[vdr] ATSC scanning support request

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Tue Aug 28 21:56:45 CEST 2012

The crashing problem would be better address by making it part of VDR. I 
am trying to make scripts to use Schedules Direct because even if VDR 
was picking up what the broadcasters send, the broadcasters themselves 
are unreliable and half assed at sending eit. But if the seg fault when 
trying to scan for new channels where fixed, that would help.

On 8/25/2012 2:42 AM, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 25.08.2012 04:04, Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
>> ATSC is the standard for OTA broadcast in the US now. It would be nice
>> if support could be built into vdr now. The plugin for getting eit
>> data and scanning for channels hasn't been updated in 2 years. It
>> still has problems. on my x64 system, it seg faults most of the time
>> when trying to scan for
>> channels. It's more of a fluke that when it does work. And
>> boradcasters don't follow the standards or something because I often
>> don't have guide data when a 60$ converter box is able to find guide
>> data.
>> It would be nice to have its functions moved to VDR and then just dump
>> the plugin. It served it's purpose when ATSC was just starting to be
>> used, but it's time to build it in instead of it being an after thought.
> I don't think that problems would be fixed any better if this were
> part of the official VDR code. If the original author no longer maintains
> the code, somebody else should take over and fix it.
> VDR is mainly written for the *DVB* standard. Anything else should be
> external.
> Klaus
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