[linux-dvb] GUI version of tzap
linux-dvb at adslpipe.co.uk
Tue Dec 6 18:50:56 CET 2005
I'm just getting my htpc built, having used scan and tzap of course,
before using xine for display so far.
Currently the PC is connected to a fairly poor aerial, which of course
complicates things, while I found tzap or femon could give useful
information, reading a stream of hex digits while pointing an aerial and
fiddling with an amplifier isn't necessarily the easiest thing to do,
so I've cooked up gtzap which is a GTK version of tzap, with progress
bars used as "meters" for signal/snr/ber which are easier to look at ;-)
It got me thinking, is there a wider need for a decent gui frontend
which can guide a user through initial DVB setup? Or have I missed the
fact that such a utility already exists ?
It could handle detecting cards, channel scanning, either a full (slow)
autoscan, or taking "seed" values like scan currently does, or perhaps
even looking up tuning details from a central transmitter database which
can be updated more frequently than the util/scan/dvb* files from CVS
and displaying status information from the tuner.
I'm happy to have a go at building such a utility, grabbing whatever
bits are need from existing utilities where possible ...
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