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# 19359 13-Feb-2008 21:02
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Hi guys, as I am not anywhere near a pro I am having trouble understanding both the manufacturers instructions on using DVB-S on my card and what I have read here.

What I want is for my card to work with freeview in the MCE enviroment (eventually with DVB-T as well so I can get prime - at the moment I have very poor tv signal so I assume I will have to upgrade my antenna at some point).
I am running MCE version 2005 with update rollup 2 installed.

The only step by step instructions for doing the regedit thing (which seems to be the preffered way for geekzone people) are in german and even automatically translated they are over my head and skip a few steps.

Can anyone please give me a hand? I cna install the drivers and standard software OK but when I try and install the "MCE_soft_encoder" it seems to munt up my media center reciever and I get never ending error messages. I have tried to do teh reg edits without this but the do not seem to work.

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  # 110499 13-Feb-2008 21:12
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Do you have an MPEG2 encoder installed on your system?

Just FYI you will not be able to view Freeview DVB-T transmissions on XP MCE using the MCE interface, you will have to move to a 3rd party TV application to do so.

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  # 110509 13-Feb-2008 21:51
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To get Freeview working via DVB-S with MCE 2005 do the following (this won't do the guide, but will atleast test to see if everything is working:

1.  Install Hauppuage 4.1 Drivers only - you don't any of the other software installed.  I also assume you have your dish plugged into the HVR-3000.

2.  Copy the bolded text below exactly into Notepad (this assumes you have an older 11300 LNB).  Save this file to your desktop and call it Freeview.reg

REGEDIT4


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\Parameters]
"DVBS_as_DVBT"=dword:00000001 ; Enable remapping support


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\DVBS_as_DVBT]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\DVBS_as_DVBT\177500] ; #5
"dvbs_freq"=dword:BE1040 ; 12456000
"dvbs_polarity"=dword:1 ; 1
"dvbs_srate"=dword:57E4 ; 22500
"nit_onid"=dword:2F ; 47
"nit_tsid"=dword:15 ; 21
"nit_nid"=dword:1 ; 1
"DiSEqC_Port"=dword:0 ; 0
"dvbs_LowOsc"=dword:AC6CA0 ; 11300000
"dvbs_HighOsc"=dword:AC6CA0 ; 11300000
"dvbs_SwitchFreq"=dword:0 ; 0


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\DVBS_as_DVBT\184500] ; #6
"dvbs_freq"=dword:BE79B8 ; 12483000
"dvbs_polarity"=dword:1 ; 1
"dvbs_srate"=dword:57E4 ; 22500
"nit_onid"=dword:2F ; 47
"nit_tsid"=dword:16 ; 22
"nit_nid"=dword:1 ; 1
"DiSEqC_Port"=dword:0 ; 0
"dvbs_LowOsc"=dword:AC6CA0 ; 11300000
"dvbs_HighOsc"=dword:AC6CA0 ; 11300000
"dvbs_SwitchFreq"=dword:0 ; 0


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\DVBS_as_DVBT\191500] ; #7
"dvbs_freq"=dword:C15818 ; 12636000
"dvbs_polarity"=dword:2 ; 2
"dvbs_srate"=dword:57E4 ; 5100
"nit_onid"=dword:A9 ; 169
"nit_tsid"=dword:6 ; 6
"nit_nid"=dword:1 ; 1
"DiSEqC_Port"=dword:0 ; 0
"dvbs_LowOsc"=dword:AC6CA0 ; 11300000
"dvbs_HighOsc"=dword:AC6CA0 ; 11300000
"dvbs_SwitchFreq"=dword:0 ; 0

3.  Double click on the file you just saved.  This will ask if you want to add some stuff to the registry.  Say yes.

4.  Reboot.

5.  Open Media Center

6.  Goto Setup --> TV (can't remember the exact locations anymore).

7.  When it ask for your location say Australia - this is critical if you don't it won't use the DVB-S to DVB-T mod above.

8.  Scan for channels, it should find about 18 Freeview services.

All going well you should see some channels, if you do its not very hard to get the guide going - if not check the hardware and repeat.

