DVB-S Continuity errors with cam inserted (1 Viewer)


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September 25, 2006
Italy Italy
Since Revision 19263,

- Add PTS/DTS patching when header is splitted on multiple ts packets.
- Remove PES containing discontinuities to avoid some codec crash.

with CAM inserted (MatrixCam reborn + NCAS 1.0) in my FloppyDTV-S, tuning fails on many channels and in TSWriter.log there are many errors like
"20-07-2008 10:35:17.254 Pid 201 Continuity error... d ( prev 0 )".
So TvServer fails creating buffer on hd and SetupTV hangs in preview.

Without CAM no problems on the same channel. The CAM works correctly with dvbviewer.

I read many posts where tourettes says that the problem is a "Bad Signal", but maybe is not only a signal problem?
Attached two zip files

1) LogsWithCam.zip: Continuity errors on "Canale 5" Hotbird 13 est
2) LogsWithoutCam.zip: no errors on "Canale 5"



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  • January 7, 2005
    To me it sounds like a HW issue between the CAM and DVB card. DVBViewer is not most likely filtering the bad packets away so it seems to work on signal / data that MP doesnt like.


    Portal Member
    September 25, 2006
    Italy Italy
    Ok, it could be.
    But now TVserver HW compatibility is more difficult!
    So, before buying a new CAM I'd like to know if it works with tvserver.
    Maybe a new thread on card+cam+cam software compatibility could be a good starting point.



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  • December 26, 2004
    Austria Austria
    i have one floppy-dtv-s and the S2 model.
    in both i am using a AlphaCrypt CAM without any issues.

    about one year back i had quite massive problems.

    the solution was very easy. i updated the floppy-dtv firmware AND the CAM firmware to the lastest versions, and bingo. all worked. :)
    verolano said:
    Maybe a new thread on card+cam+cam software compatibility could be a good starting point.
    good idea, ::like this:: maybe? ;)


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  • August 14, 2006
    Aruba Aruba
    Can this problem be the same as my problem


    Without the Cam the problem is gone, with the cam there's a problem, My cam is Powercam.pro, also
    with the cam present and recording to a MPG file the problem is also gone, it only happens with TS files, so
    recordings in TS and LiveTV.

    So it is probably not a hardware issue, I'm using latest firmware, latest drivers, MP RC3 and a FloppyDVB-S2

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