[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.24

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Mon Mar 5 19:54:40 CET 2012

On 3/5/2012 2:52 AM, Gero wrote:
> On Monday 05 March 2012 - 09:02:56, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> On 05.03.2012 04:47, Gero wrote:
>>> On Sunday 04 March 2012 - 22:51:36, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>>> On 04.03.2012 19:04, Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
>>>>> ...
>>>>> A problem I have run into before is not that a channel is down, though
>>>>> that also happens, but that a tuner is down. I've had tuner crashes,
>>>>> but vdr just stayed with that tuner/chanel and recorded nothing. I
>>>>> currently have 5 ATA tuners. 2 Dual tuner cards and a single.
>>>> Didn't VDR report a "video data stream broken" and perform a restart?
>>> That problem coincides with my problem of recordings with length 0 and
>>> filesize of few megabytes. Didn't know that it comes from a crashed
>>> tuner.
>>> If I remember right, there was no "video data stream broken" message and
>>> after enabling the automatic shutdown I realized, that the vdr waits
>>> until no recording is active before initiating the restart.
>>> So the automatic restart did not really help anything, especially in
>>> environments, where multiple parallel recordings are most probably to
>>> happen.
>> It doesn't matter whether there is only one or multiple recordings.
>> Whenever a "video data stream broken" occurs, VDR performs an immediate
>> "emergency exit" (unless you turned that off, but then you're on
>> your own).
> That might be true.
> When I first reported recordings with length 0, the emergency exit was
> disabled. That time I had log-entries with "video data stream broken".
> According your advice, I enabled it, but since then I had no more log-entries
> with "video data stream broken", but had recordings with length 0
> So there might be other reasons that stop vdr from recording without any
> notice / log entry
>> So if a tuner doesn't deliver any more data, VDR restarts
>> and reloads the driver (provided you use a properly set up "runvdr"
>> script).
> Hm, I gues my runvdr might be ok, since my backend does timer-controlled
> wakeup and shuts down in idle state.
> kind regards
> Gero

Restarting when you have more then one recording screws up the working 
ones. The local broadcasters are morons about digital broadcast. Even 
with a good strong signal you can have broken up video which would 
trigger the restart making things even worse.

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