Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-04-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Spain
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 895

Rep: Reputation: 30
Please explain to me how VDR works with DVB?

I have spent the past month trying to get VDR working for my skystar2 DVB (Satellite tv card)

I have installed the drivers (CVS) and made a channels.conf file, compiled and installed the cvs version of xine. I can now watch some channels (free to air with xine).

I canīt find anywhere that explains how VDR works. It seems to me that it has no real gui and that your expected to write scripts to control it??

What I really want to be able to do is record and decode tv from prima fila (using decoding plugins)

So far I have managed to compile it but if I run it from inside x-server it runs but doesnīt give me any messages.

If I run it from outside of x I get messages like changing channel etc when I push buttons. I have tried deleting the remote.conf file and then when I start it it says learning keys but i run out of keys on the keyboard!!

I am really frustrated, maby someone can point me to somewhere/explain to me exactly how vdr works???

Thanks for your time
Old 09-04-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Houston
Distribution: Knoppix,lenova yoga 3, Samsung s6 -android
Posts: 307

Rep: Reputation: 30
Check out this link. I have not tried watching TV on Linux but this site does explain how to do it.
Old 09-04-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Spain
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 895

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks laceupboots but unfortunatly it seems to be mainly aimed at analog broadcasted tv


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
via_audio: ignoring drain playback error -11 - VDR (dvb software) apinta10 Linux - Hardware 1 04-06-2005 06:03 PM
VDR on Slackware edafe Slackware 2 03-03-2005 04:49 PM
VDR on Slackware edafe Linux - Software 1 03-03-2005 03:56 PM
xine works only with dvb as root. jimdaworm Slackware 3 08-14-2004 04:19 AM
Problem with SkyStar2 rev,2,6C dvb-apps and VDR dr_doom Linux - Hardware 1 06-21-2004 08:02 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration