[vdr] Running vdr with a tunerless FF card (possibly a patch request)

2008-05-05 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, here's my setup: - one old FF DVB-C card - one new DVB-C Buget card with a CAM - another new DVB-C Budget card (but without a CAM) The FF card is too slow the handle the incoming data rates of some channels. I know about [1], but don't want to break my old card with my limited soldering

[vdr] CAM menu umlauts broken?

2008-05-05 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, on my e-tobi based 1.6 setup, the CAM menu umlauts are broken, while all the other menu items (that I checked so far) use the correct encoding. Is there a recoding missing between the CAM and the vdr OSD? Thanks, Hanno ___ vdr mailing list

Re: [vdr] Running vdr with a tunerless FF card (possibly a patch request)

2008-05-09 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, How can I achieve that with vanilla vdr? Any suggestion or pointers to documents would be most helpful. I tried to find a solution in the usual places (vdr-portal, vdr-wiki) but with very limited success. Thanks, Hanno ___ vdr mailing list

Re: [vdr] Running vdr with a tunerless FF card (possibly a patch request)

2008-05-09 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, In cDvbDevice::ProvidesSource(int Source) you could insert at the beginning if (CardIndex() == MyTunerlessFFcardsIndex) return false; where MyTunerlessFFcardsIndex would be the index of cour card. Thanks! Are there any plans to make this configurable for end-users (like it's

Re: [vdr] Running vdr with a tunerless FF card (possibly a patch request)

2008-05-13 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, I would like this feature added too. There is a feature called TurnOffPrimary that's part of the extensions patch. http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Extensions-Patch I cannot say if the patch is written in a style that Klaus likes or if it needs to be rewritten, but it would be nice

Re: [vdr] CAM menu umlauts broken?

2008-05-18 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, on my e-tobi based 1.6 setup, the CAM menu umlauts are broken, while all the other menu items (that I checked so far) use the correct encoding. Is there a recoding missing between the CAM and the vdr OSD? What LANG environment are u using? Please look at your /etc/defaults/vdr file.

[vdr] vdr keeps forgetting the CAM

2008-05-19 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, my e-tobi-based vdr 1.6 setup keeps forgetting that it has a valid CAM installed. When I go to the CAM setup menu and use reset, vdr finds it again. Is this is a known issue? If not, how can I help debugging it? Thanks, Hanno ___ vdr mailing

Re: [vdr] CAM menu umlauts broken?

2008-05-21 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, on my e-tobi based 1.6 setup, the CAM menu umlauts are broken, while all the other menu items (that I checked so far) use the correct encoding. Is there a recoding missing between the CAM and the vdr OSD? What LANG environment are u using? Please look at your /etc/defaults/vdr file.

Re: [vdr] CAM menu umlauts broken?

2008-05-27 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, Please try the following (untested) version of this function in ci.c: Thanks. That works, umlauts are ok now. Strange though that Thomas Creutz reported earlier [*] that it worked without the patch on his system: On my e-tobi based install, my cam don't have problems with de_DE.UTF-8

[vdr] update 1.4 to 1.6 - cutting recordings makes vdr unresponsive

2008-06-09 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, I have updated my vdr: Old: Celeron 850 MHz, 256 MB Ram, very slow but silent PATA disk, Debian, vdr 1.4.x (e-tobi) New: AMD Athlon X2 2,1 GHz, 2 GB Ram, standard SATA disk, Ubuntu, vdr 1.6.x (self-compiled from e-tobi's repository) The hardware should be much faster now, but vdr turns

[vdr] beta test: e-tobi's vdr packages for Ubuntu

2008-06-10 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, with lots of help from Tobias Grimm, the e-tobi multipatch packages now compile cleanly for Ubuntu. You can find a description and a first batch of binaries here: http://www.hanno.de/blog/2008/beta-test-e-tobi-vdr-packages-ubuntu-hardy/ Testers welcome. Regards, Hanno

[vdr] Use of vdr within TV companies?

2008-06-13 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, are there known users of vdr within TV or radio operators? There was a claim that some TV stations use vdr to archive their broadcast stream and another that vdr is used by cable companies as part of their infrastructure. Are there any references / citations for this? Thanks, Hanno

Re: [vdr] Use of vdr within TV companies?

