[vdr] Timer macros vs. filename in "Edit timers"

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Mar 7 18:02:48 CET 2010


On 07.03.2010 17:06, Udo Richter wrote:
> Am 07.03.2010 15:05, schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
>> On 28.02.2010 20:59, Udo Richter wrote:
>>> If I understand that correctly, then many of my repeating recordings
>>> will soon be named "TITLE" or "EPISODE" only in the timer menu, because
>>> many of my timers use the scheme "ShowName~EPISODE". I prefer to add
>>> ~EPISODE or ~TITLE individually instead of of using the "Use episode
>>> name" option.
>> Would it be ok if I change it so that the full name is displayed
>> (like before) if the string that would be displayed with the new
>> mechanism is "TITLE" or "EPISODE"?
> 
> I thought of that too, but as Timothy wrote, search timers also tend to
> generate less useful names like "Thu_04.02.2010-20:00" or all the
> useless stuff that TV stations use as episode name.

Well, that's the problem of whoever generates the search timer ;-)

> A better way would be to shorten the folder part and the name
> dynamically, so that at least a part of both is visible. Like shortening
> aaaaaaa~bbbbbbbb~cccccccc~dddddddd to aaaa...cccc~dddd...

I can give you a setup option that switches between the old and the
new version - if it really turns out to be necessary. Anything else
would probably quickly become "rocket science" ,-)

Klaus



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