[vdr] feature request easy diseqc setup and channelscan for vdr
ian_and_joanna at talktalk.net
Sat Feb 6 13:26:37 CET 2010
On 6 Feb 2010, at 11:57, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 02.02.2010 07:35, Ian Bates wrote:
>> On 1 Feb 2010, at 22:24, abbe normal wrote:
>>> On 2/1/10, VDR User <user.vdr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 7:12 AM, Halim Sahin <halim.sahin at t-online.de> wrote:
>>>>> Hi List and Klaus,
>>>>> It would be really nice if vdr could support diseqc setup directly in
>>>>> I don't know if this can be done by a plugin but the current solution is
>>>>> difficult for endusers.
>>>>> Setting a diseqc.conf needs some knowledge in diseqc and it's commands.
>>>>> A simple interface for creating a diseqc.conf can improove the
>>>>> usability of vdr!
>>>> Personally I think adding support for multiple diseqc switches is a
>>>> more important feature as I've noticed several users asking how to do
>>>> this in VDR -- which it unfortunately doesn't support. I think this
>>>> is actually one of the reasons some guys fumble around trying to
>>>> cascade their diseqc switches. However, not all switches can be
>>>> cascaded and so they're left stuck. Can't cascade, and no support for
>>>> multiple switches.
>>> hey guys
>>> i agree multi cards should be able to use mutli diseqc configs... or
>>> at least be able to assign them to different switches that could be
>>> used... would be nice to add more dishes and lnbs to my setup... would
>>> like to do c and ku band dvb as well as have at least 2 to 3 fixed
>>> dishes with lnbs on them now im limited to 4 max or use a very costly
>> Dear all,
>> I have a diseqc-patch I that hacked together a couple of years ago relating to multi-cards/multi-switches that has served my purpose well. It may not be the best way, it may even be the wrong way. I will drag it out of the VDR box for all to see but that will not be for a couple of days.
>> I have three LNBs (28.2/5, 19.2, 13.0) and two cards, each card attached to a 4-way diseqc switch. Despite the switches being the same model and bought at the same time each one responds to a different set of diseqc commands to change LNB. IIRC one seemed to behave as a cascade of 2-way switches, the other responded to the more usual commands for a 4-way switch.
>> Enter my hack. It allows diseqc commands to be defined on a per-card basis (numbered 1, 2, ...). How you determine which number corresponds to which card is left as an exercise for the reader (hint: the margin may not be big enough). These defines are placed in 'diseqc-multi.conf' and start with the card number but are otherwise the same format as those found in 'diseqc.conf'.
>> Configuration options within VDR are:
>> - use only the diseqc.conf defines,
>> - use only the diseqc-multi.conf,
>> - use the disqc-multi.conf if a card definition appears otherwise use the diseqc.conf defines.
> I don't like the introduction of a separate diseqc-multi.conf file,
> and also those additional setup options in VDR.
> What about simply extending the existing diseqc.conf file to
> accept device numbers, as in:
> 1 2 4:
> S19.2E 11700 V 9750 t v W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 A W15 t
> S19.2E 99999 V 10600 t v W15 [E0 10 38 F1] W15 A W15 T
> S19.2E 11700 H 9750 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F2] W15 A W15 t
> S19.2E 99999 H 10600 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F3] W15 A W15 T
> 3 5:
> S13.0E 11700 V 9750 t v W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 B W15 t
> S13.0E 99999 V 10600 t v W15 [E0 10 38 F5] W15 B W15 T
> S13.0E 11700 H 9750 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F6] W15 B W15 t
> S13.0E 99999 H 10600 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F7] W15 B W15 T
> This could mean that devices 1, 2 and 4 can receive S19.2E,
> while devices 3 and 5 can receive S13.0E.
> If no device numbers (followed by a ':') are given, a setup
> where every device can receive every satellite is assumed.
> Once a line with device numbers (followed by a ':') appears,
> these apply to all following diseqc lines, until the next
> line with device numbers is seen.
> If a diseqc line is parsed without a previous device line,
> that diseqc line applies to all devices.
Dear Klaus, all,
That sounds good. Using this proposal I would configure my system with the following diseqc.conf:
where [a-cA-C][1-4]... are diseqc command sequences.
If I understand correctly, with Klaus' proposal my 'normal' switch (card 1) would use the [a-c][1-4]... commands, and my problem switch (attached to card 2) would use the [A-C][1-4]... commands. Any additional cards would also use the [a-c][1-4]... commands.
Unless I have understood incorrectly this gets my vote, if someone implements!
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