[linux-dvb] DVB-subtitles, at last :-)

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Nov 25 10:46:16 CET 2006

Otto J. Makela wrote:
> ...
> I'd like to ask again, why are the DVB subtitles (after at least a few
> years of development) still just a patch/plugin to vdr instead of being
> integrated into the main sources, like other core DVB functionality?
> Is there some major disavantage to having them in the binary if you don't
> enable them?

The answer is simple: time (or lack thereof).

Over the summer I didn't have too much time to work on VDR,
and recently I have started refactoring the CAM handling, so
that it will be possible to record several encrypted channels
with the same CAM (provided the CAM supports this) and to
automatically select the right CAM if there is more than one
that claims to be able to decrypt a given channel, but only one
actually can do it. It shall also be possible to assign a CAM
to any of the available devices (in case the hardware allows

I normally don't publish any TODO lists, but here's what is
currently on top of my agenda:

- CAM refactoring
- full UTF-8 support
- use 'gettext' for internationalization
- implement subtitle support

Of course, as always, this is subject to change without
prior notice ;-)


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