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Unstable version: n/a
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June 19th, 2003
Hm? What's that you're saying? There's still life in this thing? Well yes, vcr still lives, and there's a new version to celebrate it! It's up to date with recent versions of avifile (tested with 0.7.37). Go to the downloads section and be the first in your block to prance around with vcr-1.10!

November 11th, 2001
Version 1.09 is out. The only change is that it's up to date with today's version of avifile in CVS. Please use the snapshot from this site. It contains a minor patch that fixes a small issue with mp3 encoding.

July 30th, 2001
Version 1.08 is out. It's up to date with the current avifile in CVS.

June 6th, 2001
A web/database interface to program vcr has been created; you can find this very promising project on Be sure to check out the demo!

April 12, 2001
Due to problems with my domain, emails to *@* may have bounced the past 2 days. If you sent me mail in the past 2 days, please resend.

March 25th, 2001
Released version 1.07! I've removed the binary RPM from the download page, since it wouldn't work on genuine RedHat systems. A .spec file is included with the source tarball, so you should be able to build vcr from the source with something like rpm -ta vcr-1.07.tar.gz.

March 20th, 2001
Added a binary rpm package on the downloadpage. Thanks to Dag Wieers for the spec file!

March 15th, 2001
Released version 1.06, which amongst others supports mp3 audio compression and window size cropping.

February 28th, 2001
Released version 1.05, which supports frequencies other than those in Europe.

February 19th, 2001
Released version 1.04.

February 4th, 2001
Released version 1.03, which fixes stereo audio recording thanks to Mark Taylor. Read the Changelog for more information.

January 17th, 2001
Version 1.02 released. Setting tv norm to NTSC/SECAM actually works in this version. Also, a nasty bug that sometimes occurred at the end of a capture is fixed.
Audio and video format can now be configured in the config file.

January 16th, 2001
Version 1.01 released. Includes config file support, selectable TV norm, and a manual (I don't have to tell you to read it before asking questions do I? :)

January 15th, 2001

Initial release (version 1.0)

VCR is a program which enables you to record a program using a video grabber card that's supported by the video4linux drivers. It doesn't require a graphical environment, and you can use all popupular windows codecs (like DivX, Indeo Video 5, etc) because VCR is built around the avifile library. Now, you can finally record your favourite program from a remote place, because Murphy's law dictates that you remember to record it when you're as far away from your home as possible...

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