[vdr] HDTV and VDR

Per Mellander per at mellander.org
Thu Sep 22 11:05:40 CEST 2005

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 10:27:28 +0200, jori.hamalainen wrote
> My guess is that FF cards hardware DECSA-module cannot cope with the 
> datarate of HDTV. Other option is that stream-server 'captures' data 
> stream before DECSA is run to it, so it cannot sync & stream the 
> MPEG data.

The 'normal' (decrypted) channels plays fine so I don't think that the stream-
server captures unencrypted stream.

> One option is to add a budget DVB-S card to your setup.
> For watching C MORE HD you probably need FFDECSA software (if 
> hardware DECSA cannot do the job or stream-server cannot see 
> decrypted traffic), so your main CPU decrypts the stream. Then you 
> need card reader ("Phoenix interface") to read your Canal+ card, and 
> a vdr-sc and vdr-softdevice / vdr-xine / vdr-stream-server.

I've got the cardreader, but I haven't got the budget DVB-S card ( yet ). 
Testing will continue.

> For me plain free to view HD channels a budget DVB-S and vdr-xine + 
> vdr-streamdev works fine for DVI-out and projector. And also VLC / 
> WMP plays streams nicely on windows side.

What kind of CPU/mem/graphics are you using and what is vmstat output?



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