On 06.02.2010 13:26, Ian Bates wrote:
> On 6 Feb 2010, at 11:57, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>> On 02.02.2010 07:35, Ian Bates wrote:
>>> On 1 Feb 2010, at 22:24, abbe normal wrote:
>>>> On 2/1/10, VDR User <user....@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 7:12 AM, Halim Sahin <halim.sa...@t-online.de>
>>>>>> Hi List and Klaus,
>>>>>> It would be really nice if vdr could support diseqc setup directly in
>>>>>> I don't know if this can be done by a plugin but the current solution is
>>>>>> difficult for endusers.
>>>>>> Setting a diseqc.conf needs some knowledge in diseqc and it's commands.
>>>>>> A simple interface for creating a diseqc.conf can improove the
>>>>>> usability of vdr!
>>>>> Personally I think adding support for multiple diseqc switches is a
>>>>> more important feature as I've noticed several users asking how to do
>>>>> this in VDR -- which it unfortunately doesn't support. I think this
>>>>> is actually one of the reasons some guys fumble around trying to
>>>>> cascade their diseqc switches. However, not all switches can be
>>>>> cascaded and so they're left stuck. Can't cascade, and no support for
>>>>> multiple switches.
>>>> hey guys
>>>> i agree multi cards should be able to use mutli diseqc configs... or
>>>> at least be able to assign them to different switches that could be
>>>> used... would be nice to add more dishes and lnbs to my setup... would
>>>> like to do c and ku band dvb as well as have at least 2 to 3 fixed
>>>> dishes with lnbs on them now im limited to 4 max or use a very costly
>>> Dear all,
>>> I have a diseqc-patch I that hacked together a couple of years ago relating
>>> to multi-cards/multi-switches that has served my purpose well. It may not
>>> be the best way, it may even be the wrong way. I will drag it out of the
>>> VDR box for all to see but that will not be for a couple of days.
>>> I have three LNBs (28.2/5, 19.2, 13.0) and two cards, each card attached to
>>> a 4-way diseqc switch. Despite the switches being the same model and
>>> bought at the same time each one responds to a different set of diseqc
>>> commands to change LNB. IIRC one seemed to behave as a cascade of 2-way
>>> switches, the other responded to the more usual commands for a 4-way switch.
>>> Enter my hack. It allows diseqc commands to be defined on a per-card basis
>>> (numbered 1, 2, ...). How you determine which number corresponds to which
>>> card is left as an exercise for the reader (hint: the margin may not be big
>>> enough). These defines are placed in 'diseqc-multi.conf' and start with
>>> the card number but are otherwise the same format as those found in
>>> Configuration options within VDR are:
>>> - use only the diseqc.conf defines,
>>> - use only the diseqc-multi.conf,
>>> - use the disqc-multi.conf if a card definition appears otherwise use the
>>> diseqc.conf defines.
>> I don't like the introduction of a separate diseqc-multi.conf file,
>> and also those additional setup options in VDR.
>> What about simply extending the existing diseqc.conf file to
>> accept device numbers, as in:
>> 1 2 4:
>> S19.2E 11700 V 9750 t v W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 A W15 t
>> S19.2E 99999 V 10600 t v W15 [E0 10 38 F1] W15 A W15 T
>> S19.2E 11700 H 9750 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F2] W15 A W15 t
>> S19.2E 99999 H 10600 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F3] W15 A W15 T
>> 3 5:
>> S13.0E 11700 V 9750 t v W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 B W15 t
>> S13.0E 99999 V 10600 t v W15 [E0 10 38 F5] W15 B W15 T
>> S13.0E 11700 H 9750 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F6] W15 B W15 t
>> S13.0E 99999 H 10600 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F7] W15 B W15 T
>> This could mean that devices 1, 2 and 4 can receive S19.2E,
>> while devices 3 and 5 can receive S13.0E.
>> If no device numbers (followed by a ':') are given, a setup
>> where every device can receive every satellite is assumed.
>> Once a line with device numbers (followed by a ':') appears,
>> these apply to all following diseqc lines, until the next
>> line with device numbers is seen.
>> If a diseqc line is parsed without a previous device line,
>> that diseqc line applies to all devices.
> Dear Klaus, all,
> That sounds good. Using this proposal I would configure my system with the
> following diseqc.conf:
> # diseqc.conf
> S28.2E a1...
> S28.2E a2...
> S28.2E a3...
> S28.2E a4...
> S19.2E b1...
> S19.2E b2...
> S19.2E b3...
> S19.2E b4...
> S13.0E c1...
> S13.0E c2...
> S13.0E c3...
> S13.0E c4...
> S28.2E A1...
> S28.2E A2...
> S28.2E A3...
> S28.2E A4...
> S19.2E B1...
> S19.2E B2...
> S19.2E B3...
> S19.2E B4...
> S13.0E B1...
> S13.0E B2...
> S13.0E B3...
> S13.0E B4...
> # EOF
> where [a-cA-C][1-4]... are diseqc command sequences.
> If I understand correctly, with Klaus' proposal my 'normal' switch (card 1)
> would use the [a-c][1-4]... commands, and my problem switch (attached to card
> 2) would use the [A-C][1-4]... commands. Any additional cards would also use
> the [a-c][1-4]... commands.
You would have to put
at the beginning of that file, because otherwise everything before the
would be applicable to *all* devices, including #2. The first entry that fits
will be used.
> Unless I have understood incorrectly this gets my vote, if someone implements!
Don't worry, I'll do that.
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