[vdr] Confirm messages

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Feb 5 14:29:46 CET 2006


Darren Salt wrote:
> I demand that Klaus Schmidinger may or may not have written...
> 
> 
>>Darren Salt wrote:
>>
>>>I demand that Laurence Abbott may or may not have written...
>>>
>>>>On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 14:00 +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>Since version 1.3.38 the Red button in the Schedule menu immediately
>>>>>creates the timer and marks the event with 'T'. So it can't happen any
>>>>>more that a timer is not confirmed.
>>>>
>>>>I upraded from 1.3.36 to 1.3.40 last weekend and noticed this new
>>>>behaviour last night. I like it a lot! Much faster than having to press
>>>>OK after seeing the timer settings (which are generally how I want them
>>>>anyway!). It just feels slicker now.
> 
> 
>>>Just wait until you want to record a film on, say, ITV2. You know, one of
>>>those which is split in half so that they can stick in some other
>>>programme, the scheduled start and end times of which are works of
>>>fiction.
> 
> 
>>Can you give an example of this?
> 
> 
> Not *specifically* the works-of-fiction bit (I've observed this during live
> viewing, returning from doing something else while the other programme was
> supposedly still on only to find that the film had already been resumed), but
> I can provide plenty of examples of schedule data - this sort of interruption
> is *very* common; barely a film goes by without one on some channels.
> 
> However, the default timer margins should cover this.
> 
> And on some other channels (ITV1) they put more than one programme in the way
> - that's to do with a commitment to showing news at 22:30.
> 
> Two examples are attached.

Well, I'm afraid this would result in an endless series of implementing
yet another special case...

Brodcasts that are sliced into pieces should use the PDC descriptor
to mark the parts that belong together. The PDC descriptor contains
the "Programme Identification Label" (PIL), which VDR uses to implement
the "VPS" functionality. Here in Germany some channels set the PIL
to the same value in case a programme is interrupted by some news
report or so. VDR can then stop recording when the first part ends,
and resume recording when the second part starts. At least that's
how it's supposed to work - it's hard to test that, because such
broadcasts are rather rare...

Klaus


> 215-E 8790 1138827600 5400 50 12
> 215-T Two Week's Notice
> 215-S Network TV premiere starring Sandra Bullock & Hugh Grant. A woman finds herself attempting to foil one office romance while debating if she should take a chance on another in this romantic comedy.2002
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 
> 215-e
> 215-E 8791 1138833000 1200 50 12
> 215-T ITV News
> 215-S National & international news.
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 
> 215-e
> 215-E 8792 1138834200 240 50 12
> 215-T North East News
> 215-S Regional news update.
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 
> 215-e
> 215-E 8793 1138834440 120 50 12
> 215-T North East Weather
> 215-S Regional weather report.
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 
> 215-e
> 215-E 8794 1138834560 240 50 12
> 215-T ITV News
> 215-S National & international news.
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 
> 215-e
> 215-E 8795 1138834800 1500 50 12
> 215-T Two Week's Notice
> 215-S Network TV premiere starring Sandra Bullock & Hugh Grant. A woman finds herself attempting to foil one office romance while debating if she should take a chance on another in this romantic comedy.2002
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 
> 215-e
> 
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 215-E 7787 1138581600 3300 50 1B
> 215-T Alien Resurrection
> 215-S Stars Sigourney Weaver & Winona Ryder. In the fourth installment of the sci-fi saga, Ripley returns from the dead when she's cloned by a crazed geneticist in order to retrieve her alien baby. 1997.
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 
> 215-e
> 215-E 7788 1138584900 300 50 1B
> 215-T Entertainment News Update
> 215-S 60 second round up of the latest celebrity news and gossip.
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 
> 215-e
> 215-E 7789 1138585200 3900 50 1B
> 215-T Alien Resurrection
> 215-S Stars Sigourney Weaver & Winona Ryder. In the fourth installment of the sci-fi saga, Ripley returns from the dead when she's cloned by a crazed geneticist in order to retrieve her alien baby. 1997.
> 215-X 1 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 03 eng 
> 215-X 2 40 eng 



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