[vdr] UK FreeviewHD and VDR

Dominic Morris dom at suborbital.org.uk
Fri Aug 12 00:28:20 CEST 2011


On Thu, 11 Aug 2011, Chris Rankin wrote:

> The patch here for VDR (with separate "drop in" files freesat.t1 and 
> freesat.t2) looks interesting, and would seem to allow VDR to read the 
> compressed EPG in a transparent way. However, it has obviously not been 
> merged to VDR in over 2 years, which would suggest that the VDR 
> developers have rejected it for some reason.

I haven't pushed it upstream to Klaus, I think the preferable solution is 
to do it as a plugin - search for the eepg plugin which incorporates the 
parsing code.

> P.S. Yes, I know that I am assuming that FreeSat and FreeviewHD are 
> using the same proprietary Huffman tables. But I'm also under the 
> impression that this assumption is not a bad one.

Yup, same tables, same PIDs - they're also broadcast on some of the DVB-T 
muxes as well.



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