My satellite provider (M7/TV Vlaanderen) has an artificial limitation on
its smartcards which makes the card lock up if you try to decode more
than 4 channels at once.
I'm perfectly fine with that, as 4 channels should be enough (and
multiple overlapping /recordings/ on the same /channel/ still count as
1!). But because I never watch live TV, the epgsearch plugin creates all
my timers automatically. So I cannot easily prevent it from locking up
if I'm not at home to manually check the created timers. Most channels
(PIDs) are in the same transport stream, which means I never get
I've asked on IRC and it was suggested to ask for a new feature to the
epgsearch plugin. Before I look into that further (my C skills date back
to 1999...), I'd like to poll the maillist to hear additional opinions.
For example, perhaps it would make sense to have such a setting in VDR
itself to hard-limit the number of simultaneous recordings on weaker
hardware/slow disks, and trigger conflicts as well. Or perhaps there is
still another workaround?
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