[linux-dvb] Problem with scan program, missing output when using -o vdr

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Fri Oct 20 19:48:34 CEST 2006

I demand that Steve Brokenshire may or may not have written...

> (Before I start, I'm running linuxtv-dvb-apps 1.1.1 with Linux kernel
> on Debian 3.1, using a Freecom DVB-T USB stick and a Hauppauge
> PVR-350 card with VDR 1.3.41. [...]

> The problem I'm having with is that the scan program seems to be hiding
> channels when I do 'scan -c -o vdr' instead of 'scan -c -o zap'. For
> example when I do 'scan -c -o zap' (on Mux 1, here in the UK, in the
> evening) I get returned the following (which is trimmed down):

> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> 0x0000 0x1042: pmt_pid 0x1042 BBC -- BBC ONE (???)
> 0x0000 0x1082: pmt_pid 0x1082 BBC -- BBC TWO (???)
> 0x0000 0x10ff: pmt_pid 0x10ff BBC -- BBC THREE (???)
> 0x0000 0x113f: pmt_pid 0x113f BBC -- BBC NEWS 24 (???)
> 0x0000 0x117f: pmt_pid 0x117f BBC -- BBCi (???)
> 0x0000 0x123f: pmt_pid 0x123f BBC -- CBBC Channel (???)
> Network Name 'Redruth'
> dumping lists (6 services)
[snip; all six listed]

> However, when I do 'scan -c -o vdr' the following is returned:

> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
[snip; as above]
> Network Name 'Redruth'
> dumping lists (6 services)
> BBC THREE:705833:I999B8C34D34M16T2G32Y0:T:27500:620:621,622:0:0:4351:0:0:0
> BBC NEWS 24:705833:I999B8C34D34M16T2G32Y0:T:27500:640:641:0:0:4415:0:0:0
> BBC TWO:705833:I999B8C34D34M16T2G32Y0:T:27500:610:611,612:0:0:4226:0:0:0
> BBC ONE:705833:I999B8C34D34M16T2G32Y0:T:27500:600:601,602:0:0:4162:0:0:0
> Done.

Same here (well, CBBC instead of BBC Three due to the time of day).

BTW, you should add "-e 3" for the output format for VDR 1.3.0 and later and
"-u" for the channel numbers.

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