[mythtv-users] fiberoptic IPTV recording on mythtv

Nate Crosno ncrosno at ipass.com
Thu Jan 4 20:19:37 UTC 2007

Ryan, may I ask how you figured out the multicast addresses?  I'd like
to see if I can get the same thing working with my Surewest fiber


From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of ryan patterson
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:36 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] fiberoptic IPTV recording on mythtv

I asked the provider  if channels were encrypted.  They said only
premiums like HBO, showtime, & skinamax would be.  I have only
experimented with a couple of channels on mythtv.  I haven't yet built a
complete list of the multicast addresses for all the channels.  But I
think I will be able to directly record everything except the premium

Of course your millage may vary.  A different provider could encrypt
everything to force you into renting their STB.  Like most cable
providers encrypt 99% of digital cable channels so that you can't use
your own QAM tuner to watch.  Though I was able to get unencrypted
pay-per-view advertisements on mine.

On 1/3/07, Steven Adeff < adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
<mailto:adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> > wrote: 

	On 12/30/06, ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com> wrote:
	> I recently got fiberoptic cable to my home with telephone,
internet and TV 
	> though IPTV multicasting.  It is not Verizon it is a local
city sponsored 
	> company.  I want to use the "CRC IP Network Recorder" to tune
in the IPTV
	> signals directly off the network instead of having to use an
IR blaster to
	> control the cable box etc.
	> I found some info that allowed me to set up the CRC IP
Recorder tuner(s) for
	> the correct ip multicast address/port.  And now if I tune my
cable box to a
	> channel I can then watch that channel on mythtv.  My cable box
and my mythtv 
	> box are not wired together.  I am definitely decoding the
signal off the
	> network.  This is good, but I can't change channels and the
data for the
	> program guide is not there.
	> The CRC IP recorder option in mythtv is setup so I have to
define one tuner 
	> for each channel.  When I hit watch TV in mythtv it
automatically switches
	> to the tuner with the highest priority.  If my cable box is
not set to that
	> channel then mythtv cant get the multicast stream and it fails
so I can only 
	> get one channel.
	> I don't understand how to set up the channel sources
correctly.  Each tuner
	> only has one channel but the line up has all the channels
	> Has anybody gotten the CRC IP Recorder to work with IPTV
service?  I think I 
	> am getting really close but I must be missing something to
bring it all
	> together.
	a little off topic...
	Are you able to record any channel or is there some level of DRM
	with the firewire enabled cableboxen? 
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Ryan Patterson 
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