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  The State of Home-Brew PVRs on Linux
Subject:   Waht about VDR ?
Date:   2003-11-19 01:11:51
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Waht about VDR ?

VDR is in fact THE linux-based solution - but only for digital Television broadcasts. I run it at home, and, among other things, it can
- record as many programs as the same time as hardware allows
- timeshift
- include EPG data from different sources
- cut movies and burn it straight to DVDs (including DVD Menus)
- convert the recordings to DIVX, SVCD and other formats
- switch on and off your computer automatically for recordings
- supply 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound to your AV-Receiver if it is broadcasted
- Play DIVX, SVCD, DVDs and other formats via the DVB Card. Anything mplayer can play


And I forgot at least 80 % of the other features (ah, maybe you are interested in TETRIS, Tron Minesweeper on your TV)


It is not easy to set up, but a german Computer Magazin has recently released a specialized Linux distribution that makes it a piece of cake....


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  • Waht about VDR ?
    2003-12-09 04:42:37  anonymous2 [View]

    It is not easy to set up, but a german Computer Magazin has recently released a specialized Linux distribution that makes it a piece of cake....
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    Does anyone know a location for this?