[vdr] Edit timer/Timer conflict problem vdradmin/epgsearch

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Tue Jun 29 20:36:09 CEST 2010

I have a sat card and an atsc card. Our locals do a very poor job of 
maintaining epg, so I also pick up guide data from a sat. The sat 
channels are scrambled, but the epg is clear. In my channels.conf I put 
the sat channel that matches local just above the atsc entry in the 
list. epgserch picks up a show from the sat list first because they send 
out 2 weeks where as the locals are sometimes doing good to get 12 
hours. When it sets up a timer for a show, I edit it changing the 
channel from the sat to the atsc channel entry.

The problem is, it doesn't properly change the entry. This is the 
summary for the timer as it first sets up:

<epgsearch><channel>90 - 

And just changing the channel, it does this:


It no longer points to the channel to use. It still seems to get the 
right channel for recording, but If 2 of these over lap at all, then I 
start getting timer conflict notices on the screen even though there is 
no conflict. It should have just changed "<channel>90 - KGUN</channel>" 
to "<channel>91 - KGUN-DT</channel>" I'm guessing that channel info it 
removes is why it no longer does conflict checking correcly.

The plugin timeline seems still correctly see no conflict.

Another problem I've run into, vdradmin only allows you to set a flat 
total number of dvb cards. It doesn't allow for the fact that not all 
the cards are the same. I had a second dual atsc tuner which went bad 
and will be replaced. So right now I have 2 tuners, but only 1 of each 
time and will have 4, but again, only 1 is sat.

Some of this maybe a problem with epgsearch plugin since that is where 
the search and auto timer setups is done.

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