[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 2.1.4

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Jan 26 11:45:39 CET 2014

VDR developer version 2.1.4 is now available at


A 'diff' against the previous version is available at


MD5 checksums:

e1018c13dc257c986e0e30494913b415  vdr-2.1.4.tar.bz2
870f6f03f4697d136c886358c3be4277  vdr-2.1.3-2.1.4.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 2.1.3:

- Updated 'sources.conf' (thanks to Antti Hartikainen).
- cFont::CreateFont() now returns a dummy font in case there are no fonts installed.
   This prevents a crash with the LCARS skin on a system that has no fonts.
- Improved locking for CAM slots and made the pure functions of cCiAdapter have
   default implementations, to fix a possible crash with CI adapters and CAM slots
   that are implemented in a plugin.
- Added logging the supported system ids of a CAM.
- Increased MIN_TS_PACKETS_FOR_FRAME_DETECTOR to 10 in order to be able to record
   channels that need more than 5 TS packets for detecting frame borders (reported by
   Eike Sauer).
- Fixed deleting the source recording after moving it to a different volume (reported
   by Christoph Haubrich).
- Now waiting explicitly until all CAM slots are ready before switching to the
   initial channel when VDR is started. This is necessary in case CI adapters are
   used that are not physically connected to a dedicated device. The respective checks
   in cDvbDevice have been removed to avoid redundancy.
- Fixed detecting frame borders in MPEG-2 streams that have "bottom fields" or varying
   GOP structures (reported by Christian Paulick, with help from Helmut Auer).
- Now unassigning CAMs from their devices when they are no longer used.
- Now making sure the primary device goes into transfer mode for live viewing if the
   CAM wants to receive the TS data.
- Fixed a wrong alignment in cCiDateTime::SendDateTime().
- Since the new cRecordingsHandler that was introduced in version 2.1.2 not only
   handles "cutting", but also "moving" and "copying" recordings, the German word
   "Schnitt" has been replaced with the more generic "Bearbeitung", which covers all
   three variations of "editing" a recording (suggested by Christoph Haubrich).
   Maintainers of translations for other languages may want to change their *.po files
- The new function cStatus::ChannelChange() can be implemented by plugins to be
   informed about changes to the parameters of a channel that may require a retune.
   This may, for instance, be useful for plugins that implement live streaming, so that
   they can react on changes to a channel's PIDs or CA descriptors (problem reported
   by Mariusz Bialonczyk).
- Fixed a superfluous call to the skin's SetRecording() function after renaming a
   recording (reported by Christoph Haubrich).

Have fun!


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