[vlc-devel] Re: [PATCH]: BDA modules now supports DVB-C

Ken Self kens at campoz.fslife.co.uk
Fri Apr 20 15:54:52 CEST 2007

I think we should try to integrate them.

Some things that would need to be resolved that I can see are:
- Looks like bda uses different parameters for DVB-S than dvb 
- Need to build a C interface between the dvb access module and bda
module or rewrite bda in C (not one of my strong points)
- Current dvb module allows selection of the tuner device. Not so easy
in bda so I instead cycle through the tuners till it gets a signal
- dvb module allows selection of budget-mode. bda can only support
- dvb module has a parameter dvb-caching. I am not clear on where the
caching happens so not sure if I can replicate this in bda. In the bda
module I rely on callbacks when a sample is provided by the tuner and
queue them up till vlc asks for them.

None of these are insurmountable


On Thu, 2007-04-19 at 11:12 +0200, Jean-Paul Saman wrote:
> Ken Self wrote:
> > DVB-C now tested and seems to be working - albeit with an encrypted
> > signal. So now both DVB-T and DVB-C are available.
> > 
> > Build also available at
> > ftp://streams.videolan.org/misc-BDA-patch-build/vlc-0.9.0-svn.win32-BDA-DVBC.zip
> > 
> > for anyone who would like to do more testing
> > 
> > Ken
> > 
> I reviewed your patch and have some comments. The comments where send 
> off-list. Please resubmit the BDA patch when you made the necessary changes.
> There is one other issue I'd like to discuss on-list. The BDA dvb module 
> has some overlap with modules/access/dvb and therefor I think we should 
> consider integrating the two. The modules/access/dvb code was 
> constructed to allow that. What do you think?? Is it feasible? If not 
> why not?
> Gtz,
> Jean-Paul Saman

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