[vdr] frontend tuning timeouts break DD AC3 stream

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Wed Jan 24 22:38:12 CET 2007


Thomas Bartschies wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm experiencing the usual DD A3 stream breaks here. Now I have discovered
> that the epg scan seems to trigger them, by tuning to some channels.
> 
> vdr logs frontend tuning timeouts synchronously to the stream breaks my
> AV Receiver displays. They can only be caused by a background job like
> the epg scan. Also the timeouts occur on the primary card, which seem
> to be sometimes used to make scans.
> 
> I'm not sure if the tuning timeouts were caused because the channels are
> encrypted, or by invalid data in the channels.conf. But that should have no
> meaning here.
> 
> The timeouts can be caused by the firmware or driver, or in vdr by tuner
> thread locking issues. I need help to sort this out.
> 
> I have a three FF card system. Why does vdr use the Primary Card for
> scans anyway? Shouldn't all of this occur on a non-primary card all of

If VDR is currently replaying (or receiving in transfer mode from
an other card) the primary card is available for recording as well as
EPG scanning.

> the time? How can I force vdr to not use the primary device for PID,EPG
> and all other scans? At least for further testing.

Edit cEITScanner::Process() so that it doesn't use the primary device.

Klaus



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