I must say that this is one of the best programs for Linux i've found so far. Really, really cool.
Add cron, tvguide.com, and nice, big, empty hard drive, and you're good to go.
This tool rocks!
Actually I'm recording more TV shows with vcr (software) than with my VCR (hardware). No useless searches for tapes and so on. Combined with atd: luxury :-)
Lack of support
I can understand that the developer isn´t able to answer all request he gets. (There are mailing-lists, where multimedia-freaks help each other).
But some kind of mailing-list would be helpful.
(I have some probs to get the sound smooth and sharp. No result by now.)
BUT: THE PROG IS WORTH A LOOK.
Search something like this under ******* an you pay some 100 bucks!
Potentially a good project
This project looks like an excellent project, initially, but of late I'm beginning to become increasingly concerned about the lack of support. I've reported an issue with VCR, one that I'm unable to figure out myself, and Bram has yet to respond to my request or even acknowledge that he has received it even months after I sent it.
While the VCR project can very easily make your Linux machine a good tivo replacement, especially with the webvcr software installed as well, I would not consider this project for those unable to debug it themselves.
A generic library for real-time communications with asynchronous I/O support.
An IRC daemon with numerous new features and optimizations.