New altdvb

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new alt dvb 2.3


Application:
– added support for HEVC
– added support for AAC,AAC-LATM and EAC3
– added support for EVR – Enhanced Video Renderer
– experimental built-in support for PLS and MIS.Currently only for TBS devices using my Dev_BdaDriver.int.
– simplified directshow config
– portable: doesn’t use registry to store settings, run as standard user (without admin rights)
– new version of DvbAvSrc.ax, used directly, does NOT need to be registered in the system using regsvr32.exe
– added support for “internal” directshow decoders (only LAV filters, for now)
– some optimization in TS packets demuxer & A/V stream path
– removed some unused/obsolete features (SDX files & coverage images,…)
– new directory structure.(files from dir. [SatFiles] moved to \Channels, \Configs, \Transponders)
– new file format for channel list.
– new file format for transponders with saving informations about signal
– channel search by name moved above list
– new options for better filtering channel list
– introduced kHz precision for frequencies
– external config file for CA names
– added more MODCODE’s and Roll-off values
– fixed a lot of bugs, added new ones B

Old Non-BDA interfaces:
* New: Dev_TTBudget.dll
– need drv. 2.19h (28.11.2006)
– you have to copy “ttlcdacc.dll” (ver. >= 2.19.8.1) into ..\AltDvb\Devices\
– tested with S2-3200

* Dev_SkyStar2:
– fixed DiSEqC command when using driver >= 4.4.0
– built without VCL
 

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... Don't usually use this software but thought i would try this new release on 38°E C-band that i have been monitoring for a week or two here in North Nottinghamshire UK.
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... Don't usually use this software but thought i would try this new release on 38°E C-band that i have been monitoring for a week or two here in North Nottinghamshire UK.
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Alt d.v.b. - is a name i,v not heard in a long while ... used to use a very early version - and also Prog dvb with my Skystar 2 cards many years ago ...
 

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Alt d.v.b. - is a name i,v not heard in a long while ... used to use a very early version - and also Prog dvb with my Skystar 2 cards many years ago ...



You've jogged my memory there Nelson , i used to use Skystar cards many moons ago as well and probably the same software to go with it :)
 

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I also used this app, with Skystar & Skystar HD pc cards!!
 

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it was my sw for skystar2, simple i still use it now, the new version needs to be developed again, to date the original drivers do not allow the diseqc switch, you need to install the diodata & crazycat to operate the diseqc
multistream is not yet possible, yesterday I tried the no PLS transponders the image was full of freeze, today I can't get images, we are waiting for further developments from AltX
 

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to insert the transponders use the Import function, the files in the new altdvb are (tplist) the old are (ini)
this function copies the transponder files of the satellites of interest
thanks to Peon
 

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Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
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multistream is not yet possible, yesterday I tried the no PLS transponders the image was full of freeze, today I can't get images, we are waiting for further developments from AltX

Fortunately, it is possible to scan, memorize and run MIS transponders with CrazyCat's interface(0.2.3.2 )until the next version Alt-DVB.
 

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satesco

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Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
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Fixed MIS at 5.0 W and diseqc with the new ALT-DVB version(Dev_BdaDriver 2.3.0.434),which will be released soon.
Test HEVC(new) on 11637 V,30000,3/5,8PAK,Stream 1
 

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satesco

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Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
My Location
Romania
Fixed MIS at 5.0 W and diseqc with the new ALT-DVB version(Dev_BdaDriver 2.3.0.434),which will be released soon.
Test HEVC(new) on 11637 V,30000,3/5,8PAK,Stream 1

Alt-DVB 2.3_Tested 16in/1out (toroidal) switch with diseqc uncommitted
 

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satesco

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Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
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Updated BDA interface for AltDVB 2.3(Dev_BdaDriver – Version 2.3.0.435).Can download from here
  • added DiSEqC, PLS & MIS support for TBS PCI-E devices
  • fixed DiSEqC for TBS USB devices
 

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Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
My Location
Romania
Alt-DVB v.2.3-Transponders with low symbol rate scanned and locked: Dutch Radio at 16.0 E and Vatican Radio at 10.E
Also smooth running of a transponder 8K provided a strong signal and a PC with powerful resources.
 

