Discovering the bitrates of FTA channels

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comfortably_numb

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I want to thank Titanium for tipping me off to software that will identify the bitrates of FTA stations. I downloaded TSReader and it displays the bitrates of the files recorded by my Amiko.

Based on his suggestions, I did the following:

1. Insert USB flash drive into the Amiko
2. Record a 10 second sample of a channel
3. Plug flash drive into PC
4. Run TSReader and open the recorded file.

Now I know what bitrates each channel use. For instance, PBS HD East on KU 125 is about 13.5 mbps, Russia TV on 103 KU is 1.2 mbps, and NBC NC1 on 103 KU is about 9 mbps.

Exactly what I have been looking for.

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MosFET77

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I want to thank Titanium for tipping me off to software that will identify the bitrates of FTA stations. I downloaded TSReader and it displays the bitrates of the files recorded by my Amiko.

Based on his suggestions, I did the following:

1. Insert USB flash drive into the Amiko
2. Record a 10 second sample of a channel
3. Plug flash drive into PC
4. Run TSReader and open the recorded file.

Now I know what bitrates each channel use. For instance, PBS HD East on KU 125 is about 13.5 mbps, Russia TV on 103 KU is 1.2 mbps, and NBC NC1 on 103 KU is about 9 mbps.

Exactly what I have been looking for.

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Very Cool! :)
 

Larry1

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TSDoctor will also display the video parameters, and for just the bit rate of the streams, VideoReDo will also show that under show video program info. Two other very useful tools, although not free, well worth the cost.
 
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kofi123

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The free MediaInfo is yet another program that will show you the average bitrates of audio/video recordings. I'd actually recommend this over TSReader if average bitrates are all you're after.
 
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Arion

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In most of the Linux Enigma2 boxes you can install a bitrate plugin and have it displayed on the screen.
 
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