[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.24

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Mon Mar 5 22:44:33 CET 2012

On 05.03.2012 19:54, Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
> On 3/5/2012 2:52 AM, Gero wrote:
>> 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
>> Gero
> Restarting when you have more then one recording screws up the working ones. The local broadcasters are morons about digital broadcast. Even with a good strong signal you can have broken up video which would trigger the restart making things even worse.

Well, then I guess you need to make your hardware/drivers work properly, so
that you can turn off the emergency exit. VDR can only work with what it gets.


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