[vdr] Encrypted channel without cam and channel switching

Lauri Tischler lwgt at iki.fi
Tue Apr 11 09:08:51 CEST 2006

Antti Hartikainen wrote:
> Hello..
> I today finally proved that this feature is in vanilla vdr and not with any plugin/patch.
> If setting encrypted channel CA to 0 (FTA), so i can change to "encrypted" channel.. After few seconds vdr gots "real" CA value from the 
> stream, shows channel few secs and then thinks channel is unavailable, and changes channel until it founds channel that it thinks it can 
> tune for..
> There are some channels in hotbird that have CA-value, but aren't really encrypted. This annoying "feature" has been added somewhere 
> before 1.3.34 i think.
> In my opinion, there should be an option to disable this "feature".. Changing CA to DVB card number is possible tho, but i have two 
> DVB-S cards so it is not an option for me. Or is there CA-value that covers all different type cards (T/S/C) and on the same time says 
> "don't touch this CA-field"?

 From man 5 vdr

Conditional access
A hexadecimal integer defining how this channel can be accessed:
tab  (@); l l.  0000 at Free To Air 0001...000F at explicitly requires
the device with the given number 0010...00FF at reserved  for  user
defined  assignments  defined  in  ca.conf  0100...FFFF at specific
decryption methods as broadcast in the data stream Values in the
range 0001...00FF will not be overwritten, all other values will
be automatically replaced by the actual  CA  system  identifiers
received from the data stream. If there is more than one CA sys-
tem id broadcast, they will be separated by commas, as in
The values are in hex because that's the way they are defined in
the "ETR 162" document. Leading zeros may be omitted.

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