[vdr] Re: xxv and autotimers

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Tue Sep 13 18:10:09 CEST 2005

xpix wrote:
> Andreas Brachold schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>> The timer format is a one line format and it will stay that way.
>>> If you want to store additional data, you could do so in the
>>> "summary" field.
>> I'm unhappy, but that not really important.
> Me too, but i have write a comment in bugzilla to resolve this Problem. 
> But we need in vdr a feature to make hidden the Comments from external 
> programs. The User see all the time the Comments from xxv, i.e. the AT.
>> As additional comment :
>> XXV already make this too.  But this additional data are only 
>> interesting during the lifetime of
>> timers. And it is could feel bothering at description on recording.
>> I think this solution current only a quick and dirty workaround.
>> Andreas
> @Klaus
> Can you make hidden the Comments in vdr?
> cu
> Frank (xpix) Herrmann

The 'summary' field in timers.conf, if present, is used as the
'description' text in info.vdr when a recording is made (and overwrites
whatever came from the related EPG data).

Personally I don't use that field in any way, so if we could agree on some
delimiting character that separates 'description' from 'comment', as in

   ...:Description of what happens#some arbitrary comment

where '#' would be that new delimiter. Everything before the delimiter
would go into the 'description', and everything after it would simply
be stored and otherwise ignored by VDR.

If we do this I would also like to make the use of the high 16 bit of the
'status' field obsolete, since this information can and should then be stored
in the 'comment'.


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