[vlc-devel] Re: Packetizer use within demux module

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Sat Mar 5 22:02:11 CET 2005

I truly applaud this. The more ppl working to get formats supported in 
VLC the better.

> The TiVo format is what I call a proprietary transport stream, with 
> some
> minor modifications to the embedded MPEG program stream.  The 
> elemental data
> is MPEG2 video with either AC3 or MPEG audio.  The transport stream 
> data is
> in 128K chunks, with a header describing the audio / video / 
> closed-caption
> / extended-data records in this chunk.

OMG. i can only say one thing  :) WHY!!!!????
stupid companies, always creating proprietary formats :)
> I currently discard the closed-caption information because I don't 
> think VLC
> can yet handle streaming subtitle data.

What kind of CC info is this? Do you have any idea? is it DVB text 
subs, DVB picture subs, DVD vobsubs, Teletext subs?


> Also, in the past couple of months, TiVo has come out with a new 
> ".tivo"
> format for extracted files which has encrypted video & audio.  They 
> call it
> "TiVo to go".  I suppose a demux for that is my next project. :)

Don't spent too much time on it :) considering the financial state of 
the tivo company :)

Universiteit Twente
Derk-Jan Hartman (d.hartman at student.utwente dot nl)

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