VDR (Video Disk Recorder) is an open source application for Linux designed to allow any computer to function as a digital video recorder, in order to record and replay TV programming using the computer's hard drive. The computer needs to be equipped with a digital TV tuner card. VDR can also operate as an mp3 player and DVD player using available plugins. VDR uses drivers from the LinuxTV project.
With the streamdev plugin it is easy to build up a client/server environment with VDR. While VDR-to-VDR streaming works like a charm, there's not a lot the client can do on the server. The plugins on this page are the missing pieces to a powerful multi-VDR environment.