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authorThomas Maass <>2013-10-28 16:00:47 (GMT)
committerThomas Maass <>2013-10-28 16:00:47 (GMT)
commit0444d4037d9bcd7c9436c44e78f1deb139be7f19 (patch)
parent5a1539e16690e8444a8dcd78dd3bcae5f1fade15 (diff)
Updated README.
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/README b/README
index eb4c5d8..1872521 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ Requirements
-This plugin brings the archive-hdd functionality to VDR.
+This plugin brings the hdd-archive functionality to VDR.
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ a recording. Change the mountpoint inside and use it with or at:
Archive?: /usr/local/bin/ /usr/local/bin/
-Make sure, that the vdr user has permissions to mount the archive-disk. Setup
+Make sure, that the VDR user has permissions to mount the archive-disk. Setup
/etc/fstab like this. The mountpoint must match with the plugin setup.
/dev/sdb1 /media/archive-hdd auto defaults,user,noauto 0 0
@@ -93,3 +93,14 @@ data.recording = Recording;
if (hddarchivePlugin) {
hddarchivePlugin->Service("Hddarchive-play_v1.0", &data);
+How it works:
+When archiving, the video files are moved to the archive disk, index and info is copied.
+So the recording stays in the recmenu of VDR, but it doesn't take much space. A file "hdd"
+is also copied from the archive disk to the recdir. It holds the archive-id and marks the
+recording as an archive.
+When playing such a recording, the user is prompted to insert the archive disk with the
+Id. Then the disk gets mounted, and the files on it are symlinked to the recdir. Then playing
+starts. After playing, the symlinks get removed again. The disk gets unmounted after all.