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

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sat Feb 6 13:38:50 CET 2010


On 06.02.2010 13:26, Ian Bates wrote:
> On 6 Feb 2010, at 11:57, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> 
>> 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
> 
> 
> Dear Klaus, all,
> 
> That sounds good.  Using this proposal I would configure my system with the following diseqc.conf:
> 
> # diseqc.conf
> 
> S28.2E a1...
> S28.2E a2...
> S28.2E a3...
> S28.2E a4...
> 
> S19.2E b1...
> S19.2E b2...
> S19.2E b3...
> S19.2E b4...
> 
> S13.0E c1...
> S13.0E c2...
> S13.0E c3...
> S13.0E c4...
> 
> 2:
> 
> S28.2E A1...
> S28.2E A2...
> S28.2E A3...
> S28.2E A4...
> 
> S19.2E B1...
> S19.2E B2...
> S19.2E B3...
> S19.2E B4...
> 
> S13.0E B1...
> S13.0E B2...
> S13.0E B3...
> S13.0E B4...
> 
> # EOF
> 
> where [a-cA-C][1-4]... are diseqc command sequences.
> 
> If I understand correctly, with Klaus' proposal my 'normal' switch (card 1) would use the [a-c][1-4]... commands, and my problem switch (attached to card 2) would use the [A-C][1-4]... commands.  Any additional cards would also use the [a-c][1-4]... commands.

You would have to put

1:

at the beginning of that file, because otherwise everything before the

2:

would be applicable to *all* devices, including #2. The first entry that fits
will be used.

> Unless I have understood incorrectly this gets my vote, if someone implements!

Don't worry, I'll do that.

Klaus




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