[vdr] VDR -> S2API: 2 questions

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sat Nov 22 17:35:22 CET 2008


On 22.11.2008 17:25, Georg Acher wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 06:21:51PM +0200, Alex Betis wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Klaus Schmidinger <
>> Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de> wrote:
>>
>>> Maybe I'm totally missing something here, but I can't figure out how
>>> an application using the S2API driver can tell whether a DVB device is
>>> DVB-S or DVB-S2. Can somebody please point me in the right direction here?
>>>
>> I run into the same question when made changes in scan-s2 application.
>> The question I want to ask is why do you really need it?
> 
> Ressource allocation. If there is also a S-only tuner avaliable you don't
> want to waste the precious S2-tuner for S-stuff. Also it can be important
> for timer collision checking.

Exactly. If a channel is DVB-S2, I don't even want to try a DVB-S only
card.

Am I really to believe that S2API doesn't provide that information?
If so, what exactly does the "S2" in "S2API" stand for? ;-)

Klaus



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