Am Montag, 16. April 2007 21:57 schrieb Udo Richter: > Hans-Peter Jansen wrote: > > Hi, > > > > we're suffering from continuous vdr restarts every few minutes during > > recording of certain programs, while this is spat into syslog: > > [...] > > The signal quality looks fine. > > Did you check the signal quality of the second card, or just the first > card? The femon plugin allows to manually switch to the second card for > receiving.
Ahh, just learned that now, but testing it with a ZDF recording leads to restarts every minute. Checking femon on #2 showed the upper stroke at 65% (slightly in yellow area), the lower at about 82%, but Video/Audio rates were zero. Funny, I started the recording while femon was active on #2, thus vdr took #1 for the recording, and this succeeded (001.vdr). Stopped femon, stopped and restarted the recording via vdradmin, vdr took #2 for the recording as expected, and the restart loop got going again. Something is definitely wrong with #2. This is reflected in the recording dir and the log: Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  switching device 2 to channel 2 Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  timer 29 (2 0035-0230 'Kleines Fernsehspiel Dancefloor Caballeros ') start Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  Title: 'Kleines Fernsehspiel Dancefloor Caballeros' Subtitle: 'TV -Roadmovie D/2006' Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  record /video0/Kleines_Fernsehspiel_Dancefloor_Caballeros/2007-04 -17.00.35.99.99.rec Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  cFileName::SetOffset: removing zero-sized file /video0/Kleines_Fe rnsehspiel_Dancefloor_Caballeros/2007-04-17.00.35.99.99.rec/002.vdr Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  recording to '/video0/Kleines_Fernsehspiel_Dancefloor_Caballeros/ 2007-04-17.00.35.99.99.rec/002.vdr' Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  file writer thread started (pid=19815, tid=19831) Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  recording thread started (pid=19815, tid=19832) Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  receiver on device 2 thread started (pid=19815, tid=19833) Apr 17 01:13:03 ziggy vdr:  TS buffer on device 2 thread started (pid=19815, tid=19834) Apr 17 01:13:05 ziggy vdr:  channel 2 (ZDF) event Die 17.04.2007 00:40-02:20 (VPS: 17.04 00:4 0) 'Kleines Fernsehspiel Dancefloor Caballeros' status 4 Apr 17 01:13:05 ziggy vdr:  channel 13 (KiKa) event Mon 16.04.2007 21:00-06:00 (VPS: 16.04 21 :00) 'Sendeschluss' status 4 Apr 17 01:13:19 ziggy vdr:  EPGSearch: search timer update started Apr 17 01:13:20 ziggy vdr:  EPGSearch: search timer update finished Apr 17 01:13:34 ziggy vdr:  ERROR: video data stream broken Apr 17 01:13:34 ziggy vdr:  initiating emergency exit Apr 17 01:13:34 ziggy vdr:  emergency exit requested - shutting down > Does this only happen on Pro7/Sat1/Kabel1? If yes, its most probably > DECT telephone interference, in rare cases it may be related to all > vertical transmissions. In any case you may want to switch to the new > transponder. See http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=60914 Did that, but unfortunately, it wasn't the reason :-(. But thanks for the heads up - didn't notice before. > There may be additional side effects, for example, what channel the > first card is tuned to, or whether the first card is tuned at all > (recording playback), and others. > > Generally, keep an eye on cables and connectors, bad connections are a > common source of trouble. Will check #2 cabling tomorrow. Thanks, Udo. Pete _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr