IPTV patch for MediaPortal 0.2.3.0 (1 Viewer)

24RUS

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Hi All!

Finally I’ve managed adding IPTV support to the MediaPortal. It’s based on a “fake” IPTV tuner card, which receives RTSP/UDP/TCP unicast/multicast MPEG-2 traffic and feeds it to the rest MediaPortal directshow filters. Patch was checked on Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP MCE 2005.
Here comes the howto.
1. Download and install CyberLink PowerDVD (trial) from http://www.cyberlink.com. Actually, we need only “CyberLink MPEG Muxer” direct show filter, therefore any software, containing this filter will do.
2. Download and install http://www.elecard.com/products/products-pc/consumer/mpeg2-decoder-plugin/. It has trial period and costs only $17.50 (thanks to Christmas discount).
3. Check if Windows Media Player can play any of you IPTV channel (menu File – Open URL - elecard://225.1.1.1:1234/udp). Replace 225.1.1.1:1234 with IP:pORT of your IPTV channel. GraphEdit could help too (menu File - Render URL, elecard://225.1.1.1:1234/udp, menu Graph - Play).
4. Install MediaPortal 0.2.3.0. Overwrite files in MediaPortal installation folder with the files from the supplied archive MP-0.2.3.0-iptv.zip (mind the directories in the archive).
5. Insert the fragment:
<capturecard commercialname="IPTV BuiltIn Card" capturename="IPTV BuiltIn" devid="IPTV BuiltIn">
<capabilities tv="true" radio="false" mpeg2="true" mce="false" sw="false" bda="false"/>
<tv>
<interface cat="capture" video="" audio="" mpeg2="0"/>
<filters>
<filter cat="tvtuner" name="Elecard NWSource-Plus" checkdevice="false"/>
<filter cat="demuxer" name="MainConcept MPEG Push Demultiplexer" checkdevice="false"/>
<filter cat="capture" name="CyberLink MPEG Muxer" checkdevice="false"/>
</filters>
<connections>
</connections>
</tv>
</capturecard>
to the file CaptureCardDefinitions.xml before </capturecards> at the very end.
6. Run MediaPortal Configuration, go to Television – Capture Cards – Add – (it should find IPTV Builtin Card) – Autotune – Add. Enter the channel name into the first edit box. The channel name must consist of channel description followed by space and the URL. For example: BBC World elecard://225.1.1.1:1234/udp
7. Disable a firewall.
8. Run MediaPortal.

Good luck!

p.s. For those, who wants to compile new exe and dlls themselves here is the diff:
***** SinkGraph.cs
71: protected string _videoCaptureFilterMoniker = "";
72: protected FilterGraph _filterGrph = null;
73: protected DirectShowLib.IFileSourceFilter _tvFileSourceInterface = null;
74: protected IBaseFilter _filterDemuxer = null;
75: protected IBaseFilter _tvTuner = null;
76: protected IGraphBuilder _graphBuilderInterface = null;
***** SINKGRAPH.CS.BAK
71: protected string _videoCaptureFilterMoniker = "";
72: protected IGraphBuilder _graphBuilderInterface = null;
*****

***** SinkGraph.cs
494: {
495: if (!channel.Name.Contains(@"://"))
496: _tvAudioTunerInterface.put_TVAudioMode(TVAudioMode.Mono | TVAudioMode.LangA);
497: if ( _graphState != State.TimeShifting && _graphState != State.Viewing )
***** SINKGRAPH.CS.BAK
490: {
491: _tvAudioTunerInterface.put_TVAudioMode(TVAudioMode.Mono | TVAudioMode.LangA);
492: if ( _graphState != State.TimeShifting && _graphState != State.Viewing )
*****

***** SinkGraph.cs
523:
524: if (channel.Name.Contains(@"://"))
525: {
526: IMediaControl mediaCtrl = null;
527: int hr;
528:
529: if (_mpeg2DemuxHelper.IsRendered)
530: {
531: mediaCtrl = (IMediaControl)_filterGrph;
532: hr = mediaCtrl.Stop();
533: DsError.ThrowExceptionForHR(hr);
534: }
535:
536: string streamUrl = channel.Name;
537: streamUrl = streamUrl.Remove(0, streamUrl.LastIndexOf(" ") + 1);
538: hr = _tvFileSourceInterface.Load(streamUrl, null);
539: DsError.ThrowExceptionForHR(hr);
540:
541: IPin oPin;
542: hr = _captureGraphBuilderInterface.FindPin(_tvTuner, PinDirection.Output, null, MediaType.Stream, false, 0, out oPin);
544: if (hr == 0) oPin.Disconnect();
545:
546: hr = _captureGraphBuilderInterface.RenderStream(null, MediaType.Stream, _tvTuner, null, _filterDemuxer);
547: DsError.ThrowExceptionForHR(hr);
548:
549: for (int i = 0; i < 40; i++)
550: {
551: System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(100);
552: int hr2 = _captureGraphBuilderInterface.FindPin(_filterDemuxer, PinDirection.Output, null, MediaType.Video, false, 0, out oPin);
554: if (hr2 == 0) oPin.Disconnect();
555: int hr3 = _captureGraphBuilderInterface.FindPin(_filterDemuxer, PinDirection.Output, null, MediaType.Audio, false, 0, out oPin);
557: if (hr3 == 0) oPin.Disconnect();
558: if ((hr2 == 0) && (hr3 == 0)) break;
559: }
560:
561: hr = _captureGraphBuilderInterface.RenderStream(null, MediaType.Video, _filterDemuxer, null, _filterCapture);
562: DsError.ThrowExceptionForHR(hr);
563: hr = _captureGraphBuilderInterface.RenderStream(null, MediaType.Audio, _filterDemuxer, null, _filterCapture);
564: DsError.ThrowExceptionForHR(hr);
565:
566: if (mediaCtrl != null)
567: mediaCtrl.Run();
568: Log.Info("SinkGraph:TuneChannel() loaded new url: {0}", streamUrl);
569: }
570:
571: if ( _channelNumber < (int)ExternalInputs.svhs )
***** SINKGRAPH.CS.BAK
518:
519: if ( _channelNumber < (int)ExternalInputs.svhs )
*****

