[vdr] Re: Reducing clutter in channels.conf

Stefan Huelswitt s.huelswitt at gmx.de
Thu Jul 21 17:18:48 CEST 2005

On 21 Jul 2005 Joerg Knitter <joerg.knitter at gmx.de> wrote:
> Stefan Huelswitt wrote:
>> I vote for a mechanism with a touch timestamp (which is set when
>> the channels if announced). Channels which are not touched for a
>> certain time and are not used otherwise e.g. by a pending timer
>> could be removed.
> What if you have EPG scan enabled? Doesn´t the card touch all channels?
> There has often been a discussion on how to determine channels that 
> don´t exist anymore, and I don´t have much idea about it. So I say sorry 
> for this basic question, but, what happens if a channels stops 
> transmission? Doesn´t it have no more audio and video PIDs transmitted? 
> So can´t I simply delete channels where the audio and video PID can´t be 
> determined anymore?

May be "touched" is a bit misleading. What I mean is "channels
which aren't announced in SI data".


Stefan Huelswitt
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