[linux-dvb] Command line dvb tuning utilities

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 18:45:53 CET 2007

Simon Hargreaves wrote:
> Manu Abraham wrote:
>> Simon Hargreaves wrote:
>>> What dvb tuning command line utilities are there for linux at the
>>> moment? The options I have a zap, but this does not tune to a service
>>> ID it requires specified video and audio pids, or dvbtune which
>>> although will tune into a service id it doesn't set the dvr0 device
>>> up for TS recording as well as locking the device so no other process
>>> can access it. My programme is set up to do recording directly from
>>> the dvr0 data stream, this used to work on my old kernel version but
>>> since updating my system to use 2.6.22 it now longer appears to work.
>>> The only options appear to be coding my own command line interface to
>>> the dvb device, but I'd rather not reinvent the wheel.
>> You can take a look at
>> zap: http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps/file/bd51e3321c05/util/zap/
>> or gnutv: http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps/file/bd51e3321c05/util/gnutv/
> gnutv does look very close what I want, it gives a wide range of options
> for setting up TS recording and enabling the output of an onboard mpeg
> decoder which is perfect. Unfortunately I need TS recording and video
> output from the the onboard decoder at the same time, which it doesn't
> seem to do.
> I've looked through the source code for gnutv but can't find where it
> sets the device up for hardware decoding. If I could find it I would be
> able to set it up an additional option to do both, but I can't find
> where it does device control.

gnutv and zap, both uses the small libs in the dvb-apps tree.


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