Tivù Sat – Mediaset & RAI & Telecom

Suggested satellite decoder is HUMAX Combo 9000: DTT + Satellite with MHP.
All DTT channels will be also available via Satellite thoughout TivùSat platform.
Specific RAI channels available on SKY platform won’t be migrated to the new platform at this time.
It will use NagraVision codec to stream the channels on Hotbird satellite (13° EST).
According to latest Free Pack available at DVBSupport.NET, the NagraVision channels available could be decrypt by V-Plug for Nagra 2.
If Tivù Sat is using latest version of Nagra 3, there is no live calcolation for it but EmuNation could support with card sharing.

[SOLVED] Sky Star USB Plus on Windows Server 2008 x64

I found the list of DLL & drivers to move from Vista x64 to Windows Server 2008 x64.
The list of the file with all information is available at MSFN forum

It’s a script based file available at RapidShare

Here is the instruction:

  1. Decompress all files inside C:\bdaforserver on Windows Vista x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64
  2. On Vista machine, run “C:\bdaforserver\Setup For x64\Get BDA Vista Files.bat” to copy the following files to the “C:\bdaforserver\Source\x64” folder:

    %systemroot%\system32\bdaplgin.ax
    %systemroot%\system32\kstvtune.ax
    %systemroot%\system32\ksxbar.ax
    systemroot%\system32\Mpeg2Data.ax
    %systemroot%\system32\mpg2splt.ax
    %systemroot%\system32\MSDvbNP.ax
    systemroot%\system32\MSNP.ax
    systemroot%\system32\MSVidCtl.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\en-US\MSVidCtl.dll.mui
    %systemroot%\system32\en-US\kstvtune.ax.mui
    %systemroot%\system32\en-US\kswdmcap.ax.mui
    %systemroot%\system32\en-US\ksxbar.ax.mui
    %systemroot%\system32\psisdecd.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\psisrndr.ax
    %systemroot%\system32\VBICodec.ax
    %systemroot%\system32\vbisurf.ax
    %systemroot%\system32\WSTPager.ax

    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\bdaplgin.ax
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\kstvtune.ax
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\ksxbar.ax
    systemroot%\SysWOW64\Mpeg2Data.ax
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\mpg2splt.ax
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\MSDvbNP.ax
    systemroot%\SysWOW64\MSNP.ax
    systemroot%\SysWOW64\MSVidCtl.dll
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\en-US\MSVidCtl.dll.mui
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\en-US\kstvtune.ax.mui
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\en-US\kswdmcap.ax.mui
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\en-US\ksxbar.ax.mui
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\psisdecd.dll
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\psisrndr.ax
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\VBICodec.ax
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\vbisurf.ax
    %systemroot%\SysWOW64\WSTPager.ax

  3. On Windows Server 2008 x64, run the “C:\bdaforserver\Setup For x64\Setup BDA.bat” to install all files and register the DLLs and drivers.
  4. Restart the server and press CANCEL to the “Add new hardware” wizard.
  5. Restart the server again
  6. Install the following codecs to be able to see all channels:

    MPEG 2 – Cyberlink Mpeg2 Decoder Pack
    MPEG 4 – CoreAVC H.264 video decoder

  7. Install DVB Dream as satellite player
  8. Install V-Plug to get all channels visible
  9. Install PowerInstall Softcam Updater to update the required keys

Sky Star USB Plus on Windows Server 2008 x64

It’s really hard to make working a Sky Star USB Plus on a Windows Server 2008 x64 OS because you need a lot of tricks on the system.
Basically, there are 3 problems to be able to see satellite channels on W2K8 x64:
  • TechniSat x64 driver
  • DirectX support
  • DVB Dream & TechniSat TV Center

TechniSat x64 driver

First of all you need to download latest driver from the TechniSat website: it’s the TechniSat TV Center 1.0.7.6 with “ttusb2bda_amd64.sys” driver used by the Sky Star USB Plus tuner.

The information to add into the registry are store in “x64Settings.reg” file inside “\TechniSat TV Center 1.0.7.6 (Beta Version)\software\oem\bda”.
This creates 3 new registry keys:

  • “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Multimedia\TV\Tuning Spaces\” about DVB-S (42), DVB-C (43) and DVB-C (44)
  • “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\TechniSat” and
  • “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CyberLink”

I need to check if the driver worked fine even if the regsitry information wasn’t imported.

DirectX support

To solve the DirectX problem, I installed the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer to get the DirectX support on the server.
The download utility get about 54.3 Mb of required files from the web and updated the OS.

The description says:”The Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX — the core Windows® technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.”

I also downloaded a Codec Pack to be able to see MPEG2 & AC3 stream.

DVB Dream & TechniSat TV Center
TechniSat TV Center reports an error during the “Graphic Initialization”: I think it’s caused by the DirectX or Codec problems.

DVB Dream reports “Cannot initialize DVB Hardware! ErrorCode: 2″and I think it’s cause by the driver.

Both application report that they are not able to start the Video Rendering of the stream, so I think the problem could be caused by a problem in the Direct Draw.

I need to investigate in this direction.

Best satellite software configuration: v2.0

This is version 2.0 based on first configuration.
I edited it to get HDTV support and reduce the effort to see all channels via satellite.

These are the step by step guide (follow the installation order):
  1. Hardware = TechniSat – SkyStart USB Plus
  2. Windows Driver = TechniSat TV Center 1.0.7.6
    You don’t need to install all the TV Center, you could let windows install only the DBA driver automatically but you need to check if all files are installed correctly:
    C:\windows\system32\drivers\ttusb2bda.sys [NOT Digitally Signed v1.0.2.8]
  3. Player = DVB Dream (see the flash tutorial)
  4. PlugIn = V-Plug to be installed into C:\dvbdream\Plugins\pip00
  5. Update key = PowerInstall Key Updater
  6. Video Codec = Cole2k Media – Codec Pack V6.1.0 Standard
    This will install “InterVideo Video Filter 7.0.27.191”
  7. HD Codec = CoreAVC v1.6.5.0
  8. Open DVB Dream and Ctrl+G (Video Option) to set all codec as shown in the screenshot.
Hope this help! 🙂