[linux-dvb] hdtv scanning
Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Nov 5 15:05:13 CET 2006
matthieu castet wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> matthieu castet wrote:
>>> matthieu castet wrote:
>>>> Does somebody know why "scan" dvb-util or vdr failed to parse video
>>>> pid of hdtv stream ?
>>>> Why a patch like the attached one couldn't be added ?
>>> After some reflexion, a new category (video hd) should be created :
>>> dvb apps using channel file need to know if it is a mpeg2 or h264
>>> video as they already does it for audio (mp2 vs ac3).
>> We don't need that, because there is always only *one* video track,
>> as opposed to audio, where there can be both mpeg and ac3.
> Yes but in order to know the video type we need the PMT.
> But IIRC the current policy is to use the PMT only to make channel.conf
> and then to use channel.conf.
> So etheir you add more information in channel.conf (video encoding),
> etheir a more sane solution (which is done by mythtv AFAIK) is to put in
> channel.conf only tuning information + service_id + extra information
> (name, ...) and when you swith to a channel, you use PAT to discover
> your channel PMT pid, and you use PMT to discover media (video, audio,
> ...) pids and types (mpeg2, h264, ...).
I don't like that because when I switch to a channel I don't want to
first have to parse all kinds of tables, that would slow down channel
> The second solution is also usefull when recording channel, because
> player will need PMT or something that describe the content of the stream.
Is the fact that a stream is coded in H.264 not stored on the (P)ES data?
> PS : do you plan something for VDR ?
Sure, once the driver supports DVB-S2 ;-)
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