[vdr] Recommendation for new hd vdr system.
Timothy D. Lenz
tlenz at vorgon.com
Sat Jan 2 18:53:50 CET 2010
For those looking for quiet fans, I have found the Nexus PWM series
120mm to be the quietest fan for air flow yet. Moves more air then the
Arctic fans with the same or lower noise level. I have one cooling an
AMD x4 3ghz. I have it set to min speed of about 50% and it takes 100%
load to get the cores up to the 40c level that it would take to trigger
a higher speed. The fan is also clear with LED mount holes for those who
want to fancy it up with lights.
Mika Laitio wrote:
>> OK, i finally found the time to complete a VDR PC
>> based on the ION board.
>> The good news are:
>> + 1080p plays back smoothly with xine/vdpau
>> with very low CPU usage.
>> + sound over HDMI works.
>> + the streamdev-client plugin works - even with HD channels.
>> + the xine plugin works fine - also with HD channels and HD
>> recordings. I had to tweak a few config items.
>> The not-so-good news are:
>> + The fan is a bit loud and so far I have not found
>> a silent replacement fan.
>> + I originally set up the system as a diskless (nfsroot)
>> system, but KDE 4 (I am using OpenSuSE 11.2) performs
>> unbearably slow, so I was forced to install a hard disk.
>> So, as it turns out, I do not need a DVB card in the PC
>> (the server has 2 DVB-S cards and one DVB card).
>> If I keep it that way, I really do not need the PCI slot,
>> so I could use one of these passively cooled main boards
>> I currently use this (actively cooled) main board:
>> Using a passively cooled main board would solve the
>> fan noise problem.
> I also finally setted up my ion system.
> I have a similar kind of passive cooled zotac that you put in your links
> but found out that without any cooling it's temperature get still pretty
> hight 60-65 celcius.
> The included 4 inch fan was indeed pretty noisy, so I invested for a 8
> inc fan and put that to my own made wooden case. (I first used old case
> from broken video, but that one had about 30 cm extra width, so I ended
> up making my own case)
> With this 8 inch fan, the cpu and mcu temperatures are now about 40
> If you are interested, I put a picture on
> For some reason the "--video vdpau" option for vdr-sxfe still does not
> work for me... (Using mandriva 2010 version of everything else except
> from own build vdr-1.7.10 and couple od days old xineliboutput plugin
> with latest fix being: Fixed generating lirc key release events)
> ). gdb crash log is below:
> (gdb) set args xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890 --video vdpau
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /usr/local/bin/vdr-sxfe xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890
> --video vdpau
> [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
> vdr-sxfe 1.0.90-cvs (build with xine-lib 1.1.16, using xine-lib 1.1.16)
> Video driver: vdpau
> VDR Server: xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890
> [New Thread 0x7fa4ab9af6f0 (LWP 10536)]
>  [vdr-fe] GNOME screensaver disabled
> [New Thread 0x7fa4a3514910 (LWP 10545)]
>  [vdr-fe] fe_xine_init: xine_open_video_driver("vdpau") failed
> Error initializing xine
> [Thread 0x7fa4a3514910 (LWP 10545) exited]
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> 0x00007fa4aa5e2cad in pthread_mutex_lock () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
> Missing debug package(s), you should install:
> dbus-glib-debug-0.82-1mdv2010.0.x86_64 faac-debug-1.28-3plf2010.0.x86_64
> faad2-debug-2.7-1plf2009.1.x86_64 gcc-debug-4.4.1-4.1mnb2.x86_64
> glib2.0-debug-2.22.2-2mdv2010.0.x86_64 glibc-debug-2.10.1-6.2mnb2.x86_64
> libjpeg-debug-7-5mdv2010.0.x86_64 libogg-debug-1.1.4-2mdv2010.0.x86_64
> pcre-debug-7.9-1mdv2010.0.x86_64 real-codecs-debug-1.2-4plf2010.0.x86_64
> (gdb) bt
> #0 0x00007fa4aa5e2cad in pthread_mutex_lock () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
> #1 0x00007fa4a9a09773 in xine_list_video_output_plugins ()
> from /usr/lib64/libxine.so.1
> #2 0x000000000040cc80 in list_plugins_type (xine=0x1,
> msg=0x416993 "Available video drivers:",
> list_func=0x7fa4a9a09740 <xine_list_video_output_plugins>)
> at xine_frontend.c:107
> #3 0x000000000040cd57 in list_xine_plugins (fe=<value optimized out>,
> verbose=0) at xine_frontend.c:125
> #4 0x0000000000412648 in main (argc=<value optimized out>,
> argv=0x7fff415c6e08) at xine_frontend_main.c:749
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