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But what I am doing wrong here ?
But what I am doing wrong here ?

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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 cllection #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 "Channel not available" or something like that and it switches to channel #23 but there was also nothing to display ... so what ?!

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 ?