[vdr] Restricting a particular dvb card from tuning to channels with a selected modulation

Teemu Rantanen tvr at iki.fi
Sat Apr 3 21:32:22 CEST 2010

I see... I actually noticed cDeviceHook but couldn't figure out if it could
be used or not as there was no reference anywhere for it.

This patch could be very nicely implemented fully in a plugin. I'll try



2010/4/3 VDR User <user.vdr at gmail.com>

> Klaus added the ability to limit satellites to certain dvb card in
> VDR-1.7.13.  However, a lot of users have the need to do device
> limiting at the transponder level, which VDR still can't do (and
> likely will never do I think, unfortunately).  But, Klaus also added
> device hooks in VDR-1.7.13 as well:
> - Implemented cDeviceHook to allow plugins more control over which device
> can
>  provide which transponder (thanks to Reinhard Nissl).
> This means that a plugin can be written that DOES provide device
> limiting at the transponder level!  Rnissl, as a test for the device
> hook patch, threw together a quick skeleton plugin using hardcoded
> values and it worked great.  To finish the plugin, it would just need
> support for a conf file where you define which
> transponder:polarity:satellite & devices you want to limit them to.  I
> assume this file would be read into a table stored in memory, and then
> referenced during a channel change for live tv or recording.
> If Rnissl see's this, maybe he'll elaborate further.
> Cheers,
> Derek
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