[vdr] VDR 1.7.0 & S2API - Channels not Available

Ales Jurik ajurik at quick.cz
Wed Feb 4 13:38:06 CET 2009

On Wednesday 04 of February 2009, Morfsta wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Klaus Schmidinger
> <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de> wrote:
> > Well, even using *any* version 1.7.x in a productive environment
> > is a risk ;-)
> [SNIP]
> > S2API was necessary for HDTV channels, and recording HDTV channels
> > only makes sense in TS. The PES recording of HDTV broadcasts was never
> > officially supported by VDR.
> The other problem is that I don't think anyone has got VDR 1.7.4
> working with the eHD yet, which is my output device... :-( So it seems
> everywhere I look at the moment I am stuck. :-(

I have it working with some dirty hacks (reelvdr svn 10388 - the latest with 
hdplayer). But for the problem with sending AC3 sound to ac3dec (with -a 
ac3dec) I didn't have enough time to solve. With sound over HDMI it could be 


> Should VDR-1.7.0 be reporting my DVB-T frontends as DVBT when it
> starts up? Is there perhaps a capability flag in the driver that has
> not been setup for the devices that I am using? I compared the channel
> settings of BBC ONE in VDR with multiproto version and s2api version
> that I am running and they are exactly the same.
> @Niels, which DVB-T devices are you using successfully with VDR-1.7.0
> so that I can compare them with my own drivers? It seems strange
> though that scan-s2 successfully finds all the channels but VDR won't
> play them.
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