Re: [vdr] FF card substitute - Budget and PVR 350?

2006-10-20 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Torgeir Veimo wrote: You might still use a VGA card and get very good TV signal output. The matrox cards can do interlaced output with perfect field alignment. There might be some lip sync issues though, but the softdevice plugin gets better every day. My

[vdr] df_xine OSD

2006-10-20 Thread Tony Houghton
When using df_xine with Matrox CRTC2 the OSD is often too wide and a significant portion is missing from the RHS. Is there any way to correct it? I can't tell what makes it intermittent, it doesn't seem to depend on whether the programme is widescreen. NB my TV is widescreen and as df_xine doesn't

Re: [vdr] Can xineliboutput and dxr3 coexist?

2006-10-22 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Glyn Edwards wrote: ISTR you can connect directly with MPlayer or Xine by streaming HTTP and part of the URL tells it which channel to select. True, but as far as I'm aware, you can't access recordings and FFwd and Rwd etc... Both the above players can play vdr files.

[vdr] SVDRP connection freezes

2006-10-30 Thread Tony Houghton
I'm writing an HTPC application called boxstar http://boxstar.sourceforge.net, and its latest functionality is to launch xine to watch VDR. The only way I could think of to be able to use both boxstar and VDR with the same remote control was to have boxstar always in charge of the remote and pass

Re: [vdr] SVDRP connection freezes

2006-10-31 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Udo Richter wrote: Holding the SVDRP connection for a long time is not a good idea, since VDR can only keep one SVDRP connection open at the same time. Holding the line permanently would block out other uses like VDRAdmin or EPGSearch plugin. ISTR reading about the

Re: [vdr] SVDRP connection freezes

2006-10-31 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Houghton wrote: The problem is that the svdrp connection has a tendency to freeze. [Snip] but it still happens very often when pressing the Red button to open the progress bar. [When playing a recording] I've since noticed that when SVDRP freezes while

Re: [vdr] SVDRP connection freezes

2006-11-02 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Houghton wrote: In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Houghton wrote: The problem is that the svdrp connection has a tendency to freeze. [Snip] but it still happens very often when pressing the Red button to open the progress bar. [When playing a recording

Re: AW: [vdr] Xineliboutput with DirectFB

2006-11-02 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], . wrote: Hi, i want to run it with mythtv :) and for that i need to get vdr in background mode. And xine also can be exported to my desktop pc... And last reason is it might be a xinelibouput plugin problem with dfb, and that plugin has no mailinglist. You could try

Re: AW: [vdr] Xineliboutput with DirectFB

2006-11-08 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jaakko Kyro wrote: On Thursday 02 November 2006 21:44, Tony Houghton wrote: Another good reason to use xineliboutput instead of softdevice is that xine is much better at A/V sync than softdevice IME. I got interested in this and tried things out. Neither xine nor

Re: [vdr] [ANNOUNCE] vdr-xine-0.7.10 plugin

2006-12-11 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Darren Salt wrote: I should have updated .debs available within a day or two. libxine1 1.1.3-2 will include an *experimental* AFD patch in the expand plugin - I'm not interested in bug reports concerning this unless they're accompanied by patches. Is there any chance

Re: [vdr] [ANNOUNCE] vdr-xine-0.7.10 plugin

2006-12-12 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Darren Salt wrote: I demand that Tony Houghton may or may not have written... Is there any chance you could enable the DirectFB output in your libxine package? It's too late for 1.1.3-2, but I've enabled it ready for whenever I next decide to do a package update

Re: [vdr] [ANNOUNCE] vdr-xine-0.7.10 plugin

2006-12-13 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Darren Salt wrote: I demand that Tony Houghton may or may not have written... In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Darren Salt wrote: I demand that Tony Houghton may or may not have written... Is there any chance you could enable the DirectFB output in your libxine package

Re: [vdr] xineliboutput settings help.

2006-12-16 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Seppo Ingalsuo wrote: This is a bit off-thread but I guess the pain in the *** interlaced video won't be killed in near future. Has anyone been able to output with xinelibout properly scaled video to 1080i over DVI/HDMI without need to de-interlace in PC but in the

Re: [vdr] xineliboutput settings help.

