[vdr] VDRAdmin doesn't display preview of channel

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Fri Feb 24 13:34:52 CET 2006


On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 13:22:05 +0100
Andreas Mair <Andreas.Mair at linogate.com> wrote:

> On Friday 24 February 2006 13:10, Niko Mikkila wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 13:35:47 +0200
> >
> > Jouni Karvo <jouni.karvo at tkk.fi> wrote:
> > > Niko Mikkila writes:
> > >  > 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.
> > >
> > > Well - I have got periodic still images (including OSD) with vdr-xine.
> > > I am not sure about after the last upgrade, though.  For streaming,
> > > yes, no such thing.
> >
> > Interesting. Where does VDR Admin get those decoded images from?
> > I thought the only source VDR Admin uses is /dev/video* and that is
> > certainly not available when having only Xine (or softdevice or Dxr3)
> > as a decoder. Are you sure you don't have a FF card in your system?
> 
> VDRAdmin uses VDR's "grab" command. AFAIK the output device plugins have to 
> implement this feature so that VDR can grab. Seems like it's implemented 
> for vdr-xine and FF cards, but not for vdr-softdevice.
> 

Ok, seems that some additional utility programs are needed for grabbing
with the Xine plugin. Instructions in vdr-xine's INSTALL doc.

--Niko



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