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Standalone XVDR addon for XBMC
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XBMC Video Disk Recorder XVDR PVR Add-on

Written by: Alexander Pipelka, Alwin Esch

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
See the file COPYING for more information.


This is a PVR add-on for XBMC to add VDR ( as a TV/PVR Backend to XBMC.

It adds support for Live TV watching, replaying of Recordings, programming Timers and
EPG TV Guide to use on same computer or over the Network.


VDR itself doen't need any patches or modification to use all the current features.

* This add-on requires the installed "vdr-plugin-xvdr" plugin on the VDR server.
* For channel scanning you need the "wirbelscan" plugin (version >= 0.0.7) installed on
  the VDR server:

Please activate the channel scanner via:
System / LiveTV / Client specific settings / XVDR Channel Scanner.

The current XBMC version (12.0) locks up on activating the channel scanner via the
standard system settings:
System / LiveTV / General / Search for channels

Please use the client specific setting.

VDR Versions older as 1.7.22 are not supported by this addon and the VDR plugin.


Unfortunately XBMC PVR ABI versions aren't backward compatible.
So we need to maintain different addon versions for XBMC.

Currently there are the following branches:

master        XBMC development version (currently 13)
xbmc-frodo    XBMC frodo (12.x)

Please check that you are using the correct addon version matching
your XBMC version !


Please disable *all* PVR addons *before* installing the XVDR addon!

Currently only Linux is supported (but Windows versions should be possible).

- Clone the GIT repository
- cd xbmc-addon-xvdr
- sh
- ./configure --prefix=/usr/lib/xbmc (or $HOME/.xbmc)
- make
- make install

This will install the plugin into your /usr/lib/xbmc/addons or $HOME/.xbmc/addons directory

Have fun, ...
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