[linux-dvb] how can I create a czap config file without an sample config file for my environment

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 16:03:03 CET 2008

Hi Jelle,

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 3:52 PM, Jelle de Jong
<jelledejong at powercraft.nl> wrote:
> Hello all,
>  I wanted to create the channel config files for my environment, but
>  there is no scan example configuration that works for my environment, I
>  do have the websites with tabels of the frequencys. How do i create my
>  channel.conf ....
>  sudo apt-get install dvb-utils
>  # dvb-c channels:
>  firefox http://www.upc.nl/frequencies_gm.php?GM=0493 &
>  # dvb-t channels:
>  firefox http://www.digitenne.nl/pagina_49.html &
>  # make directorys to store channel configurations
>  mkdir --verbose ~/.{t,c}zap
>  scan --help
>  sudo scan -A 1/usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/..... >
>  ~/.tzap/channels.conf
>  sudo scan -A 2 /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-c/.... >
>  ~/.czap/channels.conf

In case you want to use DVB-C, the Pinnacle Hybrid Pro 330e does NOT
support DVB-C, only analogue TV.
This device only supports DVB-T and analogue TV (which has nothing to
do with DVB-C or DVB-S)
You might try kaffeine for scanning for DVB-T channels.

for creating a custom scanfile you need some information about the
dvb-t transponder.
T 482000000 8MHz 2/3 NONE QAM16 8k 1/4 NONE
T 762000000 8MHz 2/3 NONE QAM16 8k 1/4 NONE

the Pinnacle 330e is capable of autodetecting everything beside the
first 2 entries (frequency, bandwidth)

There are tools available for creating scanfiles and running the
bruteforce method:
look at Schritt 4, or tar xfvj dvbt-scanaid-0.03.tar.bz2



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