Diff for /wikisrc/users/jruoho/dvb.mdwn between versions 1.2 and 1.3

version 1.2, 2011/08/30 18:35:13 version 1.3, 2011/08/31 06:56:54
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 Scan a basic `channels.conf`:  Scan a basic `channels.conf`:
   
         $ scan -x 0 /usr/pkg/share/dvb/dvb-t/fi-Turku > \          $ scan -x 0 /usr/pkg/share/dvb/dvb-t/fi-Turku > ~/.mplayer/channels.conf
                 ~/.mplayer/channels.conf  
   
 Then you should be able to already use `mplayer`:  Then you should be able to already use `mplayer`:
   
         $ mplayer dvb://"YLE TV1"          $ mplayer dvb://"YLE TV1"
   
 For more involved testing, one can use for instance `tzap` (or equivalently,  Above "YLE TV1" is a channel present in the configuration file. For more
 `czap` or `szap`). In one terminal set the driver for recording:  involved testing, one can use for instance `tzap` (or equivalently, `czap`
   or `szap`). First prepare again the configuration file:
   
           $ mkdir ~/.tzap && cd ~/.tzap
           $ ln -s ~/.mplayer/channels.conf .
   
   Then in one terminal set the driver for recording:
   
         $ tzap -r "YLE TV1"          $ tzap -r "YLE TV1"
   
 This gives continous information such as the signal strength. Check that the  This gives continuous information about the signal strength, signal to noise
 FE_HAS_LOCK flag is present. Then pipe in an another terminal:  ratio (SNR), bit error rate (BER), and the number of uncorrected blocks (UNC),
   respectively. The values typically vary across cards and are often somewhat
   unreliable. But check for the FE_HAS_LOCK flag; it indicates whether the
   card has locked onto a signal. If there is a lock, pipe in an another terminal:
   
         $ cat /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 > file.ts          $ cat /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 > file.ts
   
 At some point break and try to play the output file with `mplayer`.  At some point break the pipe. If the output file is empty, something is wrong.
   Otherwise you can try to play it with `mplayer`.

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