[vdr] to record or not

Patrick Mackin patrick.mackin at bakervaluation.com
Mon Feb 5 19:08:07 CET 2007

Well, I would actually prefer it built in to vdr.  Heck, I'd prefer that vdr's on screen EPG was as nice as yaepgs.  I suggested the reminder belong in a plugin because the record timer in yaepg is more advanced / user friendly than the one built in to vdr.  I may be mistaken on this--I am new to vdr and linux-- but I thought that yaepg was using its own timer features and not simply providing a nice front end GUI for a vdr function, and it also seems most people use a plugin such as yaepg.  However, I agree it would be beneficial for this to be a part of vdr.  So if yaepg is simply "calling" vdr's record timer when you go to a program and click "OK" to schedule a recording, then it should be fixed in vdr.  But I also know that Klaus is busy with many other planned features, and that vdr, while usable on a clean install, really needs lots of plugins to make it work more like a set top box.  I too was surprised there was no reminder.  I am also surprised at the poor search epg features, as these seem basic and easy to implement.

  It makes absolutely no sense for a reminder feature to be done via plugin.  This is a very common and basic feature offered in most dvb-c and dvb-s receivers.  Honestly, I was surprised to find out vdr didn't already have it implemented because it -is- such a basic function.  Logically I don't see it anywhere else other than the core code.  I'm not sure why you mention yaepg as that's just an alternate means to view guide data.  Yaepg has nothing to do with timer functionality or reminders.  Maybe you could elaborate more on how you came to your opinion on this? 
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