[vdr] schedule oddness

Sergei Haller Sergei.Haller at math.uni-giessen.de
Sat Mar 12 13:30:10 CET 2005

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005, Jouni Karvo (JK) wrote:

JK> Sergei Haller writes:
JK>  > 
JK>  > IIRC, the DVB EPG contains an event id for every event (schedule entry), 
JK>  > which is used to identify events and changes. So if the start time 
JK>  > changes, they send the same event with the same event id and a different 
JK>  > start time, and thete are no dublicates.
JK> In principle, yes.  In practice, either there is a bug somewhere in
JK> VDR/vdradmin or the broadcasters are not doing it that way.
JK> I do not use any outside sources but still get duplicate timers (or in
JK> worst cases even four) from vdradmin.  This leads to a question:
JK> In the case where at some channel the schedule changes so that the
JK> event ids are changed for the programs, does VDR delete old events
JK> from its data structures?

AFAIK, if the broadcaster sends correct data (i.e., the same event id with 
new start/stop time), then VDRs EPG just replaces the old event with the 
new one.

if the broadcaster sends a wrong event id or no id at all, you can't do 
anything about it.

I don't know what vdradmin does.

c ya
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