[vdr] Parameter --manual-start/--timer-start

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Sat Dec 9 17:16:22 CET 2006

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> I have written a patch for making the Power key suspend the output.
> Some softdevice users have found it useful, but I've been told that
> the patch does not stop playback on full-featured cards.  You can
> access the patch here: http://www.iki.fi/~msmakela/software/vdr/#suspend
> I originally made the patch for vdr 1.3.32, and back then it was too late
> to change the shutdown behaviour of 1.4.  I hope that the feature will make
> it to 1.5 in some form.

Since I've taken the job to re-design the shutdown stuff for 1.5.x, I 
probably have to take a look into this too.

I'm not sure whether this will be a core feature of VDR, but maybe we 
can add the needed interfaces so this can be done with a plugin.

I'm not yet sure how exactly the new shutdown code will look like, but 
I'm quite sure there will be a way to detect whether VDR is currently 
interactive (some user is watching) or not (unattended start, timer 
recording, no activity for x hours, power button pressed but not 
confirmed). Based on that, a plugin could probably take over the output 
device and suspend it or show a still. Or softdevice itself could react 
on this.



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