jjtt | 12 Oct 20:36 2014
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1-2 second gaps in recordings from Finnish YLE channels


Hello everyone

I have noticed an annoying feature in my VDR setup and finally today
found the motivation to do something about it.

In at least some of the recordings I've made from the Finnish YLE-
channels there is a small gap at the start of the actual program and
VDR has chosen to record the rest of the program in a new file.

This is also visible in live viewing and lately I noticed that this
seems to occur pretty much every time at the start of the news, so
today I recorded a small sample while saving the same channel on
another, identical, adapter using:

czap -a 1 -c channels.conf -r 'Yle TV1'
cp /dev/dvb/adapter1/dvr0 2014-10-12-tv1.out.ts

The files produced can be found here (about 200 MB):
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zhaaowk83dmc85n/AABhEW_DfSgvg2yyIclb3WKAa?dl=0

The news program starts at about 2 min 15 seconds into the recordings

I know there are several other Finns lurking around on this list, but
as far as I know no-one else has reported this.

I'm guessing that the problem has something to do with subtitles and/or
audio tracks, but I'm certainly no expert.

I'm running VDR 2.1.6 with the following plugins:
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cedric.dewijs@telfort.nl | 5 Oct 19:05 2014
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digitenne recording: image is shifted a few pixels to the left

Hi All,

I have used this guide to install VDR on debian:
https://wiki.debian.org/VDR

When I play the digitenne recordings, I see the first few rows coming from the right of the image are actually on the left on the image. It's like the image is rotated a bit horizontally. It's a bit hard to describe, but if the original picture was like this:
12345
12345
12345
What I see on my monitor is like this:
51234
51234
51234
This happens when I playback with VDR itself, and also when I playback with VLC. Therefore I think it's in the recorded .ts itself. I have seen it with recordings made on my arm allwinner A20, and on recordings made with a AMD athlon 64. Both recordings are made with the same DVB-T receiver.

Has anybody seen the same on their recordings? Is this my DVB-T receiver, my version of VDR? Or does digitenne (DVB-T Netherlands) actually broadcasts the signal like this?

my versions: (from the ARM machine, my X86 platform is decommissioned)
~# vdr --version
Oct  5 19:04:08.181 [general.debug] using new 1.7.11+ capture code
vdr (1.7.28/1.7.28) - The Video Disk Recorder
epgsearchonly (0.0.1) - Direct access to epgsearch's search menu
quickepgsearch (0.0.1) - Quick search for broadcasts
streamdev-server (0.6.0) - VDR Streaming Server
xineliboutput (1.0.90-cvs) - X11/xine-lib output plugin
conflictcheckonly (0.0.1) - Direct access to epgsearch's conflict check menu
sc (1.0.0pre-HG-29b7b5f231c8+) - A software emulated CAM
live (0.2.0) - Live Interactive VDR Environment
epgsearch (1.0.1) - search the EPG for repeats and more

:~# lsusb
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 2013:0245 PCTV Systems PCTV 73ESE
Bus 004 Device 005: ID 2013:0245 PCTV Systems PCTV 73ESE
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 2013:0245 PCTV Systems PCTV 73ESE

Kind regards,
Cedric

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Seeberg-Hinrichs, Ingo | 25 Sep 21:00 2014
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Re: Commercial detection and automatic cutting


Hello,

perhaps a bit off topic but did you have a look at using rpihddevice for your frontends?
I am not aware about your usage ie. if you're using a lot of other media (non-vdr recordings) but if you're mostly watching VDR recordings perhaps changing the frontend might be a try.

A link for having a look is:
http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/Raspberry_Pi

There the rpihddevice is mentioned. You need to compile some sources.  I am not aware about actual distributions perhaps handling this easier.
But that's well documented and you may copy your SD card afterwards.

This would be a good combination of having noad set your marks and then skipping them within the vdr clients.
Having a sensor for your remote connected is also really simple.

You may combine these frontends with the matching plugins being able to remotely set your timers from your frontends...


have a nice day,
Ingo



Am 24.09.2014 20:30, schrieb Norm Dressler:
Noad looks to be working - BUT since I don't use VDR currently to play back, the app doesn't recognize the cut marks.

I've tried to configure remotetimer plugin but I keep getting errors that remote timers and remote recordings aren't available.  I know I have svdrpservice configured.  I tried both svdrp port and the streamdev-server port but it keeps coming back with an unknown error.  Does anyone have remotetimer working with vdr 2.0.4?

