[vdr] SVDRP connection freezes

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Thu Nov 2 15:23:04 CET 2006


In <20061101003953.GA25848 at realh.co.uk>, Tony Houghton wrote:

> In <20061030230920.GA19352 at realh.co.uk>, Tony Houghton wrote:
> 
> > The problem is that the svdrp connection has a tendency to freeze.
> 
> [Snip]
> 
> > but it still happens very often when pressing the Red button to open the
> > progress bar.
> 
> [When playing a recording]
> 
> I've since noticed that when SVDRP freezes while the progress bar is on
> screen the clock of the current time shown under the bar stops counting,
> although playback continues. Perhaps the OSD is freezing as well as
> SVDRP?

It seems like it isn't specific to SVDRP anyway. I've rewritten boxstar
to use the remote plugin and it's still got the same problem: the
progress bar freezes, and VDR stops acting on keystrokes, but the video
carries on playing. I can "reset" it it by stopping and restarting xine,
which makes VDR go back to playing live TV; if I try to play the
recording again I find it has jumped forward by a large amount.

This is with VDR 1.4.1, vdr-xine 0.7.9 and xine-lib 1.1.2. I tried
upgrading to VDR 1.4.3 but that's a disaster, it crashes the DVB cards
as soon as Xine connects. vdr-xine is relatively old; I guess it needs
an overhaul, and it could even be the cause of the original problem. Is
there a newer "developer" version hidden away on a different site? The
problems might be peculiar to df_xine, otherwise surely someone else
using xine would have noticed by now, but I don't see how it could
affect VDR like that unless the problem is in xine-lib.

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TH * http://www.realh.co.uk



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