[vdr] Re: VDR prefers my CI DVB device for recordings and blocks it unnecessarily

Martin Dauskardt md001 at gmx.de
Tue Aug 15 21:07:25 CEST 2006

I upgraded to 1.4.1-4, which seems to include the patch from Anssi 
(http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2006-August/010360.html )

I am not happy with this patch: My machine has a FF-card and 
Budget-Card+CAM. There was no timer for any encrypted channel programmed. 
All active timers were set for ARD.  I had absolutely no plans to watch 
Premiere,  I was not even at home :-)
But all recordings were done with the FF card. vdr started with the ARD 
channel, and the well known performance problem of FF cards resulted in bad 
recordings (buffer usage ... /clearing).

You see, I want the the opposite than the original poster asked for. For me 
it is more important to get good recordings than to be able to switch to an 
encrypted channel why recording another one.
So I want vdr to always use the Budget card for recordings.Can this be done 
in any way without patching vdr? Is there any solution I don`t see? (Of 
course I don´t want to hardcode every channel in channels.conf to the Budget 
card. I still want to be able to make two FTA-recordings on different 

I think the best solution would be to make this configurable in DVB settings 
or in timer menu so that the user can select the DVB card he wants to use 
for the recording. 

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