Like sbiddle said there won't be any support for the NZ DVB-T in MCE 2005, not now or in the future.  You can add Prime, but only as an analog channel.  This is the only time you will need the SoftMCE encoder, if you just want Freeview via DVB-S you don't need it.

Hope this helps.


 
 
 
 




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# 110760 15-Feb-2008 06:35
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This is why I love Geekzone, thanks so much.

I will give the EPG a go over the weekend.  Laughing

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  # 110819 15-Feb-2008 15:32
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sbiddle: Do you have an MPEG2 encoder installed on your system?

Just FYI you will not be able to view Freeview DVB-T transmissions on XP MCE using the MCE interface, you will have to move to a 3rd party TV application to do so.


I'm jsut wondering if I can capture the transmissions with say gbpvr and watch them on a PS3? That means I need to setup a DLNA server on the machine that is doing the capture (like Tversity) and streaming the H.264 content to the PS3 and telling Tversity not to transcode the content. I am guessing the H.264 files that are coming in are in a .ts container with h.264 video and AC-3 audio?




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  # 110822 15-Feb-2008 15:42
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lchiu7:
sbiddle: Do you have an MPEG2 encoder installed on your system?

Just FYI you will not be able to view Freeview DVB-T transmissions on XP MCE using the MCE interface, you will have to move to a 3rd party TV application to do so.


I'm jsut wondering if I can capture the transmissions with say gbpvr and watch them on a PS3? That means I need to setup a DLNA server on the machine that is doing the capture (like Tversity) and streaming the H.264 content to the PS3 and telling Tversity not to transcode the content. I am guessing the H.264 files that are coming in are in a .ts container with h.264 video and AC-3 audio?


It's worth a shot. The Freeview recordings are .ts with H.264 video and AAC audio.

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  # 110858 15-Feb-2008 21:04
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sbiddle:
lchiu7:
sbiddle: Do you have an MPEG2 encoder installed on your system?

Just FYI you will not be able to view Freeview DVB-T transmissions on XP MCE using the MCE interface, you will have to move to a 3rd party TV application to do so.


I'm jsut wondering if I can capture the transmissions with say gbpvr and watch them on a PS3? That means I need to setup a DLNA server on the machine that is doing the capture (like Tversity) and streaming the H.264 content to the PS3 and telling Tversity not to transcode the content. I am guessing the H.264 files that are coming in are in a .ts container with h.264 video and AC-3 audio?


It's worth a shot. The Freeview recordings are .ts with H.264 video and AAC audio.


Partial success but not sure I am testing the right thing.  I downloaded the BBC clip Beyonce - a .ts file. That didn't play at all. THen ran a program called tsremux on it which created a .m2ts file. This was recognised by the PS3 and played really smoothly (20Mb/s) but no audio. The audio appears to be MPEG2 audio which I am not sure the PS3 can play in this container. It needs to be AAC or AC-3. Sounds like the NZ broadcasts are H.264 with AAC audio but I have no samples to test with.  Anybody have any small samples (50Mb) they can upload for a test?

Thanks

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 110870 15-Feb-2008 21:37
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Fossie has some samples here in his blog

 
 
 
 


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  # 110873 15-Feb-2008 21:45
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Yes I found one - says it's TV3 news but it was CSI Miami. Same problem - after remuxing into .m2ts plays fine (this sample was at about 6-7mbs) but no audio. Guess the PS3 can't play MP2 audio and I am going to have to work out how to demux the audio and convert to AAC or AC-3 and mux it back. Hardly plug and play then.




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System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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That CSI sample only has mpeg audio, Fossie has some samples in his blog with AAC audio. Try one of those and see how you go.






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  # 111811 20-Feb-2008 10:37
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Tried them all including the BBC clip. Can play the video but no audio. Can't play them at all on my PC - very jerky etc.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 112606 24-Feb-2008 09:19
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Hey RustyGonad why do you have the third transponder (12636) in your regedit file?
What does that give you?

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  # 112636 24-Feb-2008 11:22
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CYaBro: Hey RustyGonad why do you have the third transponder (12636) in your regedit file?
What does that give you?


Good spotting!!!  Its the secret transponder - gives you Sky channels for free...

But seriously - forgot it was even there - it does nothing, was having a play around one day, and must have forgot to remove it.

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