[linux-dvb] Can't record an encrypted channel and watch another in the same bouquet. (also teletext doesn't work for encrypted channels)

Brice DUBOST braice at braice.net
Mon Sep 29 20:11:54 CEST 2008

Simon Siemonsma wrote:
> I have a problem with encrypted channels.
> I have a Conax CAM Module (by Smit)
> Further I use a Technotrend T1500 Budget card with CI cart.
> With FTA channels everything works just fine.
> With encoded channels some things don't work.
> I can't record one channel and at the same time look at another channel from 
> the same bouquet. (Kaffeine says: "no CAM free", vdr says: "Channel not 
> available"
> Teletext doesn't work (vdr says: "Page 100-00 not found")
> When I start vdr I get the following in the log file:
> "CAM 1: module present
> CAM 1: module ready
> Conax Conditional Access, 01, CAFE, BABE
> CAM 1: doesn't reply to QUERY - only a single channel can be decrypted"
> This looks like the CAM can't just encode one channel at a time.
> But on the dvbshop Website they say:
> http://www.dvbshop.net/product_info.php/info/p2194_Conax-CAM--Rev--1-2----4-00e-by-Smit.html
> "MPEG DEMUX: Multi-channel SECTION and PID filter configurable through 
> software"
> in vdr's CAM menu is stated: "Number of sessions: 5"
> This looks like the CAM can handle multiple channels at a time isn't it?

I think this is your issue

I have a PowerCam Pro and I succed to send at least 5 channels at the
same time to it (as far as I remember, it supports 16 channels)

Hope this will help



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