Norm

On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Harald Milz <hm <at> seneca.muc.de> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 09:28:05AM -0400, Norm Dressler wrote:
>
> I searched for noad but could not find it.  I have it installed now and am
> trying it out.  How do you create a recording with the commercials cut
> out?  Or do you just rely on VDR to do it on the fly?

Hi Norm,

you'll find noad at http://noad.net23.net/. In a nutshell, when a recording is
finished, noad scans the recording for various markers, and sets (porposed)
cut marks. In many cases, these will work out of the box, in some cases you
will have to manually re-check them. Then, just ask VDR to cut the recording
:-)

HTH!


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Norm Dressler | 24 Sep 01:25 2014
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Commercial detection and automatic cutting

Are there any scripts out there to perform commercial detection and automatic cutting?

I run VDR headless on a server, with 2 RPI devices as my frontends.  All recording is done on the headless VDR.  I use VDRADMINd to set my timers.

I have a "Scanner' configured in my Plex Media Server to scan the recording directory of the VDR headless system and automatically add it to my Plex media server for later viewing by one of the many Plex viewers.

With this in mind, are there any scripts or plugins that can automatically detect and cut out commercials?  I know we can run a post-recording script which would likely be the best way?

Thanks
Norm
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Thomas Maaß | 17 Sep 20:44 2014

Re: Forced boot once a day


I think I will modify my shutdown script. I thought VDR could care of this. However such a daily wakeup only
makes sense, when epgsearch's searchtimer is used. Without epgsearch such a wakeup is useless.
How can I compare the wakeup times in a bash script? A "0" is given when no timer is present?
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Thomas Maaß | 14 Sep 12:02 2014

Forced boot once a day

Hi!
I use epgsearch's searchtimer to record my favorite series.
But there could be a problem when using automatic shutdown
and wakeup. When there is no event in the current epg, the
searchtimer will not be updated any more. The shutdown script
will get no wakeup time, because there is no timer. The VDR will
do no wakeup, and no more searchtimer records will be done.
Maybe an option could be added to VDR to force a boot once a
day. When the next timer is later than a specific time, set the
wakeup time to this time. So you could make sure, that VDR is
booted once a day, and the searchtimer could be updated. No
searchtimer recording would be lost.

Thomas

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cedric.dewijs@telfort.nl | 8 Sep 07:42 2014
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delete recordings instead of renaming to .del?

Hi All,

After I have watched a show, I delete it within VDR. VDR immediately shows me there's now more free space on the disk. In reality, VDR has renamed the .rec directory to .del. Therefore the recording is not really gone, and still takes up space on my hard drive. After some time VDR removes all .del directories. Then the space is freed on the hard drive.

Is it possible to let VDR immediately remove the recording from the hard drive? How does VDR decide it's time to remove all the .del directories?

Kind regards,
Cedric


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Pasi Juppo | 27 Aug 12:29 2014
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Problem with subtitles: not showing in HD channels

Hi,

VDR 2.06 (yavdr 0.50 distro) does not show subtitles in HD channels (Yle 
channels in Finland). In SD version of the same channels subtitles are 
working fine. TV shows subtitles fine.

I've tried HD softdevice and normally using xineliboutput. Various 
different settings but none have had any effect in this.

The card is TBS6285 and according to manufacturer's support this should 
not be a driver issue.

Any ideas what could be the problem and more importantly how to solve this?

Br, Pasi

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Eike | 20 Aug 18:49 2014
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[Announce] Permashift 1.0 - permanent timeshift in RAM (AKA live buffer)

Hello,

Permashift has been largely rewritten and is now published in version 1.0.
On popular demand, it does not do automatical disc recordings anymore, 
but records live TV to a RAM buffer which is used for rewinding or inclusion
in recordings.

Permashift needs a patch to the VDR (and is incompatible with the old patch!).
Patch, plugin and more information are available on the homepage:

http://ein-eike.de/vdr-plugin-permashift-english/

Ciao,
		Eike
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Andreas Mair | 20 Aug 13:49 2014
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[ANNOUNCE] ExtRecMenu v1.2.4

Hi,

a small update for ExtRecMenu has been released.
You can get it from http://projects.vdr-developer.org/projects/plg-extrecmenu

Have fun!
Andreas

*** Changes from v1.2.3 to v1.2.4 ***
[amair] Reduced delay when opening the recordings menu if "menu
category" feature is used.

