[linux-dvb] dvb mpeg2?

Tim Farrington timf at iinet.net.au
Thu Jul 24 14:02:17 CEST 2008

Nico Sabbi wrote:
> On Thursday 24 July 2008 13:13:51 Tim Farrington wrote:
>> Tobias Stoeber wrote:
>>> Tim Farrington schrieb:
>>>> Can you please give me some guidance as to how to discover
>>>> what format is output from the v4l-dvb driver.
>>>> The DVB-T standard is, as I understand it, MPEG2,
>>>> however with kaffeine, me-tv, mplayer if I record to a file,
>>>> (dump from the raw data stream),
>>>> it appears to be stored as a MPEG1 file.
>>>> If I use GOPchop, it will not open any of these files,
>>>> as it will only open MPEG2 files.
>>> Well if I remember it right, a DVB stream (in MPEG2) is MPEG2-TS
>>> and GOPchop will handle MPEG2-PS!
>>> Cheers, Tobias
>> Hi Tobias,
>> Do you mean GOPchop won't open MPEG2-TS?
>> What I'm after is some tool/means which will accurately display a
>> format descriptor for
>> a MPEG(x) file/stream.
>> MPEG2-TS is what is supposed to be the format, but how can I
>> discover if it really is?
>> Regards,
>> Tim Farrington
> www.avidemux.org will open it.
> file file.ts should say something about it
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Hi Nico,
I was a huge fan of avidemux until about 2 hours ago when I discovered
that editing a file caused all sorts of grief with a/v sync.
Its doc's tell me to send the file through Projectx first, etc

Hence, I was attracted to gopchop.

All I would like is an mpeg gui editor which can simply edit a file 
dumped from
my dvb stream. I've tried many such as Cinerra (I think that's its name),
but this help from Tobias may give me a clue as to why many of them 
won't open
these files - they are MPEG2-TS and the apps perhaps need MPEG2-PS

Tim Farrington

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