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dvb-format-convert(1)		 User Commands		 dvb-format-convert(1)

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 for-
       mats.  It is compliant with version 5 of	the DVB	API, being capable  of
       representing all	properties on any standard supported by	the Linux dig-
       ital TV drivers.

       There are currently 3 different formats supported for input:

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

       o 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.

       o 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:

       o vdr - the format used by the vdr application. It  supports  all  fea-
	 tures 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, chan-
	      nel, 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 for-
       mat.

       $ 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 chan-
       nel 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 1.6.3		Fri Oct	3 2014		 dvb-format-convert(1)

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