So if provider 1 broadcasts a 2.1 channel and provider 2 also
broadcasts a 2.1 channel and you as a vdr user can have more than 1
provider. What will the channel numbering scheme be for Provider 2?
Will this introduce a bouqet in vdr?
On 3/7/08, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 04:57:50PM +0100, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> > On 03/07/08 16:31, VDR User wrote:
> > > On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 11:37 PM, Klaus Schmidinger
> > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >> On 03/06/08 21:13, Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
> > >> > Well, ".", "#", "*", something in the channels.conf. "0" is not a
> > >> > notation because 0 is part of the number system. 40 won't work for
> > >> > because 40 is KHRR. And when displayed it should be "."
> > >>
> > >> Well, 40 would become 400, accordingly.
> > >>
> > >> Just add a 0 to each channel number (or two zeros, if you have two
> > >> sub channel numbers).
> > >
> > > Klaus, come on, you know bastardizing the channel numbers like that is
> > > a horrible idea! ;)
> > "Bastardizing" channel numbers the way those "sub channels" do, that's
> > a horrible idea!
> > Channel numbers are *numbers*, *integer* numbers!
> > There's a first channel, and a second one, and a third one,
> > and they are numbered 1, 2 and 3. Now what's a "2.1" channel?
> > Is that "ten percent more than the second channel"?
> > VDR stores channel numbers as integers. So if you want to
> > have a numbering scheme where you have channels "between" other
> > channels, you need to make room for these additional entries.
> > And the only way I see to do this is to shift all numbers one
> > digit to the left.
> > Klaus
> I'm sorry if you don't see it the way the rest of us do, but the goal
> here should be the user experience. The channels are advertised from
> the channel makers as 2-1, 2-2, or 2.1, 2.2, or 2*1, 2*2 or whatever.
> When users go to a channel, they are not thinking:
> hmm what channel "number" shal I go to
> no they know
> if I want to watch WJLA, I go to 7*1 for the HD version, or 7*2 for
> the SD version. They know this because that is how it is advertised
> to them in their markets. They have accepted that channels are not
> just integers.
> The other issue you have is that channels in their system have
> well-known identifiers that are called "channels" for example NASATV
> is called channel 213. This is something we have talked about in the
> past both on and off-list. If you want to somehow map these
> subchannels to some wierd integer that's say greater than a million,
> that's fine, your channel numbers are integers, but the user needs to
> be able to select the channel he wants. Is the goal here that the
> user is able to use the program or that channels can continue to
> antiquatedly be identified as ints?
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