2006-12-18 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Houghton wrote: I've tried it out in an experimental video player I'm writing (which is easier than getting mythtv to work!). The [DRI] vsync appears to work but I haven't tried it on a TV yet to see if it solves the interlacing problem. I managed to try it out

Re: [vdr] New VDR hardware

2006-12-30 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Torgeir Veimo wrote: ATIs and NVIDIAs latest chipset can do adaptive deinterlacing (simple BOB or WEAVE doesn't suffice), and has a much higher resolution available for HDTV decoding and scaling when doing XvMC decoding. How good is Linux support for these? I was

Re: [vdr] New VDR hardware

2007-01-05 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Matthias Schwarzott wrote: On Thursday 04 January 2007 10:20, Laz wrote: Hmmm...I've got one of these and I've never seen it disconnect yet (a few months so far...fingers crossed!). When I've seen USB disconnections with two USB2 Nova-T devices, I was getting

Re: [vdr] Centralized VDR solution?

2007-01-09 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Marko Mäkelä wrote: 100 Mb/s LAN is enough. Come to think of it, the SDTV DVB stream is only a few megabits per second, and it is the compressed MPEG stream that is being transferred. However, I wouldn't try this over WLAN. The error protection in streaming protocols

Re: [vdr] VDR not starting properly with softdevice on boot

2007-01-16 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Kartsa wrote: I have Fedora Core 6 and vdr installed using yum. The problem is that it takes all the cpu time after boot and I have to restart vdr to make it run properly. I have vdr-1.4.4 with softdevice-0.3.1 and subtitles-0.4.0. My cpu is PIII 550MHz and I use

Re: [vdr] VDR not starting properly with softdevice on boot

2007-01-16 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Kartsa wrote: I've never tried xine plugin. Does it need X to work? The plugin doesn't really care what version of xine you use to connect to it. df_xine is a version of xine that uses DirectFB instead of X. I use it myself on a Matrox G450. -- TH *

Re: [vdr] multiple video formats with fbxine

2007-01-31 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], you wrote: I am using fbxine with the xine-plugin. How can I browse a directory structure and and open the video-file and use lirc to control the presentation and return to the vdr menu If your remote control supports /dev/input events, which I think is standard for the

Re: [vdr] [RFC] Shutdown rewrite for 1.5.x

2007-02-01 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], you wrote: I wouldn't be so sure about the majority of VDRs using FF cards. I haven't seen any ad for an FF card, but I have seen many ads for cheap USB DVB-T tuners. The trend is likely to change, given that decoding MPEG-2 is no challenge to current PC hardware.

Re: [vdr] [RFC] Shutdown rewrite for 1.5.x

2007-02-01 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Patrick Mackin wrote: Also generic video cards are increasingly coming with video decoding features, and HDTVs can be connected straight to a PC without the need for a horrible scaler or special screen mode. Although not all the decoding features are available to Linux,

Re: [vdr] Hauppauge remote control and opensuse 10.2

2007-02-10 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Wolfgang Goeller wrote: Hello Finally I upgraded from kernel 2.4.21 to opensuse and kernel 2.6.18 The drivers are ok - the vdr-locations are strange. More striking: My native hauppauge remote-control does not work until now I used vdr -Premote and it worked What has

Re: [vdr] UK Freeview Logical Channel Numbers

2007-02-14 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Laz wrote: On Wednesday 14 February 2007 15:24, Andrew Herron wrote: Does anyone know if the Logical Channel Numbers that are used in the UK on Freeview DVB-T transmissions are currently handled by VDR in anyway? I'm pretty sure that they're currently ignored. I tend

Re: [vdr] UK Freeview Logical Channel Numbers

2007-02-15 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Houghton wrote: I've had trouble in the past with VDR disagreeing with the format used by the output of scan so I've written a script which compares VDR's channels.conf with the output of scan with Freeview numbering and outputs a new file with VDR's channel data

Re: [vdr] [RFC] Shutdown rewrite for 1.5.x

2007-02-16 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Patrick Mackin wrote: Is that HD-capable? HDTV seems quite common in NA, but currently in the UK there are very few HD channels, only available through overpriced subscriptions. It looks unlikely that there'll be any FTA/FTV HD until at least after the analogue

Re: [vdr] vdr doesn't recognise some remote keys when using LIRC

2007-03-06 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Torgeir Veimo wrote: I'm using a lirc setup with inputlircd daemon with a hauppauge remote on a dvb card. Everything works with the remote plugins using /dev/ input/eventX, but I'm trying to share the remote with several applications. For some reason when trying

Re: [vdr] Xineliboutput: can achieve similar to softdevice's mgatv option?

2007-04-20 Thread Tony Houghton
In [EMAIL PROTECTED], Alasdair Campbell wrote: On 20/04/07, Markus Schuster [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BUT I have to admit that xineliboutput uses only half of the CPU power of softdevice, so it's video decoder has to be more efficient... Odd, because xine also uses ffmpeg. Perhaps it has a

[vdr] Subtitles patch causing ProjectX warnings

2007-06-16 Thread Tony Houghton
When demuxing my VDR recordings in ProjectX I get thousands of apparently harmless warnings like this: ! error in pes_extension of pes-ID 0xE0 @ pos: 101203597 (2048 / 19 / 20 / true / false) ! error in pes_extension of pes-ID 0xC0 @ pos: 101229768 (592 / 16 / 37 / true / true) I posted about

[vdr] PiP

2007-06-19 Thread Tony Houghton
Has anyone thought about VDR supporting PiP (picture-in-picture)? It would be quite useful, but perhaps not enough to justify the work. Supporting all outputs, FF cards in particular, would require a lot of processing power to decode two streams then encode the superimposed version back to MPEG 2.

[vdr] Two different types of DVB card

2008-10-20 Thread Tony Houghton
Can VDR handle two different types of DVB card at once? I've got two different makes of DVB-T card at the moment, which is fine because they share one channels.conf, but I'm thinking of replacing one with DVB-S for HD. Can VDR assign a different channels.conf to each card and merge the channels

Re: [vdr] Two different types of DVB card

2008-10-20 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 19:40:28 +0300 Antti Hartikainen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 05:22:10PM +0100, Tony Houghton wrote: Can VDR handle two different types of DVB card at once? I've got two different makes of DVB-T card at the moment, which is fine because they share

[vdr] ITV HD

2008-10-24 Thread Tony Houghton
I've read that ITV HD can only be viewd by pressing the red button on a Freesat receiver. Does this mean VDR can't access it? -- TH * http://www.realh.co.uk ___ vdr mailing list vdr@linuxtv.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr

Re: [vdr] OT: VDR for grandparents

2008-10-26 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 10:48:33 + Dave P [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sunday 26 Oct 2008, Peer Oliver Schmidt wrote: Hello Paul, has anyone on this list any experience in setting up VDR for older people like grandparents? It would be nice, if she/he could share her/his experience or

[vdr] DVB-S card recommendation

2008-11-03 Thread Tony Houghton
Is it OK to ask for card recommendations here or would it be better to ask in the DVB list? I want to build a new HTPC to watch Freesat and I don't know what DVB-S card to buy. They're actually a bit difficult to find, being a more obscure item in the UK than DVB-T receivers. Working properly

Re: [vdr] DVB-S card recommendation

2008-11-04 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 4 Nov 2008 01:26:44 + hudo kkow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 12:12 AM, Tony Houghton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is it OK to ask for card recommendations here or would it be better to ask in the DVB list? I want to build a new HTPC to watch Freesat and I don't

Re: [vdr] Two different types of DVB card

2008-11-15 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 19:40:28 +0300 Antti Hartikainen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 05:22:10PM +0100, Tony Houghton wrote: Can VDR handle two different types of DVB card at once? I've got two different makes of DVB-T card at the moment, which is fine because they share

Re: [vdr] Two different types of DVB card

2008-11-15 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 19:48:16 + Tony Houghton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nice theory, but ti doesn't work in practice for me. With just the DVB-T channels in channels.conf (I haven't got the DVB-S card working yet) and the DVB-S card present I get Channel unavailable on every single channel

[vdr] H.264

2008-11-15 Thread Tony Houghton
I'm currently using the Debian (unstable) package of VDR, which is based on 1.6.0. It doesn't support H.264 AFAICT. Are there any Debian packages available with H.264 support? I need x86_64 or the source package(s). Failing that I think the next easiest course of action would be to patch the

Re: [vdr] Two different types of DVB card

2008-11-17 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 17 Nov 2008 18:20:23 +0100 Sébastien Serra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can you explain it more. What is the right module ? I have 2 dvb card, one nova-s and one nova-t. with szap i can use my nova-t. With vdr no success, i have unavailable channel when i switch to dvb-t channel. Plz

[vdr] Where is the H.264 patch?

2008-11-21 Thread Tony Houghton
Where can I download the H.264 patch from? I can't find it on Google. My card is only DVB-S, not DVB-S2; do I need the s2api patch as well? -- TH * http://www.realh.co.uk ___ vdr mailing list vdr@linuxtv.org

[vdr] Configuring vdr-sxfe

2008-11-22 Thread Tony Houghton
Is there a way of configuring vdr-sxfe with a xine config file? For example, although I can select an audio driver on the command line I think libxine needs a config file to select the output device. I found ~/.xine/config_xineliboutput but it's no use editing it because vdr-sxfe overwrites it

Re: [vdr] xineliboutput sxfe / xxmc / via / EPIA ML6000 : great !

2008-11-24 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:58:22 +0100 Holger Rusch [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The A780 chipset is nice for low-power needs. That's not what I found. I tried to install an Asus MA738EMH last week and had to give up in the end and replace it with a similar board with NVidia 8200 graphics (that choice

Re: [vdr] Where is the H.264 patch?

2008-11-24 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 11:49:23 +0100 jlacvdr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: to vdr-1.7.0, in attach file of this message : http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-April/016513.html Is there a patch that will work with 1.6.0? It'll make things rather easier if I can just patch the debian packages

[vdr] HD playback (was Where is the H.264 patch?)

2008-11-25 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:25:00 +0200 Petri Helin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 9:44 PM, Tony Houghton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there a patch that will work with 1.6.0? It'll make things rather easier if I can just patch the debian packages instead of completely

[vdr] Sky/Freesat EPG

2008-11-28 Thread Tony Houghton
VDR isn't fetching EPG info for my DVB-S channels. At best it shows what's on now and next but many channels seem to have no data at all. My dish is a Sky minidish, so I presume I don't have diseqc. To seed channels.conf I used the scan utility from linuxtv-dvb-apps, with the initial tuning files

Re: [vdr] ITV HD

2008-11-30 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:57:45 + Morfsta [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 14:10 +0100, Tony Houghton wrote: I've read that ITV HD can only be viewd by pressing the red button on a Freesat receiver. Does this mean VDR can't access it? VDR works fine with ITV HD since day

Re: [vdr] HD playback (was Where is the H.264 patch?)

2008-11-30 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 12:34:07 +0100 Klaus Schmidinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 28.11.2008 12:21, Morfsta wrote: On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 11:02 AM, Klaus Schmidinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I haven't followed this lately, but if the broadcast stream contains AC3 data in PES packets with

Re: [vdr] HD playback (was Where is the H.264 patch?)

2008-11-30 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:39:38 +0100 Klaus Schmidinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 30.11.2008 17:30, Tony Houghton wrote: On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 12:34:07 +0100 Klaus Schmidinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ... I haven't done anything in the direction of replaying HD content so far, and I won't

Re: [vdr] ITV HD

2008-11-30 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 19:05:28 +0100 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The line I gave is for VDR 1.7.0 native (multiproto plus) plus patch S H264 .. and no more addons If you have no images, check if VDR did not update the channel automatically and put zero on VPID .. If the option setup/dvb card/

Re: [vdr] VDR with S2API (update)

2008-12-09 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 22:39:04 +0100 Klaus Schmidinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Besides, isn't there the streamdev plugin that provides signals to other clients? I've never tried it myself, but I was under the impression that this is what people use in such cases... Am I right in thinking you

[vdr] --nokbd

2008-12-13 Thread Tony Houghton
Linux helpfully treats certain keypresses on my DVB remote (an input device) as keyboard keystrokes, eg the number keys, arrow keys and OK = Enter, so with VDR configured to respond to the input device it thinks I've pressed these keys twice. I've added --no-kbd to my vdr command line options and

Re: [vdr] Soft RAID-5 + LVM file system corruption

2008-12-18 Thread Tony Houghton
On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 23:32:31 +0200 Alex Betis alex.be...@gmail.com wrote: I've tried Ubuntu about a year ago, but it didn't support any RAID nor LVM configurations in installation stage, so I went back to Fedora, which has all those options. I can't find much about this on ubuntu.com, but its

