Satellite software released under the GPL

Runs on the Linux OS only


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xdipo

A driver for Diseqc-1.2 compatible positioners, also supports goto angle.
Should allow you to align your dish, and select a transponder.
Now also supports script mode, for example xdipo -g "13 E" will send the dish to 13 east and exit.
Apart from moving a dish, you can also record the received transport stream, and filter PIDs.
Build in satellite position calculator and record timers.

Current version is 0.8.5
This version has support for DVB-S2 and only works with the new DVB driver API version 5.0.
It uses code ideas from szap-s2 by liplianin, and is tested with his drivers.
Not much testing has been done, so YMMV.
Basically 4 input fields have been added for delivery system, modulation system, FEC, and rolloff.
streams.dat files from older versions of xdipo are automatically converted to the new format,
and default is DVB-S, QPSK, and FEC auto, so all old satellite files should work.
Integrated the PID filter so you can specify a service ID,
if you do then all pids related to that service ID that I know about are passed to the recorded .ts.
Also some demo IR remote code was added, and see the readme for a way to restart the driver if it hangs.

click here to download xdipo-0.8.5.tgz
click here for a short description.

NOTE: please, after installing, before starting xdipo-0.8.5, do:
echo 0 > ~/.xdipo/setup/enable_remote_mode


This is the old version, DVB-S only, for the old DVB API.
click here to download xdipo-0.8.tgz
click here for a short description.

xdipo can also be used with the show script
The 'show'script has a number of stations already programmed, and uses xdipo in script mode.
The syntax is then for example: 'show russia_today', or if you just type 'show' it will pop up a menu with stations.
'show' can also be used with perlbox-voice to make a voice controled TV, where you can then for example say 'show BBC1'.
You will need to adapt the angles for the various satellites (around line 15893 in the script) for your location.
Also see the DVD page for more cool DVB-s related software!



jpinfo

Accepts a transport stream and program mumber, and sends only the pids related to that program number to stdout.
Use with xdipo or dvbstream, and jpvtx and xvtx-p.
Current version is 0.1
click here to download jpinfo-0.1.tgz
click here for a short description.
Also see the DVD for jpvtx and xvtx-p teletext utilities.



jpfilter

Gives info about PIDs in a transport stream, like tspids, but can also filter out specified PIDs.
This can be used to remove unwanted PIDs from a .ts.
Current version is 0.3
click here to download jfilter-0.3.tgz
click here for a short description.




jpvtx

Teletext decoder, accepts a transport stream from stdin, writes the teletext pages to /video/vtx/1,
and passes the transportstream to stdout again.
Use with xdipo or dvbstream, and jpvtx and xvtx-p.
Current version is 0.2.1
click here to download jpvtx-0.2.1.tgz
click here for a short description.



xvtx-p

Teletext display program for X windows.
Shows 4 pages at once in X in 640x480.
Has macro support, can save and reload pages from / to memory.
Use with xdipo and jpinfo.
Use with xdipo or dvbstream, and jpvtx and jpinfo.
Current version is 0.1.1
click here to download xvtx-p-0.1.1.tgz
click here for a short description.



satpos

A program to calculate the azimuth and elevation for geostationary satellites,
so you can point your dish using a compass.
click here to download satpos.
click here for a short description.
click here for longitude and latitude of some European cities.


Subtitles

Adding subtitles in Linux to DVB recordings,
create DivX4-mp3 Joliet CD-Rs (Micro-DVDs) with an hour program and very good quality
subtitle software page.



Below this point are older DVB API versions,
these will not work with the current kernel drivers.


sdb

A signal strength indicator for the dvb server for the Technotrend DVB-s PCI card.
OLD API (driver <= 0.8.2), for new API see xcha below, or better use xdipo.
Should also work with the Siemens and Haupage DVB-s PCI cards.
See also Linux dvb software

click here to download sdb.
click here for a short description.


pscan

A scanning program for the dvb server for the Technotrend DVB-s PCI card.
OLD API (driver <= 0.8.2).
Should also work with the Siemens and Haupage DVB-s PCI cards.
See also Linux dvb software
This program creates a file ~/channels.conf in VDR format
Has also a simple selection list and support for the Philips PCTV1000 analog
terrestial TV card, so you can feed the output of the DVB-s card into the
Philips and watch true full screen on your monitor.

Current version is 0.5

click here to download pscan.
click here for a short description.


eeprog

A programmer for the 24C16 EEPROM with only very few parts (3!).
Diagram included as postscript file.

Current version is 0.3

click here to download eeprog.
click here for a short description.


viemu

A viaccess smart card emulator using a 'season' type interface.

VIEMU IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

This because the Netherlands is expected to soon adapt to EU policy on hacking,
which would make distribution of this program illegal.


xcha

A tuning program for the SkyStar 1 DVB-s digital satellite TV PC card.
NEW API (driver-0.9.3).

Current version is 0.6

* *** THIS VERSION HAS NO DECRYPTION IN IT *** *

This because the Netherlands is expected to soon adapt to EU policy on hacking,
which would make distribution of this program illegal.

click here to download xcha.
click here for a short description.

For more info on the Sky Star 1 DVB-s PC card and clones, see Dr. Mikhail Simonov's site.
and also the linuxdvb.tv documentation site.


uirc

An IRC client.

Current version is 1.3

click here to download uirc.
click here for a short description.


xvtx

A videotext (ceefax, teletekst) display program for the dvbtext-0.1 software,
in combination with the Technotrend / Siemens / Haupage DVBS-PCI digital TV card.
For details about this card and the supporting software,
follow the links at linuxtv.org

Current version is 0.9.8

click here to download xvtx.
click here for a short description.


ppv

A still picture viewer for the Technotrend / Siemens / Hauppauge DVBS-PCI digital TV card.
OLD API (driver <= 0.8.2), no version for new API atm.
For details about this card and the supporting software,
follow the links at linuxtv.org

Current version is 0.6

click here to download ppv.
click here for a short description.




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