[linux-dvb] DVB file formats

Robert Schlabbach robert_s at gmx.net
Thu Jun 16 11:40:42 CEST 2005

From: "Johannes Stezenbach" <js at linuxtv.org>
> I would prefer "service", too.
> How about "multiplex"? Mostly used for dvb-t, but IMHO more generic
> than "transponder".

Time to check out the ETSI docs. See ETSI EN 300 468 chapter 3 "Definitions
an abbreviations":

| multiplex: stream of all the digital data carrying one or more services
| within a single physical channel

| service: sequence of programmes under the control of a broadcaster which
| can be broadcast as part of a schedule

Also see Figure 1, which shows the hierarchy:

Networks -> Multiplexes -> Services -> Components

So "multiplex" and "service" are the DVB/ETSI defined terms.

Robert Schlabbach
e-mail: robert_s at gmx.net
Berlin, Germany

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