The Settings Window

The Settings Window can be accessed via the menu bar of the Main Window. It provides several possibilities to customize TransEdit and control the behavior of the Scanner and Analyzer. The two buttons at the bottom perform the following actions:

General | Scanner | Analyzer | Preview | Hardware

General Tab

The General Tab contains options that apply to the Scanner and Analyzer.

ATSC is a US standard for terrestrial and cable television. ISDB is a Japanese broadcast standard that is also used in South America.

TransEdit internally creates a virtual IPTV device, that – in contrast to DVBViewer Pro – is neither listed on the Hardware Tab nor in the [Hardware] section of the file TransEdit.ini.

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Scanner Tab

The upper part of the Scanner Tab contains several scanner-related options:

If a description in your list shall not be overwritten, even if the option above is ticked, you may protect it by an exclamation mark (!) at the beginning (after the scan date, if there is any - see below).

If you want only single transponder descriptions to carry a scan date, you alternatively may insert the AT character (@) at the beginning. TransEdit replaces it by the scan date.

The lower part of the Scanner Tab allows to adjust the maximum time that TransEdit waits for data to arrive.

The default values will be sufficient in most cases. However, there might be channels that are transmitting the data more slowly, or other conditions prevent TransEdit from reading the tables in time. In this case it may help to increase the timeout values. But have in mind that it may slow down scanning in general. On the other side you can try to improve the scan speed by lowering the timeout values.

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Analyzer Tab

This tab provides options for the TS Analyzer and its recorder.

The Event Information Table is one of the broadcasted service information tables that are listed on the left side of the TS Analyzer Window. The EIT contains the EPG data for the whole transponder, and sometimes even data for other transponders or networks. Evaluating every bit of information in this table may create a huge number of tree-view entries – more than 500,000 on some transponders! That's why the Analyzer Tab provides options to suppress reading the EIT or parts of it, in order to avoid a high memory and CPU usage. Particularly transponders broadcasting EPG data for a lot of other transponders may let the TransEdit Analyzer occupy several hundred MB of memory. If the memory usage exceeds 95% the Analyzer puts on the emergency break and refuses to collect more "EIT - Other" data in order to keep your PC responsive.

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Preview Tab

The Preview Tab allows to select DirectShow components, that are used by the Preview function for TV/Radio playback. A change takes effect when TransEdit (re)starts playback after you have selected a channel for preview in the Scanner Window resp. a service or stream in the Analyzer Window.

H.264 HD decoding may cause a high CPU load, unless hardware acceleration (by the graphics card) is available and the decoder uses it. Software decoding may freeze TransEdit temporarily if the CPU is too slow.

Setting the decoder selection to „<System Default>“ delegates it to the DirectShow Filter Manager, sometimes with questionable results. Preferably select decoders that are known to work well. Right-clicking the Preview Window opens a popup menu that enumerates the actually used DirectShow filters and allows to open their property pages, if available. Additionally TransEdit adds the filter graph to the Running Objects Table (ROT) of Windows, enabling to examine it with GraphEdit („Connect To Remote Graph“).

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Hardware Tab

The Hardware Tab provides device-specific settings.

Hardware PID filtering can be useful for receiving transponders with a very high data rate exceeding the hardware's maximum transfer rate, thus causing loss of data. DVB devices with BDA driver usually deliver the whole transponder. The TS Analyzer automatically activates „whole transponder“ mode, if necessary, because it needs the unfiltered streams for a complete analysis.

Devices should only be restricted to certain groups as far as necessary. If you try to scan, and TransEdit can't find a matching device for the group assigned to the transponder list, you will get a „There is no matching DVB device for this transponder list“ error message.

Unicable antenna sockets are often labeled with the values that have to be entered here:

Please note: Performing a manual device detection may also be necessary after a driver update, if TransEdit cannot address the device anymore.

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