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

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Wed Feb 22 17:45:52 CET 2006

Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>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
>>What about defining a command in the reccmds.conf file that extracts
>>this info from the recording's info.vdr file?
> If i'm not mistaken we are discussing the "Timer is in the future" case, where is timer existists only in the timerlist.
> So there is no info.vdr. :-)

Oh, I thought this was about displaying the 'aux' string in the "Recording"
menu. Well, I wouldn't mind displaying it in the "Edit timer" menu, since
I myself would never see it, anyway.


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