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

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Feb 24 18:03:05 CET 2006

Andreas Brugger wrote:
> Hi Klaus!
> Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
>> Christian Wieninger wrote:
>>> or the search timer that was
>>> responsible for the timer. I think, VDRAdmin works the same way. 
>>> After the recording is done this info was available til now in the 
>>> recordings description. If I understood you right, this info should 
>>> now be moved to the 'aux' field. Do you plan any way, to display the 
>>> 'aux' value for timers and recordings in VDR's OSD?
>> The recorded channel is already stored in the 'C' record of the info.vdr
>> file. If necessary, that information can be displayed in the
>> cSkin::SetRecording() function. The actual "aux" value of a timer has no
>> conceivable meaning to VDR, so there's no point in displaying it, I'd 
>> say.
> But isn't that just private information? I don't see any way to get that 
> information except reading the info-File directly.
> Could you please add a function to derive this information as I think 
> this could be a nice feature in a skin?

There will be a function to retrieve the 'aux' string from cRecordingInfo.
However, I don't see what a skin (that doesn't know anything about what
the actual content of that string means) could reasonably do with it.
Sure, it could display it, ending up in something like

Aux: 123blafaslhisomeinf456this789ismystring

Meaning: the string could be *anything* (even non-printable characters).

> Though there would be a little problem, if the channel on whicht the 
> recording was made, has changed one of the significant pids or isn't 
> available (delted) anymore. But that wouldn't be such a big problem IMHO.

Well, that's always a problem.


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