[vdr] polarization character case in channels.conf

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Wed Nov 7 15:55:57 CET 2012


On 07.11.2012 15:36, Mike Hay wrote:
> Hi list,
>
> I recently lost access to all vertically polarised channels and after quite a bit of floundering about I discovered the reason for this is due to the case of the polarisation character in channels.conf.
>
> According to the vdr changelog it has been possible to specify this in either upper or lower case since version 0.6 but it seems this is not correct - at least in 1.7.31. I generate my channels.conf with w_scan and it produces lower case "h" and "v" for polarisation. It seemed to work OK for the
> horizontal channels but not the vertical. Perhaps it works for horizontal because this is the default position...
>
> Anyway I have resolved my issue by manually changing the case of these characters in channels.conf but wondered if this is really a bug or just a misunderstanding on my part.

Well, there is a toupper() in cDvbTransponderParameters::Parse(), so
I would expect that all characters can be given in either upper- or
lowercase.

Are you sure the case was the problem?

Klaus



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