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Decodes MPEG-2 tables with DVB, ATSC and Digicipher II extensions.
Decodes MPEG-2 video in thumbnail format.
Decodes MPEG-4 and H.264 video in thumbnail format.
Decodes VC-1 video in thumbnail format.
Thumbnails can be exported as they are generated to JPEG files for remote monitoring via a
High speed parallel PMT parser
Parallel stream decoding (thumbnails display very quickly)
Parses MPEG, A/52 (AC3) and DTS audio streams to show bitrate/mode settings.
Parses AAC audio streams to show bitrate/mode settings
Generates scope-style thumbnails for MPEG, AC3 and AAC audio streams
Shows A/52 (AC3) dialog-normalization.
Indicates CC/DTVCC streams for ATSC streams and VBI/Teletext/Subtitle/WSS/VPS on DVB
Supports a wide range of MPEG-2 hardware input and output devices Transport streams can
also be fed from a file.
Records the transport stream to a disk file.
Records an individual program to a disk file with PAT/PMT regeneration into files with a very
flexible file naming scheme.
Decodes IP/DVB transmissions in MPE format with decodes of the MAC and IP destination
Can save the payload from TCP and UDP transmissions and act as a multicast UDP/IP/DVB
PID usage graph with percentage displays for each PID.
Actual bitrate on PIDs carrying PCR and estimated bitrates for non PCR carrying PIDs.
PID graph is color coded to indicate unscrambled and scrambled PIDs.
Counts continuity and TEI errors on mux and PID-by-PID basis.
Variable resolution real-time or average charting.
Table report generation into HTML.
Export mux information to XML
EPG data export to XMLTV format for use with myHTPC and other HTPC frontends.
Automatic transport stream recording and export for unattended operation.
Control over D-VHS decks for unattended HDTV recording (Windows XP).
Supports plugins written for MultiDec.
Manually defined channels can be added to any multiplex.
Record PIDs from a mux either as separate files or combined in their received order.
Multiple card support in a single system with qualified drivers.
Serial receiver control for Motorola DSR-4800 and Tandberg Alteia Plus/TT1260 receivers.
TCP/IP based remote control server to allow TSReader to be operated remotely by other
EPG grid for DVB and ATSC networks.
Record scheduling from EPG Grid using the standard Windows Scheduler.
Video mosaic shows all video streams in the mux.
Archiving mode - records all programs from all or some channels within a mux.
Profiles - different configurations for TSReader allowing multiple instances to run
EPG server to provide programming information to other TSReaders running in archiving mode.
Closed Caption decoder (EIA-608/EIA-708) for caption monitoring.
Stream monitor function with alarms (ETR 290 style).
UDP Forwarder - routes programs or the entire mux to UDP unicast/multicast.
Custom descriptor decoding
Hardware Forwarder - routes the transport stream to ASI and LVDS output devices.
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of graphical display capabili-
ties that would allow you to
view the desired information
visually. This would make
it very easy for the user to
control the operation of the
multiplexer and, if neces-
sary, intervene should there
be too many null or ghost
In the case of errors
within the datastream,
the TSReader also lets you
search, for example, for
missing or erroneous PIDs.
It also displays the labels for
FTA and encrypted channels
in different colors so that
the user can easily differen-
tiate between them.
A status window with
green and red blocks (green
indicates error-free sections
while red indicates sections
with errors) makes it easy
for a technician to monitor
the entire transport stream
and quickly identify any
problems if they should oc-
cur. He can also recognize
with a single look if a broad-
caster is constantly switch-
ing from FTA to encrypted
and vice versa which, for
example, would suggest an
error in the encryption.
Of course, software de-
veloper Rod Hewitt also re-
alized that the TSReader in
many cases would also be
used for continuous control
of a multiplexer which is
why the remote control of
the entire system becomes
an absolutely required func-
For this reason, the
TSReader includes its own
small server which can be
used to remotely control
every function via LAN or
the Internet. In conjunc-
tion with the VLC Player, it’s