2008-06-13 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, It would make for nice PR if either were true! Here's one I found: http://www.en.xeatre.tv/cms/index.php?page=tv-sender http://www.en.xeatre.tv/cms/index.php?page=unternehmen Based on vdr, used for broadcast archives. Xeatre.tv is in use at a number of media companies, press agencies

Re: [vdr] pvr-input

2008-06-17 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, Is anyone still maintaining this code? Or is there another IVTV supported plugin? vdr-analogTV ? http://www.ko0l.de/download/vdr/analogtv/ It is not clear if the maintainer has stopped working on it, but from an outside view, the plugin appears to be orphaned. The code doesn't

Re: [vdr] pvr-input

2008-06-17 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, Simon Baxter schrieb: Is anyone still maintaining this code? Apparently, yes: http://drseltsam.device.name/vdr/pvr/src/pvrinput/ Since the ivtv driver API changed in ivtv = 0.8 a lot of API calls are no longer existent/working. Unfortunally the author does no longer maintain this

Re: [vdr] lcdproc, utf-8 VDR

2008-06-17 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, My VDR with utf-8 is working marvelously, except for a small cosmetic problem. The non-7-bit characters are not shown correctly on my LCD. You might want to try Joachim Wilke's patched version of the lcdproc plugin. http://www.joachim-wilke.de/?alias=vdr-patches Afaik, he fixed that.

[vdr] The issue of orphaned plugins, addons and patches (Re: pvr-input)

2008-06-17 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi everyone, Simon Baxter schrieb: Good searching!! No, I just checked vdr-wiki.de, they have an extensive (but German) list of plugins plus patches and current maintainers. http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Plugins Which leads to a related topic. It appears that several plugins and

Re: [vdr] Failed to read channels.conf after adding transponder

2008-06-17 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, Is there an easy fix I could test right now? Can I disable the channel-checking? Yes, you can. Check the DVB settings menu. Regards, Hanno ___ vdr mailing list vdr@linuxtv.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr

Re: [vdr] The issue of orphaned plugins, addons and patches (Re: pvr-input)

2008-06-23 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, 1) too many vdr-related projects dying or being orphaned when the original author looses interest In most cases, its probably not just loosing interest, but running out of time. Handling a job, a family and a time-consuming hobby all at once is nearly impossible... Yes, but what

Re: [vdr] beta test: e-tobi's vdr packages for Ubuntu

2008-06-25 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, with lots of help from Tobias Grimm, the e-tobi multipatch packages now compile cleanly for Ubuntu. You can find a description and a first batch of binaries here: the three flavours of e-tobi vdr (standard, multipatch and extensions) now available for i386 and amd64:

[vdr] TV channel logo collection - logo requests and illustrator/freehand help

2008-06-26 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, the TV channel logo graphics collection installed on my vdr has about 650 logos, many of them out of date, some of them in bad shape. So it might be a good idea to update the collection. Asking my lawyer confirmed that distributing TV channel logo graphics for open source software is

[vdr] Anyone having contacts to ZDF? (Re: TV channel logo collection)

2008-07-02 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, So far, noone turned down the request and I have collected a critical mass of logos within a few days: http://www.linuxtv.org/vdrwiki/index.php/Logo_Collection Sigh. I got the first refusal. To my surprise by the non-commercial public German TV channel ZDF. If anyone is having good

Re: [vdr] TV channel logo collection - logo requests and illustrator/freehand help

2008-07-02 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, That 'non-commercial' restriction pretty much prevents plugins with such logos to be included in Linux distributions though. At least it makes the package non-free. That's fine by me. A non-free collection with permission by the logo owners would be a major improvement over the current

Re: [vdr] Anyone having contacts to ZDF? (Re: TV channel logo collection)

2008-07-02 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, I applaud the effort, and IANAL, but with all due respect, are you certain that the license agreement draft says what you intend? Yes. For example, the non-commercial word is problematic. GPL _allows_ commercial distribution, and removing that possiblity makes your license

Re: [vdr] Anyone having contacts to ZDF? (Re: TV channel logo collection)

2008-07-02 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hanno Zulla schrieb: non-free download To clarify: non-GPL download (non-free in the sense of Debian). Regards, Hanno ___ vdr mailing list vdr@linuxtv.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr

Re: [vdr] VDR with S2API (update)

2008-12-09 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, I'm pretty sure there are quite a few systems out there using FF DVB cards. I wonder why you are constantly arguing against them ;-) I own an FF card for two reasons only: It offers better video quality on a CRT TV and vdr (1.6) prefers it. There are a few things to dislike about FF

[vdr] e-tobi vdr binaries for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

2008-12-10 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, thanks to Tobi's help, there are now updated binary packages for Ubuntu Intrepid available. Have fun: http://www.hanno.de/blog/category/vdr/ Regards, Hanno ___ vdr mailing list vdr@linuxtv.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr

[vdr] How to debug skips async with vdr?

