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==Description==
 
==Description==
 
[[Image:Femon-plugin.jpg|thumb|Screenshot]]
 
[[Image:Femon-plugin.jpg|thumb|Screenshot]]
Shows DVB signal information on the OSD.
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Shows DVB signal information on the OSD. Since release 1.1.0, femon does not only support local DVB cards. An [[Svdrp]] server on the network can be used as datasource as well. This is an interesting feature for those running [[streamdev-plugin|streamdev-client]] on their VDR.
<pre>
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|## Channel Name ################### [AR][VF][A/DD][D][SVDRP]|
|## Channel Name ######################### [DD][AR][VF][A][D]|
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|[=====Signal Strength in % ==============|=================]|
|[==== Signal Strength in % ==============|=================]|
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|[=====Signal-to-Noise Ratio in % ========|=================]|
|[==== Signal-to-Noise Ratio in % ========|=================]|
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| STR: #0000 (0%)      BER: #00000000      Video: 0 Mbit/s |
| STR: #0000 (0%)      BER: #00000000      Video: 0 Mbit/s |
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| SNR: #0000 (0%)      UNC: #00000000      Audio: 0 kbit/s |
| SNR: #0000 (0%)      UNC: #00000000      Audio: 0 kbit/s |
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| [LOCK]    [SIGNAL]    [CARRIER]    [VITERBI]    [SYNC] |
| [LOCK]    [SIGNAL]    [CARRIER]    [VITERBI]    [SYNC] |
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STR    - Signal strength
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SNR    - Signal-to-noise ratio
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BER    - Bit error rate
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UNC    - Uncorrected blocks
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Video  - Calculated video bitrate in Mbit/s
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Audio  - Calculated audio / AC-3 bitrate in kbit/s
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LOCK    - Everything's working...
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SIGNAL  - Found something above the noise level
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CARRIER - Found a DVB signal
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VITERBI - FEC (forward error correction) is stable
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SYNC    - Found sync bytes
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AR      - Aspect Ratio: 1:1/4:3/16:9/2.21:1 (optional)
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VF      - Video format: PAL/NTSC (optional)
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A/DD    - Audio (0..5) / AC-3 track (optional)
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D      - Device number: 0..5 (optional)
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SVDRP  - Client-server extension active (optional, femon >= 1.1.0)
  
STR    - Signal strength
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===Handling===
SNR    - Signal-to-noise ratio
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BER    - Bit error rate
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UNC    - Uncorrected blocks
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Video  - Calculated video bitrate in Mbit/s
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Audio  - Calculated audio / AC-3 bitrate in kbit/s
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LOCK    - Everything's working...
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SIGNAL  - Found something above the noise level
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CARRIER - Found a DVB signal
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VITERBI - FEC (forward error correction) is stable
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SYNC    - Found sync bytes
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DD      - AC-3 stream (optional)
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AR      - Aspect Ratio: 1:1/4:3/16:9/2.21:1 (optional)
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VF      - Video format: PAL/NTSC (optional)
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A      - Audio track: 1..2 (optional)
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D      - Device number: 0..3 (optional)
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==Hardware requirements==
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* DVB card
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==Software requirements==
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==Installation==
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See [[plugin installation]]
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===Options===
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<pre>
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# added preliminary NTSC support
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NTSC_SYSTEM=1
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==Handling==
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{| border=1 cellpadding=2 cellspacing=0
 
{| border=1 cellpadding=2 cellspacing=0
 
|- bgcolor=#efdead
 
|- bgcolor=#efdead
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|bgcolor=#efefef|Ok            || Switch between display modes: basic, transponder, stream, AC-3
 
|bgcolor=#efefef|Ok            || Switch between display modes: basic, transponder, stream, AC-3
 
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|-
|bgcolor=#efefef|Right/Left    || Switch to next/previous device that provides the current channel
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|bgcolor=#efefef|Green        || Select next audio track
 
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|-
|bgcolor=#efefef|Green        || Select language (APID)
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|bgcolor=#efefef|Yellow        || Select audio channel: stereo, mono left, mono right
 
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|-
 
|bgcolor=#efefef|Back          || Exit plugin
 
|bgcolor=#efefef|Back          || Exit plugin
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|-
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|bgcolor=#efefef|Right/Left    || Switch to next/previous device that provides the current channel
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Problems==
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''Femon - A real womon who lives according to her natural feminine inclinations.''
* The plugin supports only those DVB cards with _one_ frontend (do any cards with multiple frontends even exist?), because I haven't yet figured howto do it without patching the VDR core.
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* Sometimes (read always) ttxtsubs plugin messes up the OSD - user should disable ttxtsubs, but closing and reopening the femon plugin might help temporarily as well. Btw., this same thing happens with OSDTeletext plugin too :)
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==Hardware requirements==
* Disable the stream analysis to speed up heavy zapping sessions.
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* DVB card
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==Software requirements==
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'''Only''' for using the client-server extension (SVDRP service)
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* Femon-plugin >= 1.1.0 (client and server)
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* [[Svdrpservice-plugin]] >= 0.0.2 (client)
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* [[Dummydevice-plugin]] >= 1.0.1 (recommended for server)
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==Installation==
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See [[plugin installation]]
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===Options===
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{| border=1 cellpadding=2 cellspacing=0
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|- bgcolor=#efdead
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!Option
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!Description
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|-
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| FEMON_NTSC=1
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| OSD defaults for NTSC system
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|-
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| FEMON_DEBUG=1
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| Additional debugging information
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|}
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==Notes==
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* The plugin supports only those DVB cards with _one_ frontend, because I haven't yet figured howto do it without patching the VDR core.
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* Disable the stream analyze to speed up heavy zapping sessions.
 
* The signal strength and signal-to-noise ratio values are comparable only between the same brand/model frontends. Due to the lack of proper frontend specifications those values cannot be calculated into any real units.
 
* The signal strength and signal-to-noise ratio values are comparable only between the same brand/model frontends. Due to the lack of proper frontend specifications those values cannot be calculated into any real units.
* Shrinked OSD is available for NTSC users: make NTSC_SYSTEM=1
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* If the OSD isn't visible, you've configured the OSD height too big or too small. Please, try to adjust the variable on the setup page before writing any bug reports. NTSC users should use a shrinked default OSD height by compiling the plugin with: make FEMON_NTSC=1
* The device switching feature is still non-functional.
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==Links==
 
==Links==
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[[Category:Plugins]]
 
[[Category:Plugins]]
  
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{{i18n|femon-plugin}}
[[de:Femon-plugin]]
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Latest revision as of 08:49, 19 September 2006

Description

Screenshot

Shows DVB signal information on the OSD. Since release 1.1.0, femon does not only support local DVB cards. An Svdrp server on the network can be used as datasource as well. This is an interesting feature for those running streamdev-client on their VDR.

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|## Channel Name ################### [AR][VF][A/DD][D][SVDRP]|
|[=====Signal Strength in % ==============|=================]|
|[=====Signal-to-Noise Ratio in % ========|=================]|
| STR: #0000 (0%)       BER: #00000000       Video: 0 Mbit/s |
| SNR: #0000 (0%)       UNC: #00000000       Audio: 0 kbit/s |
| [LOCK]     [SIGNAL]     [CARRIER]     [VITERBI]     [SYNC] |
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STR     - Signal strength
SNR     - Signal-to-noise ratio
BER     - Bit error rate
UNC     - Uncorrected blocks
Video   - Calculated video bitrate in Mbit/s
Audio   - Calculated audio / AC-3 bitrate in kbit/s

LOCK    - Everything's working...
SIGNAL  - Found something above the noise level
CARRIER - Found a DVB signal
VITERBI - FEC (forward error correction) is stable
SYNC    - Found sync bytes

AR      - Aspect Ratio: 1:1/4:3/16:9/2.21:1 (optional)
VF      - Video format: PAL/NTSC (optional)
A/DD    - Audio (0..5) / AC-3 track (optional)
D       - Device number: 0..5 (optional)
SVDRP   - Client-server extension active (optional, femon >= 1.1.0)

Handling

Key Description
ChanUp/ChanDn Switch channel up/down
Up/Down Switch channel up/down
0-9 Select channel
Ok Switch between display modes: basic, transponder, stream, AC-3
Green Select next audio track
Yellow Select audio channel: stereo, mono left, mono right
Back Exit plugin
Right/Left Switch to next/previous device that provides the current channel

Femon - A real womon who lives according to her natural feminine inclinations.

Hardware requirements

  • DVB card

Software requirements

Only for using the client-server extension (SVDRP service)

Installation

See plugin installation

Options

Option Description
FEMON_NTSC=1 OSD defaults for NTSC system
FEMON_DEBUG=1 Additional debugging information

Notes

  • The plugin supports only those DVB cards with _one_ frontend, because I haven't yet figured howto do it without patching the VDR core.
  • Disable the stream analyze to speed up heavy zapping sessions.
  • The signal strength and signal-to-noise ratio values are comparable only between the same brand/model frontends. Due to the lack of proper frontend specifications those values cannot be calculated into any real units.
  • If the OSD isn't visible, you've configured the OSD height too big or too small. Please, try to adjust the variable on the setup page before writing any bug reports. NTSC users should use a shrinked default OSD height by compiling the plugin with: make FEMON_NTSC=1

Links

[1] http://www.saunalahti.fi/~rahrenbe/vdr/femon Plugin homepage