[vdr] When will first 1.5 version of VDR see the daylight?

Pasi Juppo pasi.juppo at iki.fi
Sat Sep 2 21:15:58 CEST 2006

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> Pasi Juppo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Not that I have any urgent need for v1.5-series VDR but just interested
>> in when first version is planned to released for public testing.
> Well, so far I've been busy doing maintenance patches for the
> 1.4-series, but I hope this will finally settle soon.

I have seldom run into crash with 1.4.1 + maintenance patch. However, I
have not been able to reproduce or get any log out of crash. v1.4.x is
quite stable in my opinion. For everyday PVR usage it has not crashed
once. Some plugins still causes some problems (mainly TV-OnScreen that
crashes if there is a specific situation with empty column and user hits
enter. Normal empty column problem works well. Unfortunately I cannot be
more specific without further testing).

> The first thing I want to address in version 1.5 is the problem with
> systems that contain more than one CAM that implements a particular
> encryption method, but only one (or "not all") of them actually
> has a smart card to decrypt a given channel. This is not an easy task,
> because the DVB standard is pretty messy in that area, and the few
> useful things it defines aren't even implemented (correctly) in
> various CAMs. So I guess I'll need to actually try to receive
> a channel on each of the devices/CAMs that claim to be able to
> decrypt it, and see whether there is an actual decrypted TS delivered
> from it. Of course this makes the whole process of selecting devices
> for recording or live view more complex...
> The other thing that goes into that direction is support for CAMs
> that can decrypt more than one channel at the same time. Once these
> two problems are solved, I'll release version 1.5.0 ;-)

Thanks for the info! These features are not important for me so I'll be
using v1.4.x a bit more longer :-)

Br, Pasi

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