[linux-dvb] linuxdvb frontend for IP?

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Thu Feb 24 14:37:26 CET 2005

Francesco Ciacca wrote:
> 	does anybody know of any solution for LINUX dvb frontend for IP network, i.e. 
> capable of receiving DVB TS transmitted over udp/multicast (unicast)?
> Is it possibile to develop such linuxdvb frontend with a reasonable 
> effort/time? Anybody interested in this idea?

One usually writes a small app to receive the IP packets in userspace
via sockets, and then passes the data to the demux or directly
to the video/audio decoders (depending on hardware capabilites and
stream type). IMHO this is more flexible than handling it in an
"IP frontend" driver in the kernel. The overhead is negligible even on
embedded hardware.


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