[vdr] Can I disable pause live tv altogher?

Matthias Schwarzott zzam at gentoo.org
Thu May 7 09:55:47 CEST 2009

On Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2009, Frank Scherthan wrote:
> Hi Theunis, Hi list,
> Theunis Potgieter schrieb:
> > Well honestly I'm confused. I use vdr 1.6 and when I press down or up
> > it changes channel only. My vdr never pauses live tv. Mind you I don't
> > have a pause key either and neither defined. So perhaps this is the
> > way to for him.
> Why didn't you just read the manual?
> It is all there! :) It is really great!
> The point is: keys do different things in differnet environments.
> In liveview, the "down"- key decreases channel by 1
> in replay-mode the "down"-key pauses the recording.
> If you define a pause-key, than this key pauses in replay-mode.
> In live-view it creates an instant-recording, that is replayed and paused.
> Before anyone posts to this topic, would you please read the manual?
> I think this whole thread would not exist, if anyone would have read the
> manual ;)
> btw. the manual comes with every copy of VDR and can be read via web in
> the WIKI:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/vdrwiki/index.php/VDR_User's_Manual

Well, I do want the live-pause / instant-recording function, but I can think 
of a simple way out of this discussion.
Why not allow the Pause key to be redefined in keymacros.conf, like the color 
and User? keys.

I have not had a look into the code in vdr.c, but maybe this also requires 
some non-trivial changes in key processing to stacked event/handler tables 
with priorities and in such case this is not possible if only needed for this 


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