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Picture freezes periodically with LiveTV and VDR
« on: August 10, 2008, 09:41:22 pm »
Hi,

Found strange problem when watched LiveTV with VDR. Periodically picture freezes and sound disappears. In the log I see following:
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Aug 10 22:18:19 dcerouter kernel: [ 1829.471588] saa7146 (0) vpeirq: used 2 times >80%% of buffer (65612 bytes now)
Aug 10 22:18:49 dcerouter kernel: [ 1859.531809] saa7146 (0) vpeirq: used 2 times >80%% of buffer (65612 bytes now)
Aug 10 22:19:00 dcerouter vdr: [15608] PES packet shortened to 4784 bytes (expected: 5888 bytes)
Aug 10 22:19:00 dcerouter vdr: [15608] 1 cRepacker messages suppressed
Aug 10 22:19:00 dcerouter vdr: [15608] cAudioRepacker(0xC0): skipped 48 bytes to sync on next audio frame

Any idea why it happens and how to fix it?

TIA
Michael Stepanov,
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Re: Picture freezes periodically with LiveTV and VDR
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 10:00:14 am »
Hallo Nite_man,

I am not using linuxmce yet, but VDR  ;)

IIRC - it looks like the signal from your DVB-S (assuming satelite) card somehow was/is not allways good enough. And it seems that the xineplugin (or what ever is used in linuxmce to show the picture) does not recover after that.

Is the picture OK again after you switch channel (same or another and then back) ?

Is the sattelite antenna (or whatever you use) giving an OK signal ? Was it raining or something so that the signal was disturbed ?

If you can read german you could try searching www.vdr-portal.de for more on this ...


I am looking into using LinuxMCE, and will ask some VDR-questions in the next days. And maybe you are the right man to answer them  :)

Greetings
Christian

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Re: Picture freezes periodically with LiveTV and VDR
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 11:11:22 am »
Hi Christian,

Thanks for your replay. It seems that the problem with signal. I have to check my dish position. Sure you're very welcome to ask any questions about using VDR under LinuxMCE. I'll try to help if I'll able to do that :)

BTW, there is a few other guys - Andrew and Oliver aka posde use (posde wants to use it :)) VDR under LMCE.
Michael Stepanov,
My setup: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Nite_man#New_setup
Russian LinuxMCE community: http://linuxmce.ru