[vdr] Tuner switch when timer starts recording

Falk Spitzberg post at spitzberg.de
Wed Nov 18 08:40:09 CET 2009


Hello,

With VDR 1.7.9 i often notice that VDR switches the live TV to a
different receiver card, when a timer starts recording, although the
second card is available. This causes a short interrupt in live TV.

My system has two DVB cards, an old FF and a Tevii S470, and an eHD.

Sample situation 1: the only activity is live TV on ZDF. Now a timer
starts recording from RTL 2, which interrupts the live program for a
short moment.

Sample situation 2: the only activity is live TV on RTL. Now a timer
starts recording from RTL 2. Nothing happens, because VDR correctly
shares the transponder with live TV.

I would understand when VDR switches live TV from the DVB-S2 card to the
DVB-S card when it needs to tune a different transponder for a DVB-S2
recording, but since it can do DVB-S recordings from any card, there is
no reason to switch live TV for such recordings.

Falk




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