ODR-PadEnc is an encoder for Programme Associated Data (PAD) and includes support for:
- MOT Slideshow (including catSLS), according to ETSI EN 301 234 and TS 101 499
- DLS (including DL Plus), according to ETSI EN 300 401 and TS 102 980
To encode DLS and Slideshow data, the
odr-padenc tool reads images
from a folder and DLS text from a file, and generates the PAD data
for the encoder.
For detailed usage, see the usage screen of the tool with the
More information is available on the Opendigitalradio wiki
- a C++11 compiler
- ImageMagick MagickWand (optional, for MOT Slideshow), version 6 (legacy) or 7
To install MagickWand on Debian or Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install libmagickwand-dev
To compile and install ODR-PadEnc:
./bootstrap ./configure make sudo make install
Please note that Debian Jessie and Ubuntu 16.04 shipped a version of ImageMagick that was affected by two memory leaks (see #2, and also Ubuntu's #1671630 and #1680543). Hence ODR-PadEnc increasingly consumed memory until it crashed.
This has been fixed with the following package versions:
- Debian Jessie: 8:18.104.22.168-5+deb8u9
- Ubuntu 16.04: 8:22.214.171.124-7ubuntu5.7
odr-padenc reads images from the specified folder, and generates the PAD
data for the encoder. This is communicated through a socket to the encoder. It
also reads DLS from a file, and includes this information in the PAD.
It can read all file formats supported by ImageMagick, and by default resizes them to 320x240 pixels, and compresses them as JPEG. If the input file is already a JPEG file of the correct size, and smaller than 50kB, it is sent without further compression. If the input file is a PNG that satisfies the same criteria, it is transmitted as PNG without any recompression.
If ImageMagick is not compiled in, or when enabled with the
-R option, the images
are not modified, and are transmitted as-is. Use this if you can guarantee that
the generated files are smaller than 50kB and not larger than 320x240 pixels.
Files whose name end in
_PadEncRawMode.jpg will always
be transmitted in RAW mode.
It may be useful to apply
optipng to any PNG file prior to transmission.
odr-sourcecompanion can insert the PAD data from
odr-padenc into the bitstream.
This is an ongoing development. Only some PAD lengths are supported,
ODR-PadEnc v2 is compatible with ODR-AudioEnc v2 and ODR-SourceCompanion v0.x, and uses a fifo to communicate between the tools.
ODR-PadEnc v3 replaced the fifo with a socket and is compatible with ODR-AudioEnc v3 and ODR-SourceCompanion v1.
odr-padenc is launched with the default character set options, it assumes
that the DLS text in the file is encoded in UTF-8, and will convert it according to
the DAB standard to the Complete EBU Latin based repertoire character set encoding.
If you set the character set encoding to any other setting (except
Complete EBU Latin based repertoire which needs no conversion),
odr-padenc will abort, as it does not support any other conversion than from
UTF-8 to Complete EBU Latin based repertoire.
You can however use the
-C option to transmit the untouched DLS text. In this
case, it is your responsibility to ensure the encoding is valid. For instance,
if your data is already encoded in Complete EBU Latin based repertoire, you
must specify both
Some receivers are unable to decode slides larger than some size, even within the allowed size limit given in the specification.
This encoder was initially called
mot-encoder and has been contributed by