[vdr] Modified channels.conf isn't saved

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Jan 20 15:41:07 CET 2006

Philippe Gramoullé wrote:
>  Hello,
> I apology if this subject has already been discussed before, but i couldn't find
> any definitive answer to my problem :
> Sometimes i don't tune in some given channels for some time, just to realise that
> the channel's name has changed. I started to reorganise my channels.conf using VDR
> "mark channels" then move them up/down, and after i was done i zapped through channels
> for a while and then shut down VDR.
> I was disappointed to see that my changes weren't saved and that i had to start all over
> again.
> So what's the best way to avoid such a mistake ?
> - tune to somme channels, wait a few seconds that names (and pids) are updated,
>   write the list down, and then manually edit channels.conf with a text editor ?
> - use a plugin (channelsort) ?
> - wait some time so that VDR writes the changes down ?
>  (i don't remember what are the conditions so that VDR triggers files update,
>   IIRC, no epg scan, no activity for xx minutes)
> My config has only one FF DVB-S card.
> Thanks much,
> Philippe
> PS: same problem would eventually occur to epg data, so any advice is welcome as well
>     to handle epg data updates.

Channels are only saved immediately after the user has explicitly made
a change to a channel (or a timer). After automatic modifications the
channels are saved every 10 minutes.

EPG data is also saved every 10 minutes.


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