[vdr] vdr-1.5x: problem with recording FTA and watching scrambled at the same time

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Feb 9 11:22:16 CET 2008


On 02/08/08 17:58, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 02/08/08 17:40, Antti Hartikainen wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 04:12:04PM +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>>>> On 17/10/2007, *Arthur Konovalov* <kasjas at hot.ee <mailto:kasjas at hot.ee>> 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>     Hi all!
>>>>>
>>>>>     Our local cable operator transmit on same frequency FTA and scrambled
>>>>>     channels.
>>>>>     During recording on FTA channel it is not possible to switch to any
>>>>>     scrambled channel on the same frequency.
>>>>>     "Channel not available!" message received.
>>>>>
>>>>>     At the same time, when recording scrambled channel, switching to FTA or
>>>>>     to other scrambled works.
>>>>>
>>>>>     This behavior introduced with vdr-1.5.x versions (at least since 1.5.2,
>>>>>     if I remember correctly).
>>>>>     vdr-1.4.7 performs fine in same situation.
>>>>>
>>> - start VDR with only a single FF card with one CAM
>> What about with budget card? With budget cards it happened for me.
> 
> I don't have a budget card with CAM in my system.

For further testing I have now modified my cDevice::GetDevice(const cChannel *Channel, int Priority, bool LiveView)
function so that it never returns the primary device. So VDR always runs in
Transfer-Mode, and both the encrypted and the FTA channel will have to
be fetched from my second FF card with CAM (which would then act like
a budget card).

Even in this constellation everything worked as expected, and I was able
to record the encrypted channel and switch live between the FTA and the
encrypted channel.

Klaus



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