[mythtv] Using original network identifiers in the "temporary" range to identify UK DTT multiplexes

Roger James roger at beardandsandals.co.uk
Tue Nov 15 01:55:17 UTC 2016

On 15 November 2016 1:12:41 am Rune Petersen <rune at megahurts.dk> wrote:

> Hi Roger,
> I have not looked at the mapping, but I have a minor thing.
> The temporary range is from 0xff01-0xffff (255 values) according to:
> 	http://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_ts/101100_101199/101162/01.07.01_60/ts_101162v010701p.pdf
> Rune
> On 14/11/16 15:55, Roger James wrote:
>> Hi,
>> After struggling with reconciling table version numbers in the UK DTT 
>> network, I
>> am having a rethink. The versioning problem arises because the UK DTT network
>> uses a single original network identifier. This identifier does not identify a
>> group of transmitters carrying the same multiple, but the UK network as a
>> virtual whole. However the DTG (the outfit that manages UK DTT) dishes out
>> ranges of transport stream IDs and service IDs for individual multiplex
>> operators to use. These ranges are defined in this document
>> http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/87371/UKDTT_DVBID_Allocation_v1_1.pdf.
>> It shows that a multiplex identifier can be extracted from these IDs.
>> I am thinking of mapping this identifier into the "temporary" range (0xFF00 -
>> 0xFFFF) of original network identifiers and using this replacement original
>> network identifier within the dvb facing side of the EIT code. Hopefully this
>> will allow me to limit the UK specific part to a very small area of the code.
>> Comments anyone?
>> Do you think it will work?
>> If it does not work I will have to revert to my original plan to maintain
>> separate version structures, which is a RPITA (or RPITB if you are in US).
>> Roger


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