[vdr] valid summary.vdr file hangs vdr.

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Sep 2 15:42:48 CEST 2005

Carsten Koch wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> ...
>> Are you sure this file was actually created by VDR itself?
> Yes, 100%.
> It was created by vdr using a timers.conf entry created by epg2timers, 
> though.

Aha, so epg2timers is the culprit ;-)

> I have several old recordings with summary files like this that hang vdr.
>> The expected syntax of a summary.vdr file is
>> Single line title
>> <empty line>
>> Single line short text
>> <empty line>
>> Description
>> may consist
>> of several lines
>> In your case there is no empty line between the title and "D 1998",
>> which makes the longish description the "Short text" - and that leads to
>> irritations.
>> Simply insert a blank line after the title and it works (at least it 
>> does here).
> OK.
> I guess I should go though all my summary.vdr files then
> and check whether the second and fourth line is blank.
> Of course my point is that VDR should never hang when
> reading a file that it has created itself.
> Would you like me to create a patch this weekend that
> fixes this?

Very well. And don't forget to adjust summary2info.pl as well.


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