[vdr] VDRAdmin doesn't display preview of channel

Andreas Mair Andreas.Mair at linogate.com
Fri Feb 24 13:22:05 CET 2006

On Friday 24 February 2006 13:10, Niko Mikkila wrote:
> 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?

VDRAdmin uses VDR's "grab" command. AFAIK the output device plugins have to 
implement this feature so that VDR can grab. Seems like it's implemented 
for vdr-xine and FF cards, but not for vdr-softdevice.


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