[linux-dvb] splice() for DVB dvr device?

Nico Sabbi nsabbi at email.it
Sun Feb 11 12:46:19 CET 2007

Johann Hanne wrote:

>I'm currently implementing a streaming server which will stream (part of) the 
>TS received from /dev/dvb/adapter?/dvr? to a multicast socket. I'd like to be 
>as efficient as possible, so I took at look at the splice() function 
>implemented as of Linux 2.6.17 and it looks promising as for most cases I 
>could splice() the data from the dvr device directly to the socket. There 
>might be two problems though:
>- Is there a splice() patch for the DVB drivers? 
>http://lwn.net/Articles/178199/ suggests that doing such a thing is possible, 
>but I havn't found an implementation yet.
>- Is there a way to do a read() from the dvr device without removing the data 
>from the queue (i.e. an equivalent for recv()/MSG_PEEK)? I'd need that to 
>know the PID of the the TS packet.
>Thanks for any hint...
>Cheers, Johann

already done: dvbstream from cvs can already stream to multiple 
unicast/multicast/file streams
repeating pids to each of them, and it's very lightweight (although I 
have to admit it's a bit untidy).

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