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DVBv5 Tools (not to be confused with the similarly named, but much older, [[DVB tools]] legacy project) is a small set of command line utilities that was developed to be compliant with the newer features provided by  [[Development:_Linux_Media_Infrastructure_API|version 5 of the DVB API]].[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.video-input-infrastructure/43100]  The tools should also be backward compatible with the older v3 DVB API.   
 
DVBv5 Tools (not to be confused with the similarly named, but much older, [[DVB tools]] legacy project) is a small set of command line utilities that was developed to be compliant with the newer features provided by  [[Development:_Linux_Media_Infrastructure_API|version 5 of the DVB API]].[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.video-input-infrastructure/43100]  The tools should also be backward compatible with the older v3 DVB API.   
  
This DVB toolset suite resides in the [http://git.linuxtv.org/v4l-utils.git v4l-utils git repository], and uses [[DVBv5_library_(libdvbv5) | libdvbv5]].
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This DVB toolset suite resides in the [http://git.linuxtv.org/v4l-utils.git v4l-utils git repository], and uses [[DVBv5_library_(libdvbv5) | libdvbv5]], also stored at the v4l-utils git tree.
  
 
It is composed of 4 tools::
 
It is composed of 4 tools::

Revision as of 19:24, 12 September 2014

DVBv5 Tools (not to be confused with the similarly named, but much older, DVB tools legacy project) is a small set of command line utilities that was developed to be compliant with the newer features provided by version 5 of the DVB API.[1] The tools should also be backward compatible with the older v3 DVB API.

This DVB toolset suite resides in the v4l-utils git repository, and uses libdvbv5, also stored at the v4l-utils git tree.

It is composed of 4 tools::

  • dvbv5-scan - Scans the channel transponders and gets the services available there;
  • dvbv5-zap - Locks into a channel (zap), allowing other applications to get the stream at the dvr devices or to monitor the stream;
  • dvb-fe-tool - Lists frontend properties and allow to manually set the DVB frontend
  • dvb-format-convert - Converts from/to other formats used by DVBv3 apps into the dvbv5 format.

The DVBv5 default file format is formed by a channel name, followed by a series of key/value properties. Those tools also support the legacy formats used by dvb-apps.

For example, this is a channel file with one DVB-C channel on it:

[CHANNEL]
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
	FREQUENCY = 573000000
	SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = AUTO