[vdr] Switching recording files

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue May 6 23:54:46 CEST 2008


On 05/06/08 22:26, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Otto J. Makela wrote:
>> Fedora 8, vdr-1.4.7-6.fc8 and old full-feature Terratec C-card.
>> I've configured vdr to start two minutes before the time of the program,
>> and ten minutes after the recording, in case timing is a bit off.
>>
>> For some reason, when recording the Finnish National broadcaster's (YLE)
>> programs, vdr every time wants to switch files just before the actual program
>> starts. Unfortunately it fails and ends up doing it just slightly too late,
>> causing a few frames of the program to end up at the tail of the two-minute
>> preamble. Quite inconvenient from an editing point of view.
>>
>> What causes this (does YLE send a the-program-starts-now type of signaling?),
>> I haven't found a way to disable this in spite of going through the
>> configuration files?
> 
> The audio/subtitle pids are updated when a program changes, and that
> causes VDR to re-tune and switch recording file.
> 
> I'm not sure if VDR is intelligent enough to not re-tune if only the
> descriptions change.

It is ;-)

> I guess one could also implement it in a way so that re-tune/fileswitch
> are not needed.

I guess the pids are actually changed at the moment the program
starts - there should be related log messages.

Klaus



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