[vdr] Re: vdr file format for recordings

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Aug 27 18:24:49 CEST 2005


Dominique Dumont wrote:
> Mws <mws at twisted-brains.org> writes:
> 
> 
>>i think choosing PES as a storing format - causing incompatibilities
>>with different playback solutions than vdr - was made, because the
>>av7110 full featured dvb adapters are not able to act like normal
>>set-top-box chips. they are not able to playback from a ts file
>>directly.
> 
> 
> This requirement is moot for budget cards. May be vdr should provide
> (yet another :-/ ) configuration parameter to choose the file type for
> recordings. 
> 
> So owners of budget of ff cards can choose the format that best fit
> their needs.

Having two different recording formats is a very bad idea, IMHO.

Besides, over at vdrportal.de somebody posted that about 50% of his
recordings can be processed with other tools, so the files produced
by VDR can't be all that bad.

And since all of the files that were ok for him were from the German
"öffentlich rechtliche" stations, and those that didn't work were from
private stations, it must have something to do with the actual data
that comes from the stations. So the proper course of action should be
to find out what exactly that difference is.

Klaus




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