[vdr] vdr 1.6.0 device selection order for recordings

Malte Forkel malte.forkel at berlin.de
Tue Sep 16 18:55:21 CEST 2008


Hello,

I just upgraded from vdr 1.4.7 to vdr 1.6.0 (from the e-tobi.net experimental repository). That has changed the order in which devices are selected for recording significantly. Now, the only card with the CAM is selected first when recording non-encrypted channels, preventing later timers from recording encrypted channels.

This is my hardware setup:
  DVB1: full-featured card (Hauppauge WinTV DVB-C rev 2.X)
  DVB2: budget card with CI and CAM (TerraTec Cinergy 1200 DVB-C)
  DVB3: budget card (TerraTec Cinergy 1200 DVB-C)

As a test, I started tree recordings on non-encrypted channels, one after the other. With vdr 1.4.7, these recordings use DVB3, DVB1, and DVB2, sparing the card with the CAM as long as possible. With vdr 1.6.0, the recordings use DVB2 (!), DVB3, and DVB1, but using the the card with the CAM first. So one recording of a non-encrypted channels blocks all encrypted channels.

I'm running a pretty standard Debian etch system with kernel 2.6.18-6-686. The root of the vdr 1.6.0 system started as a mere copy of the vdr 1.4.7 system's root, so there shouldn't be too many differences.

Is it a problem with my setup or a problem in vdr 1.6.0? What should I do have vdr 'save the CAM for last'?

Thanks in advance,
Malte





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