2008-12-10 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, since upgrading to the most recent Ubuntu release 8.10 (Intrepid), my FF card is having problems. It is async with audio, both for some live TV channels and some recordings. It is also skipping while watching live TV. (This is not a full diagnosis, but the skipping appears to be limited to

Re: [vdr] VDR with S2API (update)

2008-12-10 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, Why don't you just use such a graphics card then? You're right. After my previous message in this thread, I updated my vdr box yesterday, only to find FF output not working properly (once again). [*] Now I'm considering the built-in graphics card as an alternative output, hoping that it

Re: [vdr] How to debug skips async with vdr?

2008-12-10 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, gimli schrieb: Did you also try the latest v4l-dvb hd drivers if there is a difference ? No, I did not. I try to use default drivers and packages whenever possible, since it's good to use the distributor's updates. Can you point me to a straightforward installation guide of those drivers

Re: [vdr] How to debug skips async with vdr?

2008-12-10 Thread Hanno Zulla
gimli schrieb: sure, here it is for intrepid :) Thanks. I tried the newer drivers, but the problem remains. Regards, Hanno ___ vdr mailing list vdr@linuxtv.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr

[vdr] shutdown-hook timezone?

2008-12-18 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, what is the timezone of the next timer Unixtime/time_t parameter that vdr passes to the shutdown-hooks? Regards, Hanno ___ vdr mailing list vdr@linuxtv.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr

[vdr] Congrats to projects.vdr-developer.org (Re: ANNOUNCE vdr-ttxtsubs 0.0.7)

2008-12-19 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi Tobi, congrats for the idea to set up projects.vdr-developer.org. Let's hope that more people will join the site to maintain popular, yet orphaned plugins! If you want to contribute but don't know what to do - start with some code refactoring! Sounds like a good suggestion. Regards,

[vdr] How: vdr 1.6, 2 cards, one smartcard?

2010-04-06 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, here's my setup: - vdr 1.6 - 2 dvb-c cards by the same brand - 1 CAM reader connected one of the two dvb-c cards - 1 smarcard ok, so how do I tell vdr that the decrypted channels are available on one of the cards, only? Thanks, Hanno ___ vdr

Re: [vdr] VDR and ACPI wakeup for recording

2010-05-31 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, 1) Has this already been integrated to vdr? A working ACPI wakeup script was written by Tobi in 2003 and has been maintained by him as a debian package since then: http://www.e-tobi.net/vdr-experimental/pool-sid/source/addons/vdr-addon-acpiwakeup_0.0.10.tar.gz It works nicely on my

Re: [vdr] VDR and ACPI wakeup for recording

2010-05-31 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, Read: http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/archive/75121/thread.html where the guy complains about not having the wakeup file That thread is two years old. or please post your own script (or the link) especially the part that writes the WAKEUP_FILE=/var/cache/vdr/acpiwakeup.time. This is

Re: [vdr] Request: E parameter in channels.conf for epg scan

2010-12-06 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, I don't see the advantage of implementing this directly into the VDR. I do and would love to see this feature. My cable TV provider offers several regional variations of the same TV channel (*). They will show the same shows most of the time and differ only for a regional broadcast once or

Re: [vdr] [ANNOUNCE] epgfixer-plugin 0.1.0

2012-05-08 Thread Hanno Zulla
Hi, This broadcaster (Cyfra+) sells own decoders which works, so i doubt it will fix it for a few persons using VDR :) but of course I can try do mail them. Do try. I made the experience that some engineers at these broadcasters even use VDR at home or know folks who do, so they are grateful

Re: [vdr] Quiet times...

2012-08-06 Thread Hanno Zulla
Am 06.08.2012 09:04, schrieb Klaus Schmidinger: It's been rather quiet on the VDR mailing list lately, but I guess everybody (like myself) is enjoying the summer and engaged in outdoor activities... Actually, I'm just reading, eagerly awaiting Version 2. Fingers crossed, Hanno