[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] vdr-epgsearch.0.9.3

cwieninger at gmx.de cwieninger at gmx.de
Thu Apr 14 23:09:11 CEST 2005


here's a new release of the epgsearch plugin.

You can find it here:


wget: http://people.freenet.de/cwieninger/vdr-epgsearch-0.9.3.tgz

What's new?

2005-04-14: Version 0.9.3
- implemented direct SVDRP communication (no more need for
svdrpsend.pl. For now, the old external method can still be used when you pass
it with -f as parameter, if you omit -f the internal method is used)
- added buttons '<<' and '>>' in detailed epg view (summary) to jump
to the previous/next event of the menu behind (schedule, now, next,
..., search results)
- new feature to use epgsearch for searching from other plugins
or scripts (see the README 'Usage from other plugins or scripts')
- shifting displayed time with FF, FR or by toggling with '0' is now
also available in schedule menu
- added a setup option to set a default for handling pay tv channels
when searching (does not affect search timers)
- fixed day check in searchtimer scan with respect to changes in
- changed detection of existing timers to reduce superfluous timer
- added channel name and subtitle to parameters for custom commands
- small change in input logic of 'from channel' when editing a search entry 
- updated screen shots on project homepage

What is it about?

EPG-Search can be used as a replacement for the default schedules
menu entry. It looks like the standard schedules menu, but adds some
additional functions:

- Commands for EPG entries with 5 built-in commands like 'show repeats',
  'create search'. One can add own commands for other needs, like adding a
  VDRAdmin auto-timer.

- Add up to 4 user-defined times to 'now' and 'next'

- Searching the EPG: Create reusable queries, which can also be used
  as 'search timers'.

- Search timers: Search for broadcasts in the background and add a
  timer if one matches (similar to VDRAdmin's auto-timers) or simply
  make an annoucement about it via OSD

- Progress bar in 'What's on now' and 'What's on next'

- Shift the time displayed by keypress, e.g. 'What's on now' + 30 minutes

- Start menu can be setup between 'Schedule' or 'What's on now'

- background check for timer conflicts (requires a recent timeline plugin)

- detailed epg menu (summary) allows jumping to the next/previous
Works only for vdr-1.3.x (x>=7). Tested on 1.3.10 to 1.3.23.
Parts of the sources are based on the repeating-EPG patch 
from Gerhard Steiner, who gave me the permission to use them 
(thanks for his work!).

Best regards,


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