[vlc-devel] EPG standard ignorants

Andre-John Mas ajmas at sympatico.ca
Wed Sep 9 15:17:02 CEST 2009

On 9-Sep-2009, at 09:04, Marian Ďurkovič wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 01:35:29PM +0200, jpd at videolan.org wrote:
>> Feel free to drop them a mail asking them to mend their ways. P 
>> (change)
>> is low, of course, but not asking guarantees it to be 0. The more  
>> people
>> ask, the better chances of change.
> Yes, we've suceeded to change some params on our local TV stations  
> when
> they were not compliant with standards. However, I can't request  
> change
> from e.g. CanalSat or Digital+, since these are scrambled services
> most probably restricted to FR and ES territories. In other words,
> IMHO only a French citizen could legally ask CanalSat (or better TF1
> et al) to fix their broadcasts.
> SKY/Premiere requires a valid subscriber-ID to post anything to
> their online support form, and they haven't fixed anything during last
> two years:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2007-September/014006.html
> Anyway, we need to proceed somehow, so: should I commit the  
> workaround,
> should I change it somehow, or should I perhaps just set the default
> charset to ISO-6937 as per ETSI EN 300 486 and redirect complaining
> users to their local providers? ;-)

If the channels provide unique IDs, could we not simply create a table
that is used to use 'non-standards compliant' mode, in order to
support them?


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