[vdr] [patch] channels with same pids

Malcolm Caldwell malcolm.caldwell at cdu.edu.au
Wed Feb 27 00:12:58 CET 2008


On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 10:34 +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 02/24/08 07:20, ua0lnj wrote:
> > Hi
> > 1. cChannel::PluginParam() need for iptv plugin.
> > sorry, i was attached bad version for native vdr.
> > See attach for this message.
> > 
> > 2. You right of cause, the triplet SID/NID/TID is supposed to be unique
> > within one satellite, but in really we have incorrect pid tables on many
> > satellites, and in local iptv networks. Example, see
> > http://www.lyngsat.com/eam2.html, some channels have equal pids:
> > 11650V, 11190H, and 11044H too.
> > This is fault of sat providers, but we have it as is. And be a fine, if
> > vdr can works correct with such channels, without editing channel.conf
> > manually.
> 
> Have you ever tried complaining to those providers, telling them about
> their non-standard behavior?
> 
> If we always just work around the provider's faults, we're never going
> to get standard behavior...

Satellites are a multi-million dollar business.  Do we really think that
a few VDR users complaining that they cannot use their particular choice
of receiver (VDR) is going to make a difference?

> Klaus
> 
> > On Sat, 23/02/2008 18:03 +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> >> On 02/22/08 04:29, ua0lnj wrote:
> >>> Hi.
> >>> Some satellites have many channels with same sid, nid, tid on different
> >>> transponders. This is incorrect pid table, and vdr works with it not
> >>> good, need scan channels and change rid manually, but if you select
> >>> "transponder update" all you settings will be rewrite and channels
> >>> deleted as duplicate.
> >>> I have this trouble on ABS1 75.0 E and Express AM2 80.0 E, and I have
> >>> very many channels with same pids on my iptv stream.
> >>> After this patch, vdr parsing duplicate pids, and if transponders is
> >>> not equal, channel not deleted, but rid wil be increased. If pids and
> >>> transponders are equal, channel will be deleted as duplicate.
> >>> Patch was made for vdr-1.5.12, but works with 1.5.15 too.
> >>> Attached 3 patches, for native vdr and vdr + iptv plugin patched and for
> >>> native reelchannelscan-0.4.1 plugin (include patch for 1.5.xx).
> >> First of all, there is no cChannel::PluginParam() in plain vanilla VDR 1.5.15.
> >>
> >> Secondly, as far as I understand this, the triplet SID/NID/TID is supposed
> >> to be unique within one satellite.
> >> Can you point me to a standard document that would indicate otherwise?
> >>
> >> Klaus
> 
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