[vdr] Restricting a particular dvb card from tuning tochannels?with a selected modulation

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Mon Nov 2 17:59:49 CET 2009


The CA field can only be used for this or CA, not both.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Mauch" <michael.mauch at gmx.de>
To: <vdr at linuxtv.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [vdr] Restricting a particular dvb card from tuning tochannels?with a selected modulation


> VDR User wrote:
> 
> > I believe the best way to handle this situation is by allowing the
> > user control over what devices may be used to tune what channels.  VDR
> > can't be smart enough to figure it out due to incorrect & bad design
> > in v4l.  Another strong reason to allow this to be configured at the
> > user-level is what if the the user has 2 devices...both able to tune a
> > channel but the signal is weak.  Tuner 1 can tune it fine but tuner 2
> > has problems because of the weak signal.  VDR is simply going to ask a
> > free tuner 'can you tune this?', whereas the best scenario would be
> > for the user to say 'use tuner 1 for this channel'.
> > 
> > I can think of two ways to better deal with this; adding a new field
> > in channels.conf, 
> 
> Doesn't the CA field in channels.conf already allow this?
> 
>    Conditional access
>           A hexadecimal  integer  defining  how  this  channel  can  be
>           accessed:
> 
>           0000          Free To Air
>           0001...000F   explicitly requires the device with the given number
> 
> I don't know if it works if you specify more than one device, but it
> certainly works to specify only one device.
> 
> Regards...
>                 Michael
> 
> 
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