[linux-dvb] Community advice wanted on functionality for the new 'zap' command

Andrew de Quincey adq_dvb at lidskialf.net
Fri Jun 30 15:00:58 CEST 2006


On Friday 30 June 2006 13:59, Manu Abraham wrote:
> Andrew de Quincey wrote:
> > Hi, I was just discussing the new zap command with Manu.. We want some
> > advice from the community about the functionality it should support.
> >
> > Currently it does: dvb tuning + CAM control + streaming to
> > decoder/file/dvr.
> >
> > I want to add simple UDP streaming to it as well.
> >
> > Manu however suggests that 'zap' should _just_ do dvb tuning + CAM
> > control, and that any streaming should be done by running a second
> > application at the same time. This would mean that the code (and the
> > command line) for zap would be much simpler since it would only cover the
> > tuning. We would then have a seperate app - 'stream' which _just_ did
> > streaming.
> >
> > I however would prefer to have zap keep the streaming to
> > decoder/file/dvr/udp in the same application because I find it annoying
> > to have to start two apps in order to stream a DVB channel.
>
> Hey, i didn't meant to have 2 apps running at the same time, have
>
> (1) a minimal zap
> (2) a full blown dedicated application
>
>
> (a) The full blown app can do zap + record + streaming
> (b) The minimal zap would be useful for zapping/debugging as we use now.

Ahhh I misunderstood you!! In that case that sounds great by me.



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