[vdr] Unwatchable channels (vdr-xine, dxr3, vlc, mplayer)

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Wed Oct 6 10:11:33 CEST 2010

En/na Luca Olivetti ha escrit:
> En/na Newsy Paper ha escrit:
>> which DVB card and which driver version do you use? I also had those 
>> problems with an old skystar 2. Nr of pid filters was too low and 
>> datarate of the stream was to high to transport it completely I was told.
> The card is indeed a skystar 2, but these are fairly low bitrate 
> channels, and dvbstream has no problem with them (hence excluding an 
> issue with the card or the signal).
> It's true that dvbstream is only streaming the audio and video pids, 
> while vdr is also using filters for eit/pmt/sdt, but I don't really 
> think that's a problem, otherwise I'd see it with other, more demanding, 
> channels, that actually work fine.
> I have no problem with various hd channels and also have no problem 
> recording/watching several channels at once (on the same transponder), 
> so that also should exclude a problem with the available amount of pid 
> filters.

Ah, I see, you refer to the global bandwidth of the transponder and that 
it could exceed the capacity of the skystar2 if more than 6 pid filters 
are needed and it switches to full ts streaming.
That could indeed be the case, I'll check when I'm at home.


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