vdr: VDR developer version 1.7.4

Added by tadi over 9 years ago

From the HISTORY file:

Version 1.7.4

  • Removed the '#define FE_CAN_2ND_GEN_MODULATION', since it was wrong and the
    flag is now in the driver, anyway.
  • The full-featured DVB cards are now given the TS data directly for replay
    (thanks to Oliver Endriss for enhancing the av7110 driver to make it replay
    TS data). The patch from
    implements this change in the driver.
    The patch av7110_v4ldvb_api5_audiobuf_test_1.diff mentioned in version 1.7.2
    is still necessary to avoid audio and video glitches on some channels.
  • Added a typecast in cUnbufferedFile::Write() to avoid an error message when
    compiling on 64 bit systems.
  • Added some missing 'const' statements to cBitmap (thanks to Andreas Regel).
  • Fixed returning complete PES packets in cTsToPes::GetPes() (thanks to Reinhard
  • Added a missing Detach() in cTransfer::Activate() (thanks to Marco Schlüßler).
  • Added clearing the TS buffers in cDevice::Detach() (thanks to Marco Schlüßler).
  • Fixed incrementing the continuity counter in cPatPmtGenerator::GetPmt() (thanks
    to Johann Friedrichs).
  • Fixed removing deleted recordings in case there is a problem. Once a recording
    caused a problem with removing, no others were removed any more and an ongoing
    recording could fill up the disk and cause other recordings to be deleted
    automatically (reported by Reinhard Nissl).
    to Make.config.template (thanks to Johann Friedrichs for pointing this out).
    Plugin authors should add this line to their Makefile or Make.config if they use
    file access functions that need special versions for 64 bit offsets.
  • The new command line option -i can be used to set an "instance id", which will
    be used to distinguish recordings of the same broadcast made by different instances
    of VDR (suggested by Frank Schmirler). This replaces the use of the "resume id"
    that was introduced in version 1.7.3.
  • Added checking mutexCurrentAudioTrack to cDevice::PlayTs() (thanks to Reinhard
    Nissl for pointing this out).
  • Fixed handling the pointer field in cPatPmtParser::ParsePmt() (thanks to Frank
    Schmirler - sorry I swapped two lines when adopting the original patch).
  • Checking the remaining packet length after processing the pointer field in
    cPatPmtParser::ParsePat() and cPatPmtParser::ParsePmt() (suggested by Frank
  • Checking the pointer field in cPatPmtParser::ParsePmt() only in 'payload start'
    packets (suggested by Frank Schmirler).
  • Changed cPatPmtGenerator to make sure the PMT pid doesn't collide with any of
    the actual pids of the channel.
  • Fixed cDevice::PlayTsAudio() and made cDevice::PlayTsVideo() return 0 if
    PlayVideo() didn't play anything.
  • Added an 'int' typecast to calculations involving FramesPerSecond() to avoid
    compiler warnings (reported by Winfried Koehler).
  • Fixed detecting frames for pure audio recordings.
  • Fixed editing PES recordings. The frame type in the index.vdr file generated for
    the edited PES recording is set to 1 for I-frames and 2 for all others (P- and
    B-frames). The exact frame type doesn't matter for VDR, it only needs to know if
    it's an I-frame or not.
  • The PAT/PMT is now only processed if its version changes (reported by Reinhard
  • Fixed handling the maximum video file size (reported by Udo Richter).
  • Improved fast-forward/-rewind for audio recordings. The actual data is now sent
    to the output device, so that it can be replayed and thus cause the proper delay.
    For pure audio recordings the audio is no longer muted in fast-forward/-rewind
    mode, so that some orientation regarding the position within the recording is
    possible. There may still be some offset in the replay position displayed by the
    progress indicator when switching from fast-forward/-rewind to play mode, as well
    as in the current position during normal play mode. This is due to the various
    buffers between the player and the output device and will be addressed later.
    Note the new function cDevice::IsPlayingVideo(), which is used to inform the
    player whether there is video data in the currently replayed stream. If a derived
    cDevice class reimplements PlayTs() or PlayPes(), it also needs to make sure this
    new function works as expected.

vdr-plugin-muggle: muggle plugin 0.2.3 released

Added by wrohdewald over 9 years ago

  • last version broke importing from setup menu
  • Lyrics now work with Googlyrics2. Please use Googlyrics2 post beta3, the beta3 version only handles ascii text
  • if several versions of lyrics for a song are found, it is now possible to choose among them.
  • Lyrics: rewrite the shell script muggle_getlyrics in python and talk directly to the Googlyrics2 python code
  • load images: fix buggy error handling (reported in by stevie101)
  • Lyrics: Fix bug #52: line split could split within 2byte unicode char. Now removed this code from C++ and put it into the python script muggle_getlyrics.
  • Lyrics: when calling "mv" to rename a file make sure mv never gets interactive
  • muggle-image-convert produces less output if needed programs are not installed
  • When loading lyrics, do not show just empty text but the line "loading lyrics from the internet"

vdr-plugin-osdteletext: OSDTeletext plug-in 0.8.0 released (1 comment)

