[vdr] Vdradmin autotimer suggestion
ms at citd.de
Sat Apr 23 02:12:03 CEST 2005
> I don't know about other countries but in finland often programs have
> reruns within few days causing some autotimer to timer same event twise.
> This is quite usual especially with series.
> So I wonder if it would be a good idea or even feasible to have weekday
> selection in autotimer setup?
"Advanced" timer programming is the domain of Master-Timer.
One of it's many feature is to restrict timers to specific weekdays.
Or, if the EPG-Data is good(tm) (meanes: has a meaningful subtitle,
i.o.w. the title of the episode), Master-Timers "done"-feature removes
any (Master-Timer-)timers that entered the "done"-list which are still
programmed in VDR the next time master-timer is started.
This makes sure that a specific episode is never recorded again(*).
Great to record whole series, without recording an episode twice(*2), or
recording the rerun if the first attempt failed. :-)
I've recorded about 5 thousand(!) series and movies in 4 years. Workes
great as long as the EPG-(or secondary-source-)data is good. :-)
(Btw. I'd say that i'm a "heavy user". Converted into autotimers i would
currently have about 450 autotimers).
*: As long as the EPG-Data of immediate or later(i mean much later, like
month/years later when the whole series reruns) reruns match with the
already recorded one, if the EPG-data is garbage there is nothing
Master-Timer could do.
*2: Personally i've only encountered a single series which has the same
episode-title for 2 different episodes, luckily i realised that in time
to remove the entry from the done-file.
Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.
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