[mythtv-commits] Ticket #13359: Some DVB channels seen as SCTE

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Mon Dec 10 23:00:50 UTC 2018

#13359: Some DVB channels seen as SCTE
     Reporter:  Klaas de Waal             |      Owner:  (none)
         Type:  Patch - Bug Fix           |     Status:  new
     Priority:  minor                     |  Milestone:  needs_triage
    Component:  MythTV - Channel Scanner  |    Version:  Master Head
     Severity:  low                       |   Keywords:  DVB-C SCTE 35
Ticket locked:  0                         |
 A channelscan of the DVB-C signal of Ziggo in The Netherlands reports a
 number of channels as scte channels instead of as dvb channels.
 This is most likely a bug because the output of mythtv-setup is not
 correct for these channels.
 For example, this is the result of the multiplex at 826.75MHz:

 qam_256:826750000:Animal Planet HD:208:5555:1536:20002:2049=2049:dvb
 qam_256:826750000:RTL 4:4:5555:1536:20010:2049=2049:dvb
 qam_256:826750000:RTL 5:5:5555:1536:20011:2049=2049:dvb

 The first two and the last three channels are shown as dvb channels but
 the third channel, SBS9, is shown as an scte channel; the channel number
 19 is correct but the network ID is shown as 0-0 instead of 5555 and the
 remainder of the line until the last = does also look wrong.

 After a fix in channelscan_sm.cpp the channel SBS9 is correctly shown as a
 dvb channel:

 The fix in channelscan_sm.cpp changes the statement "info.is_opencable =
 true;" to "info.could_be_opencable = true;", as shown here:
         for (uint i = 0; i < descs.size(); ++i)
             RegistrationDescriptor reg(descs[i]);
             if (reg.FormatIdentifierString() == "CUEI" ||
                 reg.FormatIdentifierString() == "SCTE")
                 info.could_be_opencable = true;           // KdW  was:
 "info.is_opencable = true;"

 The channels that are recognized as scte channels do have an SCTE
 registration descriptor in the PMT, as verified with the DVB-Inspector
 analysis tool.
 However, this should not necessarily make them, as far as I know, into
 opencable or atsc channels.

 Note that the backend can record all channels found, irrespective whether
 they are identified as scte or as dvb channels.

Ticket URL: <https://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/13359>
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