[vdr] Updated suspend patch for vdr 1.3.32

Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at hut.fi
Sat Sep 17 22:21:23 CEST 2005


On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 09:37:48PM +0200, Jan Wagner wrote:
> > Translation strings for i18n.c and success reports from users of
> > full-featured cards are appreciated.
> 
> Hi there,
> 
> just tried the 0.4.1 patch on my full featured card and well besides
> toggling the setup.suspended nothing happens at all.

Thank you for testing the patch!  Could you elaborate a little, please?
Did you toggle the flag by pressing the Power key (after setting
PowerSuspend=yes in Setup/Miscellanous), or did you toggle the flag
directly in the Setup/Miscellanous screen?

Note that in the Setup/Miscellanous screen, the change does not take
effect immediately, but only after you have confirmed the settings by
pressing the OK button.

I would expect the suspend flag to work when viewing recordings.
Did you test it?  The picture should freeze, like in pause mode,
and maybe go black after a while, in case the firmware on your
card features some "end of stream timeout", like the vdr-softdevice
plugin does.

I am not sure how full-featured cards handle live playback
(transfer mode).  If the live MPEG stream is not routed via
cDevice::Action() and cTransfer, I'm afraid that suspending
live playback on full-featured cards is beyond my skills.

> BTW: Wouldn't your relay plugin be even better if it could call an
> external script

Yes.  Good idea.

	Marko



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