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[vdr] Re: documentation
VDR requires a certain DVB setup to be already configured. Most notably,
This file contains all frequencies and other details needed to tune in and
The DVB stuff (start at www.linuxtv.org) has some documentation, but I agree
it's not as easy as it could be, your best help will be the mailing list
Basically - install the drivers, make sure they load properly and you see a
(c) Convergence text on the tv-out when the driver is being loaded (this will
disappear of course).
Then, start playing with dvbtune (search for dvbtools on sourceforge), give it
a frequency, symbolrate, and whatever is needed for DVB-S (I only have
experience with DVB-C).
Once it tunes in and shows you which audio/video streams there are, you are
ready to create a channels.conf
Remember dvbtune can tell the DVB card which audio/video PID's you want to
watch, so tv-out should already show that channel without using VDR just yet.
This is a good way of finding out wether everything is working.
Then, you are ready for VDR :)
I'd recomment subscribing to the DVB mailinglist as well, and read all the
docs you can find.
On Wednesday 16 October 2002 14:50, Maarten van den Berg wrote:
> I do not want to ask questions that are answered adequately in the docs,
> but -sorry to say- I'm as yet unable to find extensive docs.
> Can someone point me to some sort of howto or documentation I overlooked,
> please ? Just so that I don't miss anything. This is what I have read:
> The included README, INSTALL and MANUAL files
> The http://www.cadsoft.de/people/kls/vdr/software.htm and
> http://www.cadsoft.de/people/kls/vdr/features.htm URLs
> And of course, I joined this mailinglist a few days ago.
> Somehow I don't really know where to start. I have an output on the
> TV-out, the 'home' key gives a menu in which I can look around, but
> that's it. I do not receive anything, I'm not sure how to test whether my
> satellite dish is working at all, and I don't know what to do next...
> I have no other satellite-decoder, but I know the satellite dish is good
> since it has worked fine some time ago as internet-data-downlink.
> Where can I find info on how to proceed ?
> Thanks in advance,
> This statement is either false or a paradox.
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