Installation:
=============

Vdrrip is able to handle some different output-formats/codecs:

- lavc, XviD and DivX as video-codecs
- lame, ogg-vorbis, mp2, ac3 as audio-codecs
- avi, ogm, matroska as container-format

The requirements of vdrrip depend on the audio-codecs and container-
formats, which you want to use. See the following table to know what
you have to install. No fear, you need only MPlayer[5] to create an
avi-file with divx-video(lavc) and mp2/ac3-audio(copy). If you want
mp3-audio for example, you have to install LAME[2a], too.

=======================================================================
Contanier-formats/ |       avi      |     ogm **)    |   matroska **) |
Audio-codecs:      |                |                |                |
=======================================================================
LAME               |      2a/5      | 2a/3b/4a/4b/5  | 2a/3c/4a/4b/5  |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
ogg-vorbis **)     |  not possible  | 2b/3b/4a/4b/5  | 2b/3c/4a/4b/5  |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
mpg (stream-copy)  |        5       | 3b/4a/4b/5 *)  |    3c/4b/5     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
ac3 (stream-copy)  |        5       |   3b/4b/5      |    3c/4b/5     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

*)  It is not possible to mux a mpg2-stream into an ogm-container. So the
    mpg2-stream is converted to ac3 (with the same bitrate).

**) Ogg-Vorbis/ac3/ogm/matroska-support isn't automatically detected by
    vdrrip. You have to activate them manually in the plugins-setup menu.


See 6) how to encode movies from DVD with vdrrip.


1) Video-codecs:
================

Use only lavc for a minimal configuration, XviD and DivX are optional !

  1a) lavc <http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net>:
  -----------------------------------------
  This open source divx-codec is shipped with MPlayer. It is very fast and
  has a really good quality. Highly recommend !

  
  1b) XviD <http://www.xvid.org>:
  -------------------------------
  XviD is an open source divx-codec. If you want to use it as (additional)
  video-codec, you have to run the following commands:

  > cd /usr/local/src
  > tar xzvf xvidcore-X.X.X.tgz
  > cd xvidcore-X.X.X/build/generic
  > ./configure
  > make
  > make install
  > ldconfig (/etc/ld.so.conf should include /usr/local/lib)


  1c) DivX 4/5: <http://www.divx.com>
  -----------------------------------
  DivX is a closed source divx-codec. It is free for personal use. If you
  want to use it as (additional) video-codec, you have to run the following
  commands:
  
  > cd /usr/local/src
  > tar xzvf divx4linux-XXXXXXXX.tgz
  > cd divx4linux-XXXXXXXX
  > ./install.sh
    
  If you use a mplayer version lower then 1.0pre, you need the version
  20020418 from
  <http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=11050>. Else you
  can use the version 5.0.5 from <http://www.divx.com>.


  
2) Audio-codecs:
================

  2a) LAME <http://lame.sourceforge.net>:
  ---------------------------------------
  Lame is an open source mp3 encoder. Using the LAME encoding engine (or
  other mp3 encoding technology) may require a patent license in some
  countries <http://lame.sourceforge.net/links.html#patents>.
  If you want to use it as audio codec, you have to to run the following
  commands:

  > cd /usr/local/src
  > tar xzvf lame-X.X.X.tgz
  > cd lame-X.X.X
  > ./configure
  > make
  > make install
  > ldconfig (/etc/ld.so.conf should include /usr/local/lib)
  
  
  2b) ogg Vorbis <http://www.vorbis.com>:
  ---------------------------------------
  Ogg Vorbis is an patent free open source audio encoder.
  If you want to use it audio codec, you have to download the following
  sources from <http://www.voribs.com/download.psp>:

  - libogg-X.X.X.tar.gz, install it with
  
    > cd /usr/local/src
    > tar xzvf libogg-X.X.X.tar.gz
    > cd libogg-X.X.X
    > ./configure
    > make
    > make install
    > ldconfig (/etc/ld.so.conf should include /usr/local/lib)
  
 - libvorbis-X.X.X.tar.gz, install it with
    > cd /usr/local/src
    > tar xzvf libvorbis-X.X.X.tar.gz
    > cd libvorbis-X.X.X
    > ./configure
    > make
    > make install
    > ldconfig (/etc/ld.so.conf should include /usr/local/lib)


3) Container-formats:
=====================

  3a) avi:
  --------
  MPlayer/MEncoder supports the avi-format. You don't have to install
  something else.
  
  
  3b) ogm <http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/ogmtools/index.html>:
  ---------------------------------------------------------------
  To use ogm as (additional) container format, you have to install the 
  OGMtools with:

  > cd /usr/local/src
  > tar xjvf ogmtools-X.X.tar.bz2
  > cd ogmtools-X.X
  > ./configure
  > make
  > make install

  OGMtools depend on libogg and libvorbis [see 2b)] !
  

  3c) matroska <http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/index.html>:
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  To use matroska as (additional) container format, you have to install the
  following libraries/tools (I had to install libexpat on my testsystem !):

  - libebml:
    
    > cd /usr/local/src
    > tar xjvf libebml-X.X.X.tar.bz2
    > cd libebml-X.X.X/make/linux
    > make
    > make install
    > ldconfig (/etc/ld.so.conf should include /usr/local/lib)
  
  - libmatroska:
    
    > cd /usr/local/src
    > tar xjvf libmatroska-X.X.X.tar.bz2
    > cd libmatroska-X.X.X/make/linux
    > make
    > make install
    > ldconfig (/etc/ld.so.conf should include /usr/local/lib)
  
  - mkvtoolnix:

    > cd /usr/local/src
    > tar xjvf mkvtoolnix-X.X.X.tar.bz2
    > cd mkvtoolnix-X.X.X
    > ./configure
    > make
    > make install

  Mkvtoolnix depend on libogg and libvorbis [see 2b)] !


