[linux-dvb] Community advice wanted on functionality for the new 'zap' command

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 14:59:24 CEST 2006

Andrew de Quincey wrote:
> Hi, I was just discussing the new zap command with Manu.. We want some advice 
> from the community about the functionality it should support.
> Currently it does: dvb tuning + CAM control + streaming to decoder/file/dvr.
> I want to add simple UDP streaming to it as well.
> Manu however suggests that 'zap' should _just_ do dvb tuning + CAM control, 
> and that any streaming should be done by running a second application at the 
> same time. This would mean that the code (and the command line) for zap would 
> be much simpler since it would only cover the tuning. We would then have a 
> seperate app - 'stream' which _just_ did streaming.
> I however would prefer to have zap keep the streaming to decoder/file/dvr/udp 
> in the same application because I find it annoying to have to start two apps 
> in order to stream a DVB channel.

Hey, i didn't meant to have 2 apps running at the same time, have

(1) a minimal zap
(2) a full blown dedicated application

(a) The full blown app can do zap + record + streaming
(b) The minimal zap would be useful for zapping/debugging as we use now.


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