DVBsVCR2 mpgsplit

DVBsVCR2 Command Line

The DVBsVCR2 program can be started and controlled via various command-line options. The following section describes these options and their use.

dvbsvcr2   [ generic_option ]... [ command ]

where

generic_option  :  /viewer
/noviewer
/dev device_number
/boot
/fw firmware_path
command  :  RECORD program_name [ mpg_file ] [ options ]
TUNER program_name
PLAY
EPG [ database ] [ options ]
CLOSE

Open the viewer window.

Close the viewer window.

If more than one DVB card is present, control the DVB card with the given number, starting at number 1.

On program start download and reboot the DVB card's firmware. This setting overrides the default setting stored in the registry. Note: When another copy of this program is already running (for this DVB card instance) the command line is simply passed to the other copy and this option is ignored.

Specify an alternate firmware for download into the DVB card. Note: This option does not force a reboot of the cards firmware. See also /boot. Note: When another copy of this program is already running (for this DVB card instance) the command line is simply passed to the other copy and this option is ignored.

Enter record mode. Start recording of the specified program into the given file. If the filename is omitted or a directory is specified, the name is automatically built based on the current date, time and program.

RECORD program_name [ mpg_file ] [ option ]...

where

option

 : 

/t rec_time
/ei event_id
/en event_name
/ec
/ef
/lang [ language [ , language ]... ]
/close
/noclose

Description

program_name   Specify the name of the sender to record. If the name contains blanks or special characters it must be enclosed in double quotes.
mpg_file   Specify the name of the destination file or directory for recording. If the name contains blanks or special characters it must be enclosed in double quotes. See here for a description of the options and the handling of this file name.

up/t Option (RECORD Command)

Specify recording time duration.

Syntax

/t rec_time

where

rec_time  :  [[ hh : ] mm : ] ss

Description

hh   Specify hours of recording time duration.
mm   Specify minutes of recording time duration. If hours are present, minutes are restricted to 0-59.
ss   Specify seconds of recording time duration. If minutes are present, seconds are restricted to 0-59.

up/ei Option (RECORD Command)

Record event with given ID. The ID is a number that is arbitrarily chosen by the sender. This option is mainly for use with automatically generated command lines.

Syntax

/ei event_id

Description

event_id   Event ID number. It may be given in decimal, octal preceded with "0" or hexadecimal preceded with "0x".

up/en Option (RECORD Command)

Record event with given name. If the name contains blanks or special characters it must be enclosed in double quotes.

Syntax

/en event_name

up/ec Option (RECORD Command)

Record current (present) event.

up/ef Option (RECORD Command)

Record following (next) event.

up/lang Option (RECORD Command)

Set the languages for recording. More than one languages can be selected for recording. The first language in the list that is available will become the primary language. If no language is given at all, all available languages at the time of record start are recorded. It is possible to specify AC3 streams for recording, but the language text must appear exactly as shown in the language combo box, that is including the " (AC-3)" at the end. Using the "PID=nnn" feature it is possible to force recording of a language stream that is not available at the time of recording start.

Syntax

/lang [ language [ , language ]... ]

where

language  :  language_description | ISO_639_lang_id | PID=pid

Description

language_description   The language description as it appears in the language combo box. Any language whose description starts with the given text is selected. If the name contains blanks or special characters it must be enclosed in double quotes.
ISO_639_lang_id   The three letter language code as specified in the ISO 639 document.
pid   An integer number specifying the PID ID of the audio channel to record. It is not possible to specify AC3 streams with this option.

up/close Option (RECORD Command)

Close DVBsVCR2 application after recording if no other commands are pending.

up/noclose Option (RECORD Command)

Do not close the application after recording.

 

Notes

Options are case sensitive. There must be a space between an option and its argument.

If a recording is requested while another recording is running, this request is queued and the recording will start as soon as the current recording stops. The number of queued recording requests is not limited.

If a timed recording (/t option) is queued because another recording is currently running, its time will be reduced accordingly so that it will end at the expected time.

When using event controlled recording (/ei, /en, /ec or /ef options), recording will start when the state of the specified event changes to "running". When its state change to anything different than "running" or "paused", timer record mode is entered. This means that using the /t option it is possible to specify the time that recording continues after the event ends. If the /t option is not used, recording ends immediately.

The options /close and /noclose make sure that the program is closed or is not closed after an automatic recording. The default is to close the program if it is not running at the recording start, and not to close the program if it is already running at the recording start time.

RECORD "3sat" /t 30:00
Record 30 minutes from sender "3sat". MPEG or PVA file (depends on current setup) is created in the current working folder.
 
RECORD "3sat" "E:\Recordings\" /ei 0xA60B
Record the event with the ID 0xA60B from sender "3sat". File is created in the folder "E:\Recordings" which is created if it does not exist already.
 
RECORD "3sat" "E:\Recordings\Nano" /en "Nano"
Record the event with the name "Nano" from channel "3sat" and then quit. If there is a folder "E:\Recordings\Nano", the file is created with a default name in this directory, otherwise the file is named "Nano.mpg" in the folder "E:\Recordings" which is created if it does not exist already.
 

Enter tuner mode. Tune to the specified program and keep the program active, but do not start recording. The program can be closed later on with the CLOSE command.

TUNER program_name [ option ]

where

option  :  /lang language

up/lang Option (TUNER Command)

Select the language that is set.

Syntax

/lang language

where

language  :  language_description | ISO_639_lang_id | PID=pid

Description

language_description   The language description as it appears in the language combo box. If the name contains blanks or special characters it must be enclosed in double quotes.
ISO_639_lang_id   The three letter language code as specified in the ISO 639 document.
pid   An integer number specifying the PID ID of the audio channel to set.

Examples

TUNER "3sat"
Tune to sender "3sat" and remain active.

Enter player mode.

PLAY  

Start EPG scan of the given programs and update the EPG database.

EPG [ database ] [ option ]...

where

option  :  /i program_name
database   Specify the database file to be updated. If omitted, the last database file used is updated.

up/i Option (EPG Command)

Specify the name of the sender to scan for EPG data. If one or more /i options are given, only the senders specified are scanned. If no /i option at all is given, all the senders that have already EPG data in the database are scanned.

Syntax

/i program_name

Description

program_name   Specify the program name (the sender) that is scanned and updated in the database. If the name contains blanks or special characters it must be enclosed in double quotes.

Examples

EPG
Update the current EPG database and quit.
 
EPG epgdb.mdb
Update the EPG database file "epgdb.mdb" and quit.
 
EPG /i "3sat"
Update the EPG info of the sender "3sat" in the current EPG database and quit.
 

Close program. For remote-control only, ignored on the first program instance.

CLOSE  
 

Version History
Command Line
Multiple Audio Channels
Record Filename Creation
E.P.G. Database Support
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