[linux-dvb] Writing DVB Software - couple questions

Nico Sabbi nsabbi at tiscali.it
Wed Feb 23 08:27:02 CET 2005


Peter Magellan wrote:

>>Yeah, I don't think doing some kind of funny scaling in software would
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>>mean anything in the end - part of the reason that I want to write my
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>>own app rather than use the windows ones (besides that windows in
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>>general, and most of the windows dvb software as well, sucks). Correct
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>>me if I'm wrong, but there doesn't really seem to be a good linux app
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>>for discovering new channels (I mean PID searching not blind
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>>searching), storing a chanel list, controlling diseqc, and monitoring
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>>signal strength, as well as sometimes just watching some TV. The
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>>windows apps all have good intentions, but they all suck for one
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>>reason or another.
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> Yeah, and we all know how mega COOL and super stable and perfect the 
> Linux DVB apps are, right ?
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> And how Linux **rocks** for drivers for all the dvb stuff out there, 
> and how you have to waste ur entire life compiling stuff to work 
> properly, right ?
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>  
>

once you have a stable dvb setup in linux you don't need to constantly 
upgrade it.
With linux+linuxtv's drivers I had rock stable setups every time I 
upgraded the drivers,
and out of all windows applications only mythtv turned out to be a 
nightmare,
so I ditched it. All other applcations always worked well.

Unfortunately I could *never ever* got a stable windows setup for dvb in 
3+ years,
so the longest uptime when using dvb was barely 3 minutes





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