[linux-dvb] offline descrambling of encrypted capture-files ?

Jean-Claude Repetto jrepetto at free.fr
Tue Dec 11 22:35:22 CET 2007

Luc Brosens wrote :
> I sent a question to technical support at KNCOne.de, and they confirm the bad news that Manu Abraham gave me : the CAM/CI on the TV-Station DVB-S can
> only be fed data from the tuner, not from a file.
> Pondering my options, I see two of them :
> (1) obtain a PCMCIA slot, and stuff my CAM in there. This may be the easiest route to take, as the CAM will still be there to do most of the work. I
> would be loosing a PCI slot however, and the capability of using two tuners (anyone know of a PCI-Express based adapter card ?)

Won't work.

> (2) get a smartcard programmer, connected serially or through USB, and port "poor man's cam". It looks like I wouldn't be able to use the CAM in this
> scenario, and it would need to be emulated (which, as I understand it, is the bulk of "poor man's cam" coding).
> are there more - easier - options ?

I see another option : use a WinTV-CI from Hauppauge. The only problem 
is that the Linux driver does not exist yet, but may be for your 
application you don't need a driver, a user level application should be 


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