2001-11-07   New version 0.98 of Video Disc Recorder available

What to do with the VHS tapes?

Klaus Schmidinger writes:

The new version 0.98 of the Video Disk Recorder project is now available at

  • Completed storing the current audio volume in the setup.conf file (thanks to Andy Grobb).
  • Fixed closing the progress display with the "Back" key when in trick mode and Setup.ShowReplayMode is enabled (thanks to Stefan Huelswitt).
  • New SVDRP commands LSTR and DELR to list and delete recordings (thanks to Thomas Heiligenmann).
  • Fixed a crash when pressing the '2' button while replaying a DVD.
  • Updated 'channels.conf' for the "Bundesliga" channels of Premiere World (thanks to Mel Schächner).
  • Changed the tuning code to use FrontendInfo to detect the type of DVB card.
  • Removed the recursion stuff from cThread (cMutex already does this).
  • Fixed handling the repeat function in the channel display.
  • Avoiding multiple EPG entries for the same event (thanks to Rolf Hakenes for some valuable information on how to do this).
  • A recording on the primary interface can now be stopped to make it continue on an other free DVB card (if one is free at the moment). See MANUAL for details.
  • Added some missing teletext PIDs (thanks to Norbert Schmidt).
  • Added PTS to the converted PCM audio when replaying a DVD (thanks to Andreas Schultz). Now the audio and video of a DVD replayed over the DVB card's A/V out should always be in sync.
  • Fixed handling the "Power" key in case Setup.MinUserInactivity is set to 0 to disable automatic shutdown.
  • Added a fifth parameter to the 'shutdown' call that indicates the reason for this shutdown request (see INSTALL).
  • Fixed releasing 'index' memory after recording or playback.
  • Fixed ejecting a DVD while it is being replayed.
  • Removed all video overlay stuff from cDvbApi and SVDRP. Guido Fiala's new 'kvdr' version 0.4 now does these things itself. As a consequence of this you will now need to use kvdr 0.4 or later.
  • The device /dev/video is now opened only if necessary (to GRAB an image), allowing other programs (like 'kvdr', for instance) to use that device.
  • Thanks Klaus and the many contributors!


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