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Changelog:
- hardware interface: maximum devices extended from 8 to 64
- decapsulation of T2-MI streams
- LAN streaming, with remote control for VLC 3.x and MPC-HC
- unicode text for channel name, provider, EPG events. Characters decoding as described in ETSI-EN-300-468 (v1.16.1), using internal tables for char translation of ISO-6937 and ISO-8859-05..ISO-8859-15 and windows CodePages 20949,20936 for KS-X-1001 (Korean),GB-2312 (Simplified Chinese)
- channel's internal structure was changed to allow max 32 ES, 32 CA and channel/provider name up to 127 chars (UTF8).File extension was changed from *.adcl to *.adch
- screenshots button + hotkeys ([CTRL+S]=Current window, [CTRL+SHIFT+S]=Video window, [CTRL+ALT+S]= All app windows)

Other changes:
- added quick LOF settings for Ka Band, C Band Extended & X Band
- allow plugins to alter TS packets (eg. Pow..Vu E m u)
- option to select frequency units KHz/MHz (see Settings->General)
- added detection of stream type 0x32 = VVC (no parsing/demuxing yet)
- option to set default character set per transponder. Default: ISO-6937 DVB Superset
- the buttons with key from main window are hidden if no plugins loaded and enabled
- option: Don't decrypt recorded channel
- save composition and ancillary page from subtitling descriptor
- device selector is now vertically resizable & remember lists height
- satellites list: minor GUI changes, font changed

Scanner window:
- the columns in transponders list can be hidden (right-click on columns header)
- window remembers width/height and hidden TP list columns
- fixed non-working menu item "Select TP with scan errors"
- text search in the transponders list (visible columns only)
- added some keyboard shortcuts to transponders list + mouse action [Ctrl+LeftClick] for check/uncheck

Scan result (update button from scanner)
- window is now resizable and remembers dimensions
- window has incorporated channel differences
- detailed differences report for ES and CA lists
- save differences report to .csv file

Channels tree:
- width of info column is adjusted based on content displayed
- not using fixed font for root/group nodes
- option to show SID into info column
- search text also search in group nodes caption

EPG:
- automatically resize short event text box to fit content
- bottom panel (short & extended event descriptor) is resizable
- parse and display extended event items


About T2-MI: if you don't know the PID try to scan the transponder without decapsulation and check for channel with suggestive name or having elementary stream of type T2MI. Once the PID is known/guessed change decap to T2-MI, set the PID and retune transponder. Now open T2-MI status window and see if packets counter is increasing. If you receive good packets, without CRC errors, the PLP list should be populated. Select one, then rescan transponder for available channels on selected PLP. For multiple PLPs, just duplicate the transponder and change the PLP value.
Thanks to satelescu for providing some of T2-MI testing streams.

Some hints for LAN streaming:
* control of MPC-HC works only after modifying the hotkeys for "Close" to "C" (default is Ctrl-C) and for "Play" to "P" (default is none) , see MPC-HC: [Options]->[Player]->[Keys]
* a multicast IP address is mandatory if you want to stream simultaneously to multiple applications
* you can close/disable main video without affecting streaming

I've added a setting for default charset set per transponder. Some providers are using non-default (ISO-6937) encoding for channel names and EPG without proper signaling of character table. If the text is unreadable or has missing diacritics you know what the problem is
:)
Try to guess the encoding and rescan the transponder !
Example: Greek package from HotBird 12169,H. The texts are encoded using ISO-8859-07.

As you can see in changelog above, the channels file structure was changed to make space for more elementary streams and longer names.
If you want to keep your v2.3 channels please use Mr.Orbita's conversion tool from here https://mr-orbita.pl/altdvb/ADCLtoADCH_v1.0.zip
 

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Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
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Here are just a few tests with AltVB v.2.4 that I did for MIS streams at 5.0W and PLP at 54.9E
 

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I love that it got a new wing of life. I just don't understand why there is not a signal indication in dB though...
 

satesco

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Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
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I love that it got a new wing of life. I just don't understand why there is not a signal indication in dB though...
I think this option will be in the next version when blindscan is implemented.
 
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