VDR Skin flatPlus: Version 0.6.0

Added by Martin1234 almost 4 years ago

2016-09-05: Version 0.6.0
- [fix] eMenuSortMode in displaymenu.h for compile with VDR < 2.2.0
- [fix] position of widgets in main menu (add menu item border size)
- [fix] wrong epg logo in epgsearch eventsview
- [fix] remove show bitrate of audio and video in displaychannel
- [fix] rename plugin-icon yaepghg to yaepghd
- [fix] uninitialized pointer in displayrecoding (crash in plex-plugin and others) (thanks chriszero)
- [fix] recordings name in recording menu (thanks to Delekhan @
- [fix] dvb widget - discard not used and discard unknown
- [fix] display replay - progressbar if there are no marks
- [update] default themes
inverted style, selected item fore color is now back color
- [update] disk usage icons with 32 sections instead of 16, thanks to MegaV0lt
- [update] ac3 logo > dolby digital logo (thanks to MegaV0lt)
[update] README, fix logo folder, add 3PO logo pack
- [update] translation (thanks to MegaV0lt)
- [update] MV-Themes
- [update] timers widget - sort timers by time
- [update] system information widget - update system_information.g2v
- [update] temperature widget - update temperatures.g2v
- [add] support for vdr-2.3.1
- [add] displaychannel - dvbapi info
you need oscam min rev 10653 and dvbapi min commit 85da7b2
- [add] add italian translation (thanks to fiveten_59)
- [add] option MenuItemRecordingSeenTreshold to set the treshold when a recording will be marked as seen
- [add] plex-plugin icon (thanks MegaV0lt)
- [add] mpv-plugin icon (thanks MegaV0lt)
- [add] menu recordings - add exclamation mark icon for folders if last recording is older than XX days.
Create a "recordings_old.cfg" file under PLUGINCONFIGPATH (for example: /etc/vdr/plugins/skinflatplus/recordings_old.cfg)
Each line has the format:
The FOLDERNAME have to be the same name like in the vdr recordings menu.
If last recording in the folder is older than DAYS than the exclamation mark icon will be shown.
There is also a new menu option: MenuItemRecordingDefaultOldDays
This is the default value if You don't want to use recordings_old.cfg.
If MenuItemRecordingDefaultOldDays is 1, the default value is disabled.
[add] svdrp command to remove logo from cache
Use svdrp command "RLFC" to remove a logo from cache. Specify logo filename with extension, but without path.
For example: svdrpsend PLUG skinflatplus RLFC "rtl ii.png"

vdr-convert: vdr-convert released (2 comments)

Added by keynet almost 4 years ago

A shell script with associated tools to transcode the content of VDR1.x and VDR2.x recordings as accurately as possible, including all streams, audio, AD, subtitles, and metadata into more compressed format, while maintaining perceived quality. H264 and AAC are the chosen codecs for the main streams. SD recordings are reduced to anywhere from 35% - 90% of original size depending on content and compression settings. On average, you can expect to save 1/3 of the disk space used for SD recordings.

This tool is possibly the only tool capable of converting old VDR1.x recordings into VDR2 compatible .ts files with dvb subtitles playable on VDR2 and 3rd party players such as Kodi, MPC-HC and VLC.

See comprehensive wiki and files in Git repository

vdr-plugin-burn: burn-0.3.0 has been released (4 comments)

Added by FireFly over 4 years ago

This release contains the following enhancments and bugfixes since 0.2.2:

- removed compatibility code of VDR < 2.0 - burn now requires VDR 2.0.0 or higher
- removed test directory
- fixed display of pmtPid (thanks to lhanisch, bug #1285)
- added support for RESDIR: resources are now automatically installed into RESDIR
- added description to README and patch file for mplex to avoid abort if only a few "buffer underruns" are detected (feature #1324)
- prefixed TMPDIR, DVDDEV and ISODIR in Makefile by BURN_ to avoid problems with other plugins
- README updated
- fixed warnings for po files
- fixed gdwrapper warning
- added support for cVideoDirectory of VDR 2.1.2+
- replace requant with m2vrequant (feature #1673 by anonymous)
- added 50-burn.conf for conf.d mechanism
- added support for VDR 2.3.1

VDR client for Motorola VIP: Release 0.27

Added by tv-user over 4 years ago

New version with lots of changes and updates.
  • Finnish translation by Tomas Nybondas
  • Weather info from
  • News from (nl), (en/de), (en/de)

See history file for more details.

vdr: VDR developer version 2.3.1 (1 comment)

Added by tadi almost 5 years ago


This is a developer version. Even though I use it in my productive
environment, I strongly recommend that you only use it under controlled
conditions and for testing and debugging.


