Features of LIVE 0.3.0

This version of the LIVE plugin supports older VDR versions. It still uses the old Makefile format and thus can be used together with VDR versions older than 1.7.36. This will be the last stable version of LIVE offering this kind of support. Future versions of LIVE will work only with VDR version 2.0 and above.

The following overview lists the most important user visible changes on LIVE since the last stable version.

The major new features have been contributed by LIVE users. We are are very happy to embrace the contributions and thank everybody who helped in improving LIVE.

The names of the developers are listed in the version history, which can be found in the LIVE-Git tree.

  • A new simultaneous multiple channel schedule has been added. The channels can be grouped according to own preferences. The schedule for a channel group can be displayed on configurable time i.E. prime time.
  • The recordings page has been lifted and got some new features:
    • HTTP streaming of recordings if a version of tntnet > 1.7.0 is available. You browser still requires the mozilla-vlc plugin.
    • More than one recording can be deleted at once.
    • More than one recording can be moved or copied to a new location at once.
    • The list of recordings can be filtered either for names or with regual expressions.
    • All recordings folders can be expanded or collapsed at once. The main benefit of this feature unfolds in combination with the filtering feature.
  • Works with the VDR developer versions (1.7.x) and is prepared for the upcoming VDR 2.0 release.
  • Supports the new TS recording format.
  • The channels got numbers.
  • Added support for IPv6.
  • You can connect to LIVE via SSL.
  • Enhanced support for EPG images which are supplied by external tools (e.g. tvm2vdr.pl).
  • Translations for Italian, Finnish, Polish, Spanish and Slovakia
  • Lots of little bug fixes (and perhabs new bugs).
Features of LIVE 0.2.0

The following list contains the most important user visible changes in LIVE since the release of the last stable version. Underneath the visible parts changes took place too: e.g. the used Javascript is now based in large parts on the Mootools framework.

  • The InfoBox has become “more intelligent”, e.g. a recording can be fast-forwarded, while playing it over VDR TV out. And channels of the primary output device can be switched with the controls in the InfoBox.
  • A favorite list found place under “whats on?”. It is populated by “search timers” with set option “use in favorite menu” while creating the timer. Also new is an option to display the “whats on?” entries in a list.
  • Each schedules entry (only those with EPG data) owns a button “show in browser”: This button calls the VLC plugin and shows a liveTV stream. This does not work for recordings.
  • On “schedule” page, there is a button “show in browser”. All channels can be selected here, also those without EPG data but which are present in the channels.conf. Smaller TV providers or radio stations are affected by this from time to time.
  • With newer versions of the Epgsearch plugin (starting from epgsearch-0.9.24) there is a menu option for timers: “timer conflicts”. This option evaluates, which programmed timers could not be recorded, because there are no more free DVB devices available, or similar reasons. When the InfoBox is switched active, a message is displayed on the current page if Epgsearch detected a change of the timer conflicts.
  • On the “search timers” page it is now possible to start direct manual search timer updates. Use it and Epgsearch plugin will immediately update all search timers.
  • Within the “edit search timers” page the new option “use as search timer” provides a user-defined search. Here the user determines start and stop date for Epgsearch in the background. So you are able to build search timers, which scan for example only during the period of the autumn all transmissions of a series.
  • In “recordings” now you will find a button “delete”. The recording will be marked with VDRs methods as deleted. That means the recording will be renamed with the suffix “.del” and removed at the next time when VDR cleans up deleted recordings.
  • You should visit “setup” directly after updating live 0.1.0 to 0.2.0. There might be settings for the new functions, which you would like to examine.
  • Revised is the possibility to selected a suitable “theme”, a small set of different colored designs to select.
  • Support for https data transfer between LIVE and the browser due to SSL support in Tntnet.
  • Further there are many small innovations like the length of recordings in minutes ', but we are sure you will discover them by yourself.
Features of LIVE 0.1.0
  • Initial version :)