[vdr] VDR crashes while recording a high bandwith channel

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 06:09:59 CET 2010


On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 4:37 AM, Manuel Reimer <Manuel.Reimer at gmx.de> wrote:
> Another question: Wouldn't it be possible to make the current VDR work with "old" firmwares? Maybe with a switch to the kernel driver, which toggles between "real" TS mode and PES/TS transcoding on the CPU?
>
> The FF card works well, if PES is used. It seems to be the switch to TS which makes FF cards fail. So if the card only works well with PES in unmodded form, then the users should have a chance to keep with PES on this card. Maybe it would even be better to use some kind of transcoding by default and only switch to "real" TS if the full-TS mod is detected.
>
> IMHO it is not good to force users to mod their cards, if they want to switch to the future VDR 1.8 (or 2.0 or whatever version number Klaus plans for the future release). Most users will fail to mod the card, as the Full TS mod is by far the most complicated mod for the FF card. I'm pretty good at soldering, but I don't think I would manage to successfully do a full-TS mod.

The problem is with the design (lack of adequate bandwidth) of your
card, not VDR.  I don't think it makes much sense to force/limit VDR
in any way just to accommodate design flaws with that FF card (which I
own as well btw).  I agree that users experiencing this problem should
consider the hw mod or adding another adapter.

Also, the switch to ts was prompted by a few factors, one of which
being many users requesting it.  VDR is finally getting away from the
limitations of being based around FF cards, let's not take any steps
backwards!



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