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

Luc Brosens dvb at bsc-bvba.be
Wed Dec 12 16:52:08 CET 2007

Jean-Claude Repetto wrote:
> 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
> enough.
> Jean-Claude


thanks for your reply. I didn't know of the existence of the WinTV-CI yet, but it looks like it could solve my problem. I'm going to try to find one
and have a look at it



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