[vdr] [RFC] Eliminating the 'summary' field of timers

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Feb 24 18:29:54 CET 2006


Andreas Brugger wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
> 
>> Andreas Brugger wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Klaus!
>>>
>>> Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
>>>
>>>> Christian Wieninger wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> or the search timer that was
>>>>> responsible for the timer. I think, VDRAdmin works the same way. 
>>>>> After the recording is done this info was available til now in the 
>>>>> recordings description. If I understood you right, this info should 
>>>>> now be moved to the 'aux' field. Do you plan any way, to display 
>>>>> the 'aux' value for timers and recordings in VDR's OSD?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The recorded channel is already stored in the 'C' record of the 
>>>> info.vdr
>>>> file. If necessary, that information can be displayed in the
>>>> cSkin::SetRecording() function. The actual "aux" value of a timer 
>>>> has no
>>>> conceivable meaning to VDR, so there's no point in displaying it, 
>>>> I'd say.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> But isn't that just private information? I don't see any way to get 
>>> that information except reading the info-File directly.
>>> Could you please add a function to derive this information as I think 
>>> this could be a nice feature in a skin?
>>
>>
>>
>> There will be a function to retrieve the 'aux' string from 
>> cRecordingInfo.
>> However, I don't see what a skin (that doesn't know anything about what
>> the actual content of that string means) could reasonably do with it.
>> Sure, it could display it, ending up in something like
>>
>> Aux: 123blafaslhisomeinf456this789ismystring
>>
>> Meaning: the string could be *anything* (even non-printable characters). 
> 
> 
> Sorry, my question wasn't written very well. I meant the channelID. Is 
> there (or will there be) a way to retreive this ID from the info.vdr via 
> the API?

Oh, sorry. There is currently no such function, but that can be
provided.

Klaus



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