[vdr] VDR LiveBuffer Patch

Thomas Bergwinkl bergwinkl.thomas at vr-web.de
Thu Aug 18 17:33:43 CEST 2005


Klaus Schmidinger wrote:

> C.Y.M wrote:
> > Thomas Bergwinkl wrote:
> >
> >>Philippe Gramoulle wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>Hello,
> >>>
> >>>On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 14:07:49 +0200 (CEST)
> >>>vdr at helmutauer.de wrote:
> >>>
> >>> | With this Patch VDR can do permanent timeshift, so you
> >>>can see the last scene again whenever you want :-)
> >>>
> >>>Sorry, i'm not sure to fully understand what new
> >>>functionality this patch brings. Can you elaborate what you
> >>>mean by "permanent timeshift" ?
> >>>
> >>>How does it differ from current behavior ?
> >>
> >>
> >>The patch does following:
> >>- it always records the channel you are watching, when you switch
> >>channel a new recording starts and the old will be deleted
> >>- so you are able to repeat a scene if for example you
> didn't understand
> >>something
> >>- or when you are watching a film, and you decide during
> the film, that
> >>you want to record it, you can do so, if the beginning is in the
> >>livebuffer (new timer -> LiveBuffer: yes)
> >>- you can turn on/off this functionality in menu -> setup ->
> >>recording -> LiveBuffer
> >>  there you can also set the size for the livebuffer (in MB)
> >>
> >>But I want to WARN you:
> >>This patch is not yet really stable! (Of course, it would
> nice if some
> >>of you test it and report bugs)
> >>
> >
> >
> > Thanks for the great additional patch!  Of course
> modifications are required to
> > the patch if you use enAIO and the jumpplay patches.  But,
> besides vdr, I found
> > 5 common plugins that also required changes when using this
> LiveBuffer patch.
>
> I find it very bad if a patch modifies interfaces that require plugins
> to be specially adapted to that patch. Plugins should
> _always_ run with
> plain vanilla VDR and never require a "specially patched"
> version of VDR!

You are right Klaus. It wasn't my intention to modify any interface that
require plugins.





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