Re: [vdr] 1080p ready VDR

2008-12-25 Thread Tony Houghton
On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 23:54:59 +0100 Sascha Vogt funkyf...@gmx.net wrote: Artem Makhutov schrieb: You can also use a Nvidia Video card with VDPAU, which will do the decoding in hardware. Then then CPU-Load will be less then 10%, but this is currenly in development and does not work

Re: [vdr] 1080p ready VDR

2008-12-26 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 26 Dec 2008 14:09:32 + Morfsta morf...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 11:10 PM, Tony Houghton h...@realh.co.uk wrote: ... (I haven't heard of anyone releasing a patch for the BBC HD audio pid problem yet). ... This is a fault with the broadcaster, not a problem

Re: [vdr] 1080p ready VDR

2008-12-29 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 09:55:45 +0200 Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgie...@gmail.com wrote: deinterlacing is only required if your source/stream runs at a different refresh rate than your output monitor. The problem with nvidia and the tv-out adapter(s-video plug) is that they decided to lock

Re: [vdr] Frames per second PAL vs. NTSC

2009-01-05 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 5 Jan 2009 12:57:41 +0200 Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgie...@gmail.com wrote: Please do not always _assume_ that it is actually PAL or NTSC, since PAL or NTSC defines colour encoding, but the most of the time the usual frame rates are associated with the colour encoding. However like

Re: [vdr] Support for different frame rates? (Re: Frames per second PAL vs. NTSC)

2009-01-05 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 20:48:57 +0200 Pasi Juppo p...@juppo.fi wrote: Partly question and partly proposal. Maybe this is not VDR related but e.g. xineliboutput etc. related. I'm not an expert on satellite systems but I'd assume that there are different frame rates in satellite systems

Re: [vdr] 1:1 pixel mapping - a waste of time?

2009-01-05 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 01:17:52 +0200 Jukka Vaisanen jukka.vaisa...@exomi.com wrote: HDMI uses DVI signalling for the video (and audio is hidden in a vertical blanking time slot believe it or not) so it may seem like just another connector.. however in their finite wisdom the HDMI standardization

Re: [vdr] Support for different frame rates? (Re: Frames per second PAL vs. NTSC)

2009-01-06 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 06 Jan 2009 09:12:04 +0200 Pasi Juppo p...@juppo.fi wrote: I checked boxstar web-page (http://boxstar.sourceforge.net/index.html) and I have to say that the goal of the project is ambiguous. Hopefully the developer can actually do it. Do you mean ambitious? Yes, it is going to be a

Re: [vdr] 1:1 pixel mapping - a waste of time?

2009-01-06 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 02:23:51 +0200 Jukka Vaisanen jukka.vaisa...@exomi.com wrote: 24p is just a framerate, in HD it's actually 1080p but with 24 frames per second instead of 60. There are also NTSC DVDs with 24p video but that's a whole different story that we won't get into.. Yes, I know, but

Re: [vdr] 1:1 pixel mapping - a waste of time?

2009-01-06 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 04:29:55 + Scott sc...@waye.co.uk wrote: As Im just starting to get vdr working, I was wondering if 1:1 pixel mapping between the video card (nvidia onboard HDMI output) and my flat panel (Samsung plasma) is a waste of time. When looking at a computer generated image

Re: [vdr] Support for different frame rates? (Re: Frames per second PAL vs. NTSC)

2009-01-06 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:47:35 +0200 (EET) Mika Laitio lam...@pilppa.org wrote: I checked boxstar web-page (http://boxstar.sourceforge.net/index.html) and I have to say that the goal of the project is ambiguous. Hopefully the developer can actually do it. Do you mean ambitious? Yes, it is

[vdr] Boxstar plans (was Re: Support for different frame rates?)

2009-01-06 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 06 Jan 2009 20:47:14 +0200 Pasi Juppo p...@juppo.fi wrote: Few comments/suggestions to boxstar: -roadmap: boxtar itself does not seem to show EPG unless it is incorporated into manage timers and recordings. Anyhow, I really hope you implement TVOnScreen type of EPG viewer and similar

[vdr] Choice of recording format

2009-01-10 Thread Tony Houghton
I was just wondering what prompted the move from recording in PES to TS. Is it because TS is more widely supported? And how does it solve the problem of BBC HD having the wrong PID for audio? And why TS instead of PS? Is it because PS needs a header which is difficult to generate before all the

