[vdr] About language choices in subtitle and audio selectors

Petri Helin phelin at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 13 00:12:00 CET 2007


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 11/12/07 20:11, Petri Helin wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am wondering whether it would be possible to use full names instead of 
>> abbreviations for languages in audio and subtitle selectors? I am also 
>> wondering how the current solution gets the name/abbreviation for an 
>> option in the list, since at least for subtitles there seems to be 
>> something wrong. For Finnish subtitles I get the abbreviation "fin" for 
>> live TV and recordings made with VDR version >= 1.5.10. Same for Swedish 
>>   subtitles. But for a program which contains Finnish and Spanish 
>> subtitles, I get "fin" and "50" or, even more confusing, "fin" and 
>> "fin". And for recordings made with the old subtitles plugin and VDR 
>> version prior to 1.5.10 with Finnish subtitles, the option given says "57".
>>
>> I feel this is a bit confusing, and was hoping to change it, but 
>> unfortunately I cannot figure out the method how the names for the 
>> option are chosen. So, I am hoping for someone to clarify how it is done 
>> and whether it could be easily changed.
> 
> The three letter language codes are derived from the codes broadcast
> in the PID definitions (see pat.c under 'case SI::SubtitlingDescriptorTag:').
> The full names are derived from the EPG's component descriptors (see
> eit.c under 'case SI::ComponentDescriptorTag:').
> 
> When it comes to presenting these to the user, they are collected in
> menu.c, function SetTrackDescriptions(). If no textual description
> is available, the raw index of the track is used.
> 
> So VDR just displays what the provider broadcasts - unless, of course,
> there is a bug in VDR's code, in which case you're welcome to send a
> fix.
> 

Well, it seems to work with live TV, but for replay it does not. At 
least I am unable to see any evidence of VDR looking up the language 
codes. Is there an alternative method VDR uses when replaying compared 
to the one used with live TV?

-Petri



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