[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.24

Gero geronimo013 at gmx.de
Mon Mar 5 10:52:51 CET 2012

On Monday 05 March 2012 - 09:02:56, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 05.03.2012 04:47, Gero wrote:
> > On Sunday 04 March 2012 - 22:51:36, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> >> On 04.03.2012 19:04, Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
> >>> ...
> >>> A problem I have run into before is not that a channel is down, though
> >>> that also happens, but that a tuner is down. I've had tuner crashes,
> >>> but vdr just stayed with that tuner/chanel and recorded nothing. I
> >>> currently have 5 ATA tuners. 2 Dual tuner cards and a single.
> >> 
> >> Didn't VDR report a "video data stream broken" and perform a restart?
> > 
> > That problem coincides with my problem of recordings with length 0 and
> > filesize of few megabytes. Didn't know that it comes from a crashed
> > tuner.
> > 
> > If I remember right, there was no "video data stream broken" message and
> > after enabling the automatic shutdown I realized, that the vdr waits
> > until no recording is active before initiating the restart.
> > 
> > So the automatic restart did not really help anything, especially in
> > environments, where multiple parallel recordings are most probably to
> > happen.
> It doesn't matter whether there is only one or multiple recordings.
> Whenever a "video data stream broken" occurs, VDR performs an immediate
> "emergency exit" (unless you turned that off, but then you're on
> your own).

That might be true.

When I first reported recordings with length 0, the emergency exit was 
disabled. That time I had log-entries with "video data stream broken". 
According your advice, I enabled it, but since then I had no more log-entries 
with "video data stream broken", but had recordings with length 0

So there might be other reasons that stop vdr from recording without any 
notice / log entry

> So if a tuner doesn't deliver any more data, VDR restarts
> and reloads the driver (provided you use a properly set up "runvdr"
> script).

Hm, I gues my runvdr might be ok, since my backend does timer-controlled 
wakeup and shuts down in idle state.

kind regards


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