[vdr] ATSC Channel frequency crashing VDR

Rob Davis rob at davis-family.info
Tue Apr 13 21:45:19 CEST 2010

> Just had a thought, that may be some kind of data or guide channel and
> vdr is getting something it doesn't know what to do with or thinks it
> does and is wrong. what scanner are you using to pick up that channel
> and what cable company is it?

It's Comcast.  I am trying to narrow down the problem.  I tried putting my
USB dongle in the server yesterday, but couldn't get VDR up long enough to
work out which card it was using for the channel, may try again today.

The usb adapter works upstairs on a patched VDR 1.6, but am not sure it
works on 1.7.12 yet.. Will try again tomorrow.  My main problem is by the
time I get home from work, my wife wants to watch TV.

I discovered scte65scan, which I think will be excellent, I will probably
use that and w_scan to a kaffeine file to create a channels.conf file with
names on it.

VDR with update pids will throw away the audio pids consistently and put
caids in when I can actually view the channels, so I don't use that..

> On 4/12/2010 1:36 PM, Rob Davis wrote:
>> Hi Guys, I have two ATSC adapter.
>> On one I scan my channels, create my channels.conf file (via a
>> convoluted
>> script), the channels work on that laptop using 1.6. I make a couple of
>> edits to allow it to work on 1.7.12, but a particular frequency causes
>> VDR
>> to crash and get restarted by the watchdog..
>> The offending frequency is 567000, It's a Qam256 ATSC Cable frequency.
>> I
>> have an HVR1850 PCI-E adapter.  Unfortunetly, it's the mux with all my
>> local SD channels, although I can watch the HD ones, two channels don't
>> have HD versions..
>> I can't see anything in dmesg or the vdr log which causes a problem.
>> As an aside, a scan using w_scan to create a kaffeine channels.conf file
>> on that adapter, doesn't find anything on that frequency.  Am I getting
>> interference from something?  Any ideas?
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