this multiplexer is designed to run uninterruptedly on a streaming server, that propagates a number of iso 13818 broadcast streams, reorganizing the streams in realtime. I wrote it in 2001 for convergence gmbh, and they kindly released it finally as open source under the general public license (gpl) in 2003.

features:

  • output is either a transport stream or a program stream
  • input streams may be program streams, paketized elementary streams (PES) and transport stream, in any combination
  • streams are kept in sync during multiplex, where possible
  • normal real time operation obeys stream timing, but untimed operation is available for discfile conversion
  • program information and stream compilation may be changed on the fly during operation
  • program map table manipulation, descriptor filter/injection
  • now includes an additional tool for EN 300468 SI table composition


what this multiplexer does not:

  • it does neither check, unpack nor recode elementary streams, it does not even care for what data it shovels: just bytes
  • it does not check system performance capacities, so when the cpu cannot do the work, timing faults in the resulting stream may occur, even when running it in untimed mode


installation:
unpacking the tar archive and "make install" will place it in the /usr/local sub hierarchy.
no readme file available, but man pages: iso13818ts(1), iso13818ps(1), repeatts(1), en300468ts(1)

there are additional diagnostic tools included: showts, ts2pes, pes2es. these are provided by third party, so i cannot explain details about them. the latter two are said to produce a nice stream dump when given the option -v. you are invited to write a man page or similar for these. otherwise check the sources for explanations.

mplex13818-1.1.7.tar.gz