VDR developer version 1.7.29 is now available at


A 'diff' against the previous version is available at


MD5 checksums:

a3f0ae42ba456aa1865c9ed065a64d80  vdr-1.7.29.tar.bz2
39db6b495210c293726126fbcba3e631  vdr-1.7.28-1.7.29.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 default skin "LCARS" displays the signal strengths and qualities of
all devices in its main menu. For devices that have an stb0899 frontend chip
(like the TT-budget S2-3200) retrieving this information from the driver is
rather slow, which results in a sluggish response to user input in the main
menu. To speed this up you may want to apply the patches from


to the LinuxDVB driver source.

The changes since version 1.7.28:

- Added a missing template specification to the c'tor of cSortedTimers (thanks 
to Udo
- Fixed the background color of the Transfer Mode indicator bitmap in the LCARS 
- The LCARS skin now only displays devices that can actually receive channels, 
  out, for instance, pure replay devices (suggested by Reinhard Nissl).
- Now scaling down the Transfer Mode indicator bitmap in the LCARS skin in case 
  doesn't fit with the selected font size (reported by Reinhard Nissl).
- Fixed making LCARS the default skin.
- Adjusted the default values for OSD and font sizes to better fit HDTV.
- Updated the Finnish OSD texts (thanks to Rolf Ahrenberg).
- Fixed the call to ChannelString() in cSkinLCARSDisplayChannel::SetChannel() 
  to Rolf Ahrenberg).
- Removed DeleteEvent() from the EPG handler interface (turned out not to be 
  and replaced it with HandledExternally() (thanks to Jörg Wendel).
- Added SetComponents() to the EPG handler interface (thanks to Dirk Heiser).
- Updated the Italian OSD texts (thanks to Diego Pierotto).
- Changed the button colors in the LCARS skin to better fit with the rest of 
the theme.
- Removed the gap from the main menu buttons in the LCARS skin.
- Fixed some copy&paste errors in PLUGINS.html (thanks to Winfried Köhler).
- The LCARS skin's main menu now only displays timers that are actually 
- Within the "Recordings" menu, pressing the '0' key now toggles sorting between
  "by time" and "by name". The selected sort mode is stored separately for each
  folder (provided you have write access to that folder).
  If a folder is newly created by a repeating timer, the sort mode for that
  folder is initially set to "by time".
- Fixed several spelling errors (thanks to Ville Skyttä).
- Fixed handling recording with more than two bonded devices.
- Fixed the type of MBperMinute in cVideoDiskUsage::HasChanged() (thanks to 
- Setting the "broken link" or "TEI" flags when cutting recordings is now 
  if the editing point merges two seamlessly fitting parts of the same stream 
  to Torsten Lang).
- Fixed displaying messages in the LCARS skin.
- Fixed checking for a visible live programme in case a menu or the channel 
  is currently open.
- Changed some of the colors in the LCARS skin (you may need to delete the file
  lcars-default.theme from your themes directory to see these changes).
- The new setup option "Miscellaneous/Show channel names with source" can be 
used to
  turn on adding the source character to channel names whenever they are 
  (suggested by Ludi Kaleni).

Have fun!


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