[sclug] Playing with video (DVB-T)

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Mon Jul 9 14:50:56 UTC 2012

On Mon, 9 Jul 2012, Jason Rivers wrote:

> I've been playing with video streaming lately, so that while my flatmate is 
> watching some crap on TV I can still watch something else...
> I have a system with 2 DVB-T tuners, I'll just start with 1 card, tuned to 
> 666000000 which allows me to get all the BBC goodness and currently using 
> DVBlast to get all the channels over the network on Multicast (seperate 
> Multicast IP for each channel). E.G.
> rtp:// ##BBC1
> rtp:// ##BBC2
> rtp:// ##BBC3
> rtp:// ##BBC4

OK, that's cool, but if it's just for you (i.e. one consuming client, as
opposed to many - a student hall, for instance), why are you even going down
the multicast route?

Surely a dumb DVB player application (mplayer, kaffeine, Me-TV) - or MythTV
at most - would suffice?

> Jason.

Best Regards,

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