[vdr] multiple non-independent frontends (was: Re: [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.11)

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Wed Jan 6 14:55:54 CET 2010


On 06.01.2010 14:22, Tomasz Bubel wrote:
> [...]
>> - Added support for DVB cards with multiple fontends. Note that this only
>>  works for DVB cards where each frontend can be used independently of all
>>  the others on the same adapter.
> [...]
> Any chance of using using DVB-T frontend on HVR-4000? This card have 2
> separate frontends. And as quoted on
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-4000:
> 
> "Multiple frontends are supported: DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T appear as
> /dev/dvb/adapterN/frontend0 and /dev/dvb/adapterN/frontend1
> respectively.
> 
> Due to a hardware limitation, the two frontends cannot be used
> simultaneously. However they can be used sequentially within the same
> application. The driver handles the mutual exclusion appropriately."

Well, that's still a problem.
Is there a defined way (via the LinuxDVB driver API) through which VDR
can find out whether the frontends can be used independently?

Klaus



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