[mythtv] Re: Mythtv HMC/Development 1 - Digital and High DefinitionTV

Leandro Dardini ldardini at tiscali.it
Wed Mar 31 23:38:45 EST 2004

About "dvb bad/encrypted signal" problem, maybe we can get a completely
different approach.
After a small look to the code, I think to have understood that the backend
try to read from dvb card and get nothing. After 15 seconds of getting
nothing, it surrenders and display the "game over" log message and all
freezes up. A possibile solution can be to simulate the reception of a "BAD
/ ENCRYPTED SIGNAL" video screen, (tell me if I don't explain it well)
filling "buf" accordingly. It can be a simple "green" screen or a screen
with the message, depending how difficult is to provide a fake dvb stream of


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Thor Kristjansson" <danielk at cat.nyu.edu>
To: <"mythtv at mian.net.au"@cat.nyu.edu>; "Development of mythtv"
<mythtv-dev at mythtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 4:54 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Re: Mythtv HMC/Development 1 - Digital and High

> I've actually stopped maintaining it on my own branch, but I can
> resurect it from the old patch. I'm working on some modifications to my
> HDTV patches in line with the last requests I got on them, once I've
> that's done I'll make a fresh DVB patch.
> -- Daniel
> On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, mian wrote:
> ]> add a signal check to HDTV tuning, I tried a blind port to the DVB
> ]> side, but I didn't get any reports of success with it. This would
> ]> make recovery from tuning to an encrypted channel more sane, and with
> ]> a few tweaks, faster.
> ]
> ]I remember trying to try this patch but it wouldnt apply against CVS I
> ]using, vagely remember manually applying the code from the .rej's but was
> ]unclear on one part and never received clarification, if you could
> ]a patch against latest CVS will be happy to try it.
> ]
> ]
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