[vdr] Which extension for TS files?

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Mon Jan 5 22:42:54 CET 2009


On 05.01.2009 19:06, Andreas Besse wrote:
> 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)

I've already dropped them.
Besides, these files are just auxiliary internal files for VDR's
very own purposes. There should normally be no need to edit them at all.

Klaus



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