Archived:Comparison of the scanning utilities

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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.

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last stable linuxtv-dvb-apps-1.1.1 (outdated, May 2006)  ?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