[vlc-devel] [PATCH] DVB-S scanning support

Kaloyan Kovachev kkovachev at varna.net
Mon Aug 2 15:28:07 CEST 2010

On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 14:59:46 +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>
> On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 15:52:31 +0300, David Kaplan <david at 2of1.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Ilkka Ollakka <ileoo at videolan.org>
>>> Maybe we could just directly use those dvb-s files as playlist-files
>>> parse them (like channels.conf etc) ?
>> The transponder files are not channel files. 'Playing' one of those
>> will not achieve what we need (i.e. channel scanning).
> VLC should be able to 'play' a whole transponder though, i.e. convert it
> into a channel list, similar to the file-system directory plugin.
> Only one transponder at a time would be scanned; I don't know if this is
> good or bad.

Joe Average User will probably just know which satellite (name or degrees)
his dish is pointed at with no knowledge what a transponder is. A drop down
with the relevant information (and a satellite named 'custom' with a hint
for the advanced users where to find the file to edit) would be sufficient.
Even if there are just few transponders listed per satellite - more can be
found while scanning (with option to ignore them) and added (if chosen) to
the local list file. The generated list of channels could/should be
'Play'-able, but not the transponders list - they are 'a hint' where to
obtain the channels.

Just my 0.02

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