yaVDR offers Picture in Picture feature for your HTPC

yaVDR - picture in picture

yaVDR team who develops Linux based distribution for HTPC combined the best open source HTPC software XBMC and the best open source satellite receiver software VDR, announced a new plugin yavdr-addon-pip. That plugin brings feature Picture in Picture to your media center. It works very well. Even if both channels are HD. It should be clear in case of one DVB card both channels should be from one transponder. If you have more cards you may see the channels from different transponders.

yaVDR 0.3 is out!

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Today the yaVDR 0.3 was released. yaVDR is an Ubuntu based distribution which joins popular DVB software VDR and popular HTPC software XBMC in one. This version is based on Ubuntu 10.04 and includes development version of VDR 1.7.16.

The most important new feature in the version 0.3 is pre-configuration of PVR settings of XBMC-VNSI during installation from ISO. Also the yaVDR 0.3 offers a new mechanism of waiting when all DVB devices will be ready before VDR starts, wakeup by USB remote control, a new Openbox based minimal desktop environment with Slide-In-Launcher menu on left side of the screen, a new VDR OSD default skin Anthra. Additionally more ready-to-install yavdr-addons were added the applications submen was redesigned.

To install yaVDR 0.3 download its ISO. To upgrade existing installation of yaVDR 0.2 just use apt-get:
sudo apt-get update
and
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade