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this is my first try ... so give me a chance ;-)

I am quite new to the VDR but I have tried about a year to get it running. I want to have a streaming server and some streaming clients: The server is equipped with

  • 2x NovaS Hauppauge
  • simple graphic card
  • simple 100MBit NW card (will upgrade that if testsystem runs)
  • 120GB HDD PATA
  • 3Ghz PIV
  • 256MB Ram

The (testing) client:

  • Debian linux
  • 1x NexusS Hauppauge FFCard
 ==> a connected HIFI and TV on it
  • 1x integrated video
  • 1x integrated 100MBit NW card
  • 1.3Ghz Athlon
  • 256MB Ram

I have installed the latest CT VDR 5.0 (11/2006) from the software collection #2 on client and server.

Configuration on Client [Streamdev-Client-Plugin (0.3.3-pre-geni)] under debian:

  • Client starten: ja
  • IP der Gegenseite:
  • Port der Gegenseite: 2004
  • Filter Streaming: nein
  • EPG synchronisieren: nein

Server config for the streamdev-server-plugin seems to be correct as I can see TV from different Windows(!) workstations with the VDRMediaClient without any(!) problems.

So the question is how to get my testing-client running. It shows always a black screen. I tested previously two installation orders:

1st: Installing CT VDR with all hardware equipped

==> this gave me always "Kanal nicht verfügbar" and it switches to channel #23 but there was also nothing to display ... so what ?! I tried to switch the DVB device (I have the option to choose between two in the OSD: the DVB-S card and the streamdev-client). But no positive result. The DVB-S card seems to run; if I connect the satelite cable to it the TV is shown. So how to do input by streamdev-client and output by the DVB-S card on TV ??? I assumed an installation order problem ...

2nd: Installing CT VDR new (including repartitioning) without NexusS Hauppauge card.

After activation of the "streaming-client-plugin" (via OSD, incl. config of the few parameters) I shut down the system. Then I installed the NexusS card again.

But ... after reboot the system shows me now on every channel a black TV-screen.

So what happened here ? I am experienced in networks but not in linux.

Please NO suggestions about using XINE or MPlayer or others. I want (if possible) just running THIS system. But what I am doing wrong here ?

I am thankful for ANY real help !!!

P.S.: Forgot to say that I have added the Test-Clients IP to the streamdev-server config


Sorry, can't help you.

But it would be better to post your problem in the vdr-portal. It is german, but english is also welcome (e.g. there is an international section).

--Monroe 13:23, 17 June 2006 (CEST)

New main page entry: single-board or "tiny" computers

I think that Main_Page needs to link to a category of single-board computers, right before Case, which is more applicable to commodity PC hardware. To start with, this page should list the newly created page Raspberry_Pi. There are many other ARM based systems can be used with VDR. I have seen pictures of DIY cases. --Dr-m (talk) 19:40, 28 December 2022 (UTC)