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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 cllection #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 "Channel not available" or something like that and it switches to channel #23 but there was also nothing to display ... so what ?!
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 ?