[vdr] Analog TV plugin
md001 at gmx.de
Sat Jul 11 10:46:28 CEST 2009
> Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 14:14:08 +0200
> From: Thomas Netousek <tkn at netousek.com>
> Subject: Re: [vdr] Analog TV plugin
> Hi Martin,
> first of all thanks for your work !
> I am using the HVR1900 which has a DVB-T and an analog part purely for
> the capturing from analog.
> I am using the pvrusb2 driver from kernel 2.6.29.
> This version has two configuration options:
> - pvrusb2 sysfs support (EXPERIMENTAL)
> - pvrusb2 ATSC/DVB support (EXPERIMENTAL)
> I am disabling the ATSC/DVB support and I get a /dev/video[0,1,2]
> instead of /dev/dvb/adapter[0,1,2]
I discussed this issue in the pvrusb2 ML:
and suggested a possible solution:
Would be fine if you could try if this works when "pvrusb2 ATSC/DVB support"
is enabled. If you have no other DVB device than the pvrusb2, than I wonder
if VDR would accept a not existing - D option.
modprobe pbrusb2 adapter_nr=9
vdr -D 0 -Ppvrinput
Will vdr fail to start, because the selected dvb adapter is not found? Or will
vdr start like there is no DVB device?
Note: Maybe you need the dummydevice plugin to get vdr started without any DVB
> You are right that I cannot switch easily between DVB-T and analog, but
> I do not have that requirement.
It should be possible to start a small script via commands.conf, which stops
vdr, unloads pvrusb2, reloads it with a different adapter_nr, and restarts
vdr with a -D option which allows the usage of the pvrusb2 DVB-T part.
This way one could switch between analogue and DVB usage by restarting vdr via
> So actually I can confirm that pvrinput and pvrusb2 not only work with
> one adapter, but with three - and there seems to be no
Do you have three pvrusb2 devices? wow.
pvrinput supports a maximum of 8 devices
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