[linux-dvb] Making useful info shareable... with an eye on
philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Mon Nov 7 06:37:13 CET 2005
I was wondering if we could set up an XML server that provides the following
information: mapping of city/state/country locations into latitude and
As well as maybe satellite information along the lines of what
as the satellite name, its offset (in degrees, of course), bands,
(number/id, frequency, polarization, FEC, inversion, etc)... as well as
information grouping within each transponder (channel name, encryption type,
format, SR, SID, VPID, NID, TID, AID, etc).
It should be possible, for instance, to write a short program that
the user's city, state, and country, and get a terrestrial fix... from
figure out the visible satellites horizon-to-horizon, ask the user which
satellites to put into the bouquet, filter the channel selection, and then
write out a channels.conf (and satpos.conf, etc).
In fact, from this information, a positioner could do a slow scan of the
sky, figuring out the optimal positions for satellites, programming the
position numbers into the rotor, or else saving the angular positions
into a configuration file, etc.
Does that seem reasonable?
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