[vlc-devel] Re: Broadcasting/multicasting a DVB transponder signal

Benjamin PRACHT bigben+spam at videolan.org
Sun Jan 2 20:38:19 CET 2005

On Fri, Dec 31, 2004, Marius Kjeldahl wrote :
> Benjamin PRACHT wrote:
> >Well, I cannot see any obvious issue in your syntax. Could you send us
> >the complete log ?
> I've attached a log to this email.
> >Another possibility could be that your dvb card and/or your drivers
> >don't have support for the "budget-mode", that allows to grap several
> >programs at the same time. What kind of card is the Twinham card you are
> >using ? Does it include a MPEG decoder ? Did you find any info on a way
> >to enable the budget mode in the drivers ?
> The name on the box of the cards I use is "TwinhanDTV Sat-CI". The 
> "features list" does not list any MPEG decoder, and considering it's a 
> relative low-cost card I doubt they have stuck a decoder on it.
> As for enabling budget mode in the driver, I was not aware that this was 
> also a driver issue, so no, I have not tried to enable anything other 
> than the driver itself (I posted how I loaded the drivers). Having 
> looked through the source for the dvb-bt8xx and dst drivers I can not 
> find any indications of support for any "budget mode" functionality,
> Christophe Massiot suggested I try using "programs prog1,prog2", which I 
> will do as soon as I get the chance.
> A comment to the logfile:
> "packetizer_copy packetizer debug: need dts > 0"
> I found little information about what this means, but I was able to get 
> the same error with one single program streaming just fine, so I'm 
> guessing that is not the cause of my problems.
> As for the final remarks about not being a multicast address, 
> I know. Since I've already had my share of trouble with switches not 
> properly doing multicast, I'm keeping everything as simple as possible 
> and moving on to multicast as soon as I get everything working locally 
> on one computer. I've had better success with "udp unicast" than "udp 
> multicast" so far, which is why I have used this in testing.

Well, it doesn't seem like a driver issue (looks as if you are getting
all the ES), but I don't manage to see where the issue is...


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