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

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Wed Feb 22 23:05:40 CET 2006

Carsten Koch wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> ...
>> You could just as well insert the summary into a fake EPG event for
>> that channel (even with separate "title", "short text" and
>> "description") and VDR would pick it up when the recording starts.
>> Note that I'd really like to get rid of the 'summary' mechanism,
>> so unless you can convince me that the "EPG insertion" method
>> doesn't work for you, I still plan to make this setp forward ;-)
> I do not know how to insert  the summary into a fake EPG event.

That can be done through the PUTE command.
It's really a simple process.

> Note that there are two ways to run epg2timers: Some people
> (myself included) run it between executions of VDR (so epg2timers
> modifies the timers.conf file directly while VDR is not running),

Well, then you can just as well also modify the epg.data file.

> others run it in parallel (maybe even on a different machine) and
> use SVDRP to send the new timer entries to a running VDR.

In that case it's as simple as doing a PUTE.


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