Added by etobi over 9 years ago


  • Added Portuguese translation provided by Chris Silva
  • Updated Italian translation by Davide Cavalca
  • Removed the "OSD" from the main menu entry as suggested by Davide Cavalca
  • Added Ukrainian translation provided by Yarema P. aka Knedlyk
  • Removed obsolete options -R and -r
  • Remove remnants of VDR < 1.6 support
  • Updated Russian translation provided by Oleg Roitburd (Closes #46)
  • Improved error handling
  • Background toggling now allows to switch between black, the configured
    background transparency and full transparency as suggested by
    Walter K. (Closes #41)
  • Removed the OSDTELETEXT_REINSERTION_PATCH (dead code)
  • Removed timingdebug code
  • Merged class ChannelStatus into cTxtStatus and changed the code that
    detects, if the current live channel has been changed and the
    OsdTeletext receiver needs to switch to the new channel as well
  • Updated French translation provided by Nival Michaël (Closes #56)

vdr-plugin-tvtv: Version 0.4.0 released

Added by monty35 over 9 years ago

Version 0.4.0 of the tvtv-plugin for VDR is released now, some major fixes and minor updates were made since last official version 0.3.3. See the history file for more.

vdr: VDR developer version 1.7.3

Added by tadi over 9 years ago

From the HISTORY file:

Version 1.7.3

  • Updated the Russian OSD texts (thanks to Oleg Roitburd).
  • Fixed handling the 'pointer field' in generating and parsing PAT/PMT (thanks to
    Frank Schmirler).
  • Fixed handling modulation types for DVB-S transponders when processing the NIT.
  • Changed cDvbDevice::GrabImage() to use V4L2 (thanks to Marco Schlüßler).
  • Added a poll to cDvbDevice::PlayVideo() and cDvbDevice::PlayAudio() to avoid
    excessive CPU load (this is just a makeshift solution until the FF DVB cards
    can play TS directly).
  • The recording format is now Transport Stream. Existing recordings in PES format
    can still be replayed and edited, but new recordings are done in TS.
    All code for recording in PES has been removed.
    The following changes were made to switch to TS recording format:
    • The index file format has been changed to support file sizes of up to 1TB
      (previously 2GB), and up to 65535 separate files per recording (previously
    • The recording file names are now of the form 00001.ts (previously 001.vdr).
    • The frame rate is now detected by looking at two subsequent PTS values.
      The "frame duration" (in multiples of 1/90000) is stored in the info.vdr
      file using the new tag F (thanks to Artur Skawina for helping to get the
      IndexToHMSF() calculation right).
    • Several functions now have an additional parameter FramesPerSecond.
    • Several functions now have an additional parameter IsPesRecording.
    • The functionality of cFileWriter was moved into cRecorder, and cRemux is
      now obsolete. This also avoids one level of data copying while recording.
    • cRemux, cRingBufferLinearPes, cTS2PES and all c*Repacker classes have been
    • A PAT/PMT is inserted before every independent frame, so that no extra
      measures need to be taken when editing a recording.
    • The directory name for a recording has been changed from
      YYYY-MM-DD-hh[.:] (pr=priority, lt=lifetime) to (ch=channel, ri=resumeId).
      Priority and Lifetime are now stored in the info.vdr file with the new
      tags P and L (if no such file exists, the maximum values are assumed by
      default, which avoids inadvertently deleting a recording if disk space
      is low). No longer storing Priority and Lifetime in the directory name
      avoids starting a new recording if one of these is changed in the timer
      and the recording is re-started for some reason.
      Instead of Priority and Lifetime, the directory name now contains the
      channel number from which the recording was made, and the "resume id" of
      this instance of VDR. This avoids problems if several VDR instances record
      the same show on different channels, or even on the same channel.
      The '-' between channel number and resumeId prevents older versions of
      VDR from "seeing" these recordings, which makes sure they won't even try
      to replay them, or remove them in case the disk runs full.
    • The semantics of PlayTs*() have been changed. These functions are now
      required to return the given Length (which is TS_SIZE) if they have
      processed the TS packet.
    • The files "index", "info", "marks" and "resume" within a TS recording
      directory are now created without the ".vdr" extension.
    • The "resume" file is no longer a binary file, but contains tagged lines
      to be able to store additional information, like the selected audio or
      subtitle track.
    • cDevice::StillPicture() will now be called with either TS or PES data.
    • cDvbPlayer::Goto() no longer appends a "sequence end code" to the data.
      If the output device needs this, it has to take care of it by itself.
  • Fixed cPatPmtParser::ParsePmt() to reset vpid and vtype when switching from
    a video to an audio channel (thanks to Reinhard Nissl).
  • cDvbDevice now uses the FE_CAN_2G_MODULATION flag to determine whether a device
    can handle DVB-S2. The #define is still there to allow people with older drivers
    who don't need DVB-S2 to use this version without pathcing.

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