[vdr] vdr doesn't work

Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at hut.fi
Sat Oct 22 22:50:28 CEST 2005

On Sat, Oct 22, 2005 at 09:34:47PM +0100, João Mamede wrote:
> 1st is supposed vdr to open a window right?

Not unless you are using an output plugin that does it, such as
softdevice (http://softdevice.berlios.de/).  If I were you, I'd try
the XV output of softdevice.

(My VDR box runs a budget DVB-T card and softdevice on DirectFB.)

> 2nd I'm trying to run vdr but nothing happens after I use the command. I
> have the channels.conf I got from szap -o vdr blalblab but it doesn't
> work the logs have this:
> Oct 22 21:33:55 [vdr] found 1 video device
> Oct 22 21:33:55 [vdr] setting primary device to 1
> Oct 22 21:33:55 [vdr] device 1 has no MPEG decoder
> Oct 22 21:33:55 [vdr] SVDRP listening on port 2001
> Oct 22 21:33:55 [vdr] loading /video/themes/sttng-default.theme
>                 - Last output repeated twice -
> Oct 22 21:33:55 [vdr] ERROR: no OSD provider available - using dummy OSD!

It looks like your DVB tuner lacks video output, i.e., it is not
a full-featured card.  Use softdevice or some other output plugin.

	Marko Mäkelä

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