[vdr] no channel update for certain channels

Malcolm Caldwell malcolm.caldwell at cdu.edu.au
Wed Jan 28 01:26:56 CET 2009


On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 10:34 +0100, Matthias Dahl wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> For certain situations, it'd be great to exclude some channels from the 
> automatic channel update. For example, when one has entered a channel manually 
> which broadcasts wrong channel informations. With the next channel update, all 
> is overwritten. So one has to either completely disable the automatic updates 
> or live without the channel for the time being. 
> 
> I had just a quick look over the vdr source and figured it wouldn't be too 
> hard to come up with a patch to support something like this I guess. So I 
> wanted to ask if this new feature would be considered ok for inclusion into 
> vdr-1.7.x or if there are reasons against it? Otherwise I would put it on my 
> todo list and get to it when I get some time... if no one else does it in the 
> meantime that is. :-)

I deal with this type of problem by having two copies of the channel,
with one with rid=1.  The one with rid=0 will be automatically updated
to incorrect values, while the one with rid=1 will not be updated, so it
can be tuned as needed.

> Best regards,
> matthias.
> 
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