[vdr] Channel find/update problem on 1.3.25

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Jun 12 12:59:34 CEST 2005

Dominik Strasser wrote:
> Tomahawk wrote:
>> Yes when using the dbox2 as recveiver I can see the channel is 
>> broadcasting.
>> The problem appeared to me in connection with recent changes in
>> transponder Layout by German "Premiere" Broadcaster.
>> Unfortuantely I'm not able to copy the channel data to VDR because all
>> problem channels are "optional" Channels and not saved in the Bouqet.
>> Greets
>> Tom
>> Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
>>> Tomahawk wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I've got a problem with the auto sender "find/update" functionality
>>>> of VDR.
>>>> Though a sender is found, I am not able to watch it because the
>>>> Audio/Video PIDs don't get recognized.
>>>> Example of channel entry in channels.conf:
>>>> Multisignal:362000:C0M64:C:6900:0:0:0:0:208:133:4:0
>>>> even leaving it tuned to the channel for some time doesn't fix the
>>>> problem.
>>>> Currently I'm using VDR 1.3.25 with Kernel 2.6.10-rc2 and also 
>>>> tested it
>>>> on Kernel 2.6.12-rc6.
>>>> My DVB-Card is a Siemens DVB-C.
>>>> Any idea on how to solve this ?!?
>>> Are you sure that this channel is broadcasting at the time you
>>> test it?
> The problem is that the channel has the wrong frequency. IMHO it has the 
> same frequency as the "Master" channel which is not necessarily the 
> case. Editing the channel manually and trying all freqencies (there 
> aren't many for Premiere and cable) is the only help I found. Once you 
> have the correct frequency, VDR fills in the PID data correctly.
> Klaus: Is there any debug switch for libsi, or is the only way to add 
> debug prints ?

I'm afraid the only way is to add debug prints.

> Additionally there is one question: Why are the link channels in the 
> channel list. Basically, there is no need to add them there as there is 
> always a portal which collects them. The dbox or WinDVBLive don't have 
> them in the channel list.

Currently VDR's channel list is the list of _all_ known channels, so the
link channels have to be in there just as well.

Once I have implemented user definable "favorite channel lists" you will
be able to have only those channels in your list that you really want.


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