[vdr] Re: Audio description wrong

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Feb 19 16:23:43 CET 2005


matthieu castet wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> 
>> matthieu castet wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  From all the channels I've seen so far, the descriptions always 
>>>> matched
>>>> the actual PID settings. I assume this is a problem of that 
>>>> particular provider.
>>>> In the PID data they announce
>>>>
>>>>   330=fra
>>>>   331=eng
>>>>
>>>> while in the EPG data they have
>>>>
>>>>   X 2 03 eng AUDIO STEREO eng
>>>>   X 2 03 fra AUDIO STEREO fra
>>>>
>>>> which is just reversed.
>>>>
>>> Why do you care about the order it is provided in EPG data ?
>>> I think this wrong because if I enter the pid by hand, why I couldn't 
>>> enter  first 331=eng and then 330=fra or even just 331=eng if I don't 
>>> care about the French audio stream?
>>>
>>> I don't know what are the information available in EPG data, but in 
>>> your example it seem there is the language, so why couldn't you use it ?
>>
>>
>>
>> The PID data and the description are broadcast in two separate SI tables.
>> So far the only way to corellate them seems to be the sequence in which
>> they are given. If you manually manipulate the PID entries in 
>> channels.conf
>> this is no longer possible. There is also no guarantee that the audio 
>> track
>> description contains any reference to a language, nor that the 
>> language code
>> that comes with an audio track description is at all correct.
>>
> Ok,
> 
> so adding the PID language in EPG audio description could be nice.

Not really.
For instance the German pay tv channels announce their PIDs with

   1792=deu
   1793=deu

and their track descriptions are

   deutsch
   englisch

So on PID 1792 we get the German audio track, and on 1793 the English one (despite
the "deu" in the PID).
I don't think it would make things any clearer if the audio track descriptions
in the Audio menu would read

   deutsch (deu)
   englisch (deu)

would it? ;-)

This whole thing can only be reasonably solved if the providers finally
start setting their data correctly.

Klaus



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