[linux-dvb] CAMs and PCMCIA
rjkm at metzlerbros.de
Sun Jan 8 03:10:39 CET 2006
Steve Hill writes:
> I've been Googling and not been able to find an answer so I'm hoping
> someone here will be able to help me:
> Various DVB cards support plugging a separate CI slot into them so you can
> use a CAM to view encrypted channels. As I understand it, the CI slot is
> actually a PCMCIA slot, so the question is: can you just plug a CAM into a
> normal PCMCIA or CardBus slot, grab the encrypted stream from the DVB card
> and then send it through the CAM?
> The advantages would seem to be:
> 1. Cards which have no support for a common interface seem to be quite a
> bit cheaper
> 2. You could have multiple receiver cards recording simultaneously and
> then decrypt the data at a later date so that you only need a single CAM
> and viewing card. (I believe the Sky+ box does this - only decrypting the
> data when you play it)
> If you can plug a CAM directly into a PCMCIA slot, is there already any
> software support for doing it or would new drivers need to be written?
Sorry, this is all not possible and has been discussed before.
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