Am Samstag, den 05.09.2009, 15:09 +0200 schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
> On 03.09.2009 12:10, Falk Spitzberg wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 02.09.2009, 08:49 -0700 schrieb VDR User:
> >> Sounds like your question is more appropriate for the vendors customer
> >> support of that product.
> > 
> > Definitly not, because my question ist only about the VDR core. I am
> > just trying to find out what VDR does different when it transfers data
> > to a device in live TV compared to replay from disk. That's completely
> > independent from any device that's in use.
> > 
> > Maybe that the eHD card is the only output device that crashes on VDR TS
> > replays.
> The following is related to recent developer versions of VDR 1.7.x.
> In live mode (i.e. "Transfer Mode", since the eHD has no tuner)
> the TS data stream is written into a ring buffer by the receiving
> device (e.g. a DVB-S(2) card) and from there it is sent to the
> output device (the eHD plugin) through a call to PlayTs().
> In this case every TS packet is sent to the output device separately.
> During replay data is read from disk and stored in a ring buffer
> that holds entire "frames", which are just a sequence of TS packets
> that make up one video frame (including audio). The output device's
> PlayTs() is called with an entire frame.
> The only real difference between live mode and replay I can see
> is that in live mode TS packets are sent individually to the
> output device, while in replay mode larger blocks of data are
> sent. However, I don't see why this would cause the problems you
> observe.
> AFAIK the Reel plugin requires several patches to the core VDR
> code, so there may well be things I simply don't know of, because
> I haven't looked into the Reel code (yet).
> Maybe it's ok if I use this opportunity to ask if somebody could
> point me to a "complete idiot's guide to installing the eHD software"

I've sent some stuff with private mail. Should help you to bring it up
within a few minutes.

> (meaning the necessary software that goes into the eHD itself, as
> well as the latest version of their plugin). I know, I could search
> for this myself, but I'm sure there's somebody out there who knows
> exactly where to find these ;-) Maybe I'll find the time to actually
> bring up my eHD and adapt the plugin to the latest developer version
> of VDR...
> Klaus
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