[linux-dvb] hdtv scanning

Klaus Schmidinger 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:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 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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