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

Carsten Koch Carsten.Koch at icem.com
Wed Feb 22 22:25:58 CET 2006

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> - The 'summary' field in the timer definition becomes a pure
>   string parameter, into which (external) applications can
>   write whatever they like. VDR will read and write it, but
>   otherwise won't do anything with it. The name of this field
>   would be changed to something like 'aux' or so.
> - The description of a recording is taken exclusively from its
>   related EPG data. If an application wants to use a different
>   description it would have to set it with SVDRP/PUTE and use
>   table ID 0x00, so that it won't be overwritten (as a side effect,
>   however, this would also disable VPS for such an event).
>   An added bonus of this method would be that not only the
>   'description' can be set, but also 'title' and 'short text'.

I like the fact that all my recordings have a summary - even those
that are recorded from channels which do not have any EPG info.

This is because epg2timers takes the summary from the web EPG
and enters it into the timer entry. When the actual recording
takes place, vdr moves the summary into the info.vdr file.

This is nice as it is. I would consider it a step backwards
if you break it.


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