[vdr] Polish EPG problems

Matti Lehtimäki matti.lehtimaki at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 21:16:27 CEST 2012

On 10/07/2012 09:59 PM, Mariusz Bialonczyk wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using vdr for very long time (since 1.2.1 afair), but the
> polish epg problem is unfortunately still here in recent versions.
> I made a deep analysis of the problem and here are the details.
> Polish broadcasters are ignorants regarding dvb standards!
> It's very sad but it's true :(
> Of course e-mails to them about it doesn't give an any effect...
> There are two kind of problems with polish providers on HotBird 13E:
> First problem is that similar to one handled by CharsetOverride:
> Part of the channels are encoded in ISO-8859-2 while not announce that,
> this can be handled with VDR_CHARSET_OVERRIDE correctly.
> The other part cannot be currently handled correctly in vdr without patching:
> Some channels are using ISO6937 while announcing ISO-8859-5! (sic!)
> There are also providers which are respecting standards,
> but the above bad cases are for two main polish digital platforms,
> so it would be great if vdr finally would handle it correctly.

The EPGFixer-plugin has the capability to fix character set problem you 
have described. It can be found at 

Matti Lehtimäki

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