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    multimedia/w_scan2: add working fork of expiring multimedia/w_scan · 336c4695
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    w_scan2 is a small channel scan tool which generates ATSC, DVB-C,
    DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T/T2 channels.conf files.
    
    It's based on the old "scan" tool from linuxtv-dvb-apps-1.1.0. The
    differences are:
    * no initial tuning data needed, because scanning without this data
      is exactly what a scan tool like this should do.
    * it detects automatically which DVB/ATSC card to use.
    * much more output formats, interfacing to other dtv software.
    
    w_scan2 is a fork of the original w_scan from
    https://www.gen2vdr.de/wirbel/w_scan/index2.html
    
    Main changes from w_scan to w_scan2:
    * keep duplicate transponders by default because a stronger transponder
      with the same ID might have a higher frequency and be discarded simply
      because it's scanned later. Also don't replace the current transponder
      with an advertised one by default. The latter may have a lower signal
      strength. More details here:
      https://stefantalpalaru.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/scan-all-the-things/
      The old behaviour can be enabled with -d (--delete-duplicate-transponders).
    * re-enable VHF band III in Europe
    
    WWW: https://github.com/stefantalpalaru/w_scan2
    
    Suggested by:	hselasky
    336c4695