[vdr] ExtensionHD and VDR 1.7.6

Falk Spitzberg post at spitzberg.de
Thu May 28 20:50:14 CEST 2009

Am Donnerstag, den 28.05.2009, 17:50 +0300 schrieb Josce:
> Falk Spitzberg wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > i recently built a vdr-1.7.6 + reelbox pluging, following the vdr-wiki
> > for VDR DVB-S2 on OpenSuse.
> > 
> > Everything was build properly, but unfortunately the eHD freezes after a
> > few Minutes (not only when replaying recordings, but also with live TV).
> > I know that there are some problems concerning the new TS format of
> > VDR. 
> > 
> > Does anyone have a solution for this problem? I don't like the idea to
> > use VDR 1.7.0 or an even older version.
> > 
> > Any help is greatly appreceated.
> Hello,
> I installed vdr-1.7.6 + reelbox plugin a week ago using:
> http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/OpenSUSE_VDR_DVB-S2#openSUSE_VDR_DVB-S2_-_Teil2.1:_eHD
> which propably is the one you are refering to. Then I applied the vdr-1.7.6-1.7.7.diff
> patch which worked except that I had to change the osd.h file a little for the patch
> to run without complaints. There is some memory leak problem with vdr-1.7.7 but
> Klaus is looking into it, see: http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-May/020636.html

I got it also up an running with VDR-1.7.7 in the meantime. And I
finally tested with 1.7.0 wich is known to work pretty stable with the

All three versions show the same problem. It works for a few Minutes and
then the eHD freezes. Since this happens with three different sofware
setups, and because the eHD is always kompletly dead (it needs a power
off to restart), i also suspected a hardware problem.

I placed a Fan next to the card and, guess what, ... it works for more
than an hour right now... and still running.

> Reelbox plugin still occasionally freezes, but so it has always done.
> The reelbox plugin is of course a joke and I deeply regret buying the
> card from Reel-Multimedia. Hopefully the VDPAU is more promising.
> BR,
> Josce
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Falk Spitzberg
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