Video Disk Recorder
Developer(s)Klaus-Peter Schmidinger[1]
Initial release7 April 2002; 22 years ago (2002-04-07)
Stable release
2.6.1 / 2 February 2022; 2 years ago (2022-02-02)
Written inC, C++
Operating systemLinux
TypePersonal video recorder

Video Disk Recorder (VDR) is an open-source application for Linux designed to allow any computer to function as a digital video recorder, in order to record and replay TV programming using the computer's hard drive. The computer needs to be equipped with a digital TV tuner card.[2] VDR can also operate as an mp3 player and DVD player using available plugins. VDR uses drivers from the LinuxTV project. VDR was originally written by Klaus-Peter Schmidinger, one of the founders of CadSoft Computer GmbH and original developer of the EAGLE electronic design application.[3][1] The software was originally hosted on CadSoft's server.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b Siering, Peter (2015-02-19). "Seiner Zeit voraus: Klaus Schmidingers Video Disk Recorder VDR" (in German). Heise Online. Archived from the original on 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  2. ^ Mielewczik, Michael. "Video vom Feinsten. Digitaler Videorekorder unter Linux mit VDR 1.2". Linux Intern. 3/2003: 42-43.
  3. ^ Dölle, Mirko (September 2004). "Schwer auf Draht - Platinen-Layout-Programme Eagle Version 4.11 für Linux". LinuxUser (in German). Archived from the original on 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  4. ^ "Video Disk Recorder". 1.0. CadSoft Computer GmbH. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-09-11. Retrieved 2006-04-28.
  5. ^ "LinVDR - Die VDR Distribution" (in German). 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-10-05.

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