[vdr] "ERROR: unexpected tag while reading EPG data: ....." caused by bug in epg.c?

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Oct 9 14:50:10 CEST 2005

Mike Koch wrote:
>>>Oct  4 23:09:43 vdr vdr[3846]: ERROR: unexpected tag while reading EPG 
>>>data: USA 2003
>>>Where does it read the EPG data from (remember: there is no 
>>>/video/epg.data file)?
>>Well, apparently it doesn't actively read an epg.data file,
>>otherwise your log would list a line like
>>Oct  4 18:00:13 video vdr[29192]: reading EPG data from /video/epg.data
>>>Why does it complain about something that looks like
>>>the production date of a movie?
>>I guess it's some broken info.vdr file.
>>The function that reads that data is exactly the same as is used
>>for reading the EPG data, hence the EPG related message.
> I had exactly the same problem.
> not the info.vdr was the cause, but a old summary.vdr,
> which I forgot to delete after converting to the new format.
> The problem disapered after deleting all summary.vdr files.
>   - Mike -

If there is an info.vdr file, VDR shouldn't even read any
leftover summary.vdr.

Could it be that the info.vdr in question didn't contain
a title line (tagged with 'T')?


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