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June 06, 2010
04:14 PM CEST

VDR developer version 1.7.15 was released today

Last week, I tried to give you an overview about the different VDR developer versions. As of today, this overview is already outdated and has to be updated: Two hours ago, Klaus Schmidinger has announced the release of VDR developer version 1.7.15. We are excited about the new version and want to thank Klaus for his steady work on VDR core.


yaVDR will stay with version 1.7.14 for a while. At some point we will start to build VDR 1.7.15 packages in our unstable/testing PPAs.

Klaus describes the changes in 1.7.15 compared to its predecessor like this:

  • Added Macedonian language texts (thanks to Dimitar Petrovski).
  • Updated the Estonian OSD texts (thanks to Arthur Konovalov).
  • Updated the Finnish OSD texts (thanks to Rolf Ahrenberg).
  • Added handling of EnhancedAC3DescriptorTag (thanks to Eric Valette).
  • The default SVDRP port is now 6419 (registered with ICANN/IANA by Christian Tramnitz). Use '-p 2001' to switch back to the old port if necessary.
  • Updated the Italian OSD texts (thanks to Diego Pierotto).
  • cDvbDevice::ProvidesTransponder() now checks the modulation capabilities of the device (as far as the driver allows this).
  • Fixed cFrameDetector::Analyze() in case part of the data has been processed and there is less than MIN_TS_PACKETS_FOR_FRAME_DETECTOR left (reported by Derek Kelly).
  • Added a note about not deleting cDeviceHook objects to device.h.
  • Added user defined key kUser0 (suggested by Ulf Kiener).
  • Include paths are now added instead of overwriting INCLUDES in the Makefile (thanks to Paul Menzel).
  • The various modulation types are now taken into account when selecting a device for a recording or live viewing, so that devices that provide more capabilities are spared.
  • Fixed generating PMT language descriptors for multi language PIDs (thanks to Rolf Ahrenberg).
  • Transponders that use "8psk turbo fec" (a non-standard mode used by North American providers) are now identified by assuming that all 8psk transponders on DVB-S use "turbo fec". In order to determine whether a certain device can handle "turbo fec", the new driver flag FE_CAN_TURBO_FEC is checked. If your device can handle "turbo fec", and your driver doesn't have that flag, yet, you can apply the patch from ftp://ftp.tvdr.de/vdr/Developer/v4l-dvb-add-FE_CAN_TURBO_FEC.diff. A temporary macro in dvbdevice.c defines the flag for all those who don't need this in the driver, so that they can continue using an unmodified driver. Thanks to Derek Kelly for testing this.
  • Updated the Ukrainian OSD texts (thanks to Yarema Aka Knedlyk).
  • Fixed handling "none" color entries in XPM files (thanks to Thomas Günther).
  • Fixed a crash when creating a new channel if the channel list is empty (reported by Halim Sahin).
  • Updated the Czech OSD texts (thanks to Radek Stastny).
  • Fixed a possible out of buffer memory access in case of bad TS data (reported by Rolf Ahrenberg).
  • Implemented handling of HD resolution subtitles according to v1.3.1 of ETSI EN 300 743, chapter 7.2.1 (thanks to Rolf Ahrenberg).
  • The EPG data now handles stream components 5 (H.264-video) and 6 (HEAAC-audio).
  • Fixed a problem with external Dolby Digital processing via the '-a' option in live mode and with TS recordings (reported by Christopher Reimer).
  • Added handling MPEG audio types "ISO/IEC 14496-3 Audio with LATM transport syntax" and "ISO/IEC 13818-7 Audio with ADTS transport syntax" (suggested by Luis Fernandes). See man vdr(5) on how the APID section of channels has been extended to store this information.
  • Added detecting channels that use service type 0x16.
  • Added full handling of the stream types of Dolby Digital pids (thanks to Jose Alberto Reguero).
  • The new setup option "OSD/Number keys for characters" can be used to control whether the number keys can be used to enter characters in a text input field (suggested by Stefan Huskamp).
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will there be more recent releases?
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They did it :-)
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