Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 176


Topic # 85811 25-Jun-2011 16:41
Send private message

In case anyone is interested. I've written a service wrapper of oscam to allow you to use oscam like a windows service.

http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/windows-desktop/service-wrapper-for-oscam/





Create new topic
423 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 485809 25-Jun-2011 16:59
Send private message

Thanks for this.

I'm still yet to get acamd + oscam to play together nicely, but this'll be useful when they do.

For some reason, sometimes when I change channels acamd forgets to send a request to oscam. I have to wait for 10 seconds for acamd to try again.

I was wondering if you have the same problem? If you don't, I'd really like to get a look at your config files.


Thanks.



1082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 485834 25-Jun-2011 18:13
Send private message

I've seen something similar, I'm using Win7x64>MediaPortal>MDAPI>acamd>oscam>omnikey1021>NZ45xx. In my case it couldn't get it to work until I replaced the WDM driver on my Technisat SkyStar2 DVB-S card with the BDA driver. It might be best to crack open another thread if you've got more questions then others can chip too,




 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
1055 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted

  Reply # 485875 25-Jun-2011 19:50
Send private message

Is that a Skystar HD 2, or really the regular B2C2 based Skystar?
I *think* TV Server has dedicated code for the Skystar 2 WDM driver because apparently the BDA driver is terrible... or at least has some interesting quirks...



1082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 485883 25-Jun-2011 20:08
Send private message

Original SS2. No diseqc support in BDA but apart from that I've always found it MUCH better than WDM both in terms of stability and channel change speed. The only reason I was using the WDM driver was because the LATEST BDA (4.6.0) in win7 x64 exhibited someting very strange. Installed fine, MP saw the card and would scan it but it was hit and miss with finding anything. When trying to timeshift there would be heaps of discontinuities. Switched to 4.5.1 and everything including mdapi stuff works perfect. :) one other advantage of the WDM driver is the setup4pc tool that comes with it which has a reliable signal strength/quality meter.




1055 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted

  Reply # 485898 25-Jun-2011 20:47
Send private message

The only reason I was using the WDM driver was because the LATEST BDA (4.6.0) in win7 x64 exhibited someting very strange. Installed fine, MP saw the card and would scan it but it was hit and miss with finding anything. When trying to timeshift there would be heaps of discontinuities.

Could be that you needed to use the older DVB-S network provider or use stop graph mode. The issue that I was referring to earlier was that B2C2 based tuners don't align the TS packets to the sync byte:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/epgcollector/forums/forum/1125945/topic/4419087

I've been meaning to buy myself one of the Skystar tuners for testing because some of that WDM support code is really messy. Anyhow, glad you got it working. Smile



1082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 485911 25-Jun-2011 22:23
Send private message

You can have this one if you've got another DVB-S card of some kind to swap it for :)






1082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  Reply # 487596 29-Jun-2011 22:55
Send private message

oscamSVC updated.




Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41


New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16


New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13


Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
Posted 10-May-2018 14:09



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.