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How to set broadcast flag in a transport stream file


Geetha

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"A broadcast flag is a set of status bits (or a "flag") sent in the data stream of a digital television program that indicates whether or not the data stream can be recorded, or if there are any restrictions on recorded content. Possible restrictions include the inability to save an unencrypted digital program to a hard disk or other non-volatile storage, inability to make secondary copies of recorded content (in order to share or archive), forceful reduction of quality when recording (such as reducing high-definition video to the resolution of standard TVs), and inability to skip over commercials."

 

Courtesy of Wikipedia :lol:

 

In other words - the TV company sets that - you can't (it's their version of DRM)

As a guess, possibly the original poster wants to know if they can create a video of their own, and set the broadcast flag so it can't be copied by someone else?

 

I don't believe thats within the realm of this consumer level software.

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Doubtful Dave - the flag is set in broadcast video and, unless there's a transmiting licence in play, you wouldn't need that

 

Anyway - as a licensed Ham, I'm allowed to transmit TV but the regulations specifically prohibit any encryption or cypher so it ain't applicable

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Dave ,you are right. I do have a transport file with me and i would like to know if there is any software which allows to set the broadcast flag in the .ts file.

 

I found TSReaderLite only showing the PAT,PMT IDs. I also tried to use HDTVtoMPEG2 software. This software allows to set the PIDs but does not even show the broadcast flag (leave alone edit it)!!!!!!!

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No Roxio suite will do that for you

 

As I said, the flag is only set if you are doing a transmission and the only people who would do that are the big broadcasting companies (it's their form of DRM) and any app to do that is highly specialised and likely to cost an arm and a leg

 

I still can't see why you think you would need it tho - as it's only embedded in a commercial TV transmission it's not very useful for domestic use

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Doubtful Dave - the flag is set in broadcast video and, unless there's a transmiting licence in play, you wouldn't need that

 

Anyway - as a licensed Ham, I'm allowed to transmit TV but the regulations specifically prohibit any encryption or cypher so it ain't applicable

Well, as I said, it was just a guess. :rolleyes:

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No Roxio suite will do that for you

 

As I said, the flag is only set if you are doing a transmission and the only people who would do that are the big broadcasting companies (it's their form of DRM) and any app to do that is highly specialised and likely to cost an arm and a leg

 

I still can't see why you think you would need it tho - as it's only embedded in a commercial TV transmission it's not very useful for domestic use

Daithi, my guess is that he's thinking it is embedded in the video stream, and can be used as copy protection on his DVD. Again, that's my guess, and I have no idea how it actually works, except from what you're saying, that it is only part of the over-the-air transmission, and not part of the video stream.

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Hi All

 

I would like to know if anyone out there knows how to set the broadcast flag in a transport stream file.

 

Regards

Geetha

 

I thought that I didn't understand a different post but this one doesn't even give a hint. Is this somehow related to a Roxio product?

 

In answer to your question - YES - probably. :rolleyes:

 

Have you googled?

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"A broadcast flag is a set of status bits (or a "flag") sent in the data stream of a digital television program that indicates whether or not the data stream can be recorded, or if there are any restrictions on recorded content. Possible restrictions include the inability to save an unencrypted digital program to a hard disk or other non-volatile storage, inability to make secondary copies of recorded content (in order to share or archive), forceful reduction of quality when recording (such as reducing high-definition video to the resolution of standard TVs), and inability to skip over commercials."

 

Courtesy of Wikipedia :lol:

 

In other words - the TV company sets that - you can't (it's their version of DRM)

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