In computing, a patch is a software update meant to fix problems with a computer program. This can range from fixing bugs to replacing graphics to improving the usability or performance of a previous version. The term probably originates from the Unix patch command by Larry Wall. Though patches are meant to fix problems, sometimes patches introduce new ones.
After bringing in the patch the program has to be recompiled.
Patches for VDR
For VDR several patches exists. But these are not bug fixing patches, instead they improve or alter some behavier of VDR.
Here is a uncomplete list of patches
|AC3overDVB||Enables the digital out of the DVB card|
|AudioChannelSelect||Switch between different audio channels|
|CmdSubmenu||Submenus for the commands menu|
|EasyInput||Simplified text input|
|enAIO||All-in-One patch for VDR-1.3.x series|
|JumpPlay||Jump between cutting marks|
|LNBsharing||Share one satellite cable between two cards|
|MemoryNoEPGcxFlags||Disables the EPG scan (4MB cards only)|
|MdkLIRC||For LIRC Mandrake 9.1 RPMs|
|NoEPG||Disables EPG data for external sources|
|NrKbd||Improved text input|
|SetTime||Enables VDR to set the time without root rights|
|SVDRPrename||Rename recordings via SVDRP|
|VdrAdminInitialLookup||Lookup channels by initial letter in VDRadmin|
|WarEagleIcon||Some icons for a nicer look|