[vdr] Recording two programmes with identical details

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sat Mar 31 18:18:27 CEST 2012

On 31.03.2012 17:16, brian wrote:
> On 03/31/2012 04:24 PM, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> On 31.03.2012 15:07, Tony Houghton wrote:
>>> Say I tried to record the same programme twice, once from DVB-T and once
>>> from DVB-S, can VDR manage that? As they have different ids they should
>>> appear as unrelated to one part of VDR, but as they have the same titles
>>> and times it might want to make the same filenames for both of them and
>>> clash. Or is that what the last digit just before the .rec part of the
>>> directory name is for?
>> The last number in a recording's directory name is the VDR instance (which
>> is 0 by default and can be used in case several VDR instances use the same
>> video directory). The second number from the right is the channel number.
>> This allows recording otherwise identical timers.
>>> How would I be able to tell which is which in the
>>> OSD etc? Would they be ordered by adapter number?
>> I'm afraid there is no way to see this in the OSD.
>> Klaus
> I'm pretty sure that I have had identical recording names, just one was visible in the OSD.
> Deleted that one and, the other one automagically appeared in the OSD after it was updated.
> VDR worked perfectly.

Which version of VDR are you using?
The channel number as part of the recording directory name
was introduced in version 1.7.3.


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