[vdr] Request: E parameter in channels.conf for epg scan

Eric Valette eric.valette at free.fr
Sun Dec 12 22:50:09 CET 2010

On 12/12/2010 20:29, Steffen Barszus wrote:

> external epg source is possible allready - i just think the merge and
> general handling could be improved :)

If you try to prove everything is possible via plugin yes. Vdr could 
even be simply a plugin loader as someone else suggested. The problem 
for the end user is how many packages do he have to install and 
configure to get a decent functionality and how easy is it.

for most users compiling from sources is simply too complicated. I tried 
packages from yavdr and they do not work for me. I have been forced to 
use the debian pacakging and remove patches to correctly have HD TV via 

> vdr-developer.org is a beginning :) and most new development is
> announced here too.

I rarely found anything useful at vdr-developer.org except maybe a small 
description of some plugins but almost nothing about their status if 
they are actively maintained, the git location and so on. Even the 
description of channel.conf is quite innacurate. In fact this list is 
the almost unique source for information.

> xmltv epg can be translated and imported into VDR now allready, there
> are a couple of other epg providing plugins and scripts as well, the
> main problem is available epg data possible to be fetched and
> translated.

Did you try to use it recently. The xmltv to vdr perl script is 
unmaintained and obsolete...

> What about live plugin if the epg is imported into vdr ? It can handle
> epgsearch searchtimer, normal timer etc - so that allready exist to
> some extend :)

live plugin needs streamdev and epgsearch to function right. So again it 
is not basic VDR. Plus, in France in never managed to find anything 
useful via the various search feature.


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