|From:||VDR User <user.vdr-AT-gmail.com>|
|To:||Walter Van Eetvelt <walter-AT-van.eetvelt.be>|
|Subject:||Re: [RFC] vtunerc: virtual DVB device - is it ok to NACK driver because of worrying about possible misusage?|
|Date:||Sat, 3 Dec 2011 16:14:06 -0800|
|Cc:||Andreas Oberritter <obi-AT-linuxtv.org>, Alan Cox <alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>, HoP <jpetrous-AT-gmail.com>, Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab-AT-redhat.com>, linux-media-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org|
On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Walter Van Eetvelt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> So you could finally use VDR as a server/client setup using vtuner, >> right? With full OSD, timer, etc? Yes, I'm aware that streamdev >> exists. It was horrible when I tried it last (a long time ago) and I >> understand it's gotten better. But it's not a suitable replacement for >> a real server/client setup. It sounds like using vtuner, this would >> finally be possible and since Klaus has no intention of ever >> modernizing VDR into server/client (that I'm aware of), it's also the >> only suitable option as well. >> >> Or am I wrong about anything? If not, I know several users who would >> like to use this, myself included. > > This is the question on how you provide (live)tv content to multiple users > and devices. > And I think this goes beyond the simple "second PC in the house" where you > want to watch TV or recordings. How can you watch streams from your DVB > device on your small screen Mobile phone/tablet? Or stream over the > internet and watch your last night recording when commuting in the train? > Some commercial solutions are already available for some scenario's. Also > free software solutions support for some scenario's, but I think still too > limited. > > With that in mind, for me the future is for a client server combination > that can do proper live TV and recording streaming. > And technically, a virtual driver is not bringing better user experience > in the long term I think. On the contrary, some users would use the > vtunerc to fill in some of their needs. This could bring developers to > work less on client/server application supporting a broader range of use > cases. While I agree with your more broad view of the issue, I specifically talked about VDR. AFAIK Klaus has no intention of adding true server/client support to VDR, so for VDR users, this sounds like it could be a working solution without the strict limitations of streamdev.
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