[MPlayer-users] Cannot play SBTVD (ISDB-Tb) stream

Nico Sabbi nicola.sabbi at poste.it
Thu May 26 17:39:09 CEST 2011

Marcos Felipe Rasia de Mello ha scritto:
> Hi, I hope I'm posting in the right place.
> I live in Brazil and we adopted an ISDB (Japan) based digital TV
> broadcast standard [1]. I use a PixelView PlayTV USB SBTVD adapter,
> supported by the kernel:
> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/PixelView_PlayTV_USB_SBTVD
> I created the file channels.conf and put it in ~/.mplayer. When I try,
> however, play nothing happens, mplayer is stuck:
> ---
> $ mplayer dvb://
> MPlayer SVN-r33485-4.5.2 (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team
> mplayer: could not connect to socket
> mplayer: No such file or directory
> Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
> Playing dvb://.
> dvb_tune Freq: 515142857
> TS file format detected.
> VIDEO MPEG2(pid=273) AUDIO MPA(pid=274) NO SUBS (yet)!  PROGRAM N. 0
> ---
> The best I could get was stuttering video with no audio using
> "-demuxer lavf". The signal is good, because VLC plays fine.
> $ mplayer -demuxer lavf dvb://&>tmp.txt
> http://pastebin.com/pETqmA6M

insert in the first line of channels.conf a pid of 8192 and add to the 
command line
  -dumpfile dump.ts -dumpstream
wait for 1 muinute than ^C and try to play the file. My guess is that 
you didn't add
the PAT and PMT pids (8192 includes them).

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