[vdr] xinelibout sxfe freeze

Jaroslav Bachorik J.Bachorik at seznam.cz
Wed May 20 10:03:57 CEST 2009

Do you happen to use xine-lib 1.2dev ?

Exactly the same happens to me and I was able to track it down to closing and deallocating the stream in xine-lib. I didn't investigate further as the xine-lib 1.2 is in a development state still.


> ------------ Pôvodná správa ------------
> Od: Malcolm Caldwell <malcolm.caldwell at cdu.edu.au>
> Predmet: [vdr] xinelibout sxfe freeze
> Dátum: 20.5.2009 02:27:41
> ----------------------------------------
> Hello,
> After a hard disk crash I am rebuilding my vdr system.  Of course, I am
> taking the opportunity to "upgrade" parts where needed.
> In the past I used softdevice with TVout, using a mga card and directfb.
> As I now have an HD LCD screen, I decided to try xineliboutput.
> I am running vdr with "-P xineliboutput --local=none --remote=37890",
> and then using a user account to run sxfe
> Everything is working except: sxfe freezes from time to time.  When this
> happens ESC does not kill it, the only way to keep going is to kill the
> sxfe process twice (or do kill -9).
> It could be that this is because my DVB reception is quite bad at the
> moment (another issue, could be my antenna needs fixing.  I changed
> dvb-t card to a nova 500 during my "upgrade").
> Is sxfe freezing a known issue?  Any fix? 
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