[vdr] Dynamic PIDs

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 19:22:46 CET 2009


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 24.11.2009 18:28, Jouni Karvo wrote:
>> Jouni Karvo kirjoitti:
>>> Rolf Ahrenberg kirjoitti:
>>>   
>>>> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Jouni Karvo wrote:
>>>>
>>>>     
>>>>> is there somewhere a patch that would remove the break when the
>>>>> broadcaster uses "dynamic pids" (such as YLE).  Now, when a programme
>>>>> starts at YLE, they change the Audio PID number, leading to VDR
>>>>> re-tuning or something, that leads to a 1-2s break in the show. There is
>>>>> no change in frequency, so I don't see any reason why there is such a
>>>>> break.
>>>>>       
>>>> As a quick fix just disable the pid updates ("Channel update: no/names
>>>> only"). Yle is always using the same pid numbers although they're
>>>> switching them on and off, so you can easily fix these numbers in your
>>>> channel.conf.
>>>>     
>>>   
>> Tried this, but it seems it loses the subtitling PIDs.  Is there a way
>> to get both - subtitling and non-breaking TV viewing?
> 
> It might be interesting to learn why they do this "PID cycling"
> in the first place. Have you ever tried contacting them and asking
> why they do such a stupid thing?

Different programmes have a different number of languages, so the number
of active pids changes. Isn't that correct behaviour?

-- 
Anssi Hannula



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