[vdr] HDTV not in mpeg2 ?

Harald Milz hm at seneca.muc.de
Tue Dec 27 13:32:43 CET 2005


Gregoire Favre <gregoire.favre at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would like to try what's written in
> http://www.digitalfernsehen.de/news/news_50330.html that explains :
> "Astra HD mit MPEG-4 ist über Astra 19,2 Grad Ost,12.440 MHz vertikal,
> SR 27.500, FEC 9/10 zu empfangen" which I think don't need to be
> translated.

> I don't know if they are some other FTA channels on either Astra or
> Hotbird that are not in mpeg2 ?

I don't think any of the HDTV channels is going to be in MPEG2. As
it seems, everyone agrees on MPEG4 / H.264 over DVB-S2. Time to get
new hardware :-( For now, reception with softdevice looks very green
and jumpy. But you can try the following channels.conf entries: 

Astra HDTV promo:12168:vC56:S19.2E:27500:133+80:134=eng:0:0:21101:0:0:0
Euro1080 HD-1;Euro1080:12168:vC34:S19.2E:27500:308:256=eng:0:622,624:21100:1:1088:0
Pioneer HDTV:12441:vC34:S19.2E:27500:133+80:134=eng:0:0:29700:1:1102:0
Pro7 HDTV:11914:h:S19.2E:27500:255:0;259:0:0:658:133:6:0
TV HD;CSAT:12581:vC56:S19.2E:22000:165:100=fra;101=fra:0:0:9306:1:1110:0

(corrections welcome)

> Would it be hard with for example xine to test those ?

With the correct codecs, no. Decoding 1080i in software requires a LOT
of horsepower, though. I'm hoping that a VIA Unichrome Pro can do most
of it in hardware - HDCP issues set aside for a moment. I don't expect
any of these channels going to be FTA for very long.

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