[vdr] CAM auto resetting - feature request??

Oliver Schinagl oliver at schinagl.nl
Thu Dec 23 21:59:19 CET 2010


On 12/23/10 04:48, Simon Baxter wrote:
>> On 12/23/10 00:14, Simon Baxter wrote:
>>>> hello Klaus,
>>>>
>>>> I tried the patch below with a knc1 dvb-c, tt c1500 and tt connect
>>>> ct-3650
>>>> I used a alphacrypt light and I also tried the classic module
>>>>
>>>> always the same behavior - if I zap from encrypted channel to
>>>> encrypted channel in some situations vdr says "channel not available"
>>>> if I reset the cam manually it works again immediately
>>>> I also tried vdr 1.4 with my old tt ff c2300 and I had no problems
>>>>
>>>> maybe its a general vdr 1.7.x cam handling problem
>>>>
>>>> any idea - what I can do or test to identify where the problem is?
>>>>
>>>> thanks
>>>
>>> I had assumed this was due to some problem with CAM keys from the
>>> provider expiring, or something.  I still intermittantly get "channel
>>> not available", but haven't found any way to recreate the problem at
>>> will.
>> I have exactly this aswel. It happens from 'surfing channels'. Never
>> happens while watching the same channel continuously. Cannot say for
>> sure it doesn't happen when surfing within the same bouquet.
>
> I have multiple cards, 2x DVB-C+CAM, 2xDVB-S FTA.  I sometimes get
> these messages when watching FTA too, when encrypted channels are
> recording and changing in the background.
>
>
>>>
>>> I also occasionally have a CAM crash - where the status in goes from
>>> "ALPHACRYPT" to "CAM PRESENT" or "CAM READY".  A manual reset (or
>>> multiple) fixes this, but I get no decryption during a "crash".
>> Yep, also this, only for "Conax Conditional Acess". Resetting it works
>> best when using an FTA channel it seems.
>>>
>>> ...problems I've had to live with for months.  Gave up asking and
>>> installed an FTA satellite dish for 50% of my mostly watched channels.
>> I'm looking at an oscam solution right now, but need to get a proper
>> card reader, or try to get my old towitoko chipdrive going.
>
> Don't know anything about oscam...
oscam is a softcam, it requires a smartcard reader and your smartcard,
so its nothing illegal, also you can use 1 smartcard on more than 1 dvb
card, even CI-less cards.
>
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