If further valid options exists a ">" or "<" is shown beside it.
E.g. English is the first possible language, but further exists and German is neither the first, nor the last possible value.
English> <Deutsch> <..> <..
If the patch is compressed you have to unpack it bevor
Now you can install it with
cd $SOURCEDIR/VDR patch -p 1 < /path/to/patch
Note, VDR has to be recompiled now, see VDR installation.