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Can't change the minor channel #
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:00 pm Reply with quote
SpikeyGG
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Hello Everyone,

I'm trying to figure out how to change the sub-channel number. There doesn't appear to be any controls in Xine. My channel 21 has like 6 different streams on it and I want to flip through them. If I run it from the command line like this:

for channel 21 sub-channel 1
Code:
xine -C 21.1 dtv://


for channel 21 sub-channel 2
Code:
xine -C 21.2 dtv://


for channel 21 sub-channel 3
Code:
xine -C 21.3 dtv://


for channel 21 sub-channel 4
Code:
xine -C 21.4 dtv://


As it mentions in the documentation, the video it displays is the correct stream but the xine viewer doesn't display it as the correct sub-channel... It thinks it's X.2 always (sub-channel 2), no matter which sub-channel I start it with. AND once I change the channel using the up/down arrow keys it flips back to sub-channel 2. It's like there's a huge hole in the software, unless I am missing something here.

Please help.

Thanks,

-Greg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:17 pm Reply with quote
Scott Larson
 
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Posts: 713
Location: Portland, OR




What does "dtvstream -q -c 21 -i /dev/dtv" say? (assuming you've downloaded dtvstream)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:44 pm Reply with quote
SpikeyGG
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Scott Larson wrote:
What does "dtvstream -q -c 21 -i /dev/dtv" say? (assuming you've downloaded dtvstream)


Actually, I headn't heard of dtvstream. I used dtvscan to find that 21 had all those sub-channels. Anyway, I got dtvstream, it sounds pretty good. Here's the output:

Code:

> ./dtvstream -q -c 21 -i /dev/dtv
Stream contains 4 program(s).
    Program 2: 4-1 IDPTV:
        Video (MPEG-2), language = eng
        Audio (Dolby AC-3), language = eng
        Audio (Dolby AC-3), language = fre
    Program 3: 4-2 KIDS:
        Video (MPEG-2), language = eng
        Audio (Dolby AC-3), language = eng
        Audio (Dolby AC-3), language = fre
    Program 4: 4-3 LEARN:
        Video (MPEG-2), language = eng
        Audio (Dolby AC-3), language = eng
        Audio (Dolby AC-3), language = fre
    Program 5: 4-4 CITIZEN:
        Video (MPEG-2), language = eng
        Audio (Dolby AC-3), language = eng
        Audio (Dolby AC-3), language = fre


Thanks for getting back so quick.

-Greg
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:53 am Reply with quote
Ivar
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I had a similar problem. I got around it by executing:

dtvscan /dev/dtv > ~/.xine/channels.atsc

The xine software will then follow the channels (including the subchannels) in the channels.atsc file when the up- and down-channel buttons are clicked in the xine ui.

I generally can get the tv soltware to work but have had lots of problems with bugs.

Ivar
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:46 am Reply with quote
SpikeyGG
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Ivar wrote:
I had a similar problem. I got around it by executing:

dtvscan /dev/dtv > ~/.xine/channels.atsc

The xine software will then follow the channels (including the subchannels) in the channels.atsc file when the up- and down-channel buttons are clicked in the xine ui.


Actually, it's funny you mention that. It was also included in the instructions that came with the card. I already did that and I just verified that my file is in ~/.xine/channels.atsc but xine still changes to every channel including the ones not inside the channels file. Hmmm...

This is what my channels file looks like, is it correct?

Code:

> cat ~/.xine/channels.atsc
# CHANNEL  13 ###### signal = 55
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 12;
       minorchannelnumber = 1;
       stationchannel     = 13;
       stationidentifier  = KTRV-DT;
       programnumber      = 3;
       disabled           = 0;
};
# CHANNEL  21 ###### signal = 59
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 4;
       minorchannelnumber = 1;
       stationchannel     = 21;
       stationidentifier  = IDPTV  ;
       programnumber      = 2;
       disabled           = 0;
};
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 4;
       minorchannelnumber = 2;
       stationchannel     = 21;
       stationidentifier  = KIDS   ;
       programnumber      = 3;
       disabled           = 0;
};
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 4;
       minorchannelnumber = 3;
       stationchannel     = 21;
       stationidentifier  = LEARN  ;
       programnumber      = 4;
       disabled           = 0;
};
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 4;
       minorchannelnumber = 4;
       stationchannel     = 21;
       stationidentifier  = CITIZEN;
       programnumber      = 5;
       disabled           = 0;
};
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 4;
       minorchannelnumber = 5;
       stationchannel     = 21;
       stationidentifier  = IDPTVHD;
       programnumber      = 6;
       disabled           = 0;
};
# CHANNEL  24 ###### signal = 57
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 6;
       minorchannelnumber = 1;
       stationchannel     = 24;
       stationidentifier  = KIVI-DT;
       programnumber      = 1;
       disabled           = 0;
};
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 6;
       minorchannelnumber = 2;
       stationchannel     = 24;
       stationidentifier  = KIVISD1;
       programnumber      = 2;
       disabled           = 0;
};
# CHANNEL  26 ###### signal = 62
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 26;
       minorchannelnumber = 1;
       stationchannel     = 26;
       stationidentifier  = unknown;
       programnumber      = 2;
       disabled           = 1;
};
# CHANNEL  28 ###### signal = 61
entry {
       majorchannelnumber = 2;
       minorchannelnumber = 1;
       stationchannel     = 28;
       stationidentifier  = CH1    ;
       programnumber      = 2;
       disabled           = 0;
};


Thanks for your help,

-Greg
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:16 pm Reply with quote
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Mine looks like this:

cat ~/.xine/channels.atsc
WETA-HD: :26.1 :27: 1:0
WETASD2: :26.2 :27: 2:0
WETASD3: :26.3 :27: 3:0
WETASD4: :26.4 :27: 4:0
WUSA-DT: : 9.1 :34: 1:0
9-Radar: : 9.2 :34: 4:0
WTTG-DT: : 5.1 :36: 2:0
WJLA-DT: : 7.1 :39: 1:0
WJLA-2 : : 7.2 :39: 2:0
: :43.1 :43: 2:1
CH1 : : 4.1 :48: 2:0
: :51.1 :51: 2:1
MHz1 : :57.1 :57: 1:0
MHz2 : :57.2 :57: 2:0
MHz3 : :57.3 :57: 3:0
MHz4 : :57.4 :57: 4:0
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Booyah. It works.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:40 pm Reply with quote
SpikeyGG
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dabbler wrote:
Mine looks like this:

cat ~/.xine/channels.atsc


Thanks dabbler... I got it working tonight. My channels file was completely different than yours. It's because I used the 2.6-a tools to generate the list from the downloads page... no wonder they are marked as unstable. Heh.

Thanks again for the help, I'm glad I have it working. Wink

Though, I don't know if your area is like mine but I've found over the last day that the channels will drop out completely and new ones come in depending on the time of day, so running that dtvscan occasionaly may be a good idea to search for new channels that may have popped up.

-Greg
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