[vdr] [RFC] Shutdown rewrite for 1.5.x

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Wed Feb 7 22:40:44 CET 2007

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
>> You can shut down while playback, you just have to confirm it. And if 
>> you don't confirm it, VDR will shut down 5 minutes after the playback ends.
> Sure, if the playback ends.  It won't end with my patched softdevice
> that stops the playback of recordings when Shutdown.IsUserInactive()
> returns true.

I do understand this right: If your softdevice detects IsUserInactive, 
then it sends a 'stop playback' to VDR? Weired...

I guess the most natural behavior would be to pretend that you're 
playing back normally, eg. make softdevice eat the incoming data stream 
at normal speed without decoding it.

> Then, VDR wouldn't shut down unexpectedly while playing back
> a recording even if the inactivity timeout kicks in.  But VDR wouldn't
> ask for confirmation when pressing the Power key.  Thus, no new
> configuration option would be necessary.

More easy, just drop the playback check completely. A running playback 
means that the !Interact check in vdr.c will prevent any housekeeping 
and thus automatic shutdown.

But again, that way you cannot get VDR into inactive mode manually while 



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