[vdr] Controlling xineplayer?

Reinhard Nissl rnissl at gmx.de
Tue Mar 14 21:09:57 CET 2006


C.Y.M wrote:

>>>>>> I decided to test the latest mplayer plugin (0.9.14) with
>>>>>> xine-0.7.7 and
>>>>>> vdr-1.3.44 by replacing the MPLAYER variable in mplayer.sh.conf with
>>>>>> "xineplayer".  I changed the control mode in mplayer's options to
>>>>>> "Traditional"
>>>>>> but when I try to stop the playback, nothing responds.  Is there any
>>>>>> way to
>>>>>> control the player once it has been started?  It seems vdr does not
>>>>>> respond to
>>>>>> the remote control once I start mplayer using xineplayer.
>>>>> Hhm, I didn't test this functionality with 0.7.x releases. Maybe it is
>>>>> broken. I'll have to test this tomorrow evening.
>>>> I'm sorry, I cannot reproduce your issue. It works here as expected,
>>>> with VDR's keyboard remote as well as vdr-xine's remote via xine-ui.
>>>> Traditional mode only allows you to stop replaying. There are plans to
>>>> change this, but so far I didn't "want" to find time to emulate mplayers
>>>> output by xineplayer.
>>> What I have done is taken a Nexus-S and run it in softmode with xine. 
>>> I am
>>> using the original configuration of my remote.conf that I would use in
>>> standard
>>> operating mode.  I am trying to control xine with a Nexus remote control.
>>> Everything seems to work as expected except when I try to operate
>>> xineplayer for
>>> some reason.
>> Hhm, when I start replaying an external file (of resolution 352x240) and
>> hit the blue button (which stops replaying) I get the following output
>> on console:
>> SetPlayMode: 5
>> vdr-xine: external connecting ...
>> vdr-xine: external connected!
>> osd: (0, 0)-(352, 240)
>> SetPlayMode: 0
>> Do you get "SetPlayMode: 0"?
>> Are you able to open VDR's main menu and stop replaying there?
> No, the remote does not respond to any remote keys until after the file has
> finished playing.

Hhm, seems like you have to dig into VDR's code, why it doesn't respond 
to any remote keys received via the FF-card's IR receiver.

I have no problem here to control VDR with LIRC, keyboard or via 
vdr-xine's remote, i. e. by pressing keys in xine's window.

Dipl.-Inform. (FH) Reinhard Nissl
mailto:rnissl at gmx.de

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