[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] LiveBuffer-Patch 0.1.0

Thomas Bergwinkl bergwinkl.thomas at vr-web.de
Mon Aug 29 19:38:41 CEST 2005


Hi,

vdr-1.3.31-LiveBuffer-0.1.0 is available at
http://home.vrweb.de/bergwinkl.thomas/

from the README:
Description:

With this patch vdr always records the current channel. So you are able
to
rewind and watch a interesting scene again. Or you have seen a movie
from the
beginning but didn't record it. With the LiveBuffer you can record it
completely, if it is in the livebuffer.

You can enable/disable the livebuffer in the recording menu:

LiveBuffer:                       Turns on/off the livebuffer
LiveBufferSize:                   The max. size (in MB) of one
livebuffer
Go automatically into Replaymode: If you press a key like play,pause,
...,
                                  you come automatically into the
replaymode
Keep paused LiveBuffer:           If activated, a LiveBuffer, which you
have
                                  paused or rewinded, will be continued
even
                                  if you switch channel.
Keep last LiveBuffer:             The last livebuffer will always be
kept,
                                  if possible
Last LiveBuffers:                 Number of last livebuffers, which
should be
                                  kept.
Zap Timeout (s):                  The time until a livebuffer recording
counts
                                  as "last" for option 'Keep last
LiveBuffer'
Min. user inactivity (min):       After this time the livebuffer
shutsdown.
                                  '0' means that there will be no
shutdown.
Frameswait:                       The number of frames, which have to be
                                  received, until the replay of the
livebuffer
                                  starts

How to control the livebuffer:

In normal liveview you can pause, rewind, ... with the according key.
The
play key displays the progress bar of the livebuffer.

If you have no such keys like play, pause, FastRew, ..., you can go into
the
replaymode by pressing menu -> blue. There you can control the
livebuffer like
a normal replay.

With the 'back'-key you jump to the position where you interrupted the
live
replay.

If 'Keep paused LiveBuffer' is activated, the livebuffer will be
continued
after channel switch, when you had paused the replay before.
The 'stop'-key jumps to the end of the buffer and the livebuffer doesn't
count
as paused anymore.


As the livevideo is continously recorded, it is possible to get the just
seen
scene into a normal recording:

- You can simply create a new timer. If the starttime is in the past,
then the
  already seen part of the recording will be added.

- Or you rewind to the startpoint and start an instant recording (by
pressing
  the rec-key or menu -> red)

- Of course you can cut the livebuffer like a normal recording. Press
'0' for
  setting the marks and '2' starts the cutting proccess. (You have to be
in
  the replaymode for this)




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