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The following features are provided by Kvdr:

  • anything vdr can do and will do
  • handles the overlay of your dvb-cards
  • lets you zap through your video devices or display up to for overlays at once (if you have more than one card). However - changing the channel via vdr is currently only supported on the "primary" dvb-interface.
  • The picture in picture allows you to follow the movie at the other device in the small image. You can exchange those by a single key-press.
  • the Xv-mode lets you zoom the image to larger resolutions and optionally handles deinterlacing by 50Hz half frame upscaling or field1 upscaling.
  • fullscreen-mode (mouse, dpms and screensaver automatically handled)
  • can be used for "remote" viewing of vdr-recordings if you have 2 dvb-cards and the remote-video-directory mounted
  • let's you grab images during viewing, playback or recording in jpg or pnm format, filename is automatically generated out of channel-name, date and time.
  • let's you control Brightness, Color, Hue and Contrast of the overlay (not applied to grab-images!)
  • handles 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios corrected with viewport-dimensions (currently at 4:3 monitors only)
  • handles PAL and NTSC accordingly (but only PAL tested so far)
  • stores all configuration to file
  • sound-handling: mixer-channel, volume and mute using alsa/amixer
  • Front/Rear-volume balance


Download version 0.64 (stable)
released on 13 April 2006



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterTed Teah14 April 2006

Leaders and contributors

Guido Fiala Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Help,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use libXv
Required to use DVD card
Required to build KDE
Required to build QT
Required to use VDR package

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 April 2006.


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