[linux-dvb] "Invalid section length or timeout" using Kaffeine and Twinhan 102g (aka VP-1022 Rev 2.0?)

Corey Ashford yeroca at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 30 19:05:38 CET 2008


Thanks for the info :)   It would appear then that the 12180 V 30000
multiplex doesn't contain a PAT either, because I get no names at all
for that one.. not even synthesized names.

I might try my hand at writing some code that does this, but I've never
worked with MPEG anything before, so my chances of success are not
great :)

- Corey

--- Christophe Thommeret <hftom at free.fr> wrote:

> Le mercredi 30 janvier 2008 09:08, Corey Ashford a écrit :
> 
> > So I downloaded Kaffeine 0.8.6 source and built it, making the
> change
> > you suggested.  That does work!  Although I'm still not able to get
> any
> > channels on the 12180 V 30000 transponder on AMC3-87W.  This
> appears to
> > be because that multiplex doesn't have a Service Description Table.
> > Kaffeine apparently doesn't have any code to synthesize names when
> it
> > doesn't find one of these.  That would be a nice feature to add.
> >
> > I was able to get channel "names" on another transponder 11716 H
> 4859.
> > The names are coming out like "TSID:3-SID:1".
> 
> This is a "synthesized" name, this means there is a channel on
> Transport 
> Stream ID=3 with Service ID=1 found in Program Association Table but
> no names 
> given in Service Description Table or SDT not present at all.
> 
> As far as i understand, none of the mplex on AMC3 carries SDT.
> 
> > So I'm not sure what to do about not getting channel names on some
> of
> > these multiplexes.  Perhaps I just got lucky and picked one of the
> rare
> > multiplexes with no SDT.  Or maybe this is fairly common and I will
> run
> > into it often.
> >
> > Incidentally, it appears that kaffeine looks for a NIT section too
> > (0x10), and complains if it's not there.
> 
> It doesn't complain, but just let you know :)
> 
> > Thanks for your help.  Let me know if you make some changes to
> > synthesize channel names for this sort of multiplex.  I'd be happy
> to
> > test out the changes :)
> 
> 
> -- 
> Christophe Thommeret
> 
> 



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