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babadem

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Had me confused at first thing is you can close if you get the wrong one.

This seems faster too with some new identifying Icons. Nice! [biggrin]

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Hi JJ, this problem is resolved today, no connection errors playing AC3 audio any longer!  

It appears that Windows 10 updates were the likely culprit.  I kept seeing Windows messages that said Windows was restoring defaults for various media files extensions (M2TS, AVI etc).  Can anyone suggest what to look out for in the future?  In any case wanted to report the strange Windows 10 behavior in case others see this later.  Thanks all,  Hunter
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Version 5.0 RC2 will not allow the main screen to minimize when blind scanning. Still running Xp if that makes a matter. I like to start a scan and minimize to do other things then check the scan but I think after version 4 I saw this behavior.  Repair in add or remove did not work nor did a complete clean install. The border switches from blue to grey once you start the scan so you can't move it in any direction on the desktop or minimize. thx    
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Noted should be an easy fix
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Jackjavo: In an effort not to duplicate posts please, see post #9 here.
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Jack:

I've been too busy to follow up from 5/05...

Simple experiment to demonstrate problem. 4x1 switch with signal meter and lnb on LNB2.

Last channel I was on before shutdown was 103 w NBC mux on 12135. I start up SmartDVB  Nothing happens. 103W is set up for LNB2. Bda.log says "E0 10 38 F6" was successfully sent, but there is no power going to the meter and lnb, and no lock in the log.

At 17:47, I click on the channel that should have started. Nothing happens..no power to lnb, log says no lock

At 17:50, I use the diseqc console to send the raw string "E0 10 38 F6 ". The lnb gets power, and signal strength and quality meters light up in SmartDVB. No picture and no lock because it gave up on the tuner minutes ago.

So at 17:55 I click again, I have a picture.

I get the same results with a variety of different 4x1 switches. AltDVB does not have this problem using the same TBS driver and switch.

I wish I had built that diseqc to rs232 pic processor project.....

 
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re zorgz thanks for the extensive report. In the log i see 02 as initial diseqc command, which seems wrong. Do you have raw commands setup for the commited switch? I would expect different log output otherwise if using the commited diseqc combobox settings. What is your diseqc setup otherwise If possible mail me your smartdvb.db which would contain your diseqc setup (you can make a copy and remove channel information from the copy if so desired) i could run it through the debugger to see what's happening.

edit: also the smartdvb.log might give some more clues here. Been trying to recreate this locally but i seem to see correct DiSEqC messages. I know you're using the current 0.5.0 release from previous messages.
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I thought the hex string looked funny too. I just learned something off topic.

According to the log, your program generates the following:

LNB1    E0 10 38 F2
LNB2    E0 10 38 F6
LNB3    E0 10 38 FA
LNB4    E0 10 38 FE

AltDVB uses the following:

LNB1    E0 10 38 F0
LNB2    E0 10 38 F4
LNB3    E0 10 38 F8
LNB4    E0 10 38 FC

Both work equally well as raw commands in either program. I experimented a bit more.

It seems that the switch ignores the last two binary bits sent. " E0 10 38 F5 " and "  E0 10 38 F4 " will also turn on LNB2



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Back on topic:

When you say diseqc send success  in your log, is that being generated by the TBS BDA driver answering back ? Could it be lying to us ?

I am using version 5.0.11 on this machine. I am generating these diseqc strings by selecting a committed lnb in the add/edit frequency list.

Are you getting other strings in your log ? Are you using an external library to generate them ?
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re zorgz: the commited commands are ok with regards to the selected lnb (38 f0-f3 should select the first lnb, f4-f7 the second etc). There's some extra information sent related to high band/polarity, but this is not needed by all switches. I could just add an option to send commited diseqc (non raw) without this additional information, which would result in the same raw strings you mention from AltDVB. The question remains more why the initial lnb selected at startup for the sat (103w)  is LNB1 (being 38 f0 or 38  f2, should be the same, for sure it's not LNB2). So question remains is/was 38 F2 entered as raw switch data for LNB1? In which case the wrong LNB is being selected.
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is that being generated by the TBS BDA driver answering back ? Could it be lying to us ?


no it's not an answer from tbs drivers, just the final sent raw command by the exe to bda.dev, so if it's wrong then for some reason the wrong lnb is presumed/selected on startup, must be a bug then (that's why i asked for your exact switch setup/settings to try to replicate it)

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Are you using an external library to generate them ?


no just some printfs don't expect there to be errors there those functions have been used for a long time, must be some lnb selection problem at startup only as you seem to be able to get rid of it by switching sats you mentioned before
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I think I started having diseqc problems starting with 4.0 RC. I think it was always working with 3.5

You asked about my database.  I suspect  it is corrupted. I get popups with " UpdateEITEventQuery:Error deleting eitnow entry" and " database disk image is malformed "

I don't think it is related to diseqc problems; I have switch and motor problems with new installs. 

Is there any way to fix database ?
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Those errors are related to the epg database, smarteit.db, you can safely remove that db and epg should repopulate. Btw these switch issues you have since 4.0, are these on an upgrade or also clean installs? Smartdvb.db holds the diseqc/sat/lnb information and is unrelated to smarteit.db, don't think it is corrupted unless you get specific errors about it. The eit database has a somewhat more relaxed SQLite update policy. I would try a clean install especially if you're on an upgrade path since 3.5 to see if that solves your issues. Is it possible to mail me your smartdvb.db? I can see if i can get to the bottom of this issue. What's the actual version you're using atm? You could also rename your smartdvb.db if you don't want to go the clean install route, and try to add the switch settings again /scan etc to see if this works better
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I usually start with a new database. I tend to format the system for other reasons usually 2 -3 times a year, usually starting from scratch. The last few times I have cloned a partition with a fresh install using dd.
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