[vdr] Re: VDR prefers my CI DVB device for recordings and blocks it unnecessarily

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Aug 20 15:01:57 CEST 2006


Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Martin Dauskardt wrote:
>> I upgraded to 1.4.1-4, which seems to include the patch from Anssi
>> (http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2006-August/010360.html )
>>
>> I am not happy with this patch: My machine has a FF-card and
>> Budget-Card+CAM. There was no timer for any encrypted channel
>> programmed. All active timers were set for ARD.  I had absolutely no
>> plans to watch Premiere,  I was not even at home :-)
>> But all recordings were done with the FF card. vdr started with the ARD
>> channel, and the well known performance problem of FF cards resulted in
>> bad recordings (buffer usage ... /clearing).
> 
> Interesting. So there was just one channel recording and the FF card
> already run out of bandwidth?
> 
> Do you use a recent (like newer than 1 year) DVB driver and firmware?

@Martin: any news on this? With recent drivers and firmware it should be
possible to record and watch even the high-bandwidth channels like ZDF
on a FF card.

Klaus



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