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[vdr] Re: Manage several dvb cards with vdr?
Daniel Sáez Domingo wrote:
> El mar, 13 de 05 de 2003 a las 19:36, Rene Bartsch escribió:
> > Am Die, 2003-05-13 um 17.39 schrieb Daniel Sáez Domingo:
> > > But I want to use only one remote control and one remote input
> > > that can manage any card. I mean, I am looking for an interface
> > > that let me choose one card and send it a video stream, select
> > > another card and send it another stream, ...
> > > For example I have six DVD's and six cards. I want use vdr and
> > > dvd plugin to replay each DVD in each card and watch the six DVD
> > > at the same time.
> > > Is this possible? Do I have to modify the core vdr code?
> > Mmmh, you could use a multi-remote which can handle 6 devices. For
> > every device you take a own set of IR-commands.
> > Then you start VDR six times with the remote-plugin from Oliver
> > Endress and learn each VDR instance to one set of IR-codes. This
> > way you can simply select the VDR you want to control by selecting
> > the device on the multi-remote.
> I'm using a universal multi-remote (CM-808), but the DVB-s card
> IR-Receiver only understads one code. Then, I have to program the
> same code in every multi-remote device to get the dvb card understand
> For example:
> My dvb cards are Hauppauge Nexus-s.
> I have created the directories /usr/local/vdr/etc[0-5]
> In my multi-remote I can choose SAT1, SAT2, SAT3, but NEXUS-s only
> understand code 301. Then I have to program code 301 in SAT1, SAT2
> and SAT3
> Perhaps my CM-808 is not a real multi-remote.
The Hauppauge infrared receiver requires a remote control which speaks
RC5 protocol. Basically the RC5 spec. allows to control 32 devices with
64 key codes each. vdr uses approx. 50 key codes.
You need a remote control which
- speaks RC5
- can control 6 different RC5 devices
Enable ir debugging in the driver (pass av7110_ir_debug=1 to dvb-ttpci)
and watch the 'addr' value when you press a key on the remote.
Your remote control must support 6 different device addresses or it will
If you really have such a remote control I'll prepare a driver patch
which will send the different device addresses through the input device
to the remote control plugin. Then you can control 6 vdrs at the same
BTW, are you sure that your box will not crash if 6 DVB-S cards record
or replay at the same time? Some people reported problems when DVB
cards are sharing interrupts.
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