[vdr] clarification request: vdr file format?

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Thu Aug 25 19:08:46 CEST 2005

Mws wrote:
>> VDR would have to convert TS to PES and back to TS to do this, as you
>> usually don't want to record everything on a transponder.
> ehm, why do a conversion? 
> a ts can be generated by selecting pids of a service
> with demux.output = DMX_OUT_TS_TAP
> after adding the pids, just read and save the content of 
> the dvr device.

Yes, but IMO VDR receives some more PIDs than just the ones that get
recorded. EPG, teletext, maybe another recording from same transponder,
etc. You have to pick out the packets for recording anyway, and then its
just a minor step to PES. Plus, you have to generate new program
announcements to match the part you're actually recording.



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