vdr, xine and Freeview HD

Tobias Grimm tobias.grimm at e-tobi.net
Sun Sep 16 19:39:29 UTC 2012

On 07.09.2012 05:23, Darren Salt wrote:

> * EPG data is... encoded. There is a patch for this which fixes things for
> both Freeview HD and Freesat, only the former of which I've been able to
> test. It's in the repository now; if it's necessary to remove the two text
> files which describe the encoding, that's fine, but I'd prefer some easyish
> way to get hold of them.

I did some more research on this topic. It seems the service information
is crippled by the Huffman encoding to explicitly restrict access to the
EPG data to manufactures which sign a license agreement. The Huffman
tables are some kind of license key and I'm not sure about the legal
implications of publishing these Huffman tables in Debian.


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