[vdr] Freeview+ aka TV-Anytime Patch (updated)

Andrew Herron totallymaxed at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 10:14:30 CEST 2008


I totally agree. LCN's here in the UK and in Australia is central to
ordinary users experience of DVB (aka Freeview here in the UK). At present
we use scan commands -u switch to generate the LCN data. Having vdr handle
this form  of channel numbering internally would seem to be the better
option but a plugin would be the next best option.

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 1:18 AM, Malcolm Caldwell <
malcolm.caldwell at cdu.edu.au> wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 11:11 +0200, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> > On 10/06/08 11:06, Laz wrote:
> > > On Monday 06 Oct 2008, Frank Scherthan wrote:
> > >> Laz schrieb:
> > >>> On Sunday 05 Oct 2008, Gavin Hamill wrote:
> > >>>> On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 15:10 +0100, Dave P wrote:
> > >>> On another Freeview specific note, I'd love to have my channels
> > >>> renumbered to their "proper" Freeview numbers. At the moment, I have
> > >>> to go through and move them about by hand every time something
> > >>> changes! I don't think there is currently any support for assigning
> > >>> channels a specific number within vdr (probably not much point with
> > >>> gazillions of satellite channels but more useful with the handful of
> > >>> terrestrial Freeview ones in the UK).
> > >> man 5 vdr:
> > >> A group delimiter can also be used to just set the next channel's
> > >> number, without an explicit delimiter text, as in
> > >>
> > >>        :@201
> > >
> > > That's what I mean by "doing it by hand"! My channels.conf is littered
> > > with those!
> > >
> > > ;)
> > >
> > > Would be nice if each channel entry had a field for channel number
> > > instead, especially when they helpfully decide to move a channel!
> > >
> > > It's also the way "real" set-top boxes do it. I think "scan" can output
> > > the channel numbers to a vdr-readable channels.conf but I think that
> just
> > > puts in a :@1, :@2, :@3, etc. every other line. Just doesn't seem neat
> to
> > > me, especially as the channel numbers are broadcast.
> > >
> > > I did start looking at this a while back but never got very far: might
> > > have another go...
> >
> > I don't think it makes any sense to put actual channel numbers into
> > each channel's line in channels.conf. For one, what if different
> > providers want to use the same channel numbers? And: what if channels
> > are moved around, inserted or deleted?
>
> It might not make sense in your environment.
>
> In the UK and here in Australia there are fixed, advertised channel
> numbers.
>
> It makes sense if something is advertised as being on channel 20, then
> pressing '2' and then '0' should tune to that channel.  "Makes sense"
> means that "I can describe it to my wife".
>
> > The channel numbers are implicitly derived from the position of each
> > channel in the channels.conf file. Offsets can be suggested with :@nnn
> > lines, but are only hints and may be ignored if there are too many
> > channels before them to actually implement the desired numbers.
>
> Maybe I should try to explain this to my wife instead?
>
> > Klaus
> >
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