[vdr] no channel update on vdr 1.7.0

Brian brian_dorling at t-online.de
Thu May 22 09:11:18 CEST 2008


C.Scheeder wrote:
> Igor schrieb:
>>>> I had a 1.5.13 running for a while on a nexus FF.
>>>>
>>>> I did install a second card, S2-3200, together with the multiproto driver
>>>> and vdr 1.7.0, without patches at this moment, because I am not interested
>>>> in HD at this time. I am just looking to have 2 cards working to be able
>>>> to stream on several vdr clients and use the output of my FF card. The S2
>>>> card is on astra, and the FF on hotbird
>>>>
>>>> I started with a  clean  vdrconf directory, and with a channel.conf with
>>>> only 1 entry (TV5) on hotbird. I hoped that vdr would scan new channels,
>>>> but it did only for a few.
>>>>
>>>> After starting the first time, it scanned about 10 new channels and stops
>>>> there. In the DVB menu, update stands on  add new transponder 
>>>>
>>>> I did try with an other channel.conf. I can see every FTA channel on
>>>> hotbird, but I have a black screen on astra (nothing as  channel not
>>>> available ).
>>>>
>>>> The log does nt learn me something either. In fact the log is flooded by
>>>> kernel messages about stb6100 that get_frequence and bandwith. The
>>>> frequence are always the same.
>>>> -why is the  autoscan  not working ? Do I need some  transponder file  ?
>>>>
>>>> -how can I check the signal on my S2-3200 card ?
>>>>
>>>> -how can I reduce the logs from stb6100 ?
>>>>
>>>> -do I need to apply a concurrent recording patch to be able to stream 2 or
>>>> more signals ?
>>>>
>>>> thanks for your help
>>>>
>>> Errm,
>>> you say you have two FF-Cards, one connected to an LNB poniting hotbird
>>> and one connected to another LNB pointing to Astra?
>>> AFAIk this will NOT work.
>>> if vdr has 2 cards, it only uses the second card to do channel-scan, 
>> but why vdr chose the second card, not the first one ?
>> and this vdr's behaviour only for scan ? 
>>
>> Igor
> 
> Hrm,
> i could say RTFM, but that would be a little rude ;-)
> so lets explain it in short:
> per design vdr reserves the first card in system for life viewing and does not use it for other
> so called "idle" tasks like epg-scann or transponder-scann if there is a second card in the system.
> thats by design, and it is written down the documentation.
> 
> And when it comes to viewing a transponder, vdr uses the first card to get the signal if that tuner
> is available.
> so in your configuration you will only be able to watch the channels on hotbird, but you only can 
> scan on astra with plain vdr....
> Nice situation... ;-)
> Christoph
> 
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Aaarrrrgggghhhhh Bloody Germans <G>

 >> per design vdr reserves the first card in system for life viewing and does not use it for other

"live" viewing.

Its a mistake that is made absolutely everywhere, especially in the press, who
should really know better. I'm absolutely astounded about how many Germans (I live in Germany),
are nearly perfect with their English but make this mistake. But we see it in "Clever Modern"
advertising all the time now.

"the length of someone's life"
"The concert was shown live in TV"
"I live in my house", etc.

There's certainly no system in things like those in the English language.


Sorry, just a pet rant of mine.

Cheers Brian







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