[linux-dvb] Writing custom network DVB driver

Luc Gallant lucgallant at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 16:29:11 CEST 2005

> So isn't it easier to capture network packets and parse that stream. The
> resultant stream would be an MPEG2 TS
> You can convert to a PS if  needed, but most players do play TS straight
> away.
> I think probably what you need to do is capture packets from the
> specified address, parse them and present it to the application.

It turns out that I had misinterpreted my problem. Basically there is
already a device doing the job I mentioned (parsing the different
subchannels), and the device has controls available to it, and just
sends the data through IP multicast. All I have to do is take that IP
stream, and pipe it out to a device (virtual device). This device
though has to be able to change channels and all.

For this, I now reevaluate and think that V4L2 might be a better
alternative. Suggestions are appreciated.

Luc Gallant

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