[linux-dvb] DMX_PES_OTHER not working well with FF cards

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Wed Jul 6 12:56:53 CEST 2005

Nico Sabbi wrote:
> Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> >Nico Sabbi wrote:
> >>if I set
> >>
> >>pesfilter.pes_type = DMX_PES_OTHER;
> >>
> >>rather than DMX_PES_VIDEO or _AUDIO there are massive packets corruption 
> >>when using a
> >>full-featured card. Is it a bug in the driver or a limitation of the card?
> >
> >If this were true than vdr couldn't record.
> >
> >What do you mean by "massive packets corruption"?
> that  playing the resulting stream shows tons of macroblock errors.
> This morning I updated the firmware and now instead of broken blocks,
> catting from dvr0 dumps no data at all.
> What I did: in set_demux() of szap.c I set
> pesfilter.pes_type = DMX_PES_OTHER;
> instead of
> pesfilter.pes_type = audio ? DMX_PES_AUDIO : DMX_PES_VIDEO;
> I'm using a recent cvs checkout of dvb-kernel. My card seems to be a 
> revision 1.3.

I only have a DVB-C FF card, but with czap and your modification
my recordings (unsing czap -r and cat /dev/.../dvr0 >foo) are OK.

Also test_dvr works fine.

(One thing which doesn't work right with FF cards is to record the
video/audio PIDs that are currently decoded (DMX_PES_VIDEO with
DMX_OUT_DECODER). Due to hardware limitiations the adaptation
fields in the are invalidated (overwritten by 0xff).)


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