Does Me-TV support MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding?

Asked by Matej Kovacic on 2009-07-09

I live in Slovenia and we will have DVB-T encoded in MPEG-4, while our neighbour countries use MPEG-2 encoding. I do not have DVB-T card yet, but does Me-TV support MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding? The problem is however, that in our county there are MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 DVB cards. Since decoding is done in a computer, I can buy MPEG-2 DVB card and just let the computer do the MPEG-4 decoding...

I was looking at settings and was unable to find any setting to set MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. Does Me-TV autodetect this?

P. S. I am writing a handbook about Ubuntu in slovenian language and need this information for a book.

Thank you for your answer in advance.

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Me TV Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
2009-07-09
Last reply:
2009-07-09
Scott Evans (vk7hse) said : #1

Hi...

I've always been a firm believer of using hardware to do the work! so
you would be best to purchase yourself the MPEG-4 decoder however, make
sure that the DVB-T device you purchase is compatible with Linux! for
more details on this you may wish to have a look at the following
website for some guidance...
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page (there is a lot of
information on this wiki!) and also Me TV is just the GUI front-end
viewer application, the decoding is done by your DVB-T/C/S/ATSC device!
I also think that it would be unlikely that you would be able to decode
a MPEG-4 stream using a MPEG-2 device?

On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 06:33 +0000, Matej Kovacic wrote:

> New question #76468 on Me TV:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/me-tv/+question/76468
>
> I live in Slovenia and we will have DVB-T encoded in MPEG-4, while our neighbour countries use MPEG-2 encoding. I do not have DVB-T card yet, but does Me-TV support MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding? The problem is however, that in our county there are MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 DVB cards. Since decoding is done in a computer, I can buy MPEG-2 DVB card and just let the computer do the MPEG-4 decoding...
>
> I was looking at settings and was unable to find any setting to set MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. Does Me-TV autodetect this?
>
> P. S. I am writing a handbook about Ubuntu in slovenian language and need this information for a book.
>
> Thank you for your answer in advance.
>

--
Scott Evans VK7HSE
Phone: +61362291658
Mobile: +61417586157
Skype: vk7hse
<email address hidden>
http://www.vk7hse.hobby-site.org
PGP/GPG Key ID 6949D271

--
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the
individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately
by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified
that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

Matej Kovacic (matej-kovacic) said : #2

Thanks for quick answer. I got information from our regulatory officials, that you can use MPEG-2 device and just let VLC to decode the stream. It seems that encoding is done with enclosed software (in Windows).

Just another question - is there planned support for teletext?

If I'm not mistaken, Me TV sets up the PIDs for TT so that any TT viewing application can read from your demux device. I've never tested this, it's not available where I live.

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Matej Kovacic for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.