XPADxpert

In Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) according to ETSI EN 300 401 there is the possibility to transmit Programm Associated Data (PAD) just within the audio bitstream. The same applies to ETSI TS 102 563, which is commonly also known as DAB+. The PAD is transmitted by embedding X-PAD (extended PAD) and F-PAD (fixed PAD) data into regions designated for such auxiliary information. Several applications can be transmitted in parallel and independent from each other this way to the consumer's device.

The XPADxpert displays this information within a DAB(+) recording and enables interested persons to take a look at what exactly is transmitted and to check for possible bugs. It is written in Java and provided as freeware without any warranty.

 Screenshots

SLS catSLS simulation DL/DL+ Journaline F-PAD + X-PAD w/o CIs ETI/RDI filter Save payload
MOT SlideShow catSLS Dynamic Label (Plus) Journaline F-PAD + X-PAD without CIs ETI/RDI filter Save payload


 Supported applications


 Supported file types

*.mp2
DAB audio frames (e.g. from Andreas Gsinn's DAB Player, Terratec's NOXON software, DVBviewer's Radio.exe)
*.aac
DAB+ audio frames (e.g. from DVBviewer's Radio.exe)
*.mp4, *.m4a
MP4 containing DAB+ audio frames (e.g. from Andreas Gsinn's DAB Player, Terratec's NOXON software, hardware DAB+ receivers)
*.dab
DAB+ super frames with Reed Solomon coding (e.g. from Terratec's NOXON software)
*.msc
DAB+ super frames without Reed Solomon coding
*.eti, *.eni, *
DAB ETI(NI, G.703; NA, G.704) (e.g. from dabtools' dab2eti, IB Mulka's DAB-XPlorer)
*.rdi
DAB RDI (e.g. from IRT's DAB-Scout, IB Mulka's DAB-XPlorer)
*.ts
pseudo MPEG-TS containing DAB ETI(NI, G.703; NA, G.704) (e.g. from satellite feeds)
*.pad
custom PAD format (e.g. for testing purposes)

 Download

 XPADxpert v1.10 (01.01.2016)

 Links


 Contact

If you have questions/suggestions/criticism or want to provide test samples, please contact me at the e-mail address mentioned in the imprint or use the discussion thread.

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 Changelog

v1.10 (01.01.2016)

v1.9a (31.10.2015)

v1.9 (11.07.2015)

v1.8 (05.05.2015)

v1.7 (21.04.2015)

v1.6 (13.06.2014)

v1.5 (06.02.2014)

v1.4a (05.09.2013)

v1.4 (02.09.2013)

v1.3a (25.06.2013)

v1.3 (25.06.2013)

v1.2 (20.06.2013)

v1.1 (27.05.2013)

v1.0 (23.05.2013)

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