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The text2skin plugin is designed to load and interpret a set of files describing the layout of the On Screen Display and to make this "Skin" available to VDR via Setup -> OSD in the main menu. Of course it is possible to load more than one text-based skin this way and to choose between them while running VDR. All skins may be themeable (you can create your own color-theme) and translateable as the author of the skin wishes.
New Skins are copied to the configuration directory of the plugin
mkdir -p /etc/vdr/plugins/text2skin tar -zxvf /path/to/demo.tgz -C /etc/vdr/plugins/text2skin
For Skin Developers
For all those who which to develop a new skin, or want to alter an existent one, there is documentation in the plugin package and here
After the skin is done, one should consider publishing it at .
There are two versions of skins for the text2skin plugin
- "90kb" for standard OSD
- "1mb" for OSD of modded full featured cards
If a skin with two many colors for the OSD memory is used, one can end up in a non-readable or even not displayed OSD.
- nothing : only XPM images with no transparency/alpha channel
- ImageMagick : many different image formats (slower than imlib2)
- Imlib2 : many different image formats (see problems)
Both can be used together, but it's of no use.
To install ImageMagick
cd $SOURCEDIR tar jxvf ImageMagick-<VERSION>.tar.bz2 cd ImageMagick-<VERSION> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local \ --without-perl \ --without-dps \ --without-fpx \ --without-gslib \ --without-jbig \ --without-jp2 \ --without-lcms \ --without-tiff \ --without-xml \ --without-x make make install ldconfig
For DVB cards which are extended to 4MB memory $SOURCEDIR/VDR/dvbosd.c has to be altered to use the advanced OSD feature (more colors, bigger windows)
#define MAXOSDMEMORY 1000000
and recompile VDR.
The skins are placed in the plugins configuration directiory
cd /etc/vdr/plugins mkdir text2skin cd text2skin cp /path/to/skin-package.tgz ./ tar xvzf skin-package.tgz
- Use of the imlib2 library together with the graphtft-plugin can lead to crashes.
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