[linux-dvb] hvr4000-s2api + QAM_AUTO

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Tue Sep 23 18:39:05 CEST 2008

Hans Werner wrote:
>>>> Hi Steve,
>>>> I've managed to add S2 support to kaffeine, so it can scan and zap.
>>>> However, i have a little problem with DVB-S:
>>>> Before tuning to S2, S channels tune well with QAM_AUTO.
>>>> But after having tuned to S2 channels, i can no more lock on S ones
>> until
>>>> i
>>>> set modulation to QPSK insteed of QAM_AUTO for these S channels.
>>>> Is this known?
>>>> --
>>>> Christophe Thommeret
>>> Hi Christophe,
> ...
>>> I'd be very happy to try out your patch for Kaffeine and give feedback
>> if
>>> you are ready to share it.
>> Sure, here it is (patch against current svn 
>> http://websvn.kde.org/branches/extragear/kde3/multimedia/)
>> Atm, s2api is only used for S/S2.
>> P.S.
>> In order to play H264/HD with kaffeine/xine, you need a fairly recent
>> ffmpeg 
>> and xine compiled with --with-external-ffmpeg configure option. (and of 
>> course a quite strong cpu, unlike my old athlon-xp-2600 :)
>> However, you can still record and/or broadcast without this update.
> Success! Many thanks Christophe.
> With the following:
> HVR4000 card
> S2API + multifrontend patch (hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/~stoth/s2-mfe)
> ffmpeg from SVN
> xine-lib from mercurial (compiled with --with-external-ffmpeg)
> Kaffeine from SVN + Christophe's S2API patch

Excellent news.

Christophe, thanks for helping with Kaffeine :)


- Steve

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