[vdr] vdr-1.3.22: channel not available. why?

syrius.ml at no-log.org syrius.ml at no-log.org
Mon Mar 14 10:43:50 CET 2005

Stefan Taferner <taferner at kde.org> writes:

>> > The timer was started on a full device, which isn't a good idea as all
>> > the budget cards too can receive the channel. But even after the timer
>> > was running on a full card, I have thought VDR would swap the timer to
>> > another card, if the full card was needed for a channel it only could
>> > provide. This did not happen now. Why not?
> [...]
>> As to why the recording started on the primary device, while there
>> were budget cards free at the time, I guess you'll need to do some
>> debugging in cDvbDevice::ProvidesChannel(). Here on my system recordings
>> only use the primary device if all others are already in use.
> I can confirm this bug. I have the same setup with two DVB-S cards, and it
> also happened here in the past with vdr-1.3.x
> If I have two timers for 20:15 I have to ensure that the timer for the full 
> featured card starts before the timer of the budget card.

Btw, could it be possible to have the ability to manually choose the
device for records(timers), live watching and stuff ?
Multiple cards handling would be more granular.

Do you think it's a good idea ?


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