[vdr] Recommendation for new hd vdr system.

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 11:09:21 CET 2010


2010/1/2 Mika Laitio <lamikr at pilppa.org>:
>> OK, i finally found the time to complete a VDR PC
>> based on the ION board.
>>
>> The good news are:
>>
>> + 1080p plays back smoothly with xine/vdpau
>>  with very low CPU usage.
>> + sound over HDMI works.
>> + the streamdev-client plugin works - even with HD channels.
>> + the xine plugin works fine - also with HD channels and HD
>>  recordings. I had to tweak a few config items.
>>
>> The not-so-good news are:
>>
>> + The fan is a bit loud and so far I have not found
>>  a silent replacement fan.
>> + I originally set up the system as a diskless (nfsroot)
>>  system, but KDE 4 (I am using OpenSuSE 11.2) performs
>>  unbearably slow, so I was forced to install a hard disk.
>>
>>
>> So, as it turns out, I do not need a DVB card in the PC
>> (the server has 2 DVB-S cards and one DVB card).
>> If I keep it that way, I really do not need the PCI slot,
>> so I could use one of these passively cooled main boards
>> http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a467665.html
>> http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a439268.html
>>
>> I currently use this (actively cooled) main board:
>> http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a455388.html
>>
>> Using a passively cooled main board would solve the
>> fan noise problem.
>
> I also finally setted up my ion system.
> I have a similar kind of passive cooled zotac that you put in your links but
> found out that without any cooling it's temperature get still pretty hight
> 60-65 celcius.
>
> The included 4 inch fan was indeed pretty noisy, so I invested for a 8 inc
> fan and put that to my own made wooden case. (I first used old case from
> broken video, but that one had about 30 cm extra width, so I ended up making
> my own case)
>
> With this 8 inch fan, the cpu and mcu temperatures are now about 40 celcius.
>
> If you are interested, I put a picture on
>  http://pilppa.org/home/blogs/index/1
>
> For some reason the "--video vdpau" option for vdr-sxfe still does not work
> for me... (Using mandriva 2010 version of everything else except from own
> build vdr-1.7.10 and couple od days old xineliboutput plugin with latest fix
> being: Fixed generating lirc key release events)
> ). gdb crash log is below:
>
> (gdb) set args xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890 --video vdpau
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /usr/local/bin/vdr-sxfe xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890
> --video vdpau
> [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
> vdr-sxfe 1.0.90-cvs  (build with xine-lib 1.1.16, using xine-lib 1.1.16)
>
> Video driver: vdpau
> VDR Server: xvdr+tcp://192.168.3.11:37890
>
> [New Thread 0x7fa4ab9af6f0 (LWP 10536)]
> [10536] [vdr-fe]    GNOME screensaver disabled
> [New Thread 0x7fa4a3514910 (LWP 10545)]
> [10536] [vdr-fe]    fe_xine_init: xine_open_video_driver("vdpau") failed
> Error initializing xine
> [Thread 0x7fa4a3514910 (LWP 10545) exited]
>
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> 0x00007fa4aa5e2cad in pthread_mutex_lock () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
> Missing debug package(s), you should install:
> dbus-debug-1.2.16-2mdv2010.0.x86_64 dbus-glib-debug-0.82-1mdv2010.0.x86_64
> faac-debug-1.28-3plf2010.0.x86_64 faad2-debug-2.7-1plf2009.1.x86_64
> gcc-debug-4.4.1-4.1mnb2.x86_64 glib2.0-debug-2.22.2-2mdv2010.0.x86_64
> glibc-debug-2.10.1-6.2mnb2.x86_64 lame-debug-3.98.2-1plf2009.0.x86_64
> libalsa2-debug-1.0.21a-1mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libcdio-debug-0.81-5mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libdvdcss-debug-1.2.10-2plf2010.0.x86_64 libjpeg-debug-7-5mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libogg-debug-1.1.4-2mdv2010.0.x86_64 libtheora-debug-1.1.0-1mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libvorbis-debug-1.2.3-1mdv2010.0.x86_64 libx11-debug-1.2.2-2mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libxau-debug-1.0.5-1mdv2010.0.x86_64 libxcb-debug-1.4-3.2mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libxcursor-debug-1.1.10-1mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libxdmcp-debug-1.0.3-1mdv2010.0.x86_64 libxext-debug-1.0.5-1mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libxfixes-debug-4.0.3-5mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libxinerama-debug-1.0.3-3mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libxrandr-debug-1.3.0-2mdv2010.0.x86_64
> libxrender-debug-0.9.4-5mdv2010.0.x86_64 pcre-debug-7.9-1mdv2010.0.x86_64
> real-codecs-debug-1.2-4plf2010.0.x86_64
> vcdimager-debug-0.7.23-9mdv2010.0.x86_64
> xine-lib-debug-1.1.16.3-2plf2010.0.x86_64
> zlib-debug-1.2.3-13mdv2010.0.x86_64
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x00007fa4aa5e2cad in pthread_mutex_lock () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
> #1  0x00007fa4a9a09773 in xine_list_video_output_plugins ()
>   from /usr/lib64/libxine.so.1
> #2  0x000000000040cc80 in list_plugins_type (xine=0x1,
>    msg=0x416993 "Available video drivers:",
>    list_func=0x7fa4a9a09740 <xine_list_video_output_plugins>)
>    at xine_frontend.c:107
> #3  0x000000000040cd57 in list_xine_plugins (fe=<value optimized out>,
>    verbose=0) at xine_frontend.c:125
> #4  0x0000000000412648 in main (argc=<value optimized out>,
>    argv=0x7fff415c6e08) at xine_frontend_main.c:749
>

Have you compiled vdr-xineliboutput with --enable-vdpau ?
what does ./configure show and are you using xine-lib-1.2 HG with vdpau patch?

>
> Mika
>
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