[vdr] Which extension for TS files?

Andreas Besse operator at handshake.de
Mon Jan 5 19:06:57 CET 2009


On 05.01.2009 11:01, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 05.01.2009 00:34, Malte Schröder wrote:
>> On Sun, 04 Jan 2009 22:34:17 +0100
>> Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de> wrote:
>>
>>>> I think the option is clearly defined now.
>>>> I little thing that always annoyed me was that every recoding file had
>>>> the .vdr extension, whatever the actual contents (it seemed like the
>>>> file name was used as an extension). See:
>>>>      index.vdr
>>>>      info.vdr
>>>>      marks.vdr
>>>>      resume.vdr
>>>>
>>>> Maybe you will find an opportunity to improve this at the same time...
>>> Well, how about leaving the ".vdr" part away altogether?
>>
>> I would vote for that. Having .ts for the recording has the nice
>> effect that media-players and who knows what can just handle the
>> recordings. The other files I would consider VDR private data which
>> is not standardized like TS. So I do not see a point in them having
>> any extension at all. If they are in a .rec-directory it should be
>> pretty clear what a file named "index" contains.
>
> I also strongly tend to drop the '.vdr' extensions and have the files
> just named plain "index", "info", "marks" and "resume".

dropping the extensions is bad for windows users, since files without
extension cannot be assigned to a specific application (like notepad).

so i vote for the suggestion of Matthias Schniedermeyer:
.dat for binary (e.g. index.dat)
.txt for text content (e.g. info.txt)

Greets
Andreas



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