[mythtv-users] Problem with HD+ content provider iptv

Karl Dietz dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org
Mon Mar 10 14:18:32 UTC 2014

On 10.03.2014 13:43, Quint wrote:
> I am using a tv provider that uses iptv (multicast) to provide their
> channels. In default there is a little box delivered that provides a
> webcontent frontend and when you tune into a channel it connects to a
> ip/port adress. I switched the box with an mythtv environment en created
> an iptv.m3u file with the appropriate channel ip adresses in it.

> I can't figure out why the HD+ is not working. I thought maybe i mis an
> codec or something but can't to see what/or...
> On the frontend i see switching to the channel (rtl4) and see the
> following _LAM_
> If i use the old HD content (ned3) i see _LAM (without the last underscore)
> What is that last underscore? what does it mean
> Hope you guys can point me in the right direction with the log/info i gave.

HD+/CI+ is a DRM scheme and all modes that want to enforce any form of 
"content protection" between the card and your screen can not be 
implemented in open source software. Your best bet is talking to your 
provider to revert the move to HD+ or getting out of the HD+ part of 
your contract early, as you can't access the content anymore.
But you may be able to connect "their little box" to an *analog* HD 
capture device and setup the HD+ channels that way.

A potential device is the http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR

For the meaning of the letters see 
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_tuning (appears to be not complete, yet)

HD+ is on Astra, on other platforms you'll find mentions of CI+ and 
similar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CI+#CI.2B has a list of providers 
from the Netherlands that already have rolled out CI+.


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