[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3541: Backend Crashes When Recording From Mux A In The UK (Freeview / DVB-T)

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Fri Jul 27 13:16:44 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 09:31 +0100, Allan Stirling wrote:
> > What about cards with a CAM? I assumed this was due to a
> > faulty implementation of code which removes CA descriptors.
> > This would probably be firmware on the card itself; three
> > out of the four cards this problem was reported on were DVB-S
> > cards. In Europe, DVB-S cards with CAM's are popular to
> > receive subscription restricted satellite transmissions.
> > 
> > -- Daniel
> That could well be true. The entire TS (not sure if before 
> or after PID filtering) is passed through the CAM. However, 
> the FE used still has no effect :(

Unfortunately, I don't think there is any easy way for us to
query anything past the frontend being used. I think this is
by design. The 'frontend' query is less useful than it used
to be. In the past it told us the actual card model, so we
knew if it say had analog capture and could support Hybrid
digital + analog cards much better in MythTV, now it just
tells us what one piece of hardware is and we need the user
to tell us about the rest of the modules they have (although
this is done with non-technical language in the config.)

-- Daniel

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