[vdr] VDR timer + mplayer = VDR crash. Please fix!

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 03:09:18 CEST 2007


VDR User wrote:
> If a timer is triggered while the mplayer plugin is in use, VDR
> crashes.  This has happened to me about a zillion times now and I'm
> hoping somebody will fix this!  You can use the mplayer plugin after a
> timer is started no problem.  Correct me if I'm wrong but mplayer
> should never have to take control of the tuner in the first place
> since it's not required to play a media file.
> 
> Free booze to anyone who can fix this incredibly annoying problem once
> and for all!!

This could be related to the fact that when mplayer-plugin forks mplayer 
from vdr, the /dev/dvb/adapter* file descriptors are copied as well and 
are not closed.

-- 
Anssi Hannula



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