getstream is a great tool for streaming one whole DVB-S transponder to a
local area network as multicast, with one multicast group per channel. Note that
getstream is NOT my work, it was written by
Florian Lohoff, and has
its own homepage.
getstream-poempel is my modified version of getstream, based on
getstream-20051129, which will most likely never be integrated into the
original getstream, because its author chose to do channel
configuration and unicast-streaming in a different way.
It has the following additional features compared to getstream-20051129
(note that the original getstream has been developed a lot further since
then, so it offers most of this features as well!):
- Support for DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C and DVB-T
- Uses the normal output from scan instead of some strange (vls-style?) config format
- Supports Unicast Streaming via HTTP in addition to multicast
- More stuff can be configured by commandline parameters
- Nicer log output to console, more useful error messages
- Can stream "special" PIDs, like the one containing the EPG, as an extra stream
- Additional tool included: streamforwarder for forwarding between multicast and unicast
getstream, as well as my modification of it, is released under the
Current version: Sourcecode (ver. 20110319) as .tar.gz
Historic changelog (previous versions):
- Support for DVB-C
- Support for DVB-S2 (via S2API)
- IPv6 support (unicast only)
- Quite a few streamforwarder bugfixes
- Fixed the annoying "some channels have no sound in VLC"
problem: As it turns out, vlc needs the
PID in order to be able to decode some audio codecs (mplayer for
example does not). So we now deliver that PID to make vlc happy. I got
hinted at that by an entry in getstreams changelog, so thanks
go to Florian for his verbose changelogs.
- a little internal restructuring to allow multiple streams to use the same PID
Sourcecode (ver. 20070210) as .tar.gz
Sourcecode (ver. 20060526) as .tar.gz
libevent, so you need
libevent and libevent-dev (or whatever the names of the respective packages
in your distribution are)
installed, or getstream will not compile.
If you have the necessary libraries, it should be enough to unpack the
tarball, and run "make". This should create two main binaries,
getstream and streamforwarder.
Some example scripts (*.sh) showing how to use getstream
are included in the tarball, and there is also a Perl
script that will automatically create the commandline for streaming
a whole transponder.
Also included are two example channel configuration files, one for DVB-T in
Nuremberg and one for DVB-S from the Astra Satellites. However, if you use
a different satellite system, or DVB-T in a city other than nuremberg, you
will have to create your own channel configuration. This modified version
of getstream just uses the normal output generated by the
scan command. See the manpage for scan for instructions on
how to use it. To create the config just run
scan [fill in your parameters here] > mydvbrc
and then pass the mydvbrc file to getstream as a
commandline argument: getstream [...] -f mydvbrc
last modified: 19.03.11 / fox