The main focus of this developer version is on the new locking mechanism
for global lists, and the ability to handle remote timers.
Any plugins that access the global lists of timers, channels, schedules
or recordings, will need to be adjusted (see below for details). Please
do initial tests with plain vanilla VDR and just the output plugin you

Known bugs/problems:

  • After deleting the last recording in a sub folder, the cursor may not
    be positioned correctly.
  • Instant recordings and pausing live video don't (yet) use the default
    SVDRP host for recording.

From the HISTORY file:

Version 2.3.1

  • The new function cOsd::MaxPixmapSize() can be called to determine the maximum size
    a cPixmap may have on the current OSD. The 'osddemo' example has been modified
    accordingly. Plugin authors may want to use this function in case they use pixmaps
    that are larger than the full OSD size. The default implementation sets this limit
    to 2048x2048 pixel.
  • The Setup/CAM menu now displays which device an individual CAM is currently
    assigned to (suggested by Frank Neumann).
  • Added detection of 24fps (thanks to Thomas Reufer).
  • Added a note about the VDR User Counter and VDR's facebook page to the README file.
  • The dvbhddevice plugin is no longer part of the VDR source archive.
    You can get the latest version of this plugin from the author's repository at
  • The dvbsddevice and rcu plugins are no longer part of the VDR source archive.
    You can get the latest versions of these plugins from
  • Added a section about Output Devices to the INSTALL file.
  • Fixed setting the source value of newly created channels, in case the NIT is
    received from a different, but very close satellite position (reported by Daniel
    Ribeiro). The code for handling different NITs has been removed from nit.c, because
    according to the DVB standard table id 0x40 carries only the NIT of the actual
  • Added some comment to cPixmap about the relation between OSD, ViewPort and DrawPort
    (suggested by Thomas Reufer).
  • Improved syncing on sections when parsing the NIT and SDT.
  • Fixed scaling subtitles (their areas could sometimes extend outside the actual OSD).
  • Reduced the priority of the "video directory scanner" thread (suggested by Thomas
    Reufer) and checking cIoThrottle::Engaged() when it is running.
  • The script that gets called for recordings is now also called right before a
    recording is edited, with the first parameter being "editing" (suggested by
    Dieter Ferdinand).
  • The new setup option "OSD/Default sort mode for recordings" can be used to define
    how recordings shall be sorted by default (either by time or by name, with "by time"
    being the default). If a particular sort mode has been selected for a folder by
    pressing '0', the default no longer applies to that folder. Repeating timers no
    longer write a ".sort" file into a recordings folder to have the recordings sorted
    by time.
  • The command line option D now accepts the value '' (as in D), which prevents
    VDR from using any DVB devices (suggested by Dietmar Spingler).
  • The -V and -h options now list the plugins in alphabetical order (suggested by
    Dietmar Spingler).
  • Fixed a compiler warning in font.c.
  • Commented out the line
    in device.h. If a plugin doesn't compile with this version of VDR, you can uncomment
    this line as a quick workaround. In the long run the plugin will need to be adapted.
  • The function cOsd::GetBitmap() is now 'protected'. If a plugin doesn't compile with
    this version of VDR, you can uncomment the line
    in osd.h as a quick workaround. In the long run the plugin will need to be adapted.
  • The -u option now also accepts a numerical user id (suggested by Derek Kelly).
  • The SVDRP port now accepts multiple concurrent connections. You can now keep an
    SVDRP connection open as long as you wish, without preventing others from
    connecting. Note, though, that SVDRP connections still get closed automatically
    if there has been no activity for 300 seconds (configurable via
    "Setup/Miscellaneous/SVDRP timeout (s)").
  • The SVDRP log messages have been unified and now always contain the IP and port
    number of the remote host.
  • SVDRP connections are now handled in a separate "SVDRP server handler" thread,
    which makes them more responsive. Note that there is only one thread that handles
    all concurrent SVDRP connections. That way each SVDRP command is guaranteed to be
    processed separately, without interfering with any other SVDRP commands that might
    be issued at the same time. Plugins that implement SVDRP commands may need to take
    care of proper locking if the commands access global data.
  • VDR now sends out a broadcast to port 6419/udp, which was assigned to 'svdrp-disc'
    by the IANA. VDRs listening on that port will automatically initiate an SVDRP
    connection to the broadcasting VDR, and in turn send out a broadcast to make
    other VDRs connect to them. That way all VDRs within the local network will
    have permanent "peer-to-peer" SVDRP connections between each other. The
    configuration in the svdrphosts.conf file is taken into account when considering
    whether or not to respond to an SVDRP discover broadcast.
  • The new SVDRP command PING is used by automatically established peer-to-peer
    connections to keep them alive.
  • The new function GetSVDRPServerNames() can be used to get a list of all VDRs
