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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/vdr-guide.xml,v 1.13 2011/09/11 08:43:18 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/vdr-guide.xml,v 1.14 2012/07/24 12:12:51 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide> 5<guide>
6<title>Gentoo Linux VDR Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux VDR Guide</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="ng@zcat.de">Norman Golisz</mail> 9 <mail link="ng@zcat.de">Norman Golisz</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
12 <mail link="diox@gentoo.org">Dimitry Bradt</mail> 12 <mail link="diox@gentoo.org">Dimitry Bradt</mail>
13</author> 13</author>
14<author title="Author"> 14<author title="Author">
15 <mail link="zzam@gentoo.org">Matthias Schwarzott</mail> 15 <mail link="zzam@gentoo.org">Matthias Schwarzott</mail>
16</author> 16</author>
17<author title="Editor"> 17<author title="Editor">
18 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail> 18 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
19</author> 19</author>
20 20
21<abstract> 21<abstract>
22This guide shows you how to prepare Gentoo Linux for DVB and VDR. 22This guide shows you how to prepare Gentoo Linux for DVB and VDR.
23</abstract> 23</abstract>
24 24
25<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 25<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
26<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 26<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
27<license/> 27<license/>
28 28
29<version>2</version> 29<version>3</version>
30<date>2011-09-11</date> 30<date>2012-07-24</date>
31 31
32<chapter> 32<chapter>
33<title>General information to DVB</title> 33<title>General information to DVB</title>
34<section> 34<section>
35<title>What is DVB?</title> 35<title>What is DVB?</title>
36<body> 36<body>
37 37
38<p> 38<p>
39<e>DVB</e> stands for <e>Digital Video Broadcasting</e>. DVB describes methods 39<e>DVB</e> stands for <e>Digital Video Broadcasting</e>. DVB describes methods
40to transfer digital data of TV, radio, interactive services like MHP, EPG and 40to transfer digital data of TV, radio, interactive services like MHP, EPG and
41teletext. Through data compression with MPEG-2, or H.264 for HDTV, it's 41teletext. Through data compression with MPEG-2, or H.264 for HDTV, it's
42possible to transfer several channels on the same frequency. The more data 42possible to transfer several channels on the same frequency. The more data
43compression, the more channels can be transferred, but you pay it with quality 43compression, the more channels can be transferred, but you pay it with quality
44loss. 44loss.
45</p> 45</p>
233 233
234</body> 234</body>
235</section> 235</section>
236<section> 236<section>
237<title>Alternative: installing LIRC</title> 237<title>Alternative: installing LIRC</title>
238<body> 238<body>
239 239
240<p> 240<p>
241If your card can be remotely controlled (but you cannot or do not want to use 241If your card can be remotely controlled (but you cannot or do not want to use
242<c>vdr-remote</c>), you may wish to configure LIRC. LIRC interprets the pressed 242<c>vdr-remote</c>), you may wish to configure LIRC. LIRC interprets the pressed
243keys and returns a name for each one. A program that supports LIRC waits for key 243keys and returns a name for each one. A program that supports LIRC waits for key
244events and runs the action configured in the config file, mostly stored in the 244events and runs the action configured in the config file, mostly stored in the
245config directory of the executing program (e.g. <c>mplayer</c> loads the file 245config directory of the executing program (e.g. <c>mplayer</c> loads the file
246<path>~/.mplayer/lircrc</path>). Before we install LIRC, you have to add 246<path>~/.mplayer/lircrc</path>). Before we install LIRC, you have to add
247<c>lirc</c> to your USE flags and add an additional entry to 247<c>lirc</c> to your USE flags and add an additional entry to
248<path>/etc/make.conf</path>: <c>LIRC_DEVICES</c>. Use <uri 248<path>/etc/portage/make.conf</path>: <c>LIRC_DEVICES</c>. Use <uri
249link="http://www.lirc.org/html/table.html">this list</uri> to find the proper 249link="http://www.lirc.org/html/table.html">this list</uri> to find the proper
250arguments for the option. 250arguments for the option.
251</p> 251</p>
252 252
253<pre caption="Installing LIRC"> 253<pre caption="Installing LIRC">
254# <i>nano -w /etc/make.conf</i> 254# <i>nano -w /etc/portage/make.conf</i>
255<comment>(Replace "devinput" with the proper driver)</comment> 255<comment>(Replace "devinput" with the proper driver)</comment>
256LIRC_DEVICES="devinput" 256LIRC_DEVICES="devinput"
257USE="lirc" 257USE="lirc"
258# <i>emerge lirc</i> 258# <i>emerge lirc</i>
259</pre> 259</pre>
260 260
261<p> 261<p>
262At first we have to define each key code with a name. Most supported remote 262At first we have to define each key code with a name. Most supported remote
263controls are configured already, take a look at the <uri 263controls are configured already, take a look at the <uri
264link="http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/">remote list</uri>. Download the 264link="http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/">remote list</uri>. Download the
265required file and save it as <path>/etc/lircd.conf</path>. Now we have to find 265required file and save it as <path>/etc/lircd.conf</path>. Now we have to find
266out where to access your remote control. Run the following command to get a 266out where to access your remote control. Run the following command to get a
267list of the current input devices (make sure your device is running). 267list of the current input devices (make sure your device is running).
268</p> 268</p>
269 269

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