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this is my first try ... so give me a chance ;-)
I am quite new to the VDR but I have tried about a year to get it running. I want to have a streaming server and some streaming clients: The server is equipped with
- 2x NovaS Hauppauge
- simple graphic card
- simple 100MBit NW card (will upgrade that if testsystem runs)
- 120GB HDD PATA
- 3Ghz PIV
- 256MB Ram
The (testing) client:
- Debian linux
- 1x NexusS Hauppauge FFCard
==> a connected HIFI and TV on it
- 1x integrated video
- 1x integrated 100MBit NW card
- 1.3Ghz Athlon
- 256MB Ram
I have installed the latest CT VDR 5.0 (11/2006) from the software collection #2 on client and server.
Configuration on Client [Streamdev-Client-Plugin (0.3.3-pre-geni)] under debian:
- Client starten: ja
- IP der Gegenseite: 192.168.0.103
- Port der Gegenseite: 2004
- Filter Streaming: nein
- EPG synchronisieren: nein
Server config for the streamdev-server-plugin seems to be correct as I can see TV from different Windows(!) workstations with the VDRMediaClient without any(!) problems.
So the question is how to get my testing-client running. It shows always a black screen. I tested previously two installation orders:
1st: Installing CT VDR with all hardware equipped
==> this gave me always "Kanal nicht verfügbar" and it switches to channel #23 but there was also nothing to display ... so what ?! I tried to switch the DVB device (I have the option to choose between two in the OSD: the DVB-S card and the streamdev-client). But no positive result. The DVB-S card seems to run; if I connect the satelite cable to it the TV is shown. So how to do input by streamdev-client and output by the DVB-S card on TV ??? I assumed an installation order problem ...
2nd: Installing CT VDR new (including repartitioning) without NexusS Hauppauge card.
After activation of the "streaming-client-plugin" (via OSD, incl. config of the few parameters) I shut down the system. Then I installed the NexusS card again.
But ... after reboot the system shows me now on every channel a black TV-screen.
So what happened here ? I am experienced in networks but not in linux.
Please NO suggestions about using XINE or MPlayer or others. I want (if possible) just running THIS system. But what I am doing wrong here ?
I am thankful for ANY real help !!!
P.S.: Forgot to say that I have added the Test-Clients IP to the streamdev-server config