[vdr] Freeview Playback

Andrew Herron totallymaxed at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 08:15:46 CEST 2007


I believe TV-Anytime is a European standard.

On 6/24/07, Dave P <vdr at pickles.me.uk> wrote:
>
> On Monday 18 Jun 2007, Alex Stansfield wrote:
> > I've been finding my way around the vdr source code as the idea of
> > support for this series link has me interested in seeing if it's
> > something I might be able to do or help with.
> >
> > I guess we'd need to store the series link information in the epg.data
> > file. The question is where? I figured the two options were to put it on
> > the end of the event line (the one that starts with E and hold the event
> > ID, start time, duration, etc) or to create a new line specifically for
> > it.
> >
> > Also I was wondering about the amount of support to be put into vdr. To
> > have vdr support series recording would, imo, be quite a bit of work
> > when there are plugins that cover that sort of thing. So I was thinking
> > that it might be best to start with just adding support for finding the
> > series link, storing it in the epg and adding the property to the Event
> > class.
> >
> > I haven't figured out how plugins interact with vdr to grab Event
> > information but it would need to be able to pass the Series Link ID to a
> > plugin if it asks for it. An example would be epgsearch, when I select
> > an event in the EPG and hit '4' it creates a search from the event. It
> > would be nice if when i do that it checks to see if the Event has a
> > series link and if it does offers to create a search based on the Series
> > Link.
> >
> > Anyway that was just a few thoughts I had. If i'm going off on the wrong
> > track please let me know, I've never done any work on VDR itself before.
>
> One issue is whether this is a global standard (in which case perhaps vdr
> ought to support it) or a UK-only scheme (where a plug-in might be more
> appropriate).
>
> Do other countries / broadcast systems implement "Freeview Playback"
> aka "TV-Anytime" (ETSI TS 102 323)?
> --
> Dave
>
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