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1 Info...

2 Installation

2.1 Ubuntu

2.1.1 Info & source


2.1.2 Installing Backend

Set ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yavdr/experimental-main
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yavdr/experimental-vdr
sudo apt-get update	

Getting the vdr & dvb-app.

sudo apt-get install vdr dvb-apps	

2.1.3 Installing VNSI

NOTE: On Ubuntu 15.04, vdr-plugin-vnsiserver requires the vdr-abi-2.0.6-debian package, which is not available in the Ubuntu repositories. See Launchpad bug here.

sudo apt-get install vdr-plugin-vnsiserver
sudo nano /etc/vdr/plugins/vnsiserver/allowed_hosts.conf	 ## Edit allowed hosts

2.1.4 Installing XVDR

Note: This is not maintained any more, and also not required. Use VNSI instead.

sudo apt-get install vdr-plugin-xvdr
sudo nano /var/lib/vdr/plugins/xvdr/allowed_hosts.conf	  ## Edit allowed hosts

2.1.5 Channel Scanning

May require root ('su').

sudo scan -x 0 -o vdr -a 0 /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/il-All > /var/lib/vdr/channels.conf  ## Scan Israeli DVB-T service.

2.1.6 Running VDR

Start VDR.

sudo systemctl start vdr

Stop VDR.

sudo systemctl stop vdr

Autostart VDR. ?

2.2 Arch Linux

2.2.1 Info & source

From official ArchWiki VDR page.

2.2.2 Installing Backend

Prepare for compilation

sudo pacman -S subversion fakeroot patch sudo linuxtv-dvb-apps at make
sudo pacman -S autoconf automake git pkg-config
sudo pacman -S w3m gcc libtool cvs
sudo pacman -S fontconfig xorg-font-utils libjpeg

Getting the pkgbuilds.

svn checkout
svn co https://archvdr.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/archvdr archvdr
cd archvdr/trunk/archvdr/
cd ttf-vdrsymbols/
sudo pacman -U ttf-vdrsymbols-*.tar.xz
cd ..
cd start-stop-daemon/
wget http://b3.update.excito.org/pool/main/d/dpkg/dpkg_1.15.8.11.tar.bz2
sudo pacman -U start-stop-daemon-*.pkg.tar.xz
cd ..
cd vdr-1.7.30
sudo pacman -U vdr-*.pkg.tar.xz
cd ..

2.2.3 Installing VNSI

cd vdr-plugin-vnsi
sudo pacman -U vdr-plugin-vnsi-*.pkg.tar.xz
cd ..
sudo nano /var/lib/vdr/plugins/vnsiserver/allowed_hosts.conf  ## Edit allowed hosts

2.2.4 Installing XVDR

cd vdr-plugin-xvdr
sudo pacman -U vdr-plugin-xvdr-*.pkg.tar.xz
cd ..
sudo nano /var/lib/vdr/plugins/xvdr/allowed_hosts.conf  ## Edit allowed hosts

2.2.5 Channel Scanning

May require root ('su'). http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Channels.conf DVB-T

sudo scan -x 0 -o vdr -a 0 /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/il-All > /var/lib/vdr/channels.conf  ## Scan Israeli DVB-T service. DVB-S/S2

2.2.6 Running VDR

Start VDR.

sudo /etc/rc.d/vdr start

Stop VDR.

sudo /etc/rc.d/vdr stop

Autostart VDR.

sudo nano /etc/rc.conf

add vdr to daemons

DAEMONs=(... @vdr)

2.3 Fedora / Red Hat

VDR and the necessary plugin to connect it to Kodi is part of Fedora since version 18. There is no need to compile anything or use third party repositories. Just follow the instructions here.

2.3.1 Installing Backend

sudo dnf install vdr

2.3.2 Installing VNSI

VNSI is used to make VDR accessible to Kodi.

sudo dnf install vdr-vnsiserver
sudo nano /etc/vdr/plugins/vnsiserver/allowed_hosts.conf	 ## Enter network addresses of machines allowed to connect to this VDR

2.3.3 Channel Scanning

You only have to scan for available channels once. This depends heavily upon the technology you use to access LiveTV (DVB-T or DVB-S or whatever) and the place where you are. This is an example for DVB-T in Israel:

sudo scandvb -x 0 -o vdr -a 0 /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/il-All > /etc/vdr/channels.conf  ## Scan Israeli DVB-T service.

2.3.4 Running VDR

Start VDR once manually.

sudo systemctl start vdr

Stop VDR.

sudo systemctl stop vdr

Autostart VDR on every system boot.

sudo systemctl enable vdr

3 Ubuntu Manual Compile


4 Plugins

4.1 Streamdev Server

4.2 Streamdev Server

4.3 More Plugins


5 OS-Cam & CAM Reader