[mythtv] DVB Changes / Patch Applied

Ciaran ciaranj at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 01:21:07 EST 2005

On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 23:30:26 -0500, Taylor Jacob <rtjacob at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I'd like to start by thanking John Pullan, Jesper Sörensen, Marcus Metzler and
> Julian Scheel for all the help along the way with this code.  I'd also like to
> thank the testers who dared to apply this code and play with it.
> Also thanks to Isaac for applying the patch even if it took him 4 hours..
> The EIT parsing has been tested and works in the UK and North America with
> success, but still may have some issues in other countries.  If anyone has
> issues with this please let me know, and send me some dvbsnoop dumps of your
> EIT plus complete backend dumps.
> In addition to fixing bugs found in the new code, we still have plenty of work
> planned.  The main focus next is not 100% clear, but it shall include the
> following:
> - Fixing the BE/FE protocol to allow radio services, and also eliminate the "15
> second timeout".
> - Improved EPG parsing that will only be fired of when necessary (currently it
> re-collects data when you change channels).
> - Add support for cascaded DiSEqC devices (switch + motor) for example.
> - DiSEqC setup wizard screen to setup your motor from within setup.
> - Merge in any common code between hdtvrecorder and dvbrecorder, and if
> necessary help that side move twoard utilizing the scaning and table parsing
> routines included in this patch.
> - Fixing AC3 support in Australia if there is anything left to do for them.  I
> was not 100% clear what needed to be done to get their audio working if it
> wasn't already. (Sorry guys).
> Major differences between 3.5 and what went into CVS are EPG support, and
> support for LCN (Logical Channel Numbers) used in the UK.  I believe these are
> also used in Australia but need enabling by adding entries in the
> dtv_privatetypes table added with the patch.  If its not evident what needs to
> be added please post but the format is quite simple.
> If anyone has any issues please let any of us know, or just post a patch to the
> -dev list.
> Taylor
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Awesome thanks, will get the latest cvs cut later :)

- Ciaran

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