[vdr] More than four DVB-cards?

Tuomas Jormola tjormola at cc.hut.fi
Fri Mar 10 00:05:47 CET 2006


On 9.3.2006, at 20:41, vdr at digestive.jpl.se wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:16:41PM +0100, BRUNETON B??ranger wrote:
>> Latest linux kernel  support more that 4 DVB devices.
>> What is your kernel version?
>
> Hi!
>
> 2.6.14 - I get five devices in /dev/dvb - and I can use the fifth card
> with for example vlc to stream a DVB-channel at the same time as I'm
> using four cards together with VDR ...
By the way, you could do the same with with VDR + streamdev plugin  
and vlc. Of course you wouldn't be able to use that card in other VDR  
activities when vlc is streaming TV broadcast accessed over the HTTP  
server of streamdev, which is consuming one of the cards. But you'd  
still have 3 cards left which is quite plenty (unless you have some  
very special needs, in which I apologize for spending everyone's time  
with this message ;). And if your clients view the networked stream  
only occasionally in a VoD manner, the card would be available to VDR  
when no-one is viewing the vlc stream and thus the card would be put  
in better use. When vlc is streaming TV program received directly  
from the DVB device, the card would just sit idle when no clients are  
accessing the vlc stream.

>
>
> Regards, Lars Fredriksson
>
>
>
>> regards
>>
>> On 3/8/06, vdr at digestive.jpl.se <vdr at digestive.jpl.se> wrote:
>>> Hi again!
>>>
>>> I think I solved the problem by increasing MAXDVBDEVICES to 6 and  
>>> then
>>> recompile but I'm still only getting 4 devices?
>>> Is there anything more I should do?
>>>
>>>
>>> Best regards, Lars Fredriksson
>>>
>>> On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:12:57PM +0100, vdr at digestive.jpl.se  
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi list!
>>>>
>>>> Is there a limit of how many DVB-cards I can use with VDR? I get a
>>>> feeling of that I only can use four cards together with VDR - is  
>>>> that
>>>> correct and if it is - how can I change it?
>>>>
>>>> Best regards, Lars Fredriksson
>>>>
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