[vdr] bug in channels.conf.terr?

Marx acc.for.news at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 08:49:47 CET 2013

I think it touches some bigger problem - the need of scanning.
I don't like scan and I doesn't see any need to do it myself on dvb-s 
(dvb-t works ok). Scanning is full of problems. There aren't unified 
version of (x)zap (I use command line only). Quality of scan is 
different on different cards and takes time. You need fresh transponder 
list or you ends up with incomplete channel list. Channel names are 
often silly and doesn't match real names. Your channels aren't grouped 
in any usable way (channels you pay are often from multiple providers). 
You often need to look for proper channel (there are dosen of Disney 
channels for example). Channels are randomly sorted so you need to 
manually sort it. You ends up with ton of useless channels like "arabic 
sex" and you need to dig channels you need.
What I would like to have is scraper for KingOfSat which is probably 
most up-to-date sat channels database. I would prefer to filter this 
database by provider, sat name etc and produce channels.conf based on 
it. There would be need to keep some preferences, like list of FTA 
channels, sorting etc but that way making fresh channels.conf would be 
fast, easy, and productive.

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