Re: [vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.3

2009-01-16 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:53:36 +0100 Klaus Schmidinger klaus.schmidin...@cadsoft.de wrote: I assume those old HDTV recordings were done in PES. VDR 1.7.3 and up is probably not compatible with such recordings. Are you planning to add backwards compatibility or will we need to convert our old

Re: [vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.3

2009-01-16 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:19:27 +0100 Klaus Schmidinger klaus.schmidin...@cadsoft.de wrote: On 16.01.2009 16:07, Tony Houghton wrote: On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:53:36 +0100 Klaus Schmidinger klaus.schmidin...@cadsoft.de wrote: I assume those old HDTV recordings were done in PES. VDR 1.7.3

Re: [vdr] vdr-sxfe + remote control

2009-01-17 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 22:32:55 +0200 Alex Betis alex.be...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 6:50 PM, Kimmo Taskinen kimmo.taski...@dnainternet.net wrote: I'm not quite sure if I understood your problem right. So you get the right codes with irw and have put them on remote.conf.

Re: [vdr] WinTV USB CI-Module and recommended distribution for VDR?

2009-01-18 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 13:17:11 +0200 Lauri Tischler l...@iki.fi wrote: Sascha Vogt wrote: Hi Lauri, Lauri Tischler schrieb: Sascha Vogt wrote: as my hardware is shipping (went for the ASUS M2N78Pro, GeForce 8300 with an Athlon X2 4850e, hopefully that'll work with VDPAU and HD

Re: [vdr] xineliboutput + vdpau not ready for prime time

2009-01-19 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 00:47:17 +0100 Gerald Dachs v...@dachsweb.de wrote: I have made some experiments with xineliboutput and vdpau, it looked promising, but at least I had to give up for now. I have used vdr 1.6.0, xineliboutput 1.0.3, nvidia driver 180.22, xine-lib-vdpau from 20090113 and

Re: [vdr] xineliboutput + vdpau not ready for prime time

2009-01-19 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:40:17 +0100 Gerald Dachs v...@dachsweb.de wrote: Yesterday I have switched back to the use of vdpau, because I got now periodically hick ups with xv and xxmc, the last time I had this working correct I had another CPU, mainboard and nvdida driver :(. The loss of sync is

Re: [vdr] xineliboutput + vdpau not ready for prime time

2009-01-19 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:26:22 +0100 Gerald Dachs v...@dachsweb.de wrote: Am Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:03:34 + schrieb Tony Houghton h...@realh.co.uk: What graphics card/chip have you got? AFAIK xvmc/xxmc only works on NVidias up to 7x00 and VDPAU is for 8x00 and newer. If your CPU usage

Re: [vdr] xineliboutput + vdpau not ready for prime time

2009-01-19 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:57:51 +0100 Gerald Dachs v...@dachsweb.de wrote: Am Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:40:44 + schrieb Tony Houghton h...@realh.co.uk: I'm fairly sure xvmc (which xxmc is based on) isn't supported on Nvidia 8x00 and newer. 20-30% CPU usage isn't much problem, so as you aren't

Re: [vdr] Options for deinterlacing (or not)

2009-01-20 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 18:19:49 +0200 Ville Aakko ville.aa...@gmail.com wrote: 1) You need to enable sync on vblanck. [Snip] The first is not possible on all drivers (i.e. fglrx). Absolutely not possible? I know OpenGL, DRI and NVidia drivers all have APIs for waiting for vblank and ISTR

Re: [vdr] Options for deinterlacing (or not)

2009-01-20 Thread Tony Houghton
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 18:23:21 +0200 Pasi Kärkkäinen pa...@iki.fi wrote: Please check this thread: http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-July/017347.html Original patches: http://lowbyte.de/vga-sync-fields/ New version: http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=80567 Those

Re: [vdr] Options for deinterlacing (or not)

2009-01-21 Thread Tony Houghton
On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:07:40 +0200 Pasi Kärkkäinen pa...@iki.fi wrote: On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 06:02:23AM +0100, Thomas Hilber wrote: It seems German related sites show more interest in VGA2SCART things. So I did not spend further time to translate all things I developed for VGA2SCART

Re: [vdr] Options for deinterlacing (or not)

2009-01-21 Thread Tony Houghton
On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 18:35:00 +0100 Thomas Hilber v...@toh.cx wrote: Maybe some day FrameRateControl will allow for a pure open source HDTV solution. Running with adequate picture quality on moderately powered CPUs. Yes, hopefully one day Intel will have a fully operational VA or something,

