[linux-dvb] Where I can get the open sofware to play TS file?

Frederic CAND frederic.cand at anevia.com
Tue Jul 29 18:11:33 CEST 2008

Nico Sabbi a écrit :
> On Tuesday 29 July 2008 15:01:39 Markus Rechberger wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM, loody <miloody at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear all:
>>> I study 13818-1 recently, but I cannot understand the whole flow
>>> of PCR, PTS and DTS.
>>> Would someone please tell me where I can get any open TS-player
>>> or part of source code which can help me to figure this part out?
>>> ps:I have check ffmpeg and vcl, and both of them seem cannot play
>>> TS directly.
>> you could use mplayer.
> it's the most messy player around and also the least academical ;)
> ffmpeg is much cleaner, but it doesn't expose how to use
> PCR wrt to DTS and PTS. 
> To make it short: you can consider the PCR your "wallclock",
> the DTS and the PTS are then timestamps when you should
> begin to decode and display, respectively.
> In a stream the DTS and PTS are always > PCR, thus you
> have to buffer packets (PES payloads) and dispatch each packet whose
> [PD]TS is <= last PCR seen to the respective decoder/player

Btw if vlc can't play a TS file then there's a problem in your computer 
since I've been using it for a very long time and it works perfectly 
fine to me (able to read a full TS from DVB-S, Demux it, presents the 
list of the services within the stream on the top menu, a.s.o.)

CAND Frederic
Product Manager

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