[vdr] [RFC] Eliminating the 'summary' field of timers

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Wed Feb 22 10:20:55 CET 2006

Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> Christian Wieninger wrote:
>>> Atleast my info about the search timer, that triggered the 
>>> timer/recording will not be visible anymore. What about an additional 
>>> simple submenu in the summary menu of timers/recordings, e.g. called 
>>> with the unused key 'blue' labeled 'Aux'.
>> The 'aux' field shall be of no concern to VDR, so I don't see why there
>> should be a button wasted to display it. What's so important about that
>> information, anyway?
> It's of no use of VDR "itself" but like the title/subitle/description 
> (which are equaly pointless from a purely technical view. Purely 
> technical you only need channel, time & duration, see for e.g. the good 
> old VCR. It only needed the channel, time & duration) it can be vital 
> for the user if s/he needs to find out the culprit who programmed a timer.
> I had the same question for Master-Timer years ago, because of that when 
> Master-Timer programs a timer it also prints out which "torecord"-block 
> (beginning on what line) was responsible for a specific timer. Then you 
> realize that everyhing is OK, or you tune the "torecord"-block, "done" 
> it or create a blacklist entry to get rid of the timer.
> So there actually is a reason for the User to see what is recorded in 
> the AUX-field.
> (And to put "meaningful"-data into the AUX-field. I'm thinking about 
> putting some more into the AUX-field, like the meantioned block-name so 
> that you don't have to look it up elswhere. But i haven't do that in the 
> past because i didn't want to clutter the Summary with too much data.)

What about defining a command in the reccmds.conf file that extracts
this info from the recording's info.vdr file?


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