[vdr] dvb-s2 missing modulation values

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Sun Oct 3 14:53:19 CEST 2010


I cannot currently receive dvb-s2 channels, but I'd like to update my 
plugin to work more or less correctly with it (even if I only have a 
couple of users).
The wikipedia page


says that dvb-s2 has 4 possible modulations: QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK and 32APSK.

Those are defined in s2api, frontend.h, as QPSK, PSK_8, APSK_16 and APSK_32.
There's also a DQPSK, which I suppose is for directv? (see below).
But in vdr's dvbdevice.c, ModulationValues only maps to strings QPSK, 
PSK_8 and APSK_16.
APSK_32 and DQPSK are missing.

I read transponder information from ini files downloadable from


I examined all files there, and for S2 transponders I found these 

QPSK (this is easy)
8PSK (supposedly maps to PSK_8)
16APSK (supposedly maps to APSK_16)
DIRECTV (supposedly maps to DQPSK)

so maybe APSK_32 isn't really needed?


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