[vdr] VDRAdmin doesn't display preview of channel

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Fri Feb 24 13:10:01 CET 2006

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 13:35:47 +0200
Jouni Karvo <jouni.karvo at tkk.fi> wrote:

> Niko Mikkila writes:
>  > 
>  > Preview only works with full-featured DVB-cards that have an onboard
>  > MPEG-2 decoder. With budget cards you can install streamdev-server
>  > plugin and use streaming instead, but you won't get OSD that way.
> Well - I have got periodic still images (including OSD) with vdr-xine.
> I am not sure about after the last upgrade, though.  For streaming,
> yes, no such thing.

Interesting. Where does VDR Admin get those decoded images from?
I thought the only source VDR Admin uses is /dev/video* and that is
certainly not available when having only Xine (or softdevice or Dxr3)
as a decoder. Are you sure you don't have a FF card in your system?


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