[vdr] [PATCH] Suspend/resume playback by remote control

Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at hut.fi
Mon Aug 29 23:50:24 CEST 2005

On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 12:17:13AM +0300, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> I patched VDR 1.3.30 so that audio/video playback can be suspended by
> pressing a remote control key, no matter which menu is open.
> This patch can also power off the monitor and speakers when playback
> is suspended.  That part is behind another #ifdef.
> Last but not least, the new "Suspend" key can be used as an intelligent
> power-off key.  If this feature is enabled and the playback is suspended
> by pressing the key, and no other key is pressed within a timeout
> (currently SHUTDOWNWAIT, but later it'd be be a configuration option
> independent of SHUTDOWNWAIT), vdr will shut itself down.  If there are
> pending timed recordings, the shutdown timer will start counting at the
> end of the last recording.

I have now made the suspend-to-shutdown timeout a configuration option
in the Setup/Replay menu.  Another thing I improved is that
cDevice::Clear() will only be invoked when viewing live stream.  Thus,
the Suspend key can pause a recording without dropping any frames.

> The patch is available at
> <http://www.funet.fi/~msmakela/software/vdr/index.en.html#suspend>
> as <http://www.funet.fi/~msmakela/software/vdr/vdr-suspend.patch>.

The new patch is at


as I figured out there will probably be follow-up versions.  If nothing
else, translations in i18n.c will be needed.  Also, it'd be nice to
blank the video overlay on dxr3 and possibly full-featured cards.

Could some FF card owner please test this patch?


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