[vdr] Lot of dashes in console

Joachim Wilke joachim.wilke at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 12:00:01 CEST 2009


Hi all together,

I have the same problem. Whenever VDR records a channel I also see
lots of these dashes.
When replaying such a recording the replay isn't smooth at these
points. All of my recordings are
effected by this. Has anyone a clue what the real problem is?

Regards,
Joachim.

2009/9/27 Arthur Konovalov <artlov at gmail.com>:
> Hi!
> I observed that periodically appears lot of dashes in the console running my
> vdr-1.7.9.
> Probably this comes from this code in transfer.c:
>
>  if (cPlayer::IsAttached()) {
>  // Transfer Mode means "live tv", so there's no point in doing any
> additional
>  // buffering here. The TS packets *must* get through here! However, every
>  // now and then there may be conditions where the packet just can't be
>  // handled when offered the first time, so that's why we try several times:
>  for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
>    if (PlayTs(Data, Length) > 0)
>      return;
>      fprintf(stderr, "-");//XXX just for testing - remove when stable
>      cCondWait::SleepMs(10);
>    }
>    esyslog("ERROR: TS packet not accepted in Transfer Mode");
>  }
>
> In syslog sometimes the following can be found:
> Sep 27 10:14:07 vdr vdr: [4806] ERROR: TS packet not accepted in Transfer
> Mode
> Sep 27 11:22:02 vdr vdr: [5035] ERROR: TS packet not accepted in Transfer
> Mode
> Sep 27 16:06:19 vdr vdr: [5168] ERROR: TS packet not accepted in Transfer
> Mode
> Sep 27 20:52:02 vdr vdr: [5362] ERROR: TS packet not accepted in Transfer
> Mode
>
> What does this mean? Is it TS handling problem in vdr or hardware related?
> How bad is it and how to find the cause of this?
> Can it be reason why sometimes recordings are corrupted?
>
> I have 1 FF Nexus DVB-S (primary output device) and 2 DVB-C PCI cards on P4
> HT 2.4GHz PC.
>
> AK
>
>
>
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-- 
Best Regards,
Joachim.



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