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dvbsnoop is a DVB / MPEG stream analyzer program, which enables you to watch (live) stream information in human readable form.

Its purpose is to debug, dump or view digital stream information (e.g. digital television broadcasts) send via satellite, cable or terrestrial. Streams can be SI, PES or TS. Basically you can describe dvbsnoop as a "swiss army knife" analyzing program for DVB, MHP, DSM-CC or MPEG - similar to TCP network sniffer programs like the old and famous snoop on Sun Solaris or tcpdump on Linux (which is in fact a kind of a clone of SunOS 'snoop'). You may also analyze offline mpeg streams, e.g. stored on DVD or mpeg2 movie files.

dvbsnoop is a command line based program. It's text output can be used to for postprocessing via scripts or graphical analysis software like MRTG or gnu-plot.

PID found:  900 (0x0384)  [SECTION: program_map_section]
PID found:  901 (0x0385)  [PES: ITU-T Rec. H.262 | ISO/IEC 13818-2 o...
PID found:  902 (0x0386)  [PES: ISO/IEC 13818-3 or ISO/IEC 11172-3 audio stream]
PID found:  904 (0x0388)  [PES: private_stream_1]
PID found: 2000 (0x07d0)  [SECTION: program_map_section]
PID found: 2070 (0x0816)  [SECTION: AIT Application_information_section]
PID found: 2071 (0x0817)  [SECTION: DSM-CC - U-N messages (DSI or DII)]
PID found: 2072 (0x0818)  [SECTION: DSM-CC - Download Data Messages (DDB)]

dvbsnoop is helpful for people interrested in DVB and/or in the technical part of digital television (e.g. if you are a developer of DVB related software). If you are in need to sniff data streams (e.g. tcp/ip, multicasts) send over cable (DVB-C), satellite (DVB-S, DVB-S2) or terrestric (DVB-T, DVB-H), dvbsnoop also offers some features and protocol decoding.

In the beginning dvbsnoop was mainly written to learn and understand the DVB protocol structures and streams sent via satellites. Have a look on the feature list, what dvbsnoop is capable of and what it can do for you...

Dvbsnoop is still under development. Ideas, bug reports, enhancements are welcome. Dvbsnoop is currently part of the tuxbox project and is designed to run on unix based set top boxes.

Introduction and usage of dvbsnoop:


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