4) Tools:
=========

  4a) ffmpeg <http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net>:
  -------------------------------------------
  ffmpeg is an open source tool, to convert between several video and audio
  formats. You only need it together with ogm/matroska-containers. You can
  install it with the following commands:

  > cd /usr/local/src
  > tar xzvf ffmpeg-X.X.X.tar.gz
  > cd ffmpeg-X.X.X
  > ./configure --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --disable-debug \
                --enable-a52 --enable-mp3lame --enable-vorbis
  (only use --enable-mp3lame, if LAME [2a] is installed)
  (only use --enable-vorbis, if ogg Vorbis [2b] is installed)
  > make
  > make install

  
  4b) vdrsync <http://vdrsync.vdr-portal.de>:
  -------------------------------------------
  The perl-script vdrsync is used to demux the vdr-recordings. You only
  need it together with ogm/matroska-containers. There is a copy of it
  (version 0.1.2.2 without Documentation) in the directory /scripts. To use
  it, type:

  > cp vdrrip/scripts/vdrsync.pl /usr/local/bin
  
  The version 0.1.2.2dev1 isn't supported at the moment (because of changes
  in the output format) !

 
5) MPlayer <http://www.mplayerhq.hu>:
=====================================

All Codecs [see 1/2] have to be installed before the MPlayer installation.
All version higher than 0.90 should run. To compile and install mplayer run
the following commands:

  > cd /usr/local/src
  > tar xjvf MPlayer-X.X.bz2
  > cd MPlayer-X.X
  > ./configure --with-extraincdir=<your path to the DVB-drivers>/include \
                --enable-largefiles
  > make
  > make install (This mplayer/mencoder-version is used to encode
  vdr-streams (without ac3) and dvd's !!!)


  If you want to encode/copy ac3-audio from vdr-recordings (not dvd's), you
  have to install a second, patched (form the directory /patches) version
  of MPlayer (thx to viking@www.vdrportal.de):
  
  > cd /usr/local/src
  > cp -a MPlayer-X.X MPlayer-X.X_ac3
  > cd MPlayer-X.X_ac3
  > cat MPlayer_vdrac3.diff | patch libmpdemux/demux_mpg.c
  > cd libmpdemux
  > make clean
  > cd ..

  > ./configure --with-extraincdir=<your path to the DVB-drivers>/include \
                --enable-largefiles
  > make (don't type make install after this !!!)
  > cp mplayer /usr/local/bin/mplayer_ac3
  > cp mencoder /usr/local/bin/mencoder_ac3


6) encoding from DVD:
=====================

To encode movies from DVD you have to install the library libdvdnav from
<http://dvd.sourceforge.net>:

  > cd /usr/local/src
  > tar xzvf libdvdnav-X.X.X.tar.gz
  > ./configure
  > make
  > make install

Then uncomment the line VDRRIP_DVD=1 in the file Makefile.

The tested version is libdvdnav-0.1.9. This is the same version which is
recommend for the dvd-plugin.

The default DVD-device is /dev/dvd. If you have a different path, set a
symlink or specify the value -d DEV in your vdr start-script.

HINTS: If the kernel-module ide-scsi is loaded, your DVD-device is probably
/dev/sr0 or /dev/sr1.

And don't forget to give read-privileges to the user which starts vdr.

  
7) vdrrip-plugin:
=================

  > cd vdr/PLUGINS/src
  > tar xzvf vdr-vdrrip-X.X.X.tgz
  > ln -s vdrrip-X.X.X vdrrip
  > cp vdrrip/scripts/queuehandler.sh /usr/local/bin (or e.g. /usr/bin)
  > cp vdrrip/scripts/queuehandler.sh.conf /usr/local/bin (or e.g. /usr/bin)
  > cd ../..
  > make plugins

  Now you have to adjust the settings in the file queuehandler.sh.conf

  See the README and FAQ how to use the queuehandler.


  optional:
  > cp vdrrip/scripts/vdrshutdown.sh /usr/local/bin (or e.g. /usr/bin)
  > cp vdrrip/scripts/sleephalt.sh /usr/local/bin (or e.g. /usr/bin)


  To load the plugin add '-Pvdrrip' to your vdr start-script. If mplayer/
  mencoder aren't installed to /usr/local/bin, you have to add the
  following paramter:
 
    -p LOC,  --MPlayer=LOC  use LOC as location of MPlayer
                            (default is /usr/local/bin/mplayer)
    -e LOC,  --MEncoder=LOC use LOC as location of MEncoder
                            (default is /usr/local/bin/mencoder)
  This parameter could be used to specify you DVD-device:
    -d DEV,  --DVD=DEV      use DEV as your DVD-device 
                            (default is /dev/dvd)
	       
  e.g: -P'vdrrip -p /bin/mplayer -e /bin/mencoder'

  To use the shutdown scripts, add -s <path-to-vdrshutdown.sh>.