[mythtv] [PATCH] DVB support

Edward Wildgoose edward.wildgoose at frmhedge.com
Wed May 7 00:08:57 EDT 2003

> If someone wants to write a channel list importer, I haven't looked into
> it closely, but it seems there are different formats depending on DVB
> type (-S, -T etc.) and program, so it's a bit of a mess it seems. See
> e.g. <http://www.dxandy.de>. Maybe we can find or invent an XML format
> and then write a Myth importer for that and write converters from
> popular formats (e.g. VDR or dbox or whatever) into that XML format. But
> that's up to the one writing the importer.

Yes, this sounds good.  That program can output in VDR format, and scan can
also output in VDR format with the latest cvs version (although it seems a
bit buggy).

I think that the scan program should work for everyone though, so I might
suggest that this is an easier program to parse the output from.  I think
that scan gives different output for each type of card, so perhaps a generic
parser can be produced.

Can someone with a DVB-S or DVB-C card send the output from "scan".  You may
need to compile it seperately, but it should come with the dvb driver

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