[vdr] VDR automatic channel update and recording annoyance.

Antti Hartikainen ami+vdr at ah.fi
Sun Apr 3 19:02:44 CEST 2005


VDR:s automatic channel update while recording is very annoying and 
it's breaking few seconds of the recording.

Some channels (like YLE in Finland) changes audio language for 
example from "fin" to "eng" when program starts. VDR detects there is 
change in channel information, stops recording, retunes to channel 
and starts recording again.

This way there is always missing few seconds from the start of the 
recording. But on the other hand, this feature is a must. I like new 
channels to be added and information changed.

But retuning on such minor issue (and breaking recording) is bad.

And if there is audio pid added when program starts (ie. AC3 or 
second mp2) couldn't vdr add it to stream "on the fly" and not cutting 

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