VLC-Record

  1. About
  2. Versions
  3. Branding (customization)
  4. Features
  5. Installation
  6. First Time Settings
  7. Settings
    1. Main Settings
    2. Shortcuts
    3. Advanced Settings
    4. Parental Manager
  8. Discovering the GUI
  9. Discovering Features
    1. Favourite Channels
    2. Video on Demand
    3. Archive
    4. Timer Record
    5. One Touch Record
    6. Full Screen Mode

About

VLC-Record is a tool to watch / record IPTV streams sent by Kartina.TV. It is written in C++ using the Qt framework by Digia external. The player functionality is realized by using the libvlc library from Videolans VLC player external.
VLC-Record is open source. You can always find the source code as well as the latest builds at the projects site external (hosted by Google Code).

Versions

There are versions available for:

Branding (customization)

VLC-Record is available in several brandings: These brandings differ only slightly (icons, API server path).

Features

VLC-Record has following features:

Installation

Windows

The program will be installed by default in your local application folder (c:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\VLC-Record). This means that you don't need administrator privileges to install the program.
The program settings will be stored in your local roaming folder (c:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\VLC-Record).

Mac OSX

After opening the dmg file you can drag and drop the application bundle into your application folder.
The program settings will be stored inside your home folder (~/.VLC-Record).

Ubuntu

After a double click on the deb package all dependencies as well as the program will be installed. A launcher will also be added to your system. To start the program open the dash (Windows Key) and type the first letters of the programs name. Now the program should be listed in dash and you can start it by clicking on the launcher icon.
The program settings will be stored inside your home folder (~/.VLC-Record).

First Time Settings


First Time Settings Dialog
Please enter your account data there. If you want to have erotic channels displayed in your channel list, check the related checkbox. If you insert your parental code in the lower textfield you can watch these channels without the need to enter the parental code. I'd strongly recomment to leave this field blank. Please Note: Your parental code is equal to your accounts password as long as you haven't changed this.
This dialog is displayed when you start the program for the first time. You can force the display of this dialog if you remove the folder for the programs settings.

Settings

You can enter the settings by pressing following symbol on the GUI: Settings

Main Settings


Main Settings
In this tab you can change / enter basic program settings:

Shortcuts


Shortcut Settings
Here you can change the default shortcuts used in this program. To do so mark a shortcut with the mouse. Now press the key combination you want as new shortcut. If the line turns red you already used this shortcut for another command.
You can reset the shortcuts to the default values using the tool button at the lower end of this tab.

Advanced Settings


Advanced Settings
In this tab you can change following program settings:

Parental Manager


Parental Login
Enter your parental code to enter the parental manager.

Parental Manager
Here you can configure following things: Please Note: You have to save these settings directly in the parent manager. They are independent from the other settings.

Discovering the GUI


Whole View
At the left side you see the channel list. Above the channel list is the area for the channel favourites. At the top left corner you can choose between the live program and video on demand (VOD) - where available.
In the middle of the GUI you can see the electronic program guide (EPG). It shows the program for the choosen day and channel. At the top of the EPG view there are buttons to choose a day and to jump one week forward or back. At the lower end you can see a search field which lets you search for words in the currently shown EPG.
At the upper right side you see the player widget. Below it there are the play control buttons and below these buttons you can see a small info widget.
At the lower right corner there are the settings-, the info-, help- and the quit button.

Discovering Features

Favourite Channels


Add Favourite
You can define up to 10 favourite channels - either by doing a right click at the channel in the channel list and choosing "Add to favourites" or by using drag'n'drop. The channel will now be placed in the area above the channel list. If you press at a favourite button the channel in channel list will be selected and the EPG for this channel will be loaded. You can remove channels from the favourite area by making a right click there.

Video on Demand (where available)


Show VOD Browser
You can activate the VOD browser by clicking at the button at the upper left corner.

Choose Genre
You can choose a genre ...

Sort
... and sort the videos. There you can also choose to show you favourite videos.

Search VOD
Or you can search for a video.

Choose Video
You choose a video with a mouse click.

Video Information
Now you can see the information about the selected video. You can add / remove the video to / from your favourites by clicking at the heart at the top. You can record or play the video by clicking at the lower buttons. A click at [Back] brings you back to the former site.

Archive

For most channels a archive is available. This means that you can watch any program which was sent on this channel for the last two weeks.
Archive Play Record
You can watch or record this program by clicking at the play / record buttons in the EPG browser. If you choose play here you can jump to any time in that program by using the slider below the player widget.

Click'n'Go Slider

Timer Record

You can open the timer record dialog either by pressing on this Timer Record button or by clicking at the clock in the EPG browser.
Save as Timer

Timer Record dialog will open:
Timer Record Dialog
In this dialog you can plan a record job. You can choose the channel to record from. You must give a name for the file in which the video will be saved. You have to insert the start and the end time of the program. When choosing "silent record" the program only will record the program, but not show. Checking the "shutdown" box lets shutdown the computer after all records are completed. This only works if you have set a shutdown command in the settings. A click at the Add Job button will add this record to the job list. You can edit a stored record job by making a double click at the entry in the job list. The data will now be displayed in the upper fields. You can now make your changes. A click at the Add Job will save your changes. You can remove a stored record job by marking it in job list and pressing the Remove Job button. When adding a new timer record job the program will check its validness.

OTR (One Touch Record)


Note: This is not Timer Record!
You can enable a timer to stop your pending record after a given time. This feature will be activated when you record a show either from live stream or from archive. In this case the record button will change from record to record. If you press this button a new dialog will appear:
record timer

You can choose the time the record should run. A click at the button set will activate the timer. You will see the time running. Now you can close this windows.
close dialog

When time is up the record will be stopped automatically.
Please Note: You can change the timer setting or disable the timer by again clicking at the record button. A click at Cancel Timer will cancel the record timer.

Full Screen Mode


full screen mode

VLC-Record supports a full screen mode. You can switch to full screen either by making a double click to the video widget, by activating the chosen full screen shortcut or by pressing the blue button as shown in next image.
switch to full screen

On mouse move the control panel will be shown. This panel has the same functionality as the control panel in normal windowed mode. It stays visible on top as long as the mouse is over it. Moving the mouse outside this panel will let it fade out after a while.
You can move this panel to the position you like. Place the mouse pointer above the move handle as shown in next image. The mouse cursor will turn into a hand. Now press the mouse button and move the control panel as you like.
Move control panel

You can leave the full screen mode exactly as you entered it:
leave full screen