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DVR card controller

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



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Ted Teah

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14 April 2006

Leaders and contributors

Guido Fiala Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Help,SupportE-mailmailto:gfiala@s.netic.de

Software prerequisites

Required to useDVD card
Required to buildKDE
Required to uselibXv
Required to useVDR package
Required to buildQT


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