2001-01-18   New version 0.70 of Video Disc Recorder available

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The new version 0.70 of the Video Disk Recorder project is now available at

  • VDR now requires driver version 0.8.1 or higher.
  • Recordings are now saved in PES mode. Note that you now need to install the driver *WITHOUT* 'outstream=0'! This is the default when you 'make insmod' in the DVB/driver directory. Old recordings (in AV_PES mode) can still be replayed (as long as the driver still supports replaying AV_PES files). The only limitation with this is that in fast forward/back mode the picture may be slightly distorted and there may be sound fragments.
  • The EPG data is now dumped into the file /video/ every ten minutes. Use the Perl script '' to convert the raw EPG data into a simple HTML programme listing.
  • Fixed handling of channel switching with the "Blue" button in the "What's on now/next?" menus.
  • Fixed saving the MarginStop setup parameter.
  • Fixed missing initialization in cConfig.
  • Implemented "On Disk Editing".
  • There is no more default 'timers.conf' file.
  • Added Italian language texts (thanks to Alberto Carraro).
  • Fixed starting a replay session when the program is currently in "transfer mode".
  • Fixed setting/modifying timers via SVDRP with empty summary fields.
  • Fixed a problem with recordings that have a single quote character in their name (this is now mapped to 0x01).
  • Changed the value for Diseqc to '0' in the default 'channels.conf'.
  • Fixed displaying channels and recording status in the RCU's LED display when a recording is interrupted due to higher priority.
  • Implemented safe writing of config files (first writes into a temporary file and then renames it).
  • In case the video data stream is broken the log message will come only every 5 seconds.
  • The current channel is now saved in the 'setup.conf' file when VDR is cancelled, and will be restored next time it is started (thanks to Deti Fliegl).
  • The EIT scanning thread is now locked when switching channels to avoid problems.
  • Encrypted channels can now be selected even without knowing the PNR (however, it is still necessary for the EPG info).
  • Thanks to Klaus Schmidinger


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