    this VDR is connected to via SVDRP.
  • The new function ExecSVDRPCommand() can be used to execute an SVDRP command on
    one of the servers this VDR is connected to, and retrieve the result.
    The helper functions SVDRPCode() and SVDRPValue() can be used to easily access
    the codes and values returned by ExecSVDRPCommand().
  • The cTimer class now has a new member named 'remote', which holds the name of the
    remote server this timer will record on. If this is NULL, it is a local timer.
  • Timers from other VDRs that are connected to this VDR via SVDRP are now
    automatically fetched and stored in the global Timers list. In order for this
    to work, all of the channels used by timers on the remote VDR must also be
    defined on the local VDR (however, not necessarily in the same sequence).
    Automatic channel syncing will be implemented later.
  • The main menu of the LCARS skin now displays a small rectangle on the left side
    of a timer if this is a remote timer. The color of that rectangle changes if
    the timer is currently recording on the remote VDR.
  • Accessing the global Timers list now has to be protected by proper locking,
    because SVDRP commands are now executed in a separate thread.
    The introduction of this locking mechanism required the following changes:
    • The new classes cStateLock and cStateKey are used to implement locking
      with quick detection of state changes.
    • cConfig::cConfig() now has a parameter that indicates whether this list
      requires locking.
    • The global lists of Timers, Channels, Schedules and Recordings are no longer
      static variables. They are now pointers that need to be retrieved through
      a call to cTimers::GetTimersRead/Write(), cChannels::GetChannelsRead/Write(),
      cSchedules::GetSchedulesRead/Write() and cRecordings::GetRecordingsRead/Write(),
    • References from/to link channels are now removed in cChannels::Del() rather
      than cChannel::~cChannel(), to make sure the caller holds a proper lock.
    • cChannel::HasTimer() has been removed. This information is now retrieved
      via cSchedule::HasTimer().
    • Several member functions of cChannel, cTimer, cMarks and cRecording have
      been made 'const', and some of them are now available as both 'const' and
      'non-const' versions.
    • The cChannel::Set...() functions are now 'bool' and return true if they have
      actually changed any of the channels's members.
    • cChannels::SetModified() has been renamed to cChannels::SetModifiedByUser().
    • cChannels::Modified() has been renamed to cChannels::ModifiedByUser(), and
      now has a 'State' parameter that allows the caller to see whether a channel
      has been modified since the last call to this function with the same State
    • The macros CHANNELSMOD_NONE/_AUTO/_USER have been removed.
    • cMarks now requires locking via cStateKey.
    • cSortedTimers now requires a pointer to the list of timers.
    • cEvent::HasTimer() no longer scans the list of timers to check whether an event
      is referenced by a timer, but rather keeps score of how many timers reference
      it. This was necessary in order to avoid having to lock the list of timers from
      within a cEvent.
    • The new class cListGarbageCollector is used to temporary store any objects deleted
      from cLists that require locking. This allows pointers to such objects to be
      dereferenced even if the objects are no longer part of the list.
    • cListBase::Contains() can be used to check whether a particular object is still
      contained in that list.
    • Outdated events are no longer "phased out", but rather deleted right away and thus
      taken care of by the new "garbage collector" of the list.
    • Deleted cRecording objects are no longer kept in a list of "vanished" recordings,
      but are rather taken care of by the new "garbage collector" of the list.
    • cSchedules::ClearAll() has been removed. The functionality is now implemented
      directly in cSVDRPServer::CmdCLRE().
    • tEventID has been changed to u_int16_t in order to make room for the new member
      numTimers in cEvent.
    • cSchedule now has a member Modified(), which can be used with a State variable
      to quickly determine whether this schedule has been modified since the last call
      to this function with the same State variable.
    • cSchedulesLock has been removed. Locking the list of schedules is now done via
      the cList's new locking mechanism.
    • The 'OnlyRunningStatus' parameters in cEpgHandler::BeginSegmentTransfer() and
      cEpgHandler::EndSegmentTransfer() are now obsolete. They are still present in
      the interface for backward compatibility, but may be removed in a future version.
      Their value is always 'false'.
    • The constant tcMod is no longer used in cStatus::TimerChange(). The definition is
      still there for backward compatibility.
      Plugins that access the global lists of Timers, Channels, Recordings or Schedules
      will need to be adapted as follows:
    • Instead of directly accessing the global variables Timers, Channels or Recordings,
      they need to set up a cStateKey variable and call the proper getter function,
      as in
             cStateKey StateKey;
             if (const cTimers *Timers = cTimers::GetTimersRead(StateKey)) {
                // access the timers

             cStateKey StateKey;
             if (cTimers *Timers = cTimers::GetTimersWrite(StateKey)) {
                // access the timers

