[vdr] Applying dxr3 subtitles patch to debian packages

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Wed Jan 27 05:45:24 CET 2010


On tiistai, 26. tammikuuta 2010 20:04:28 Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 January 2010, Emyr Thomas wrote:
> > My question is, given the way I've installed VDR, what's the
> > best/easiest way for me to apply this patch? Do I have to compile VDR
> > from source myself, or can I somehow modify the debian VDR package
> > sources on my machine and build them with this patch applied?
> 
> I'm not familiar with Debian packaging, but I suppose the latter would be
> possible, and perhaps the maintainers of your Debian VDR package would
> consider including the patch in the package's source tree as an optional
> one so it'd be easier for people who want to rebuild it.  (Or even just
> apply it unconditionally by default, that's what we've done in Fedora for
> a long time and there have been no complaints.)

It forces reduced 2-bit mode in subtitles, not a nice thing to do if you
have hardware capable of displaying the original subtitles :/

In Mandriva we have a hack allowing the device plugin to force 2-bit mode:
http://svn.mandriva.com/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/packages/cooker/vdr-plugin-dxr3/current/SOURCES/dxr3-subtitles.patch?revision=197607&view=markup
http://svn.mandriva.com/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/packages/cooker/vdr/current/SOURCES/vdr-1.6.0-dxr3.patch?revision=197494&view=markup

-- 
Anssi Hannula



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