[vdr] Which extension for TS files?

Matthias Schniedermeyer ms at citd.de
Mon Jan 5 00:13:05 CET 2009

On 04.01.2009 22:34, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 04.01.2009 19:21, Nicolas Huillard wrote:
> > Klaus Schmidinger a écrit :
> >> Up to now VDR has used names like 001.vdr for its recording files.
> >> While moving to Transport Stream as the recording format, I need to
> >> use a different file name extension, and so was wondering which one
> >> to use. My first idea was *.ts, for "Transport Stream", but when I
> >> point, for instance, Konqueror to such a file, it thinks it is a
> >> "Qt Translation Source". So I was wondering if I should use *.mpg
> >> instead. This one is identified by Konqueror as an MPEG file and
> >> will make it launch a proper player.
> > 
> > I think the option is clearly defined now.
> > I little thing that always annoyed me was that every recoding file had 
> > the .vdr extension, whatever the actual contents (it seemed like the 
> > file name was used as an extension). See:
> >      index.vdr
> >      info.vdr
> >      marks.vdr
> >      resume.vdr
> > 
> > Maybe you will find an opportunity to improve this at the same time...
> Well, how about leaving the ".vdr" part away altogether?

I'd suggest .dat for binary and .txt for text content.
More or less another "container" question. :-)

Bis denn

Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as 
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor --
complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.

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