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I am relatively inexperienced when it comes to Linux but can normally get by for basic stuff. I used to run TVHeadend on my old Synology box which worked fine. I recently bough a HP micro server and put EXSI on it to run some VM’s. One of these VM’s is Ubuntu Server. I have installed VDR and XVDR plugin and done an initial scan which picks up correct channels etc. I use XBMC to receive the TV stream via XVDR addon. XBMC displays the list of channels and what current shows are on but wont display the program. I have enabled all clients on the network access to the stream.

OS/Kernal: Ubuntu Server 13.04 x64/ 3.8.0-27-generic
VDR Version: 2.0.1
Hardware: HP Microserver N54L
ESXI Version: 5.1
USB DVB-T: PCTV Systems DVB-T2 290e nanoStick
XBMC: Frodo 12.2 (install on OSX Mountain Lion - 10.8.4 - mac mini)

My process:

Setup VM in EXSI:
20 GB HD
1 Processor
Added a USB Controller
Added USB device - 3.8.0-27-generic

Install Ubuntu
Set IP address and DNS: sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Install Open ssh: sudo apt-get install openssh-server openssh-client
Install VMware tools
Install VDR using this: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=PVR...stallation
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yavdr/unstable-vdr
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vdr dvb-apps
sudo apt-get install vdr-plugin-xvdr
sudo nano /var/lib/vdr/plugins/xvdr/allowed_hosts.conf (here I edited my allowed hosts)
sudo scan -x 0 -o vdr -a 0 /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/ukCrystalPalace > /var/lib/vdr/channels.conf - this successfully scans channels
I then used this http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/VDR to allow VDR to be a service – sudo nano /etc/default/vdr

# Change to 1 do enable vdr's init-script

sudo /etc/init.d/vdr start

Everything starts up fine. I go into XBMC after installing/enabling the XVDR plugin. Channels and information show up in the tv list as well as a time bar of how much of the show is left. I select a channel and it starts to display the program. After a short amount of time the video freezes. I press stop on my remote and am back at the channel list view. Select another channel and nothing happens. Select another channel and nothing happens again. The syslog in Ubuntu seem to suggest the channel switching etc but cant figure out what the problem. It takes a reboot of the Ubuntu server for XBMC to receive tv again and the whole thing happens again

Here are logs of XBMC and my syslogs. Again im not a linux guy so hopefully I have included enough information for any help

XBMC Log: http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=42307
Syslog Log: http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=42308

Many thanks

Please note that I have also posted this on the VDR-Portal to see if anyone can help: http://www.vdr-portal.de/index.php?page=...dID=119707
XVDR support is weak if not non-existent in this forum. You may want to think about trying vnsi.
Thanks - I will try VNSI tonight although I did test it yesterday and had the same problem. I will try again tonight and report back!
make sure that you select the right versions. vnsi4 compatible with Frodo and is not in opdenkamp repo (Frodo branch). You would need to use the xbmc addon from here: https://github.com/FernetMenta/xbmc-pvr-...tree/frodo
vnsiserver plugin from opdenkamp master branch.