[vdr] VDR LiveBuffer Patch

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Thu Aug 18 17:29:42 CEST 2005

C.Y.M wrote:
> Thomas Bergwinkl wrote:
>>Philippe Gramoulle wrote:
>>>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
>>- 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!


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