[vdr] No recording-name in an episode-folder

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Mar 25 13:07:51 CET 2006

Patrick Maier wrote:
> From: "Oliver Seidel" <usenet at die-seidels.de>
>> Am Montag, 13. März 2006 23:55 schrieb Patrick Maier:
>>> Hi Klaus,
>>> really a great work!!
>>> Something I realized:
>>> I'm recording the Simpsons on "Pro Sieben" as a repeating Timer. The
>>> Simpsons do not have a subtitle, so in the Recordings-Menu I see a
>>> subfolder "The Simpsons" but inside the Folder there are only the 
>>> Times and
>>> Dates of the recording, because there is no subtitle...
>>> Would it be possible that if a recording in a episode-folder dores 
>>> not have
>>> a subtitle, the episode-name would be displayed?
>> I think it is better then in such a case vdr generates his own "short 
>> text"
>> with a fix prefix like "Episode" or "Folge" and a two or three 
>> Digit-Number.
>> So you get a directory called "The Simpsons" and in that directory all
>> recordings called "Episode 001","Episode 002","Episode 003",....
>> Is it possible make this changes in vdr?
> This would be Possible, but you would have to generate the short-text 
> when creating the recording.
> I've made a little patch to VDR 1.3.44. See the attachment.
> @Klaus:
> what do you think about it? :)

So then you'll get a Recordings menu like

The Simpsons

08.01.06 20:00  The Simpsons
09.01.06 20:00  The Simpsons
10.01.06 20:00  The Simpsons
11.01.06 20:00  The Simpsons
12.01.06 20:00  The Simpsons
13.01.06 20:00  The Simpsons
14.01.06 20:00  The Simpsons
15.01.06 20:00  The Simpsons

Where exactly is the additional benefit in having the series name
(which is already listed in the title) repeated for every episode?

Wouldn't it be a better idea to complain to the broadcaster and
ask why they don't provide episode titles?


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