Bug#287428: using DVB-T Nova "Budget" card - vdr fails to detect /dev/video0

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton pkg-vdr-dvb-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
Tue, 28 Dec 2004 14:24:31 +0000

On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 02:09:36PM +0100, Thomas Schmidt wrote:
> * Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton schrieb am 27.12.04, um 18:12 Uhr:
> > dvbstream works.  xine (with dvb://1 etc.) works.  tzap works.
> > 
> > kvdr fails miserably.  vdr fails miserably.
> > 
> > error reported: cannot find /dev/video0.
> > 
> > firmware is in place (tda1004x.bin, dvb-ttpci-01.fw).
> The firmware dvb-ttpci-01.fw is only useful when you want to use a
> DVB-Card based on the Design of the TechnoTrend Full-Featured Cards
> (Hauppauge Nexus, TechnoTrend FF 1.* and a few others)
 oh right.

> > ... are my expectations broken or is the software broken?
> Well, when you ask the question this way, then i would say that your
> expectations are broken, because the default vdr requires a DVB-Card
> with a integrated mpeg-decoder, for example the Hauppauge Nexus. 

 ohhh noooo!

> There
> are to projects to resolve this issure, such as the vdr-xine and
> vdr-softdevice plugins, but it is not possible to use kvdr or xawtv
> with these plugins, because they do not implement a v4l-device like
> /dev/video0, they are more or less only software-decoders for the
> mpeg-stream.


> > so either this bug is about documentation ("cannot find clues leading to
> > be able to tell if this software is useful / can do the job i expect it
> > to do") or it's about code ("it's broken").
> Well, you are right, it seems that there is no note in the documentation
> that you need a DVB-Card with mpeg-decoder to use the standard vdr
> without plugins, i will add this to the package description and 
> README.Debian in the next release of the vdr-packages.


> I also plan to add the xine-plugin to the official Debian-archive, 

 there _is_ a xine plugin?  hurrah!

> but
> this will not happen very soon, because at the moment it requires a
> patched libxine, and i guess the maintainer of the libxine-package
> will not include this patch (at least not before Sarge is released).
  hm.  am willing to try: where can i get it from?

> > ii  vdr-kbd                     1.2.6-1      Video Disk Recorder for DVB cards 
> Btw:
> Is this the official vdrsion of the vdr-package? If yes, then it is
> more than 11 months old, at the moment there is vdr 1.2.6-5 in testing
> and unstable!

 well i tried vdr 1.2.6-5 up until yesterday and now i have
 vdrdevel so i am now way off the beaten track :)

> Regards,
> Thomas
> -- 
> Thomas Schmidt
> thomas.schmidt@in.stud.tu-ilmenau.de

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