[vdr] Feature Request: MySQL interface for EPG/configuration

Laz laz at club-burniston.co.uk
Sat Sep 9 13:19:30 CEST 2006


On Saturday 09 September 2006 12:09, Christian Wieninger wrote:
> Rene Bartsch wrote:
> > if the configuration (channels, transponders, options) and EPG would be
> > stored in a MySQL-DB other applications could easily use that data
> > instead of doing expensive scans of the files again and again.
> >
> > Maybe there could be a compiler switch or even a command-line option for
> > VDR to switch between file and SQL mode.
>
> this could even solve some problems regarding synchronisation/thread
> safeness. But IMHO this sounds like a feature of VDR 2.0 ;-)

It does have the added overheads of running MySQL on what might be a low-power 
system, slower startup, etc. Then again, reading large amounts of EPG data, 
etc. from what can be huge flat files should improve things!

Maybe it could be a build-time option...

Laz



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