The tsplay patch allows VDR-1.6 to play back TS recordings made with VDR-1.7. Xineliboutput however does not work with TS recordings that get repacked to PES on the fly. The solution is to open up the TS playback path for VDR-1.6 with tsplay patch. All the needed device interfaces for direct TS playback are part of the tsplay patch, so that VDR-1.6 with tsplay beaves much like VDR-1.7 for TS playback.
The attached patch redirects a few #if's in case the tsplay-0.2 patch is present.