[vdr] Edit timer/Timer conflict problem vdradmin/epgsearch

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Fri Jul 9 02:03:23 CEST 2010

epgsync seemed to work for copying over the sat channels that matched 
the atsc channels. One problem I found, was I had to rename the sat 
channels so the short name matched exactly the atsc names. I used 
different names to show which was which. Another problem I see coming up 
is, what is t okeep it from trying to copy the atsc data back to the sat 
data corrupting that? The sat data is more complete. There is no target 
option for ATSC. The settings I used:

epgsync.ChannelByChannel = 0
epgsync.ChannelTypes = 0
epgsync.ConnectAttempts = 1
epgsync.HideMainMenuEntry = 0
epgsync.NowNext = 1
epgsync.RedirectChannels = 2
epgsync.ServerIp =
epgsync.ServerPort = 6419
epgsync.SyncOnStart = 1

This looks like it could be modified to use one of the programs 
http://www.schedulesdirect.org/approvedsoftware to get Schedules Direct 
data. Something is needed to reformat and merge into the epgdata file.

On 7/6/2010 11:56 PM, Steffen Barszus wrote:
> On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 15:09:31 -0700
> "Timothy D. Lenz"<tlenz at vorgon.com>  wrote:
>> adding the -v 3 doesn't show any more in the logs that I have seen,
>> but another example of how changing the channel on the timer is
>> messing something up:
>>    It picked up a show and set a timer
>>    I changed the channel to the local channel
>>    Now the local epg data has arrived and in vdradmin timeline it show
>> the show in red showing it has a timer set. If I do a search, list
>> the shows for both sat and local and gives the option to setup a
>> timer for the sat channel only because the local is set. BUT, if you
>> go to the timers page and click on the altered entry, it says "can't
>> find epg". What ever is off that causes that is likely also what is
>> causing the OSD notices of timer conflict when there is none. Also,
>> when in an OSD menu, the timers are listed on the right with
>> text2skin/engima and below that it also says timer conflict.
> Hmm ... not really solution to the problem you try to debug, but could
> be a solution for you. Have you ever tried:
> a) using epgsync to get the EPG from the Sat you can not watch but has
> good EPG and copy it to your local station
> b) limit the search timer with a channels group to only the stations
> you can receive.
> Like that you should be able to use searchtimer you not need to adjust
> and no timers on channels you can receive.
> Steffen
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