[vdr] problem with timer and VPS

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Jan 8 11:02:32 CET 2006


Wolfgang Rohdewald wrote:
> Hi, 
> 
> from my log:
> 
> Jan  7 23:36:32 mm vdr[3539]: timer 1 (1 2240-0045 'James Bond 007 - Der Hauch des Todes') start
> Jan  7 23:36:32 mm vdr[3539]: record /vdr/video/James_Bond_007_-_Der_Hauch_des_Todes/2006-01-07.23.30.50.99.rec
> Jan  8 00:02:22 mm vdr[3539]: replay /vdr/video/James_Bond_007_-_Der_Hauch_des_Todes/2006-01-07.23.30.50.99.rec
> Jan  8 01:00:43 mm vdr[3544]: channel 1 (Das Erste) event 23:35 'James Bond 007 - Der Hauch des Todes' status 1
> Jan  8 01:00:44 mm vdr[3539]: timer 1 (1 2240-0045 'James Bond 007 - Der Hauch des Todes') stop
> Jan  8 01:41:51 mm vdr[3544]: channel 1 (Das Erste) event 01:40 'Tagesschau' status 4
> 
> 01:00 is about the time when the programm SHOULD have stopped.
> It SHOULD have started at 22:40, EPG said so. But it really started at 23:35. 
> 
> VPS start was correct, but the end went wrong, it stopped about 1 hour too early. Normally
> it seems the time between status 1 and the next status 4 is quite short, here it was 41 minutes.
> 
> Would it be possible to change the messages status 1 etc into something more verbose?
> 
> And maybe it would help not to stop a timer before the EPG length of the program has passed, no matter
> what the status says.

Well, the main problem here seems to be that the ARD hasn't handled the
running status correctly. There will always be problems with VPS recordings
if the broadcaster doesn't send the correct data. In this case recording
until the stop time of the timer might have helped, but it still could
have cut off a few minutes.

I suggest contacting the ARD, asking them why they broke the running status,
and that they should handle this correctly in the future.

Klaus



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