Ok, will try this out tonight when I get home.

For info.  PVRInput should treat every channel as a seperate transponder

I think you hit the nail on the head though, it's not detaching the first
stream before starting the second, which is why changing channel on the
remote frontend from say 5 to 8 leaves the backend locked on channel 5.

Conversely, the vomp plugin always seems to detach, which probably leads
to longer channel change times, but works with pvrinput.

Could the patch below work for everyone if a conditional check for tuner
type P was put in?

> Hi Rob,
> for your (and only for your) problem there could be an easier solution:
> When doing a channel switch streamdev queries for a new device while
> the current device is still active (means receivers are attached to
> the device). If no device could be found, streamdev detaches itself
> and queries again.
> If streamdev only queries for a device after detaching itself, the
> pvrinput device gets closed and reopened again incl. executing the
> channel switch thing. This is a really hack with some disadvantages
> (e.g. like larger channel switch times in case of multiple channels in
> a transponder) but i guess this would help.
> I guess doing the following line should be sufficient in
> server/connection.c (streamdev-version 0.5.0-CVS):
> bool cServerConnection::ProvidesChannel(const cChannel *Channel, int
> Priority)
> {
>       const cChannel *current =
> Channels.GetByNumber(cDevice::CurrentChannel());
>       const cChannel *current =
> Channels.GetByNumber(cDevice::CurrentChannel());
> <<<   cDevice *device = CheckDlevice(Channel, Priority, false);
>>>>    cDevice *device = 0;
>       if (!device || (device == cDevice::ActualDevice()
>                       && !cSuspendCtl::IsActive()
>                       && StreamdevServerSetup.SuspendMode != smAlways
>                       && current != NULL
>                       && !TRANSPONDER(Channel, current))) {
>               // mustn't switch actual device
>               // maybe a device would be free if THIS connection did turn off 
> its
> streams?
>               Detach();
>               device = CheckDevice(Channel, Priority, false);
>               Attach();
> 2011/6/9 Rainer Blickle <rainer.blic...@googlemail.com>:
>> Hi Rob,
>>> Can we put a check in streamdev to check if it's a pvrinput device and
>>> recall even if the frequency is the same?
>> if i got it right the pvr devices hasn't to be retuned when switching
>> the channel, but the externchannelswitch-script has to be executed.
>> IMO it isn't a good idea to check for a pvrinput device in the
>> softdevice server. These two plug-ins shouldn't have any dependencies.
>> What you really need is that the external channel script gets executed
>> If some "constraints" are fullfilled. My first idea is to extend the
>> core vdr for a callback function which informs plugins about
>> attaching/detaching receivers to/from a device and retuning of a
>> device.
>> With this informations a plugin could execute such
>> externchannelswitch-scripts.
>> But i think there is a problem that can't be fixed with this approach:
>> When watch live tv on channel 1 and streamdev requests channel 2, vdr
>> cannot handle this. Why? : vdr/streamdev doesn't know that 2 different
>> pvrinput-devices are needed. Correct me if i'm wrong
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