[vdr] iptv plugin+CAM support

Antti Seppälä a.seppala+vdr at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 17:32:56 CEST 2008

2008/8/25 Придворов Андрей <ua0lnj at bk.ru>:
> Hi
> I use iptv, but my iptv provider is planning to encode the signal,
> and distribute the access card.
> This plugin does not see the availability of encryption, and can not work
> with CAM.
> Any plan about integrate CAM support in iptv?
> Any suggestions?


Support for CAM seems to be nowadays one of the top requested features
for the iptv plugin. I guess that encrypted streams are becoming more
popular in the iptv world altogether.

It turns out that implementing CAM support to iptv is quite tricky.
One option would be to implement support for external CAM module such
as the Hauppauge WinTV-CI USB. These devices seem to be unsupported in
linux so a driver would have to be written first.

I've also thought about using the CAM of an existing DVB card to do
the decryption of iptv streams, but to the best of my current
knowledge it is impossible to use a CAM of a certain device to decrypt
streams that are not received by the same device. (Someone correct me
if I'm mistaken).

Can anyone think of any other alternatives?

Antti Seppälä

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