[linux-dvb] question about the zap utilities ,,, why so many?

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 11:31:41 CEST 2007


CityK wrote:
> So there is:
> - zap ... intended for developers
> - azap ... for ATSC and N.A dig. cable (STCE 07)
> - czap ... for DVB-C
> - szap ... for DVB-S
> - szap2 ... for DVB-S2
> - tzap ... for DVB-T
> 
> Is there any technical reason why these 6 utilities aren't blended
> together into a __single__ comprehensive tuning app ... say, "zaptune"
> or whatever, for example?

Oh. In fact there is .. you can use zap/gnutv

* zap incorporates szap+czap+tzap+azap+ca_zap
* gnutv additionally has stream out capabilities

once we have multiproto/S2 in the szap hacked in for DVB-S2 will be
pulled in to zap, making it a common zapping utility once again.



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