Re: [vdr] vdpau output to pal tv,

2009-02-15 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 02:02:37 +1000 Torgeir Veimo torg...@pobox.com wrote: Watching live sports i get judder, it almost looks like it's dropping every even or odd field.. It might be that it's just that field parity is not observed, but it's a bit hard to make out. By judder do you just

Re: [vdr] vdpau output to pal tv,

2009-02-16 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:26:18 +1000 Torgeir Veimo torg...@pobox.com wrote: Andy Ritger (nvidia) said in a mail to the xorg mailing list some time ago; If the application doesn't enable de-interlacing, NVIDIA's VDPAU implementation will currently copy the weaved frame to the progressive

Re: [vdr] vdpau output to pal tv,

2009-02-16 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:28:56 +0100 Thomas Hilber v...@toh.cx wrote: On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:48:50PM +1000, Torgeir Veimo wrote: On 16 Feb 2009, at 23:29, Tony Houghton wrote: And if the video has to be scaled it would have to scale each field separately then reinterlace them

Re: [vdr] [OT] Questions to VGA2SCART cable

2009-02-25 Thread Tony Houghton
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:07:53 +0100 Paul Menzel paulepan...@users.sourceforge.net wrote: I am planning to set up a low budget VDR using the VGA2SCART patches [1]. Therefore I need a VGA2SCART cable. The distance between the VDR and the CRT TV will be probably 5 meters. There are some howtos

[vdr] Freesat EPG

2009-02-27 Thread Tony Houghton
I've had a quick look at the Freesat EPG patch for VDR to try to understand how it works. I think I've read that the Freesat EPG is broadcast on Eurobird (and only on one transponder?) whereas most of the programs are actually broadcast on Astra 28.2E, but the patch doesn't seem to add anything to

Re: [vdr] Freesat EPG

2009-02-27 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 21:30:35 + (GMT) Dominic Morris d...@suborbital.org.uk wrote: On Fri, 27 Feb 2009, Tony Houghton wrote: I've had a quick look at the Freesat EPG patch for VDR to try to understand how it works. I think I've read that the Freesat EPG is broadcast on Eurobird

Re: [vdr] Freesat EPG

2009-02-28 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 22:42:02 + (GMT) Dominic Morris d...@suborbital.org.uk wrote: On Sat, 28 Feb 2009, Tony Houghton wrote: I haven't checked BATs or EITs yet, but Freeview seems to use standard pids (from ETSI EN 300 468) for PATs, PMTs, SDTs and NITs. The standard BAT pid is 0x11

Re: [vdr] Anyone working on ttxtsubs for 1.7.4?

2009-03-01 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 19:29:07 +0100 Luca Olivetti l...@ventoso.org wrote: [Subtitles out of sync] En/na Klaus Schmidinger ha escrit: On 28.02.2009 18:35, Luca Olivetti wrote: En/na Klaus Schmidinger ha escrit: Please send me the channels.conf line of itv3 - I'd like to take a look at

Re: [vdr] More features for Livebuffer

2009-03-02 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 19:30:55 +0200 Rene Hertell linu...@hertell.com wrote: Tony Houghton wrote: On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:50:42 -0800 But I wonder, does writing to the HD really shorten its life significantly compared to constant spinning or frequently being spun up and down? Yes, i guess

Re: [vdr] More features for Livebuffer

2009-03-02 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 19:32:02 + Gavin Hamill g...@acentral.co.uk wrote: On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 19:15 +, Tony Houghton wrote: On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 19:30:55 +0200 Rene Hertell linu...@hertell.com wrote: Tony Houghton wrote: On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:50:42 -0800 But I wonder

[vdr] Boxstar development spin-off useful for VDR

2009-03-23 Thread Tony Houghton
For the last few weeks I've been developing a python library to provide DVB support for boxstar. I decided to make something useful out of my testing tools so I wrote a channel scanner which can output in VDR format. Its advantages over the scan tool in linuxtv-dvb-apps include: It has a Freesat

Re: [vdr] Compilation issues with recent DVB header files vs libc6

2009-04-07 Thread Tony Houghton
On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 01:21:27 +0200 Tobi listacco...@e-tobi.net wrote: Recent DVB driver releases (now in Kernel 2.6.29) cause trouble compiling VDR (see snippet A below). The common solution to this seems to be to add a -D__KERNEL_STRICT_NAMES. It felt wrong somehow and I didn't liked

