dvbv5-tools man page

dvbv5-toolsDVBv5 Tools
— Set of DVBv5 tools, bundled together with libdvbv5

DVBv5 Tools is a small set of command line utilities that was developed to be compliant with the newer features provided by version 5 of the DVB API. The tools should also be backward compatible with the older v3 DVB API. They were written using libdvbv5.

It is composed of 4 tools:

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dvbv5-scan — Scans the channel transponders and gets the services available there;

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dvbv5-zap — Locks into a channel (zap), allowing other applications to get the stream at the dvr devices or to monitor the stream;

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dvb-fe-tool — Lists frontend properties and allow to manually set the DVB frontend

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dvb-format-convert — Converts from/to other formats used by DVBv3 apps into the dvbv5 format.

The DVBv5 default file format is formed by a channel name, followed by a series of key/value properties. Those tools also support the legacy formats used by dvb-apps.

For example, this is a channel file with one DVB-C channel on it:

[CHANNEL]
        DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
        FREQUENCY = 573000000
        SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
        INNER_FEC = NONE
        MODULATION = QAM/256
        INVERSION = AUTO

And this is (part of) a service (zap) file, produced from the above channel definition using dvbv5-scan:

[SBT]
        SERVICE_ID = 4
        VIDEO_PID = 42
        AUDIO_PID = 257
        PID_f1 = 768
        FREQUENCY = 573000000
        MODULATION = QAM/256
        INVERSION = AUTO
        SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
        INNER_FEC = NONE
        DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

[TNT]
        SERVICE_ID = 48
        VIDEO_PID = 336
        AUDIO_PID = 337 338 849
        PID_86 = 816
        FREQUENCY = 573000000
        MODULATION = QAM/256
        INVERSION = AUTO
        SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
        INNER_FEC = NONE
        DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

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