[vdr] vdr-1.7.15 problem with TV

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 08:12:08 CEST 2010


On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 10:38 PM, Simon Baxter <linuxtv at nzbaxters.com> wrote:
> This is all very fascinating, but can anyone offer a suggestion to how I can
> debug my 3 seconds of live TV problem?
>
>>> When I switch to any live SD channel, I only get 3 seconds of audio/video
>>> and then then "channel not available".  A few seconds later the picture
>>> comes back, for another 3 seconds, then unavailable.
>>>
>>> Jul 25 10:39:46 localhost vdr: [2499] switching to channel 1
>>> Jul 25 10:39:46 localhost vdr: [2532] receiver on device 1 thread started
>>> (pid=2499, tid=2532)
>>> Jul 25 10:39:46 localhost vdr: [2533] TS buffer on device 1 thread
>>> started
>>> (pid=2499, tid=2533)
>>> Jul 25 10:39:48 localhost vdr: [2532] cVideoRepacker: switching to
>>> MPEG1/2
>>> mode
>>> Jul 25 10:39:48 localhost vdr: [2532] cVideoRepacker: operating in
>>> MPEG1/2
>>> mode
>>> Jul 25 10:39:50 localhost vdr: [2533] TS buffer on device 1 thread ended
>>> (pid=2499, tid=2533)
>>> Jul 25 10:39:50 localhost vdr: [2532] buffer stats: 201536 (9%) used
>>> Jul 25 10:39:50 localhost vdr: [2532] receiver on device 1 thread ended
>>> (pid=2499, tid=2532)
>>> Jul 25 10:39:57 localhost vdr: [2499] switching to channel 1
>>> Jul 25 10:39:57 localhost vdr: [2499] info: Channel not available!

Not enough information.  Assuming channel 1 is a real channel for you,
check your xine log and cam log also.  Usually "Channel not available"
seems to mean the cam can't decrypt the channel or the tuner is in use
already (such as a timer is active on another channel).



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