Re: [vdr] Best practices for running vdr-xine

2009-04-30 Thread Tony Houghton
On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 21:08:26 +0100 scott sc...@waye.co.uk wrote: How did you get the smooth scrolling, mine is jerky? I have on board nvidia HDMI connected to a plasma. I have a 50 Hz setting in xorg.conf and the Xorg.0.log and nvidia-settings both report a 50hz rate, the TV however reports

Re: [vdr] VDR-1.7.7 Video aspect ratios

2009-05-08 Thread Tony Houghton
On Mon, 04 May 2009 19:30:36 +0200 Nicolas Huillard nico...@huillard.net wrote: With today's pixel-displays, we'd like to avoid all scaling, stretching, etc. done by the panel itself. ie. like Rolf said, always output from the computer at panel resolution, with 1:1 pixel mapping. Video

Re: [vdr] xinelibout sxfe freeze

2009-05-20 Thread Tony Houghton
On Wed, 20 May 2009 09:36:33 +0930 Malcolm Caldwell malcolm.caldw...@cdu.edu.au wrote: Everything is working except: sxfe freezes from time to time. When this happens ESC does not kill it, the only way to keep going is to kill the sxfe process twice (or do kill -9). I get that a lot too. IME

Re: [vdr] Timeouts and lost locks

2009-05-22 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 22 May 2009 13:22:16 +0200 Klaus Schmidinger klaus.schmidin...@cadsoft.de wrote: Well, I'm still working on the code that reads the user's mind and determines what they might find interesting ;-) Have you thought about a keyed logging system? It would also be nice if VDR had a logfile

Re: [vdr] Timeouts and lost locks

2009-05-22 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 22 May 2009 16:38:36 +0300 Lauri Tischler l...@iki.fi wrote: Tony Houghton wrote: It would also be nice if VDR had a logfile to itself instead of syslog. Fix your syslogd and RTFM :) -l level, --log=level Set logging to level. 0 = no logging, 1 = errors only, 2 = errors

Re: [vdr] Any really working HD video output systems for VDR?

2009-06-05 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 10:06:20 +0200 (CEST) Gerald Dachs v...@dachsweb.de wrote: Here it is: install jaunty and add the packages from my repository https://launchpad.net/~gda-dachsweb/+archive/vdr, but there is no support from me. I have not enough time. They look useful, but are the deb source

Re: [vdr] Any really working HD video output systems for VDR?

2009-06-05 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 11:17:54 +0200 jori.hamalai...@teliasonera.com wrote: I think it would also help if we could reach an agreement over the terms stable and good quality and everything is working because they are highly subjective. For me I'd add a class; Set-top-box quality It

Re: [vdr] Any really working HD video output systems for VDR?

2009-06-05 Thread Tony Houghton
On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 15:06:47 +0200 (CEST) Gerald Dachs v...@dachsweb.de wrote: Tony Houghton schrieb: On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 10:06:20 +0200 (CEST) Gerald Dachs v...@dachsweb.de wrote: Here it is: install jaunty and add the packages from my repository https://launchpad.net/~gda-dachsweb

Re: [vdr] making VDR ext4-ready

2009-06-07 Thread Tony Houghton
On Sat, 6 Jun 2009 19:11:53 -0700 VDR User user@gmail.com wrote: Why not use the XFS filesystem? Proven high performance with large files, perfect for an htpc. That's what I thought, but I regret using it for my recordings partition now: * The big performance advantage in deleting

[vdr] Can't use both my cards at once

2009-08-09 Thread Tony Houghton
I've found a big problem: VDR can't use both my DVB cards at once. They're both Hauppauge cards using the saa7146 module (I'm not sure if they both use the budget* modules though), but one is DVB-S and one is DVB-T. I expect it's because they're both based on the same chipset that's confusing VDR.

[vdr] No EIT for channel Yesterday

2009-08-09 Thread Tony Houghton
By Yesterday I don't mean the day before today, I mean a channel on Freeview, the UK's DVB-T network :). VDR doesn't seem to be able to get the EIT data for the Yesterday channel. The code I've written for boxstar can grab it OK, so I don't think there's anything special about the channel. Does

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