Posts by 74LS

    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 ?


    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 : . 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 :(

    :D OK, there is some documentations !

    Thank you to share this, seriously. After look at the Wiki page during few minutes, I found the links "In anderen Sprachen" ... I am ashamed of not be able to find this before, and it's not the first time that I go on this page ;(

    Thanks for the others links and the advice for MLD. As you wrote it, it's not easy to put all things together.


    As a 'newbee' with VDR and with the limitation of the language (French or +/- English), it's difficult to play with VDR. GoogleTranslate could help sometimes, but some other ... it's better to forget it. If something could improve the internationalization of VDR, I think it is a good thing. I know that VDR is available from many years in Debian, but there is not enough documentation in French or English to be autonomous and ask many questions in a forum, only because I need the translation is an obstacle.

    About the internationalization, It gave me the link on MiniDVBLinux ( because I want use a Raspberry Pi3 with a Sundtek MediaPro III tuner. All interfaces are in German, it's normal but I'm not able to test this solution :-(

    I don't know if the technical solution is good or not, but I'm sure that to improve the visibility and coherence of the VDR project is a good thing for everyone, primarily for me ;-)

    MLD might be a convenient shortcut to get a (mostly) preconfigured VDR. Cutting recordings is a core functionality of the VDR and according the the GIT there is a preconfiguration for newer sundtek remotes in the dvb-sundtek package (…es.d/80-remote-eeti.rules).

    If you plan setting it up yourself, here is some background information on using the sundtek ir receiver with vdr on a Raspberry Pi:


    Thank you for this details Seahawk1986. I'll try to follow your advices after to have a VDR operational with the minimum of mandatory features.

    Just some comments.

    I've missed the option "--lirc" for VDR, it could be enough to use the Sundtek's remote when the file given by Sundtek for the remote is copied in "/etc/lirc".

    With the RPI and Raspbian out of the box, when the driver for the MediaPro III is launched, the remote command is actived even without the "lirc" package ...?

    If I don't give some new for a time, it is not because I give up to use VDR, but only because you and Benrdl give me a good list of things to do ! Thanks :-)

    if you just want to have a VDR, why not giving a try? It works well with Sundtek sticks out of the box and has the rpihddevice already included. And it can be tested even without installing...

    Just a test this night. I've just a little problem, all informations are in German and I don't understand the German :-(

    In "Live" mod I've tried "Kodi", I don't know if it's the good choice.

    I've tried with GoogleTranslate. Could you give me a link on the full documentation to use it with GoogleTranslate ?

    I discover this with interest. I'm going to give it a try with the replacement of my LibreElec box.

    Do you know if the Sundtek's remote command is fully operational ?

    An interest, for me, to have a solution based on Debian, it's I can manage the RPI like my others computers. I can define the securities rules, add some packages, use GlusterFS ( directly because I have a GlusterFS cluster done with two RPI. If the CPU's load is low, I can expect to directly save the videos on the GlusterFs cluster without use a local storage - it must be verified.

    For an immediate solution, MLD has a big interest if I could use the Sundtek's remote command AND if I can edit the video to remove the unwanted parts.

    Do you know if it is possible ?

    The rpihddevice-plugin is capable to use the hardware decoder of the Raspberry Pi - this ist the most recent commit: https://projects.vdr-developer…28b7109d931a7a19907a26037 - AFAIK this package is not part of the debian repositories - so you need to install vdr-dev (which contains the header files for the vdr) and the other build-dependencies and build it yourself - see https://projects.vdr-developer…ihddevice.git/tree/README for details.

    Thanks for this explications. I am happy to see that I have not make a mistake :-)

    Can I use the 'vdr-dev' package from de Raspbian repository ?

    Is it only the 'vdr-plugin-rpihddevice' to compile or is all VDR code that must be compiled ?


    By advance 'Sorry' if the question was already asked, but I haven't found a solution and GoogleTranslate is not so good. I can try the English, but my native language is the French.

    My aim is to use VDR with a Raspberry Pi3, Raspbian Stretch and a TNT Tuner 'Sundtek MediaPro III' :…T2-FM-Radio-AnalogTV.html

    I use LibreElec (OSMC), with the same hardware, but I like the look of VDR and I would have the possibility to edit the videos : cut the commercials per example.

    It's a fresh install of Raspbian used only for VDR. The licenses keys for MPG2 and WVC1 are active.

    I can have an image and the sound but the movement is very slow. The reading of a video file (MP4 ou TS) with 'Omxplayer' is good.

    The actions on the keyboards take a long time to be active. The Sundtek MediaPro III has a remote command, but it seems not recognized. The 'channels.conf' is good.

    The Xine interface seems not usable too ... The image and the sound are present but the image move by steps and I don't know how to change the channels.

    I have followed some links to install VDR under Debian with my Raspberry Pi3.,53.0.html to modify the "~/.xine/config" and "~/.xine/config_xineliboutput" for adjust the buffers and the number of frames without visible results.

    The Sundtek MediaPro III's remote command is the number '3' :,1121.0.html

    Bellow, you find my configuration.

    Again 'Sorry' if the subject is already treated in the German forum.

    Any help will be appreciate.

    Best regards.

    The last lines of '/boot/config' are :




    The Debian Raspbian configuration is the full version with the auto-login as 'Pi' user :

    The SD-card is a SanDisk 'microSDHC UHS-I' of 32 GB.

    The '/etc/hosts' file contains the following lines (extract) :

    Quote localhost rpi3

    The service for the Sundtek MediaPro III (/lib/systemd/system/sundtek.service) contains :

    The service for VDR (/lib/systemd/system/vdr.service) contains :

    With the delay (--start) for the Sundtek's service, for the moment I make a 'systemctl restart vdr' when the Raspberry Pi is up.

    The installed packages for VDR and Xine are :

    The status for the services (systemctl status sundtek vdr) :

    An extract of '/var/lib/vdr/channels.conf' :