Streaming DVB-S over LAN network with Skystar2 card

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#1

I’ve managed to do this on my home network using Alt-DVB .(FREEWARE) … if anyone is interested I could post up instructions here?

This is how much RAM - CPU usage from the SERVER PC with the Skystar2 card running

This is how much RAM - CPU usage on the CLIENT PC (laptop) which has no Skystar 2 installed


#2

Can you give a set of instructions on this?


#3

Okay you will need to use an older build to get this to work successfully ie

you can use your existing Skystar 2 config files or just download them again plus this NETWORK file

Website is here:

h**p://www.altdvb.ro/

Now just setup as usual … update your transponder list + add your SoftCAM emulator + SoftCAM etc and just make sure that it’s working 100%.

[B]
NOW TO STREAM[/B]

In the folder (unzip)

[B]AltDVB_Intf_Network_B126[/B]

Follow these instructions:

  1. On computer “A” (server):
    Create a base directory and copy there AltSRV.exe and “\Devices” subdir
    from AltDvb (SKYSTAR2 CONFIG FILES)

    Example (dir. listing):
    C:\AltServer\Devices\Dev_SkyStar2.cfg
    C:\AltServer\Devices\Dev_SkyStar2.int
    C:\AltServer\AltSRV.exe

    … now you can run AltSrv.exe , select “DVB Hardware” and press [Start]

Now you need to CREATE the CLIENT for the server to add to other PC’s on your network.

  1. On computer “B” (client):
    Goto AltDvb directory and edit "\Devices\Dev_NetClient.cfg"
    Write here IP address of computer A (server)
    …now start AltDvb and select “Dev_NetClient” interface !
    [B]
    Warning: Do not use other DVB application while server is started ![/B]

Precompiled here (sorry it will have my FAV list from 19e):

h**p://www.mediafire.com/?7yjgnnzmnmm

Unzip and then navigate to this folder and enter your own PC’s IP address

Right so far so good (hopefully) :slight_smile:

To test it out, firstly start Alt-DVB v2.0 on SERVER and just pick a channel and ensure it clears.

Close the program down and then go to the folder

c:\AltDVBserver

and click on the EXE file and you should have a dialog box with your card listed and notice a new icon in your desktop tray

Go to the 2nd PC which is going to be the CLIENT … (remember to update your SoftCAM + Plugins when necessary)

REMEMBER on the SERVER PC all you need is the SERVER ICON listed … all your CLIENTS need to have ALTDVB open to view.


#4

Hey chrome307,

have you tried with AltDVB 2.2 and a newer ProgDVB v5 too?


#5

Hi Chrome :slight_smile:

why not using the streaming server that is shipped with the Skystar2 and VLC as client?

Michael


#6

Thanks Chrome
What is SoftCam?
Are you using any type of media software and IR remote?


#7

That is something which collides with the forum rules so it will not be discussed here…


#8

I got a problem :

I’m using Technisat Skystar [B]4.4.1.9999[/B] driver and when i run Altserver it didn’t start and i had to use older version of [B]Dev_SkyStar2.int[/B] … but old version didn’t detect my level of signal. what should i do?


#9

[QUOTE=P.I.T.A;1956149]I got a problem :

I’m using Technisat Skystar [B]4.4.1.9999[/B] driver and when i run Altserver it didn’t start and i had to use older version of [B]Dev_SkyStar2.int[/B] … but old version didn’t detect my level of signal. what should i do?[/QUOTE]

Go with the one that works.
“Level of signal” is uselees info with your card, because its not reliable.


#10

I have a TV set-top box, that can take streaming MPEG-2 as input via ethernet and produce S-Video as output, and an incoming DVB-S signal from my parabol.

Is there any cheap dedicated device that can do DVB-S to MPEG-2 conversion (opposed to using a PC with a Skystar 2 card)?

Many thanks in advance!


#11

[QUOTE=anek0601;1960050]I have a TV set-top box, that can take streaming MPEG-2 as input via ethernet and produce S-Video as output, and an incoming DVB-S signal from my parabol.

Is there any cheap dedicated device that can do [B]DVB-S to MPEG-2 conversion[/B] (opposed to using a PC with a Skystar 2 card)?

Many thanks in advance![/QUOTE]

DVB-S content is already mpeg2 (in 90% of all cases). The problem with some channels is the used resolution and bitrate.
Please give more specific info about what you want to achieve.


#12

[quote=chef;1960441]DVB-S content is already mpeg2 (in 90% of all cases). The problem with some channels is the used resolution and bitrate.
Please give more specific info about what you want to achieve.[/quote]

Basically, I want to feed the free Astra channels to all TV sets in my house, where it should be possible to watch different channels at different TV sets simultaneously. I guess that this could be done over IP and wonder what encoding / decoding is needed (if any) and if there are recommendations of devices that perform the requisite encoding / decoding (I have IP via both WLAN and EoP - Ethernet over Powerline - at home)?

Another option (?) might be to send the parabol signal through a splitter, that has an outgoing cable for each TV set. This seems a little awkward since I would then need to clutter my house with coaxial cables.


#13

[QUOTE=anek0601;1960929]Basically, I want to feed the free Astra channels to all TV sets in my house, where it should be possible to watch different channels at different TV sets simultaneously. I guess that this could be done over IP and wonder what encoding / decoding is needed (if any) and if there are recommendations of devices that perform the requisite encoding / decoding (I have IP via both WLAN and EoP - Ethernet over Powerline - at home)?

Another option (?) might be to send the parabol signal through a splitter, that has an outgoing cable for each TV set. This seems a little awkward since I would then need to clutter my house with coaxial cables.[/QUOTE]

Nope, that cannot work!
You would REQUIRE one tuner/input for any of the receivers!
Forget about splitters/switches if youhave only a Single LNB!
You need at least Twin, Quattro or Quad LNBs, for Twin & Quattro you MUST use (Multi)switches!


#14

[quote=chef;1961126]Nope, that cannot work!
You would REQUIRE one tuner/input for any of the receivers!
Forget about splitters/switches if youhave only a Single LNB!
You need at least Twin, Quattro or Quad LNBs, for Twin & Quattro you MUST use (Multi)switches![/quote]

OK, so one solution is to replace my current Single LNB with a multi-LNB that I assume would connect to each TV set through a dedicated coaxial cable and a dedicated tuner (one cable and one tuner per TV set). Buying a few more tuners is OK while equipping my house with a number of dedicated coaxial cables is challenging. There is no way I could transmit the DVB-S signal through the existing WLAN or EoP and still be able to watch different Astra channels on different TV sets in the house?


#15

Maybe you could, by using a DVB-S Receiver like the Dreambox 7020, 7025 and similar.
They have the ability to stream the content via Ethernet, and so WLAN should be also possible with suitable extra hardware. :wink:


#17

Hi…

Is skystar 2 can help to stream the “Raw LNB Signal” ?

thanks.


#18

[QUOTE=atGraphy;2520672]
Is skystar 2 can help to stream the “Raw LNB Signal” ?
[/QUOTE]Technisat has lots of documentation on their website, so you might have a closer look at it.

Michael