[vdr] How to properly attach stream to live view?

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Sun Jul 18 15:45:02 CEST 2010

Hi list, hi Klaus,

In continuation of this old topic [1] and the bug ticket [2]:

I've written a patch that changes handling of receivers in VDR. The
patch makes sure that receivers of priority of -1 won't block a device,
without re-introducing the Live TV Freeze [3] bug.

Details of this issue are very well documented in [2], patches are also
available there.

In short, -1 receivers are supposed to be disconnectable at any time,
but transfer mode runs at -1 priority too, and should not be
disconnected. Transfer mode runs at -1 so that an existing transfer mode
does not block channel switching. The solution is to let the channel
switch code know that the transfer source device will soon be available.



[1] http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-June/017073.html
[2] http://projects.vdr-developer.org/issues/show/10
[3] http://linuxtv.org/mailinglists/vdr/2004/05-2004/msg00115.html

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