[vdr] Working around Finnish EPG bugs?

Ville Skyttä vskytta at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 22:21:01 CET 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 21:57 +0200, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> > Anssi Hannula wrote:
> > 
> >> Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'm watching Finnish DVB-T streams with VDR.  Often, the EPG information
> >>> for a program contains part of the description of the previous or
> >>> following
> >>> program.  EPG bugfix level is set to 2.  Should it be configured
> >>> differently
> >>> for Finnish transponders?  Has anyone tried to contact the transponder
> >>> people?
> >>
> >> I set it to 0 and those problems were gone.
> > 
> > This would mean that VDR's efforts to "fix" the EPG data would
> > actually "damage" it?!
> > 
> > Maybe you could investigate a little more into this to find
> > out what actually does the damage?
> Okay, I will update to the latest VDR and test if this is still applies
> and look into the problem.

I tried setting the bugfix level to 0 (was 2 or 3, don't remember now),
and everything seems ok now after running for a while.  No duplicates
nor misplaced descriptions noticed yet, but the problems tend to crop up
over time, so we'll see a bit later.

> > Which transponder/channel is this data on?
> IIRC in Finland DVB-T channels MTV3, Nelonen, subtv had this kind of
> problems. They are transmitted in satellite 1W too, but haven't tested
> that. I'd believe they use the same EPG data there.

Same things happen in HTV's DVB-C, and I've seen the problems also in
YLE's channels (at least TV1) in addition to the above.

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