Video Disk Recorder

Developer(s) Klaus-Peter Schmidinger[1]
Initial release 7 April 2002 (2002-04-07)
Stable release
2.4.0 / 15 April 2018 (2018-04-15)
Written in C, C++
Operating system Linux
Type Personal video recorder
License GPL

The 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. 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.[2][1] The software was originally hosted on CadSoft's server.[3][4]

See also


  1. 1 2 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. 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.
  3. "Video Disk Recorder". 1.0. CadSoft Computer GmbH. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-09-11. Retrieved 2006-04-28.
  4. "LinVDR - Die VDR Distribution" (in German). 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-10-05.

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