I totally agree. LCN's here in the UK and in Australia is central to ordinary users experience of DVB (aka Freeview here in the UK). At present we use scan commands -u switch to generate the LCN data. Having vdr handle this form of channel numbering internally would seem to be the better option but a plugin would be the next best option.
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 1:18 AM, Malcolm Caldwell < [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 11:11 +0200, Klaus Schmidinger wrote: > > On 10/06/08 11:06, Laz wrote: > > > On Monday 06 Oct 2008, Frank Scherthan wrote: > > >> Laz schrieb: > > >>> On Sunday 05 Oct 2008, Gavin Hamill wrote: > > >>>> On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 15:10 +0100, Dave P wrote: > > >>> On another Freeview specific note, I'd love to have my channels > > >>> renumbered to their "proper" Freeview numbers. At the moment, I have > > >>> to go through and move them about by hand every time something > > >>> changes! I don't think there is currently any support for assigning > > >>> channels a specific number within vdr (probably not much point with > > >>> gazillions of satellite channels but more useful with the handful of > > >>> terrestrial Freeview ones in the UK). > > >> man 5 vdr: > > >> A group delimiter can also be used to just set the next channel's > > >> number, without an explicit delimiter text, as in > > >> > > >> :@201 > > > > > > That's what I mean by "doing it by hand"! My channels.conf is littered > > > with those! > > > > > > ;) > > > > > > Would be nice if each channel entry had a field for channel number > > > instead, especially when they helpfully decide to move a channel! > > > > > > It's also the way "real" set-top boxes do it. I think "scan" can output > > > the channel numbers to a vdr-readable channels.conf but I think that > just > > > puts in a :@1, :@2, :@3, etc. every other line. Just doesn't seem neat > to > > > me, especially as the channel numbers are broadcast. > > > > > > I did start looking at this a while back but never got very far: might > > > have another go... > > > > I don't think it makes any sense to put actual channel numbers into > > each channel's line in channels.conf. For one, what if different > > providers want to use the same channel numbers? And: what if channels > > are moved around, inserted or deleted? > > It might not make sense in your environment. > > In the UK and here in Australia there are fixed, advertised channel > numbers. > > It makes sense if something is advertised as being on channel 20, then > pressing '2' and then '0' should tune to that channel. "Makes sense" > means that "I can describe it to my wife". > > > The channel numbers are implicitly derived from the position of each > > channel in the channels.conf file. Offsets can be suggested with :@nnn > > lines, but are only hints and may be ignored if there are too many > > channels before them to actually implement the desired numbers. > > Maybe I should try to explain this to my wife instead? > > > Klaus > > > > _______________________________________________ > > vdr mailing list > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > vdr mailing list > email@example.com > http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr > -- Convergent Home Technologies Ltd www.dianemo.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1245 330101 Fax: +44 (0)1245 263916 Unit 205 Waterhouse Business Centre Cromar Way Chelmsford Essex CM1 2QE UK
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