<br>Perfect,<br><br>I`m currently writing a parser in perl that converts the new firmware that ´ve extracted from the windows file<br>to the "same" format that is used in the old vp7045 card. <br>I´ve enhanced the dvb_usb_get_firmware.pl to download and extract the new vp7045 firmware from the windows driver, but either the load code needs to be rewritten or the firmware reformatted, both will probably work but I don´t know wich one is the best way to go.
<br>The new stick has a lowpower version of the FX2 usb controller, so the current loader "should" work, but I think it needs to load the firmware <br>in chunks of 64 bytes (this is how windows does it) instead of one 8192 byte chunk as the current formatting tells windows (this is why I´m converting the firmware, to verify this theory).
<br><br>"Based on usb snoop data, I was able to write a patch to the dvb-usb code<br>so it could distinguish between the two devices. That was as far as I<br>got. I don't know of anyone else who has gone any further."
<br><br>That patch would be very very good for me.<br><br>Any information you can supply me with is greatly appriciated.<br>Also do the old cards work with the new firmware ?<br><br>If or when we get a firmware on the stick do we need to attach another modified frontend to handle the TDA10046 or will that
<br>be the end it ?<br><br>/Henrik<br><br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 4/13/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Chris Wylie</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Henrik Beckman wrote:<br>><br>> I´m prepared to pour more time into this, but I´d like to know
<br><br>Henrik,<br><br>I have just read all of your posts. I have one of these devices and the<br>same problems. In fact I have a pair of vp7045 tuners, one with the<br>mt352 and one with the tda10046 (very useful to make comparisons). I
<br>tried to make it work last year. I got some good information but no<br>solution and had to put the project aside due to lack of time and expertise.<br><br>Here is what I know.<br><br>The vp7045 with tda10046 needs a firmware download that the current
<br>dvb-usb code does not know about. Patrick Boettcher<br><<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> knows the existing vp7045 code and was able<br>to assist by getting some limited information from TwinHan. We also
<br>exchanged some emails with Stewart Smith <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> who<br>also has one of these devices.<br><br>The firmware can be extracted from the available Windows driver files. I
<br>think I wrote a script to do this.<br><br>Based on usb snoop data, I was able to write a patch to the dvb-usb code<br>so it could distinguish between the two devices. That was as far as I<br>got. I don't know of anyone else who has gone any further.
<br><br>The next step would be to write the code to download the new firmware to<br>the device. My understanding of the existing code base was too limited<br>to be able to write this in a reasonable amount of time.<br><br>
I wish I had more time and skills for this but perhaps you can make some<br>headway. You can have my code patch if it helps.<br><br>Regards,<br><br>Chris<br></blockquote></div><br>