There is a new TransEdit Test Version 188.8.131.52
available in the members area, beta section, with some considerable enhancements... but no updated manual yet. Will (hopefully) be completed within the next two weeks.
Anyway, give it a try. Here are the main points:
- Lars' remarkable TS Analyzer
has been integrated (before only available in the free MMC version). And not only that - it provides some powerful additional functions.
The TS Analyzer gives you a deep insight in what is broadcasted (see attached image). The right side of the Analyzer Window lists all streams that are present on a transponder, the corresponding PIDs, stream types, plus some statistics like packet count and data rate. You may use it for example to detect streams that are not supposed to be detected
particularly feeds resp. "private" transmissions of the broadcasters.
The tree view on the left side represents the content of the broadcasted SI tables (Service Information). The Analyzer evaluates them bit by bit and translates them into a (more or less) readable structure, thus providing all available information about networks, transponders, services, bouquets, events etc.
However, making full use of it requires some DVB knowledge. The Analyzer is a "very special" tool for DVB software developers, DVB nerds, feed hunters and people who just want to know what's going on behind the scenes, beyond consuming TV and radio. It provides many features of the famous TSReader, with one major difference: You don't have to pay $ 100.- for it. As a DVBViewer customer you get it for free.
So, after having opened the Analyzer Window by selecting a transponder and clicking "Analyze", what can you do with it?
- Use the search input field
to find items like "DVB-S2" in the SI tables. Usually the NIT (Network Information Table) provides information about DVB-S2 transponders, particularly on Astra 19° East and 28° East.
- "Save as XML"
saves the selected tree node and all its children, grandchildren etc. as XML file (a text representation of tree structures). Or copy it as XML directly to the Windows clipboard. You'll find the according command (among some others) in the tree view's context menu.
But where does the XML file go? Wherever you want. See Settings -> Analyzer -> Output Directory. The filename is created automatically.
- Select a service, PMT or ES (Elementary Stream) node in the PAT section and click "Preview"
. TransEdit will play the corresponding stream(s) in the Preview Window, if possible, including H.264 (decoder selection in Settings -> Preview).
- Rightclick a service node. Choose "Select PIDs" in the context menu, in order to let TransEdit mark all PIDs resp. streams belonging to the service
in the PID list on the right.
- After having selected a couple of streams on the right (by using the method described above, or manually - multi-selection is suppported), you may record
the stuff altogether as TS. Just click the "Start Recording" button.
- Doubleclick a PID resp. stream on the right, in order to let the Analyzer search and display the according entry in the SI tables
. If there isn't any, you have detected a "hidden" stream. Congratulations.
That are some of the possibilities... too much to explain everything in detail here. We'll come back to it later in the manual. Or ask, if you can't wait...
Some other TransEdit enhacements
outside the Analyzer:- Added:
Multi-selection of transponders in the main window, for scanning a specific selection (-> "Scan Selected").- Added:
Cut, Copy and Paste functions in the main window. You may use them to transfer transponders from one list to another. E.g. from a Hotbird to an Astra transponder list. And then post here and ask why scanning them together doesn't work.
Well, please don't do it...- Added:
Possibility to set the modulation and modulation type for a transponder. That's for future handling of DVB-S2 cards (Christian is already busy with some prototypes). TransEdit does it autmatically when you use the "Update" function to update a transponder list. If there are any DVB-S2 transponders listed in the Network Information Tables (NIT), TransEdit displays them in blue.- Added:
If the Settings -> Scanner 1 -> "Mark transponders without signal/PAT with [X]" checkbox is ticked, TransEdit inserts "[X]" in the transponder description, if the scan delivers no results. Another option allows to skip those transponders on a full scan ("Scann All"). Or you may delete them altogether (Edit -> Delete [X]-marked).- Added:
Some buttons in the Scanner Window for better accessibility of important functions.
... and some more things, including several bug fixes. But now better let me start writing the manual. The above was only for practice.