[vdr] Channel sorting idea

Torsten Schlabach tschlabach at gmx.net
Wed Sep 20 11:55:54 CEST 2006

It makes a lot of sense to me, but indeed, backward compatibility will 
be the biggest issue to discuss here.


CR schrieb:
> Hi,
> I would like to suggest a feature for VDR: channel categories
> The idea (if it's not obvious from the name), given many of us deal with a
> lot of channels, it would be nice if we can put them into categories and
> have VDR, VDR's EPG and EPG viewers understand it.
> So if our basic channels.conf lists the channels, perhaps a
> channel_category.conf breaks those down into user defined categories (i.e.
> "Local Channels", "Sports", "Favorites", etc).
> It seems most other TV viewing programs (DVB, analog, whatever) supports
> this capability and I find it most useful, especially the "Favorites" as I
> normally I like to watch a subset of channels I can get.
> Having a seperate file to maintain categories seems like it wouldn't break
> existing EPG and/or VDR code.  Maybe VDR could provide an option to flip
> between "raw" channels.conf and "categorized" channels.
> I know there are other features planned and bugs to fix...maybe this can
> be added to the planned features list.
> Regards,
> CR.
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