[vdr] RE: [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.3.31

Malcolm Caldwell malcolm.caldwell at ntu.edu.au
Wed Aug 31 02:48:17 CEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-08-29 at 17:40 +0200, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Martin Dauskardt wrote:
> >>- Removed the TUNER_LOCK_TIMEOUT in cDevice::AttachReceiver()
> >>since it caused more
> >>   trouble than it fixed.
> > 
> > 
> > I am not sure if this was a wise decision. For the first time since months I
> > had the following problem:
> > 
> > - watch live channel on DVB-T card
> > - start watching a recording
> > - after an hour stop replaying; vdr switches back to the last seen DVB-T
> > channel
> > - switch to a DVB-C channel
> > - and got a black picture. I was not able to watch anything from DVB-C until
> > a restart of vdr. I can`t see any errors in the log!
> Well, according to driver developer Holger Wächtler it should be
> ok to tune and set filters in an arbitrary sequence, and it should
> not be necessary to wait for a lock of the tuner. The worst that
> could happen is that the application receives faulty data, and that's
> why VDR's section filtering actually does wait for a lock.
> So I'd say this must be a driver bug that may have been hidden by
> VDR waiting for a lock after tuning.

Given that this is two lines of code, perhaps an #ifdef can be included.

With a note that says: if you need this complain to the driver authors.

> Klaus
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