[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.18

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Apr 17 16:50:44 CEST 2011

VDR developer version 1.7.18 is now available at


A 'diff' against the previous version is available at



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 changes since version 1.7.17:

- Changed -O2 to -O3 in Make.config.template (reported by Matti Lehtimäki).
- Added a missing 'default' case in cPixmapMemory::DrawEllipse().
- Fixed some direct comparisons of double values.
- Fixed detecting frames on channels that broadcast with separate "fields" instead
   of complete frames.
- Made updating the editing marks during replay react faster in case the marks
   file has just been written (with a patch from Udo Richter).
- Fixed horizontal scaling of subtitles (reported by Reinhard Nissl).
- Stripped the note "The data returned by this function is only used for informational
   purposes (if any)" from the description of cDevice::GetVideoSize(). The VideoAspect
   is now used to properly scale subtitles.
- Fixed cUnbufferedFile::Seek() in case it is compiled without USE_FADVISE (thanks
   to Juergen Lock).
- Fixed the Language header of the Serbian translation file (thanks to Ville Skyttä).
- Added anti-aliasing when upscaling bitmaps, which improves the display of SD subtitles
   when replayed on an HD OSD (thanks to Reinhard Nissl for his help in debugging).
- Renamed cBitmap::Scale() to Scaled(), because it doesn't modify the bitmap itself,
   but rather returns a scaled copy.
- Fixed the description of cReceiver in PLUGINS.html, regarding detaching a receiver
   from its device before deleting it (reported by Winfried Köhler). This change in
   behavior was introduced in version 1.5.7.
- Fixed scaling subtitles in case the OSD size is exactly the same as the display
   size of the subtitles.
- Added a missing initialization to sDvbSpuRect (reported by Sergiu Dotenco).
- Replaced "%lld" and "%llX" print format specifiers with "PRId64" and "PRIX64" to
   avoid compiler warnings with gcc 4.5.2 (thanks to Sergiu Dotenco).
   On a personal note: I find it a step in the totally wrong direction that there
   have been macros introduced to work around this problem in the first place. There
   should have been "real" format specifiers defined that address this. These macros
   are nothing but an ugly workaround.
- Added Cancel(3) to ~cTrueColorDemo() in the "osddemo" plugin (thanks to Reinhard Nissl).
- Added a missing font deletion in cTrueColorDemo::Action() in the "osddemo" plugin
   (thanks to Reinhard Nissl).
- Fixed a buffer overflow in cFont::Bidi() (thanks to Reinhard Nissl).
- Added HD stream content identifiers to vdr.5 (thanks to Christoph Haubrich).
- Made cRecordingInfo::Read(FILE *f) private to avoid calls to it from outside
   cRecordingInfo or cRecording (reported by Mika Laitio).
- The dvbhddevice plugin is now part of the VDR distribution archive (thanks to
   Andreas Regel).
- Removed an obsolete local variable in dvbsdffosd.c (thanks to Paul Menzel).
- Fixed a possible NULL pointer dereference in osddemo.c (reported by Paul Menzel).
- Now using pkg-config to get fribidi, freetype and fontconfig cflags and libs (thanks
   to Ville Skyttä).
- The Makefile now also installs the include files (thanks to Ville Skyttä).
- Added handling of "ANSI/SCTE 57" descriptors (thanks too Rolf Ahrenberg).
- Avoiding an unecessary call to Recordings.ResetResume() (thanks to Reinhard

Have fun!


More information about the vdr mailing list