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cedric.dewijs@telfort.nl | 14 Aug 19:51 2014
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softhddevice fails to compile

Hi All,

I am trying to compile softhddevice. how can I solve below error?
Kind regards,
Cedric

/vdr-plugin-softhddevice$ make
Makefile:115: CFLAGS not set
Makefile:118: CXXFLAGS not set
cc  -I/usr/include/alsa         -DPLUGIN_NAME_I18N='"softhddevice"' -D_GNU_SOURCE  -DAV_INFO -DAV_INFO_TIME=3000     -DUSE_PIP             -DUSE_VDR_SPU         -DUSE_ALSA -DUSE_OSS -DUSE_VDPAU -DUSE_SCREENSAVER  -DGIT_REV='"4a4de36"'  -g -W -Wall -Wextra -Winit-self -Wdeclaration-after-statement   -c -o video.o video.c
cc  -I/usr/include/alsa         -DPLUGIN_NAME_I18N='"softhddevice"' -D_GNU_SOURCE  -DAV_INFO -DAV_INFO_TIME=3000     -DUSE_PIP             -DUSE_VDR_SPU         -DUSE_ALSA -DUSE_OSS -DUSE_VDPAU -DUSE_SCREENSAVER  -DGIT_REV='"4a4de36"'  -g -W -Wall -Wextra -Winit-self -Wdeclaration-after-statement   -c -o audio.o audio.c
cc  -I/usr/include/alsa         -DPLUGIN_NAME_I18N='"softhddevice"' -D_GNU_SOURCE  -DAV_INFO -DAV_INFO_TIME=3000     -DUSE_PIP             -DUSE_VDR_SPU         -DUSE_ALSA -DUSE_OSS -DUSE_VDPAU -DUSE_SCREENSAVER  -DGIT_REV='"4a4de36"'  -g -W -Wall -Wextra -Winit-self -Wdeclaration-after-statement   -c -o codec.o codec.c
codec.c: In function ‘Codec_get_buffer’:
codec.c:217:2: warning: ‘age’ is deprecated (declared at /usr/include/libavcodec/avcodec.h:1063) [-Wdeprecated-declarations]
codec.c:248:2: warning: ‘age’ is deprecated (declared at /usr/include/libavcodec/avcodec.h:1063) [-Wdeprecated-declarations]
codec.c: In function ‘CodecAudioDecode’:
codec.c:1474:5: warning: ‘avcodec_decode_audio3’ is deprecated (declared at /usr/include/libavcodec/avcodec.h:4131) [-Wdeprecated-declarations]
cc  -I/usr/include/alsa         -DPLUGIN_NAME_I18N='"softhddevice"' -D_GNU_SOURCE  -DAV_INFO -DAV_INFO_TIME=3000     -DUSE_PIP             -DUSE_VDR_SPU         -DUSE_ALSA -DUSE_OSS -DUSE_VDPAU -DUSE_SCREENSAVER  -DGIT_REV='"4a4de36"'  -g -W -Wall -Wextra -Winit-self -Wdeclaration-after-statement   -c -o ringbuffer.o ringbuffer.c
g++  -I/usr/include/alsa         -DPLUGIN_NAME_I18N='"softhddevice"' -D_GNU_SOURCE  -DAV_INFO -DAV_INFO_TIME=3000     -DUSE_PIP             -DUSE_VDR_SPU         -DUSE_ALSA -DUSE_OSS -DUSE_VDPAU -DUSE_SCREENSAVER  -DGIT_REV='"4a4de36"'  -g -W -Wall -Wextra -Winit-self -Werror=overloaded-virtual  -shared softhddevice.o softhddev.o video.o audio.o codec.o ringbuffer.o -lasound   -lvdpau   -lxcb-screensaver -lxcb-dpms -lxcb   -lrt -lavcodec -lX11-xcb -lX11 -lxcb-icccm -lxcb   -o libvdr-softhddevice.so
/usr/bin/ld: softhddevice.o: relocation R_ARM_THM_MOVW_ABS_NC against `Remotes' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
softhddevice.o: could not read symbols: Bad value
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [libvdr-softhddevice.so] Error 1

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