[vdr] avoid using primary FF-card for reception

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Apr 10 10:54:57 CEST 2005

Patrick Boettcher wrote:
> Hi list,
> is there  a way how to tell vdr to not use the primary FF-Card for 
> reception, but only for MPEG2 decoding?
> My setup is as follows:
> - Siemens FF DVB-C card (ves1820). The reception qualitiy is more than 
> bad, but I need it for viewing (attempts to use softdevice or df_xine 
> were not satisfying). That's why I added a
> - Technisat CableStar (stv0297). With the same cable, I have every 
> channel without BER and UNC.
> Is it possible to deactivate particular cards for reception in VDR?
> If not, where should I start looking in the code?

As a quick hack you could insert

   if (IsPrimaryDevice())
      return false;

at the beginning of all cDvbDevice::Provides...() functions.


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