[vdr] streamdev-client blocking

Rob Davis rob.davis at libero.it
Sat Apr 28 18:24:39 CEST 2007

Rob Davis wrote:
> Having read the "Using VDR on Mac OS" threads, I have tried out
> streamdev-client (had been using the server quite often) no a DVB-less
> system.  I am running this under gentoo which creates a VDR process in
> the bootup, then I use vdr-sxfe to display on the screen.
> I have managed to get this working by copying the channels.conf over
> from the original vdr-server, however, when I close vdr-sxfe, the VDR
> server on the streamdev-client machine doesn't release the stream, which
> means that no one else can change channel.  Is there a way to release
> the stream to allow channel changing on the server without closing the
> second vdr process (which would require root access).
> I figured if I had a local dvb card then switching channels to something
> local would do it, but I don't, and won't when I get this running on OsX.

Further to my own email, I think I need a dud channels.conf channel that
i can select to put the client in suspend mode.  However, everytime I
try something I get "channel not available"...

Is this the right track?

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Rob Davis

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