[vdr] VDRAdmin doesn't display preview of channel

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Fri Feb 24 12:17:35 CET 2006


On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:53:35 +0200
"Kartsa" <kari at kniivila.com> wrote:

> > From: vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org 
> > Now about my problem. I've installed VDR and VDRAdmin using RPMs. 
> > Everything works fine but preview of channel on the page 
> > 'Watch TV' is 
> > not working. It displays nothing. I tried to find what is 
> > problem. As I 
> > understand VDRAdmin grab video as images and then shows them 
> > on the web 
> > page. I didn't see any error messages in the VDRAdmin log or VDR log.
> > (the fragment of VDR log):
> > 
> >     Feb 15 21:26:30 localhost vdr: [3807] connect from 
> > 127.0.0.1, port 
> > 3035 - accepted
> >     Feb 15 21:26:30 localhost vdr: [3807] closing SVDRP connection
> > So, everything seems ok but video is not displayed.
> > 
> > Any idea why?
> > 
> > Thanks in advanced.
> > 
> > My configuration: VDR 1.3.37 and  vdradmin-0.97-1.
> 
> If I recall correctly vdradmin writes an image file to /tmp and to do that
> it has to have correct rights. Have you checked that.
> 
> Although I think there should be a message in log file.
> 
> \\Kartsa
> 

Preview only works with full-featured DVB-cards that have an onboard
MPEG-2 decoder. With budget cards you can install streamdev-server
plugin and use streaming instead, but you won't get OSD that way.

--Niko



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