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LinuxMCE includes support of VDR since 0710 Beta 3. But the integration is done for core/hybrid only. To be able watch TV on the media director you should make a simple hack (thanks to Rafik):
- Move original binary file plutovdr to plutovdr.orig, for example
sudo mv /usr/bin/plutovdr /usr/bin/plutovdr.orig
- create a wrapper for VDR:
sudo vim /usr/bin/plutovdr
and put following content there:
plutovdr.orig dcerouter $* 2>/dev/null 1>/dev/null
AS result you’ll able to watch the same channel as on the core/hybrid. But it’s better then nothing. Hope that LinucMCE developers will implement full integration with VDR soon.
UPDATED: during testing VDR on MD I found that it’s possible to switch channels from MD. Moreover no need to switch on TV on the core first. Just switch on TV on MD and it starts successfully! Also channel’s info is displayed on the MD as well.
To activate a function ‘Follow-Me’ to transfer media from one room to another usually is used mobile phone via Bluetooth or geek remote FiireChief. But you can avail oneself of that feature without those equipment. Start playing some movie in the room where you’re now. Then go to media floorplan page and click by letter ‘F’. It should change its color to red. After that on the Orbiter choose desired room where you’re going to move. Note, that room should have a configured media director (MD)! The media will be transferred to that room immediately. So, when you rich it you continue watch your favorite show.