[vdr] Re: viewing budget via FF, probably stupid question ...

Herbert Poetzl herbert at 13thfloor.at
Sun Nov 20 20:42:20 CET 2005

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 03:15:24PM +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Suur Karu wrote:
> >Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> >
> >>Just set the CA parameters of the channels to the respective
> >>devices (1 or 2) and VDR should automatically switch into
> >>"Transfer Mode" for channels that can't be received with the
> >>FF card.

sorry that I didn't get back earlier, but
I had no chance to test it before yesterday,
and I can report, it works as expected :)

thanks a lot for the hint!
(sidenote: something like the SourceCaps patch
would be very useful for vdr)

> >One silly question more. What really is "transfer mode"?
> That's what VDR does if the primary device (the one with the
> MPEG decoder that has your tv connected to it) can't receive
> a specific channel. If an other device can receive that channel
> (maybe because it has a CAM and can decrypt it), VDR "transfers"
> the data from that device to the primary device for live viewing.

would it be possible to use that "transfer mode"
to link several VDRs across hosts? i.e. have
several machines with a number of DVBs cards, 
which basically act as a single vdr machine?


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