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This is a stub. Would someone with the relevant knowledge please provide a brief overview of the history behind the [[Dvbscan|dvbscan]], [[Scan|scan]] and [[W_scan|w_scan]] utilities and the difference between them.
 
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{{Note|The differences between '''scan''' and '''dvbscan''' should be added to this wiki article. The information for dvbscan is still to be completed - please help.}}
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==command line frequency scanners comparison ==
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The following table lists the main features of the different command line scanners. For specific information on usage, have a look at its specific wiki article.
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{| border=1 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0 valign="top"
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|- bgcolor=#efefef valign="top"
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|'''feature \ scanner'''
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|'''[[scan]]'''
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|'''[[dvbscan]]'''
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|'''[[w_scan]]'''
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|'''[[scan-s2]]'''
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|-
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|'''analog / digital'''
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|digital TV only
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|digital TV only
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|digital TV only
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|digital TV only
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|-
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|'''download'''
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|[http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps]
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|[http://linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps]
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|[http://wirbel.htpc-forum.de/w_scan/index.html wirbel.htpc-forum.de/w_scan/index.html]
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|[http://mercurial.intuxication.org/hg/scan-s2 mercurial.intuxication.org/hg/scan-s2]
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|-
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|'''last stable'''
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|linuxtv-dvb-apps-1.1.1 (outdated, May 2006)
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| ?
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|none / use latest version
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|none / use latest version
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|-
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|'''comments'''
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|linuxtv.org maintained<br>'''DVB-S2 support missing'''<br>needs dvb driver with API-3.2 or 5.x
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|linuxtv.org maintained
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|compiling needs dvb driver with API-5.0 or higher<br>usage needs API-3.2 or API-5.x
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|needs dvb driver with 5.0 or higher
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|-
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|'''supported DTV types'''
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|DVB-S, DVB-C(Europe), DVB-T, ATSC (VSB and QAM)
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| ?
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|DVB-S, '''DVB-S2''', DVB-C(Europe), DVB-T, ATSC (VSB and QAM)
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|DVB-S, '''DVB-S2''', DVB-C(Europe), DVB-T, ATSC (VSB and QAM)
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|-
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|'''initial scan file required'''<br>(matching to your satellite or local aerial/cable network)
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|yes (use dvb-apps hg from linuxtv.org)
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|yes (use dvb-apps hg from linuxtv.org)
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|'''not required'''
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|yes (use dvb-apps hg from linuxtv.org)<br>''NOTE: slightly different file format from scan because of additional DVB-S2 support.''
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|-
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|'''can generate initial scan file'''
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|no
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|no
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|'''yes'''
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|no
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|-
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|'''can generate channels.conf for zap/xine/mplayer/vlc'''
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|yes (default)
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|?
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|yes
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|yes
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|-
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|'''can generate channels.conf for [http://www.tvdr.de/ VDR]'''
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|yes (vdr-1.3 only)
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|?
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|yes (default)
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|yes (default)
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|-
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|'''can generate channels.dvb for kaffeine'''
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|no
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|?
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|yes
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|no
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|}

Revision as of 10:26, 29 May 2010

Note: The differences between scan and dvbscan should be added to this wiki article. The information for dvbscan is still to be completed - please help.

command line frequency scanners comparison

The following table lists the main features of the different command line scanners. For specific information on usage, have a look at its specific wiki article.


feature \ scanner scan dvbscan w_scan scan-s2
analog / digital digital TV only digital TV only digital TV only digital TV only
download linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps linuxtv.org/hg/dvb-apps wirbel.htpc-forum.de/w_scan/index.html mercurial.intuxication.org/hg/scan-s2
last stable linuxtv-dvb-apps-1.1.1 (outdated, May 2006) ? none / use latest version none / use latest version
comments linuxtv.org maintained
DVB-S2 support missing
needs dvb driver with API-3.2 or 5.x
linuxtv.org maintained compiling needs dvb driver with API-5.0 or higher
usage needs API-3.2 or API-5.x
needs dvb driver with 5.0 or higher
supported DTV types DVB-S, DVB-C(Europe), DVB-T, ATSC (VSB and QAM) ? DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C(Europe), DVB-T, ATSC (VSB and QAM) DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C(Europe), DVB-T, ATSC (VSB and QAM)
initial scan file required
(matching to your satellite or local aerial/cable network)
yes (use dvb-apps hg from linuxtv.org) yes (use dvb-apps hg from linuxtv.org) not required yes (use dvb-apps hg from linuxtv.org)
NOTE: slightly different file format from scan because of additional DVB-S2 support.
can generate initial scan file no no yes no
can generate channels.conf for zap/xine/mplayer/vlc yes (default) ? yes yes
can generate channels.conf for VDR yes (vdr-1.3 only) ? yes (default) yes (default)
can generate channels.dvb for kaffeine no ? yes no