the HD channels require of course a HD subscription, and also a DVB-S2 card.
djaggar: And now for some good news - HD channels work.
MyTheatre 4 Beta, NDSCAM 0.0.0.7, 45x sky card (of course for HD), old Jaycar reader
I can't get ATI HW acceleration to work with MyTheatre (can't see any option in the menus, and hacking the registery didn't seem to work either), so picture was very jumpy on old P4 Presecot 3.2 GHz - CPU maxed out at 100%. Audio OK ...
Watched Sport 1 HD, TV3 HD & Aux HD (cartoon network in SD???). The version of MyTheatre is very unstable with S2 cards so runs for about one minute and dies ... I didn't look further as I doubt it is anything more than beta s2 code.
Now scratching my head over GBPVR (hopefully more stable S2 support) and a manual S2 setup
fieryblast: I know that you need a dvb-s2 card which i have but I am not able to find the channels. Even when they aren't decrypted you should be able to find them when you scan the satelite unless they weren't in the config file for the satelite itself.
fieryblast: Hi, ive just finished building mysef one of those smartcard readers (and i did the mod to it, didnt work otherwise). Im able to decode with ndscam 0.0.0.7 but not version 0.0.0.5. Im using an 17xx card unfortunately and even tho it decodes fine for like 10-30 seconds then dies and have to reselect the ca stream i ndscam monitor. btw i cant get it to stick on 0x96A for some reason. This is using altdvb as mediaportal for some reason wont decode at alll. One thing I noticed is that my insterted card led almost fully turns off when the card is being read.Any ideas? I would love to fix this problem. ATM in not even sure if I get at 45xx card that it will make any difference as I think it may be the card reader but it seems to be built right.
fieryblast: Ive just tested with gareths version on ndscam and it works quite well. Still have the 10 sec bug ?but otherwise its stable. CMD=12 doesnt seems to do anything. I still cant get MediaPortal running with it. When I look at NDScam logs it says something about invalid code. As far as ive mangaed to debug it its the MDAPI filter that doesnt proccess the data from NDS cam right but I guess this could all be fixed if I can get a 45xx card.A workaround for the 10second bug for 17xx cards might be to timeshift the file for say 5-10 seconds then decode the file on the fly and prefetch the codes in advance after that so that there isnt any delay in decoding. Problem with this approach is that there isnt any program that timeshifts an encrypted stream to file then decodes it for playback, all in one app. ?For a gapless playback we need to prefetch the next set of codes about a second before(for 17xx cards, not sure about 45xx cards) we need them as currently the it takes about a second to get the codes and proccess them and start decoding. NDScam does this already but for some reason it doesnt work very well with the 17xx cards. And without the source code to ndscam we cant try to fix it, and without a small timeshift we can't get the next set of codes from the data stream to send to the card earlier to compensate for the proccesing time.thats my opinion anyway
cranz: Ok here you go then. Quick job put up, will have another crack at a better guide *hopefully* this weekend when I have some more time to play around (and run another coax cable to this room!)
fieryblast: Yes. I know what the mods were for. However they dont hurt so no harm done. For the folders to be created you need to install mdapi. For some the automated install fails so you have to do it by hand then it works. Basicly copy all the files to the tv server directory and then do regsvr32 on the or ax files (forgot what they were exactly). then it should work.
idkpmiller: I see someone was tinkering with GBPVR any luck?
1. I am trying to see if I could get my Dreambox with a 45xx card to stream the unencrypted channel to GBPVR. Easy part - done
2. Want the dreambox to share the 45xx key - think this is done, need next step to confirm.
3. Need GBPVR to receive the key and use it to decrypt a local DVB-S signal
Is this possible? any clues on how to acheive steps 3 would be great
graemer:fieryblast: Yes. I know what the mods were for. However they dont hurt so no harm done. For the folders to be created you need to install mdapi. For some the automated install fails so you have to do it by hand then it works. Basicly copy all the files to the tv server directory and then do regsvr32 on the or ax files (forgot what they were exactly). then it should work.
Thanks for the pointer fieryblast..
Scary stuff - Unix guy playing with cmd and install files in Vista 64!
Anyway, as you can tell, Vista in't my forte, so when trying to register the mdapifilter.ax from the cmd tool, I get an error box saying the register server has stopped working. Is there something special I have to do to make it work? I have just copied the step out of the install script.