[vdr] feature request easy diseqc setup and channelscan for vdr

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sat Feb 6 12:57:48 CET 2010


On 02.02.2010 07:35, Ian Bates wrote:
> On 1 Feb 2010, at 22:24, abbe normal wrote:
>> On 2/1/10, VDR User <user.vdr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 7:12 AM, Halim Sahin <halim.sahin at t-online.de> wrote:
>>>> Hi List and Klaus,
>>>>
>>>> It would be really nice if vdr could support diseqc setup directly in
>>>> vdr.
>>>>
>>>> I don't know if this can be done by a plugin but the current solution is
>>>> difficult for endusers.
>>>> Setting a diseqc.conf needs some knowledge in diseqc and it's commands.
>>>> A simple interface for creating a diseqc.conf can improove the
>>>> usability of vdr!
>>> Personally I think adding support for multiple diseqc switches is a
>>> more important feature as I've noticed several users asking how to do
>>> this in VDR -- which it unfortunately doesn't support.  I think this
>>> is actually one of the reasons some guys fumble around trying to
>>> cascade their diseqc switches.  However, not all switches can be
>>> cascaded and so they're left stuck.  Can't cascade, and no support for
>>> multiple switches.
>>>
>>>
>> hey guys
>>
>> i agree multi cards should be able to use mutli diseqc configs... or
>> at least be able to assign them to different switches that could be
>> used... would be nice to add more dishes and lnbs to my setup... would
>> like to do c and ku band dvb as well as have at least 2 to 3 fixed
>> dishes with lnbs on them now im limited to 4 max or use a very costly
>> switch...
>>
>> abby
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I have a diseqc-patch I that hacked together a couple of years ago relating to multi-cards/multi-switches that has served my purpose well.  It may not be the best way, it may even be the wrong way.  I will drag it out of the VDR box for all to see but that will not be for a couple of days.
> 
> MOTIVATION
> 
> I have three LNBs (28.2/5, 19.2, 13.0) and two cards, each card attached to a 4-way diseqc switch.  Despite the switches being the same model and bought at the same time each one responds to a different set of diseqc commands to change LNB.  IIRC one seemed to behave as a cascade of 2-way switches, the other responded to the more usual commands for a 4-way switch.
> 
> DESCRIPTION
> 
> Enter my hack.  It allows diseqc commands to be defined on a per-card basis (numbered 1, 2, ...).  How you determine which number corresponds to which card is left as an exercise for the reader (hint: the margin may not be big enough).  These defines are placed in 'diseqc-multi.conf' and start with the card number but are otherwise the same format as those found in 'diseqc.conf'.
> 
> CONFIGURATION
> 
> Configuration options within VDR are:
> 
> - use only the diseqc.conf defines, 
> - use only the diseqc-multi.conf, 
> - use the disqc-multi.conf if a card definition appears otherwise use the diseqc.conf defines.

I don't like the introduction of a separate diseqc-multi.conf file,
and also those additional setup options in VDR.

What about simply extending the existing diseqc.conf file to
accept device numbers, as in:

1 2 4:

S19.2E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 A W15 t
S19.2E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F1] W15 A W15 T
S19.2E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F2] W15 A W15 t
S19.2E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F3] W15 A W15 T

3 5:

S13.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 B W15 t
S13.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F5] W15 B W15 T
S13.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F6] W15 B W15 t
S13.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F7] W15 B W15 T


This could mean that devices 1, 2 and 4 can receive S19.2E,
while devices 3 and 5 can receive S13.0E.

If no device numbers (followed by a ':') are given, a setup
where every device can receive every satellite is assumed.

Once a line with device numbers (followed by a ':') appears,
these apply to all following diseqc lines, until the next
line with device numbers is seen.
If a diseqc line is parsed without a previous device line,
that diseqc line applies to all devices.

Klaus











More information about the vdr mailing list