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

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at citd.de
Wed Feb 22 18:24:20 CET 2006

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> 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
>>>> data.)
>>> 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.

Christian actually meant both cases.

Whereas i was only talking about the Timer-Menu, because i think it is 
(more) important to be able to figure out the culprit of a timer before 
it records.
You may want (or have to) eliminate a timer before it records for 
whatever reason.

Bis denn

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