[mythtv] mpeg4 H.264 over dvb in UK

Chris Birkinshaw lists at youspy.me.uk
Thu May 4 12:40:47 UTC 2006

On 5/2/06, Paul Wheeler <paulrwheeler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Think I may be getting confused about the cards, still trying to find
> any straight info as to whether a dvb-t card here in the uk will be
> sufficient to capture the stream. I am beginning to believe it is
> though not sure.
> I think the bbc starts their trial in the middle of may so will try
> some things out more then.
> Paul

The satellite service will be DVB-S not S2, and is on the same
transponder as BBC ONE CB and BBC ONE CI. This is there for you to
receive off-air right now.

The DVB-T service will be on a new multiplex in London only, and will
be up very very soon. If you are using a DVB card which feeds the
whole TS to the computer (e.g. Nova-T) then it matters not to the card
whether it is SD or HD. I would also guess that if you have a card
with an MPEG2 decoder then there must be a way to get data PIDs in
their raw form from the TS as this is what must happen to
interactive/subs etc.

The question is whether mythtv will recognise the service and stream
types which have been allocated in the UK for HD services and for
h.264 AVC streams. I would guess not at the moment, so they will be
ignored. Can anyone answer this?

Neither of these channels offically launches for a few days yet,
though there is upconverted BBC1 content there at present for testing.


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