[vdr] Choice of recording format

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Jan 11 23:11:49 CET 2009

On 11.01.2009 01:04, Tony Houghton wrote:
> I was just wondering what prompted the move from recording in PES to TS.
> Is it because TS is more widely supported? And how does it solve the
> problem of BBC HD having the wrong PID for audio?
> And why TS instead of PS? Is it because PS needs a header which is
> difficult to generate before all the packets intended for it are
> available (and hence difficulties overlapping playback and recording)?
> Or is it because the way recordings are played back makes TS more
> appropriate?

TS is what's broadcast, so every device that's able to play DVB broadcasts
must be able to play TS. Therefore recording the TS "as is" (of course only
the PIDs belonging to one programme) makes the most sense.


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