[vdr] rotor-ng in development [was [ANNOUNCE] vdr-actuator-1.2.0 plugin]

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Sun Mar 20 23:08:45 CET 2011


I only have a Nexus-s for sat card and right now my rotor alignment is 
all screwed up. Relays went bad and had to replace them. I left the 
rotor elevation setting untouched but now it over shoots more and more 
the farther it goes as if the elevation is wrong. Haven't had time to 
look into it.

On 3/20/2011 2:20 PM, Morfsta wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Morfsta<morfsta at gmail.com>  wrote:
>
>> This really is sorely missing from VDR. Its a nice project which I
>> might look at if I ever get a spare moment! First I would have to
>> update my VDR from 1.7.0 with multiproto as lack of good support for
>> vdr-rotor has been holding me back from upgrading to S2API and later
>> development versions of VDR.
>
> Well, it took awhile but I have updated to yavdr 0.3 with S2API and a
> NV card and it is pretty stable now.
>
> The old rotor plugin is pretty unstable with yavdr (and perhaps later
> versions of VDR in general) and it seemed that no-one wanted to fix
> it, so I finally got around to modifying the actuator plugin to work
> with my disecq rotor (well actually a V-BOX hooked up to a 24V
> actuator). I can now get rid of the rotor plugin completely and drive
> my dish to the right positions and find / tune satellites with the
> modified actuator plugin, which IMHO works and looks better.  It also
> allows me to scan DVB-S channels right from the plugin too.
>
> I'd like to release it at some point when I've tidied it up (perhaps
> as rotor-ng or something), but one issue I have is with DVB-S2 signal
> tuning and scanning on my Hauppauge Nova HD-S2 card - does anyone have
> this functionality working either with this card or another card with
> the actuator plugin's scanner?
>
> When I tune to a DVB-S2 channel (QPSK or 8PSK) within the plugin I get
> nothing, but when I tune in VDR the plugin shows full lock etc. I'd
> like to get this functionality working before releasing it and I
> thought it might be a problem with the card not supporting
> ROLLOFF_AUTO but that doesn't make any difference.
>
> Any help would be great.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Morfsta
>
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