[vdr] 'Fake' FTA channels impossible to tune

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Apr 10 11:05:43 CEST 2005

Carsten Koch wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> ...
>>> What I would *love* to see is the following feature:
>>>   Every time VDR does an EPG scan, it reads from the channel it just
>>>   switched to. If there are no data within a few seconds, it increments
>>>   a number in the channel entry, if there are data, it clears this
>>>   number. If the number exceeds a configurable threshold, the
>>>   channel entry is deleted.
>>>   Before adding new channels to channels.conf, VDR switches to the
>>>   channel and reads from it. If there are no data within a few seconds,
>>>   it does not add it.
>>> With this feature, only interesting new channels (like the ones you
>>> observed above) would appear at the end of channels.conf, inactive
>>> channels would disappear automatically after a while and the whole
>>> channels.conf would stay a lot cleaner and more manageable.
>> Sounds like a good thing to do in a plugin 
> How do I extend the EPG scan in a plugin?
> Carsten.

You don't ;-)

Since you'll need to set up a cReveiver to actually see whether
you can receive anything from a channel, you should simply go trough
the channels and try to receive from them. If one of them doesn't
deliver data, you could move it to a different place in the channel
list or do something else with it.

Personally I believe this will become obsolete, anyway, once user defined
channel lists are possible (yes, I know, I've been mentioning this on several
occasions in the past, but it's still pretty high on my list of things to do...).


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