[vdr] RFE: Make VDR more friendly when using combinations of DVB-S, DVB-T and DVB-C

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Jun 17 12:50:59 CEST 2012

On 17.06.2012 09:26, VDR User wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 11:47 PM, Henning Pingel
> <henning at henningpingel.de>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As some of you might already know, I'm working on a way to
>> semi-automatically assign unique channel IDs to channels of different DVB
>> providers. As I currently don't have time to explain it in detail today, I
>> will just post some links and join this discussion later on when I have more
>> time to sit down and explain stuff. ;-)
> Why not just patch VDR so it cycles through channels that use the same
> channel number. No bothering with sql databases&  dependency, no
> altering the real channel numbers, no real pain that I can think of.
> For example, say you have 3 different sources using the same channel
> number:
> channel 100, dvb-s
> channel 100, dvb-t
> channel 100, dvb-c
> You tune channel 100 from your remote, it tunes 100 dvb-s. Press 100
> again and it tunes 100 dvb-t. And again, 100 dvb-c. And again, loop
> back to 100 dvb-s. Also, instead of having to enter the channel number
> to cycle through them, maybe just use different keys (skip +/-,
> ffw/rew, some other keys) to cycle. If there's only one of that
> channel number, the cycle keys don't do anything.
> I like this idea far better than adding an sql dependency to VDR and I
> see no reason why the above would be difficult to implement or use. If
> I'm missing something, please let me know.

Well, first of all: there will be no SQL dependency in the core VDR ;-)

Once version 2.0 is finished, I'm planning on dealing with the "same channel
from multiple sources" problem.


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