[vdr] Unable to record ITV HD (was : ITV HD)

Malcolm Caldwell malcolm.caldwell at cdu.edu.au
Mon Jun 22 02:28:55 CEST 2009


On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 18:20 +0200, Christian Tramnitz wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
> > Well, if they don't broadcast their Vpid in the SI data, how is a
> > receiver supposed to know what to receive?
> > 
> > Maybe you should complain to the broadcaster about this.
> > 
> > Klaus
> 
> Afaik this is intentional to limit the scope of viewers to users of 
> their "Freesat" receivers. So this problem also exist for other 
> (non-freesat) receivers out there that do not allow manual vpid 
> settings. While vdr does allow setting the vpid (while not auto-updating 
> channel data) in this case recording seams to fail anyway while live 
> view is working.

I don't know about the recording problem, but I have dealt with this
type of issues (auto-updating overwriting channels.conf) by having two
copies of the channel: one with rid=0 and one with rid=1.  When vdr
updates the channel, it only updates the one with rid=0, leaving the
other along.  I then put the one with rid=1 at the end of my channel
list when I never try to tune to it.  A bit of a hack, but it works.

> 
> I know, this is non-standard behaviour and you probably do not want to 
> support this by adjusting vdr. On the other hand, if (with manual 
> interaction) its possible to view the channel, shouldn't it also be 
> possible to record it?
> 
> 
> Best regards,
>     Christian
> 
> 
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