[vdr] weird epg in channel info

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Nov 27 10:39:47 CET 2005

Luca Olivetti wrote:
> This is just an example. Not really a big issue since I don't really use
> vdr EPG, but strange anyway.
> It's now 9:55, on Rai3
> (RAI3;RAI:11766:vC23:S13.0E:27500:514:652=ita:578:0:3403:318:5200:0) the
> current progtam is "Maratona di Firenze".
> The channel info tells me
> 7:45 E' domenica papa'
> 8:45 Screensaver
> OTOH the program guide (menu-1) tells me
> 7:45 E' domenica papa'
> 9:15 Maratona di Firenze
> 12:00 Tg3 -RaiSport notizie
> ....
> Why the information in the channel info is different from the
> information in the program guide? And why both show a program that
> already ended as the current one?
> As an added twist "lste" shows "Maratona di Firenze" as the first one.
> The epg data has been loaded through SVDRP (using mhwepg), but that
> shouldn't make a difference, should it?
> The strange thing is that this only seems to apply to rai channels,
> mediaset ones (canale 5, italia 1, that also get their data with mhwepg)
> show the current program (maybe because these channel don't broadcast
> epg data while the rai ones do?).

Maybe the "running status" isn't set correctly by these channels?
The channel display uses the "running status" flag to find out which
broadcast is currently running. Sometimes broadcasters don't update
this flag correctly, and then the channel display gets stuck.

If you bring up the Schedule page of that channel, is there a '*' at
the "E' domenica papa'" entry? If so, then the running status flag is
set to 'running' for that programme.


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