[vdr] Question about VDR changes for a high-color osd.

Gerald Dachs vdr at dachsweb.de
Tue Apr 14 09:55:08 CEST 2009


Quoting Torgeir Veimo <torgeir at pobox.com>:

> Why not go all the way and implement an opengl rendered OSD with vdpau?
> This would of course require information from vdr in a slightly different
> form; ie. semantically instead of pixels. I'd suggest trying to get the OSD
> information as HTML from VDR, then allowing the frontend to render it in any
> way it deems suitable, with fancy animation, transition effects, icons etc.
> This might also make it easier to implement text-only OSD, eg for terminal
> connections.

I don't think that HTML is a good idea, it should be more general. I  
would suggest XML with SVG for graphics and animations. Together with  
XSLT it would be easy to have different themes.

Gerald

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