[linux-dvb] How to use scan-s2?

Alex Betis alex.betis at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 14:25:59 CET 2009


On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Jens Krehbiel-Gräther <
linux-dvb at okg-computer.de> wrote:

> Artem Makhutov schrieb:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am wondering on how to use scan-s2.
> >
> > When running scan-s2 like this I am only getting 13 services:
> >
> > scan-s2 -a 2 -o zap /usr/share/dvb/dvb-s/Astra-19.2E > channels.conf
> >
> > when running
> >
> > scan-s2 -a 2 -n -o zap /usr/share/dvb/dvb-s/Astra-19.2E > channels.conf
> >
> > then I am getting 152 services.
> >
> > When running the old dvbscan application I am getting 1461 services:
> >
> > dvbscan -a 2 -o zap /usr/share/dvb/dvb-s/Astra-19.2E > channels.conf
> >
> >
> > Have I missed a parameter in scan-s2 or what else could be the problem?
> >
> > Thanks, Artem
>
>
> Hi Artem!
>
> I had the same "problem".When add no options I am only getting a few
> services.
> When I add the "-n" option I get some more services but all services I
> only get, when I am adding "-n -5".
>
> the "-5" means:
> multiply all filter timeouts by factor 5 for non-DVB-compliant section
> repitition rates
>
> The scan takes a long time then, but I get 1476 services (Astra 19.2).
> My device is a Pinnacle PCTV 452e (USB).
> Perhaps this switch is working with your device, too?
>

I also run it with "-5".
I personaly don't like to use network advertisements (-n switch) since I
don't trust them.
I use a full frequency filled INI file.

If you have a stb0899 device, don't forget to add "-k 3".


>
> Jens
>
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