Klaus Schmidinger wrote: > On 05/23/09 12:44, Carsten Koch wrote: >> On Sat, 2009-05-23 at 11:47 +0200, Klaus Schmidinger wrote: >> ... >>> You could also remove all unwanted channels from your list and set >>> "DVB/Update channels" to "names and PIDs". Then the EPG scan would >>> only switch through the desired transponders. >> I believe there is room for improvement. >> >> Of course I want *all* channels I can use >> and I want new channels, too, if can use them. >> >> And I do not want to go through my list of channels >> manually all the time, find those that I cannot view >> and delete them manually. >> >> I believe VDR could do a much better (more thorough, >> less error-prone) job at that than I ever could. >> >> Here is a list of improvements that would greatly >> help maintaining a clean and useful channel list: >> >> 1) When VDR does its EPG scan, it switches to all >> channels anyway. Why not test each channel and >> see if it actually delivers data? > > Actually it only tunes to *transponders*, not individual channels. > >> If it does, set a new configuration field to 0. >> If it does not, increment that field by one. >> Lets call this field the "absent" value. >> The reason why we do not get any data does not >> matter. Maybe the channel is temporarily not >> broadcasting. Maybe it has ceased to exist. >> Maybe I do not have a cam for it. Maybe I have >> a suitable cam, but no subscription. >> >> 2) When zapping, automatically skip channels that >> have an "absent" value of > 5 (maybe that value >> should be configurable). >> >> 3) Do not display channels anywhere that have an >> "absent" value of > 5 (maybe that value >> should be configurable. If you set it to zero, >> all useless channels will show up again). >> >> 4) A "cleanup" run could remove all channels >> that have an absent value that exceeds a >> certain number (maybe 50). >> >> 5) You could define additional criteria that >> would increment the "absent" value during >> an EPG scan. >> For example: >> 5a) the channel does not broadcast one of the >> audio languages that I have configured as >> the set of languages that I can understand. >> 5b) the channel broadcasts video, but with less >> than 1 Mbit/s. >> (That would get rid of all those advertising >> channels which only broadcast slide shows). > > Sounds like a perfect task for a plugin - with tons of > config parameters and endless threads about what makes sense > and what doesn't ;-) (SCNR).
There used to be a plugin ,'autosort' i believe, which did some of those things. _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr