3+b2 arm64 [installé]

    I've take the /etc/vdr/remote.conf file from my MLD box :

    VDR is working :

    The "vdradmin-am" plugin give me access to VDR. My DVD-B card, Sundtek MediaPro III, is active. And with "vdradmin-am" the channels displayed by "systemctl status vdr" can be changed.

    This my /etc/default/vdr.conf

    The file /usr/share/doc/vdr/README.Debian.gz propose to use /dev/tty8 as screen for VDR :

    Following the README.gz :

    The switch on /dev/tty8 is done, but no menu :(

  • Thank you Zillerbaer,

    As a newbie in this situation, I don't know if I "want" or "must" use Xine ... so I listen with interest all advices on this subject.

    Do you think that it's for the hardware decoding problem that I can't have anything, even the main VDR's menu which is static ?

  • If this not possible, I would have the main VDR's menu on X - I prefer Xfce4 because the less memory used.

    You could run a minimal X server - there is no need for a desktop environment with a larger memory footprint.

    I never heard that xineliboutput is running as output device on arm.

    There were at least two attempts:

    yaVDR-Dokumentation (Ceterum censeo enchiridia esse lectitanda.)

  • At first ffmpeg with mpp must running. You can test this with:

    1. ffmpeg -decoders | grep rkmpp

    If ther are no decoder in my first post in this thread is a link to armbian forum how to install that on armbian.

    Then download softhddevice-drm and install it.

  • Thank you for the reply.

    1. ffmpeg -decoders | grep rkmp

    this give nothing :-( as you can see it :

    I understand that I must recompile "ffmpeg" with the options :

    1. --enable-libdrm --enable-version3 --enable-rkmpp

    And after that, I must install your plugin.

    I'm right or not ?