[linux-dvb] [scan patch] do not set ca field to 1 for vdr

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Thu Sep 27 18:01:25 CEST 2007

On 09/27/07 16:33, Christoph Pfister wrote:
> Can somebody "offical" from vdr confirm this patch (sorry, I don't know the 
> who's-who there)?
> Because only vdr output format is affected and I don't think people use that 
> format for other purposes than vdr, I don't see any reason against applying 
> it (the actual changes are vdr's beer, not mine :)
> Christoph

Setting the CA value to 0 (zero) is perfectly ok for VDR versions >= 1.3.


> Am Samstag 22 September 2007 schrieb Anssi Hannula:
>> Since VDR 1.3 series (released about 3-5 years ago I think), VDR updates
>> the ca field of channels.conf entry automatically. However, value "1"
>> has a special meaning to VDR. It will force the use of DVB card 1 to
>> receive the channel, and will not update the ca field to its proper value.
>> However, scan defaults to setting ca value to 1 on encrypted channels,
>> which does not make sense.
>> The attached patch adds a new default value "-1" to "-x" parameter and
>> sets vdr default version to "3" instead of the now obsolete "2". With
>> the new value "-1" scan will set ca field of all channels to "0" and let
>> VDR update the field properly.

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