[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.36

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Jan 20 14:52:09 CET 2013

VDR developer version 1.7.36 is now available at


A 'diff' against the previous version is available at


MD5 checksums:

e514f72a2a8c44f39e47b540d6ad325f  vdr-1.7.36.tar.bz2
9312a0d10bcda87d3c3c7e6dfbebcd05  vdr-1.7.35-1.7.36.diff


This is a *developer* version. Even though *I* use it in my productive
environment. I strongly recommend that you only use it under controlled
conditions and for testing and debugging.

The changes since version 1.7.35:

- Added maximum SNR value for PCTV Systems nanoStick T2 290e (thanks to Antti
- Added a remark indicating that the coordinates of Rect in a call to
   cDevice::CanScaleVideo() are in the range of the width and height returned by
   GetOsdSize() (suggested by Reinhard Nissl).
- Modified the Makefiles (thanks to Christopher Reimer).
   By default VDR is now built according to the FHS ("File system Hierarchy Standard"),
   and a plain "make" in the VDR source directory just builds everything, but doesn't
   copy it to ./PLUGINS/lib and ./locale any more. You can use a Make.config file
   (copied from Make.config.template) and set the parameter LCLBLD=1 to have everything
   built and installed under the VDR source tree (as was the default in previous
   versions). If you already have your own Make.config file, you may want to copy the
   new Make.config.template and adapt it to your needs. If you don't want VDR's data
   files to be spread around your system according to the FHS, you can set the
   parameter ONEDIR=1 (using Make.config) to have all files in one /video directory as
- Fixed the example for cReceiver in PLUGINS.html.
- Fixed sorting recordings in case two folders have the same name, but one of them
   ends in an additional digit, as in "abc" and "abc2" (reported by Andreas Mair).
- Added "repeat" function when using the keyboard to control VDR (thanks to Reinhard
- The SVDRP command LSTR now knows the additional parameter "path", which can be
   given to get the actual file name of a recording's directory (suggested by
   Stefan Stolz).
- Fixed multiple occurrences of the same directory in the recordings list in case there
   are directories that only differ in non-alphanumeric characters (reported by Andreas
- Absolute jumps when replaying a recording (via the Red key) are now only performed
   if an actual value has been entered (suggested by Ulf Kiener).
- The last replayed recording is now stored in setup.conf, which allows the blue
   "Resume" key in the main menu to work even after a restart of VDR.
- The SVDRP command NEWT no longer checks whether a timer with the given data already
   exists (suggested by Malte Forkel).
- Implemented scaling of SPU bitmaps (thanks to Johann Friedrichs).
- Improved cutting MPEG-2 video (thanks to Sören Moch).
- Reduced the number of retries in cTransfer::Receive() to avoid blocking recordings
   in case the primary device can't handle the current live signal.

Have fun!


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