TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 01-02/2013
a monitor with a minimum
resolution of 1024 x 768 pix-
els. TSReader supports the
Windows 2000, XP and Vista
operating systems and we’d
like to point out here that it
also functioned on our Win-
dows 7 32-bit test PC with-
out any problems.
After starting this tool for
the first time, a relatively
empty program window ap-
pears. Upon closer inspec-
tion the reason for this initial
view quickly becomes clear:
it’s another outstanding
TSReader feature. But first
things first.
In order to be able to even
process a transport stream,
the TSReader has to be able
to one way or another re-
ceive it and Rod Hewitt has
come up with a rather smart
solution to make TSReader
as universal as possible.
Before the program is even
started, the user has to se-
lect the hardware he is us-
ing from a list of several
dozen entries as well as how
TSReader will gain access to
the transport stream.
This extensive list includes
profiles for PC reception ac-
cessories from nearly every
known manufacturer (such
as DekTec, Tevii, etc.) as
well as profiles for recep-
tion of transport streams via
Multicast or Unicast network
transmissions. There’s also
the capability to process
previously recorded trans-
port stream data.
The rather empty selec-
tion window that appears
after starting the program
for the first time only serves
as a way in the TSReader
installation to add as many
profiles as desired. These
profiles will later be used to
receive the channel and pro-
cess the transport stream.
We especially liked the abil-
ity to set up an icon on the
desktop or in the start menu
of the PC for each individual
profile making it extremely
easy to start TSReader in
the desired profile with a
single mouseclick. And if
the PC itself is powerful
enough, multiple instances
of TSReader with different
profiles can be run at the
same time; this provides ac-
cess to multiple reception
cards at the same time.
Depending on the selected
profile, the TSReader opens
a transport stream, requires
the input of a Unicast or
Multicast network address
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