[vdr] VDR source characters (was: [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.13)
Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Fri Mar 5 16:51:20 CET 2010
On 03.03.2010 19:47, L. Hanisch wrote:
> Am 28.02.2010 16:07, schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
>> - Plugins can now define new sources. In order to implement this, the
>> changes were made:
>> + The transponder parameter string is no longer interpreted by
>> cChannel, but rather
>> stored as is and used only by the respective device. That way
>> plugins can use a
>> channel's parameter string to store arbitrary data (see vdr.5).
>> + The new class cSourceParam can be used by plugins to define new
>> sources, and to
>> implement OSD items that will be used in the channel editor for
>> editing the source
>> specific parameters of a channel (see dvbdevice.c for an example
>> of how this is
>> done for the default DVB devices).
>> + Purely numerical values are no longer accepted in the 'source'
>> parameter of a
>> This obsoletes the PLUGINPARAM patch.
> Is it right, that the sources have to be unique across the different
> plugins, at least at one installation? Where can I "register" for an
> "official" source-character? Who would document the assigned sources and
The assigned sources are documented in VDR/sources.conf.
> 'C', 'S' and 'T' are used by dvbdevice, 'P' was used by the
> plugin-param-patch. Since it was used for e.g. iptv and pvrinput, I
> guess these plugins shall use different ones now, since they have
> different syntax?
> On my first thought I considered to take 'A' for 'analog', but since
> there is something like "ATSC" (and I know nothing about it, if it's
> supported by vdr or is covered by dvbdevice or whatever), perhaps I
> should use another one?
'A' will be reserved for ATSC.
> So I think it would be better to take *'V' = 'analog video'*, since
> pvrinput is basically an interface to v4l-devices.
Ok, I have no objections to assigning 'V' to pvrinput.
> What are you thinking?
I think it is a bad idea to hijack a thread ;-)
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