Streaming VDR

Since my VGA to PAL adapter attached to the VDR host is not really working well for video, I am now owner of a media player that covers the following options:

  • low-cost
  • wired networking capabilities
  • support of many media formats
  • small, moderate power consumption

The Asus O!Play HDP-R1 meets these requirements, leaving some issues:

  • VDR/MPEG-PS is not working, so I have to convert most of my VDR recordings. In contrast MPEG-TS provided by latest releases of VDR is working well.
  • MKV (Matroska) is showing strange speed changes in first tests. I am currently testing, if this is related to the server system. In first tests I just converted the VDR/MPEG-PS container to a MKV container leaving the contents as is.
  • I have not tested the setup with HDMI, since our current TV set is still a low-resolution PAL system.