dvb-format-convert

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NAME
       dvb-format-convert - DVBv5 tool for file format conversions

SYNOPSIS
       dvb-format-convert [OPTION]...  input-file output-file

DESCRIPTION
       dvb-format-convert is a tool meant to convert among different file
       formats.  It is compliant with version 5 of the DVB API, being capable
       of representing all properties on any standard supported by the Linux
       digital TV drivers.

       There are currently 3 different formats supported for input:

       • dvbv5 - the standard format at libdvbv5, capable of representing all
         different TV standards;

       • channel - the dvb-apps legacy channel format, with supports only
         ATSC, DVB-C, DVB-S and DVB-T standards, extended to also support
         s2-scan format for DVB-S2 files, and to support DVB-T2.

       • zap - the dvb-apps legacy format for tuning, with supports only ATSC,
         DVB-C, DVB-S and DVB-T standards.

       There is one extra output format:

       • vdr - the format used by the vdr application. It supports all
         features found up on vdr version 2.1.6.

       Unfortunately, the dvb-apps legacy zap format doesn't store the DVB
       standard, so, any conversions to and/or from this format requires an
       extra parameter, to specify the delivery system.

OPTIONS
       The following options are valid:

       -I, --input-format=format
              Format of the input file.  Supported input formats: channel zap
              and dvbv5.

       -O, --output-format=format
              Format of the output file.  Supported output formats: vdr,
              channel, zap and dvbv5.

       -s, --delsys=system
              Delivery system type.  Needed if input or output format is ZAP.

       -?, --help
              Outputs the usage help.

       --usage
              Give a short usage message.

       -V, --version
              Print program version.

EXAMPLES
   Converting a channel file from legacy dvb-apps format
       Reads a file at the dvb-apps channel file and writes it at dvbv5
       format.

       $ dvb-format-convert -I channel -O dvbv5 dvbc-channel-legacy dvbc-channel
       Reading file dvbc-channel-legacy
       Writing file dvbc-channel

   Convert a dvbv5 file with programs on it to the legacy dvb-apps zap format
       Reads a file generated by dvbv5-scan on dvbv5 format and writes a new
       file at dvb-apps zap format.

       $ dvb-format-convert -I dvbv5 -O zap -s dvbc/annex_a dvb_channel.conf legacy.conf
       Reading file dvb_channel.conf
       Writing file legacy.conf
       WARNING: missing video PID while parsing entry 6 of legacy.conf
       WARNING: missing video PID while parsing entry 7 of legacy.conf
       WARNING: missing video PID while parsing entry 8 of legacy.conf
       WARNING: missing audio PID while parsing entry 8 of legacy.conf

       Please notice that the legacy dvb-apps format assumes that every
       channel will have one (and just one) audio PID and one (and just one)
       video PID, while the dvbv5 format supports multiple PID per service
       type.

       The above warnings happened on pure-audio channels and on data-only
       channels:

       Original dvb_channel.conf file:

       [the]
               SERVICE_ID = 4
               VIDEO_PID = 42
               AUDIO_PID = 257
               PID_f1 = 768
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       [quick]
               SERVICE_ID = 5
               VIDEO_PID = 288
               AUDIO_PID = 289
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       [brown]
               SERVICE_ID = 7
               VIDEO_PID = 36
               AUDIO_PID = 305
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       [fox]
               SERVICE_ID = 13
               VIDEO_PID = 272
               AUDIO_PID = 273
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       [jumps]
               SERVICE_ID = 18
               VIDEO_PID = 368
               AUDIO_PID = 369
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       [over]
               SERVICE_ID = 48
               VIDEO_PID = 336
               AUDIO_PID = 337 338 849
               PID_86 = 816
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       [the]
               SERVICE_ID = 57
               AUDIO_PID = 353
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       [lazy]
               SERVICE_ID = 104
               AUDIO_PID = 321
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       [dog]
               SERVICE_ID = 252
               PID_05 = 3047 3046 3045 3044 3042
               FREQUENCY = 573000000
               MODULATION = QAM/256
               INVERSION = AUTO
               SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
               INNER_FEC = NONE
               DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A


       So, for the channels with multiple PIDs, the converted legacy.conf file
       will have just the first one.

       For the channels without an audio or video PID, it will store PID=0.

       This is the output file for the above channel list.

       the:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:42:257:4
       quick:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:288:289:5
       brown:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:36:305:7
       fox:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:272:273:13
       jumps:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:368:369:18
       over:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:336:337:48
       the:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:0:353:57
       lazy:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:0:321:104
       dog:573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256:0:0:252

BUGS
       Report bugs to Linux Media Mailing List <linux-media@vger.kernel.org>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 2011-2014 by Mauro Carvalho Chehab.

       License GPLv2: GNU GPL version 2 <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



DVBv5 Utils 1.16.7              Fri Oct 3 2014           dvb-format-convert(1)