Arcain wrote:@mebepi, the main idea, at least mine, is to let Pi record and stream the channels directly so i wouldn't have to keep HTPC running all day, all the time. The idea of vTuner seems fine, but won't help to transform Pi into PVR. Out of curiousity, what's gonna happend when 2 or more "clients" will try to access shared DVB device?
Once you start the vtunerc (client) it look for an available tuner of the type you define on your internal network and it lock it for its own use. So 2 clients cannot access the same tuner at the same time. But once you stop the vtunerc the tuner is back available for others on the network.
So no the goal of vtuner is not to turn RPi into a PVR, but if you are running a PVR application that can handle DVBAPI on your RPi, you don't need to physically install a tuner on your RPi. You can use the tuner of your Enigma2 STB for example, or tuners installed on a Linux PC, or use a NessieDVB hardware box.
This is something to keep in mind, I think, when we build a HTPC around RPi.