[vdr] vdr-1.5.0: PrimaryLimit ?

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue Jan 30 23:07:28 CET 2007


Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> Stefan Huelswitt wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm playing around with 1.5.0
>> Initialy I wasn't able to tune to any channel. Even for FTA vdr
>> kept saying "not available".
>> It took me nearly an hour to find the reason for that:
>> I had set PrimaryLimit=20
>> I have this setting since ages, but cannot say why anymore.
>>
>> I found that vdr runs with PrimaryLimit=0 only.
>>
>> So my question is: what is the meaning of PrimaryLimit if there
>> is exactly one setting which makes vdr operable?
>>
>> FYI: I think the change is in cDevice::SetChannel(), line 674.
>> In the GetDevice() call the priority was Setup.PrimaryLimit, now
>> is 0.
> 
> The (at least original) meaning is to prevent a recording with the
> Primary Device, in a multi card setup, with a too low priority.
> 
> At least when i proposed that option many years ago a recording on the
> primary Device effectively prevented live-viewing, even in a multi-card
> setup. So with this option it could be made sure that a low priority
> recording would be recorded with a secondary card, or not at all.
> 
> AFAICT that isn't a problem anymore, because of Transfer Mode. But i
> personally only have multiple single-card systems so i can't check it.
> (And i haven't looked anything "live" for years)
> 
> So my guess would be that this option can be erased.

Actually the PrimaryLimit is about to be removed completely.

Klaus



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