[mythtv] mpeg4 H.264 over dvb in UK

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Thu May 4 12:54:03 UTC 2006

On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 01:40:47PM +0100, Chris Birkinshaw wrote:
> 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?

Last week the mux was transmitted an MPE datastream,
containing a UDP stream to a multicast IP address.

Wasn't up last night, I have another go at deciphering it
when I see it again...

Also if the service & stream types have been allocated, are
you able to share what these are?


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