[vdr] Edit timer/Timer conflict problem vdradmin/epgsearch

Christian Wieninger cwieninger at gmx.de
Mon Jul 5 08:27:34 CEST 2010


Hi,

Am 05.07.2010 00:09, schrieb Timothy D. Lenz:
> adding the -v 3 doesn't show any more in the logs that I have seen, 
> but another example of how changing the channel on the timer is 
> messing something up:

The additional logs are in <vdr-config>/plugins/epgsearch/epgsearch.log. 
You can find there a section starting with

...timer conflict check started

and then the complete simulation of the upcoming recordings.

Regards,
Christian


>
>  It picked up a show and set a timer
>
>  I changed the channel to the local channel
>
>  Now the local epg data has arrived and in vdradmin timeline it show 
> the show in red showing it has a timer set. If I do a search, list the 
> shows for both sat and local and gives the option to setup a timer for 
> the sat channel only because the local is set. BUT, if you go to the 
> timers page and click on the altered entry, it says "can't find epg". 
> What ever is off that causes that is likely also what is causing the 
> OSD notices of timer conflict when there is none. Also, when in an OSD 
> menu, the timers are listed on the right with text2skin/engima and 
> below that it also says timer conflict.
>
> On 6/29/2010 2:11 PM, Christian Wieninger wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Am 29.06.2010 20:36, schrieb Timothy D. Lenz:
>>>
>>> The problem is, it doesn't properly change the entry. This is the
>>> summary for the timer as it first sets up:
>>>
>>> <epgsearch><channel>90 -
>>> KGUN</channel><searchtimer>Castle</searchtimer><start>1278561540</start><stop>1278565260</stop><s-id>85</s-id><eventid>18498</eventid></epgsearch> 
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> And just changing the channel, it does this:
>>>
>>> <epgsearch><eventid>18498</eventid><update>0</update><bstart>60</bstart><bstop>60</bstop></epgsearch> 
>>>
>>>
>>
>> This "<channel>" entry is just for information and is not used in the
>> conflict check.
>> epgsearch tries to simulate all future recordings in its conflict check.
>> It checks if your devices are able to record the timers channel at the
>> given time. This is done by 'simply' using the same algorithm as VDR
>> when it has to decide what device should be used for a recording at the
>> timer start. So even things like working CAMs are checked.
>> Perhaps you could enable verbose logging to see the single steps of the
>> conflict check:
>>
>> -P'epgsearch -v 3'
>>
>>> Another problem I've run into, vdradmin only allows you to set a flat
>>> total number of dvb cards. It doesn't allow for the fact that not all
>>> the cards are the same. I had a second dual atsc tuner which went bad
>>> and will be replaced. So right now I have 2 tuners, but only 1 of each
>>> time and will have 4, but again, only 1 is sat.
>>>
>>> Some of this maybe a problem with epgsearch plugin since that is where
>>> the search and auto timer setups is done.
>>>
>> as far as I know, vdradmin uses epgsearch's conflict check. epgsearch
>> itself determines the available devices and their properties and
>> supported sources with the same means as VDR itself.
>> So a mix of different cards and different sources should be no problem.
>>
>> BR,
>> Christian
>>
>>
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