      See timers.h, thread.h and tools.h for details on this new locking mechanism.
    • There are convenience macros for easily accessing these lists without having
      to explicitly set up a cStateKey and calling its Remove() function. These macros
      have the form LOCK_*_READ/WRITE (with '*' being TIMERS, CHANNELS, SCHEDULES or
      RECORDINGS). Simply put such a macro before the point where you need to access
      the respective list, and there will be a pointer named Timers, Channels, Schedules
      or Recordings, respectively, which is valid until the end of the current block.
    • If a plugin needs to access several of the global lists in parallel, locking must
      always be done in the sequence Timers, Channels, Recordings, Schedules. This is
      necessary to make sure that different threads that need to lock several lists at
      the same time don't end up in a deadlock.
    • Some pointer variables may need to be made 'const'. The compiler will tell you
      about these.
  • cSectionSyncer has been improved to better handle missed sections.
  • Added a missing initialization of 'seen' in cChannel's copy constructor.
  • Background modifications of channels, timers and events are now displayed immediately
    in the corresponding menus.
  • cEIT now checks the version of the tables before doing any processing, which saves
    a lot of locking and processing.
  • If a timer is newly created with the Red button in the Schedule menu, and the timer
    is presented to the user in the "Edit timer" menu because it will start immediately,
    it now must be confirmed with "Ok" to set the timer. Otherwise the timer will not
    be created.
  • Recordings and deleted recordings are now scanned in a single thread.
  • The new SVDRP command POLL is used by automatically established peer-to-peer
    connections to trigger fetching remote timers.
  • You can now set DumpSVDRPDataTransfer in svdrp.c to true to have all SVDRP
    communication printed to the console for debugging.
  • Added a missing 'const' to cReceiver::Receive(), to protect the given Data from
    being modified.
  • The SVDRP commands that deal with timers (DELT, LSTT, MODT, NEWT, NEXT and UPDT)
    as well as any log messages that refer to timers, now use a unique id for each
    timer, which remains valid as long as this instance of VDR is running. This means
    that timers are no longer continuously numbered from 1 to N in LSTT. There may be
    gaps in the sequence, in case timers have been deleted.
  • The Timers menu now displays the name of the remote VDR in front of the timer's
    file name, if this is a remote timer.
  • The new options "Setup/Miscellaneous/SVDRP peering", ".../SVDRP host name" and
    ".../SVDRP default host" can be used to configure automatic peering between VDRs
    in the same network. Peering is disabled by default and can be enabled by setting
    "SVDRP peering" to "yes".
  • The function cTimer::ToText() no longer returns a newline character at the end of
    the string. The newline is now added by the caller as necessary. This was changed
    because cTimer::ToText() is now also needed in a context where the terminating
    newline can't be used. Consequently, cChannel::ToText() and cMark::ToText() have
    been modified accordingly.
  • All timer related response strings from SVDRP commands now use the channel ID
    instead of channel numbers.
  • The "Edit timer" menu now has a new parameter "Record on", which can be used to
    select the VDR on which this timer shall record. Timers can be freely moved
    between connected VDRs by simply selecting the desired machine in this field.
  • The SVDRP command DELT no longer checks whether the timer that shall be deleted
    is currently recording.
  • The character 0x0D is now stripped from EPG texts (reported by Janne Pänkälä).
  • The EPG scanner no longer moves the dish if there is a positioner.
  • The 'newplugin' script now creates the 'po' subdirectory for translations (thanks
    to Thomas Reufer).
  • Skins can now implement cSkinDisplayMenu::MenuOrientation() to display horizontal
    menus (thanks to Stefan Braun).
  • Fixed a possible stack overflow in cListBase::Sort() (thanks to Oliver Endriss).
  • Changed the description of the --chartab option in the INSTALL file to refer to
    "DVB SI table strings" instead of "EPG data".
  • The width and height of the OSD are now limited to the actual maximum dimensions
    of the output device, taking into account the top and left offset.
  • The new setup option "Recording/Record key handling" can be used to define
    what happens if the Record key on the remote control is pressed during
    live tv (suggested by Dietmar Spingler).
  • Empty adaptation field TS packets are now skipped when recording (thanks to
    Christopher Reimer, based on the "AFFcleaner" by Stefan Pöschel).

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