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starman345

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Some of you have probably noticed I've been posting screenshots here and there of a Windows  blindscan software occasionally. Today the author has released it as freeware. You can download and try it out here:

Full supported satellite devices (RF,BL,IQScan feature)

STV090X based:
Omicom S2 PCI
TT S2-1600 PCI
Prof 7301 PCI, Prof 7500 USB2.0, Prof 8000 PCIE
TBS 6925 V1.x & 2.x PCIE, TBS QBox2(5920) USB2.0, TBS QBox-CI(5980) USB2.0, TBS 5925 USB2.0,
Technisat SkyStar2 eXpress HD PCIE.

STV0288 based:
TBS 8910/Prof 6200/TeVii S420 PCI.

Partial supported satellite devices (RF,IQScan and 'fake' BLScan feature)

STB0899 based:
TT S2-3200 PCI, S2-3600/3650 USB2.0.

Partial supported satellite devices (RFScan,BLScan2 feature)

Montage DS3000/2 based:
TeVii S464 PCI, TeVii 470/471 PCI-E, TeVii 480 Dual USB-PCIE, TeVii 660 USB2.0.
Geniatech HDStar USB2.0 (and ODM).

Links to software:

Unpack all files to the same folder, run Crazyscan.exe 
A console Blindscan program - BLScan.exe can be run from the same folder, all settings for BLScan are in Blscan.ini file.

Source code for programmers here:
CrazyCat: - "I think there are application programmers interested in this topic that can realize their fantasies without being tied to the hardware".

NOTE: When posting a problem with either CrazyScan or BLScan in this thread could you please include your streamreader.log file. It is helpful in solving problems

NOTE: Information for installing patched driver for Prof 7500 in 64bit OS can be found here

 
Attached Files
txt BlscanSetup.txt (5.39 KB, 1872 views)
txt CrazyScanHelp.txt (3.42 KB, 1866 views)


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Wonderful ! Thank's for the info Starman !
I have been asking prof so many times about blind since interface. The answers were always the same - soon.... What can I say - huge shame for them.
Thank's God for all these wise guys sharing with their knowledge.
regards, rys

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Source code for programmers here:


Just a note to any programmers excited about seeing the source code. The "good stuff" i.e. the scan algorithm, etc is not provided as source, but rather as a precompiled library.  The source code in the zip only does basic stuff like parse the config file; each app makes a call to RFScan / BLScan / IQScan which are all contained in StreamReader.lib to do the actual scanning.
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The "good stuff" i.e. the scan algorithm, etc is not provided as source, but rather as a precompiled library.


High-level algorithm implemented in BLScan util (see sources). Config parsing just 5% code


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Lets I give some explanations about partial source code.
Low-level blindscan algorithm located in driver and streamreader.dll (which is the core of all tools mentioned above). Streamreader's source code will be closed by the wish of the author.
High-level blindscan algorithm located in BLScan's source code and could be used for writing own blindscan tool by any programmer. I.e. all self-maded blindscan tools have to use streamreader.dll for work. Check BLScan source code looking for how streamreader functions call.

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STBs: Openbox X810, Openbox X820, Dr.HD F16 Blue Edition.
DVB cards in use: Prof 7301, Prof 8000, TT S2-1600, Omicom S2 PCI rev.3 (STV0903BAB, STV0903BAC, STV0900AAC demods), Prof 7500, Skystar2 rev.2.6D, TT S-1401, TBS 5922, TBS 5925, TBS 6922.
DVB cards in reserve: Prof 7300, TBS 6921, X3M SU1600HD, X3M SPC1400HD, Acorp DS110, Acorp DS120, DVBWorld PCI2004D, DVBWorld USB2104D, TT S2-3200, SkyStar HD USB, SkyStar S2, Skystar2 rev.2.3, SB 340-USB, SB 540-PCI, Tevii S464/S470/S471/S660/S420
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Of course it's nice to have blind-scanning tools for Windows, and the library provides a few capabilities for other developers to improve on the high-level functionality of scanning. However, cletus2k's observation that the "good-stuff" is hidden is completely on-track. Unfortunately current demod chips need a lot of coddling to perform "hardware" blindscan, and this is the only place where real improvements can be made. Mind you, it's the author's right to expose/hide whatever they wish. I know because I'm sitting on my Linux blindscanning code.
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I wish it played nice with the qbox S2 receiver
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I may have overlooked something, but in the blscan.ini file I only saw DiSEqC 1.0 capability while the crazyscan program works with 1.0-1.1-1.2. I would like to see blscan work with DiSEqC 1.1 type switches. I tested both programs with my default dish and they both worked pretty darn good.

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I may have overlooked something, but in the blscan.ini file I only saw DiSEqC 1.0 capability while the crazyscan program works with 1.0-1.1-1.2. I would like to see blscan work with DiSEqC 1.1 type switches. I tested both programs with my default dish and they both worked pretty darn good.

Are you using a multiswitch on your bullseyeII ? To use 22khz to switch between c & ku the switching is done with LOF2, enter a value in LOF2 and , 22khz is ON, enter 0 and  22Khz is OFF
example:
LOF1=10750 LOF2=10750 LOFSW=0  means 22khz is ON
LOF1=10750 LOF2=0         LOFSW=0  means 22khz is OFF

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I understand that...I do use a multiswitch, several actually. But I also use 8 way DiSEqC 1.1 switches for all my receivers. I would like to be able to blind scan with all dishes....

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Yes, I knew what you were asking, no 1.1 in BLScan just DiSEqC,  port 1-4 , but the author will monitor this thread and you never know.....
I threw in the 22khz info as some people may not know the program is capable or how to implement it.

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I am liking BLSCAN. In congig folder I set up my parameters and one of them is save transponders for certain apps,I save as DVBVIEWER and replace my current files with the ones from BLSCAN and tell Transedit to scan all.Works great.


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I believe the way LOFSW should work is that anything tuned above the value entered gets tone on. I use this to switch between c and ku lnb's
lof1 5150 lof2 10750 sw 11700.
This allows me to use 1 ini file for a dual (c and ku) location.

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Playing with Crazyscan I find it makes a decent spetrum analyzer with current equipment. I will play with it more after I completely figure out BLScan.


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I think I can now say my prof 7301 now blindscans. It is a multi step proceses but it works and is not hard to figure out.Thank you to the author of this program, you just made this hobby a whole lot better!


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