[vdr] Hollywood+ card working??

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Tue Nov 1 21:22:02 CET 2005

On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 20:30:04 +0100
Christian Balzer <christian-balzer at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi @ll,
> now I've got a second problem after i ensured that my FF card is broken: 
> Now I try to get my output via na old Hollywood+ card. But I don't know 
> if I'm using a wrong cable or if it isn't working.
> When my (c't)VDR starts the TV is flickering a short time (when the 
> drivers for the Hollywood Plus card are loaded). But when this is done 
> the screen stays black.
> I installed the Hollywood card simply by apt-get install vdr-plugin-dxr3 ...
> Now is my question: do I have to tell VDR explicitly to use the 
> Hollywood card instead of my (semi-broken) FF card? Or am I using the 
> wrong cable so that it's not possible to display anything?
> Any hint? Would be thankful for any help!
> Christian

Have you changed the primary device setting to point to the Hollywood+ in
VDR setup and are you running vdr with the dxr3 plugin (-Pdxr3)?
If you only have one FF card, the primary device should be 2, unless I
remember incorrectly (1 is the FF card).

You can also test the Hollywood+ card with MPlayer. There are various
parameters that can be given to the em8300 and other dxr3 modules.
You need to read the documentation at the dxr3 project SourceForge page
and within the source code package to get an idea of the possible
problems and solutions. Incorrect parameter values can cause various
defects to the picture and it is easier to test different settings
with MPlayer.

Niko Mikkilä

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