I don't have Raspberry Pi, how received signal without it


#1

i’m from libya, and i don’t have Raspberry Pi how can receive signal without it

and i have “SkyStar 2 TV PCI” does it work or not, and sat can receive the signal

sorry for my bad english


#2
Just a thought, I have a Dreambox 500, its a Linux based DBS Satellite receiver, it has a built in Ethernet port, could it be modified to work with Outernet?

@abdoonod the onion pi is 100% compatiple it ORx i’m tested and working, ORx work in onion pi than work in raspberry pi



#3

i’m not a flooder is same anwes of same question


#4

@abdoonod
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TechniSat_SkyStar_2_TV_PCI_/_Sky2PC_PCI
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_USB_Devices

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S_PCI_Cards


#5

this means i can’t receive the signal without raspberry pi or onion pi ?

and why use ARM-processors only ?


#6

I’m guessing the content is pulled from the DVB stream?

If this is the case, then using the correct drivers etc, it should be possible with any compatible DVB card (USB or PCI etc)?

abdoonod - if you have a working Linux distribution on your machine, you may get it working, but i have just read the stream-to-file software only works on ARM processors at present (would it be possible to compile for others?).

As this is coming together - I see the idea for having the Raspbberry Pi acting as a ‘hotspot’ / webserver, would it be possible to make a standalone Windows application if you already have a PCI DVB card in your PC?

Another thought - why not connect a USB DVB tuner directly to your device (Android / Apple etc) and run an app to pull the data direct from the satellite?

This would make it much simpler than messing around with Raspberry Pi & wireless dongles etc??

Matty


#7

I’m sorry to say that stream-to-file software is currently proprietary. The initial target has been set to ARM v6 and Raspberry Pi for better or worse. I hope we’ll have builds for other platforms soon.

The library management software is, indeed, a webserver listening on port 80. I’ve written a script that converts your Raspberry Pi install into a Wi-Fi hotspot with DNS spoofing to point all domains at itself. Although the docs say the script only works with Atheros devices, it may actually work with more devices if you comment out the driver check.

You can find the script in our GitHub repository under the directories for each target OS. The file is named ‘setap-atheros.sh’.

Maybe in the long run. For now, we’re contemplating a virtual machine with Linux on it, but that’s not scheduled for release yet.


#8

Thanks for the feedback Branko.

For simplicity in the longterm - for mobile devices, would it be possible to write an Android or IoS app with the DVB dongle connected directly to pull the data from the DVB stream?

It looks like software is already available for DVB- terrestrial dongles.

It’s already possible to set up an Android device (with SIM card) as a wireless hotspot, if you wanted to share the data in real time and not use it on the device itself - alternatively save it to a memory card to move data between devices for non-real time use.

This would save messing about with Raspberry Pi’s and wireless cards, and make the hardware investment cheaper and more accessible to the end user.

Regards

Matty


#9

I think this won’t work with DVB-T unless there’s a repeater or something. But I’m not the resident expert on DVB so don’t take my word for it. I also believe mobile support will come in form of UHF dongle rather than DVB-S. Not sure when though.