***** SinkGraph.cs
1008: {
1009: if (_filterDemuxer != null)
1010: return true;
1011: if ( _tvTunerInterface == null )
***** SINKGRAPH.CS.BAK
956: {
957: if ( _tvTunerInterface == null )
*****

***** SinkGraph.cs
1021: {
1022: if (_filterDemuxer != null)
1023: return 100;
1024: if (_tvTunerInterface == null)
1025: return 1;
***** SINKGRAPH.CS.BAK
967: {
968: if ( _tvTunerInterface == null )
969: return 1;
*****

***** SinkGraph.cs
1036: {
1037: if (_filterDemuxer != null)
1038: return 100;
1039: if (_tvTunerInterface == null)
1040: return 1;
***** SINKGRAPH.CS.BAK
980: {
981: if ( _tvTunerInterface == null )
982: return 1;
*****

***** SinkGraphEx.cs
142: Log.Info("SinkGraphEx: Create new filter graph (IGraphBuilder)");
143: _filterGrph = new FilterGraph();
144: _graphBuilderInterface = (IGraphBuilder)_filterGrph;
145:
***** SINKGRAPHEX.CS.BAK
142: Log.Info("SinkGraphEx: Create new filter graph (IGraphBuilder)");
143: _graphBuilderInterface = (IGraphBuilder)new FilterGraph();
144:
*****

***** SinkGraphEx.cs
193: // through which the filters are accessable. More implementation independent...
194: if (dsFilter.Category == "tvtuner")
195: {
196: _tvTuner = dsFilter.DSFilter;
197: _tvTunerInterface = dsFilter.DSFilter as IAMTVTuner;
198: _tvFileSourceInterface = dsFilter.DSFilter as IFileSourceFilter;
199: }
200: if (dsFilter.Category == "tvaudio") _tvAudioTunerInterface = dsFilter.DSFilter as IAMTVAudio;
201: if (dsFilter.Category == "demuxer") _filterDemuxer = dsFilter.DSFilter;
202: if (dsFilter.Category == "capture") _filterCapture = dsFilter.DSFilter;
***** SINKGRAPHEX.CS.BAK
192: // through which the filters are accessable. More implementation independent...
193: if (dsFilter.Category == "tvtuner") _tvTunerInterface = dsFilter.DSFilter as IAMTVTuner;
194: if (dsFilter.Category == "tvaudio") _tvAudioTunerInterface = dsFilter.DSFilter as IAMTVAudio;
195: if (dsFilter.Category == "capture") _filterCapture = dsFilter.DSFilter;
*****

***** EditCaptureCardForm.cs
245:
246: availableVideoDevices.Add("IPTV BuiltIn");
247: availableVideoDeviceMonikers.Add("IPTV BuiltIn");
248:
249: FilterHelper.GetMPEG2VideoEncoders(availableVideoCompressors);
***** EDITCAPTURECARDFORM.CS.BAK
245:
246: FilterHelper.GetMPEG2VideoEncoders(availableVideoCompressors);
*****
 

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    GREAT FIRST POST!

    THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!

    FINALLY real IPTV @ MediaPortal... many people have requested this for a looooong time.


    To bad one have to buy the Elecard codec. Do you know if it will be used for UDP streams only? I remember last time I tried it, it was used no matter what I played (only trial, so it got very annoying after 21 days).

    Oh, and is this for both TVEv2 and TVEv3?
     

    maxrogers

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    Nice!

    Oh yeah! I have been waiting for this! :D

    24RUS much appreciation to you for your hard work!

    I will test this out and see how it goes! :D
     

    maxrogers

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    IPTV Virtual Card for TV Server?

    Any chance at getting this to work for TV Server? :confused:
     

    24RUS

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    Do you know if it will be used for UDP streams only? I remember last time I tried it, it was used no matter what I played (only trial, so it got very annoying after 21 days).
    My IPTV provider casts only multicast udp MPEG-2 channels. But I tried to cast TCP/RTSP traffic locally (from a local MPEG-2 file to the localhost) by means of VLC. WMP (with Elecard Plugin) and MediaPortal with the patch recieves such traffic too.

    Oh, and is this for both TVEv2 and TVEv3?
    This patch is for stable MP-0.2.3.0 installation without new MediaPortal Client Plugin and TV-Server. As I know, MediaPortal Client Plugin (part of TVEv3 setup) have naturally builtin RTSP support and will get UDP/multicast support in the near future. Nevertheless I have a plan to add IPTV Builtin card to TV-Server. But this approach seems unnecessary overheaded in single-seat setup, because MPEG-2 traffic will be received by IPTV builtin card in TV-Server and send undecoded to another process at the same host. It is not what I expect an elegant solution to be :).
     

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    First. Sorry for my bad, bad english.:sorry:
    Second. thanks, thanks, thanks,.........thanks,............thanks.......thanks for all:D
    Third. It doesn´t work for me......:oops:

    I still working with this but only one thing: First I had a "unvalible creating graph" then, I supose, I change in capturecarddefinitions the "Mainconcept MPEG Push..." for "Elecard MPEG Push..." then now i have graph. It´s correct?.

    PD: Que mal escribo ingles cño.
     

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    Great work. I already found out that something like this would be possible, but couldn't find a decent way to do it. Gonna try it as soon as I'm back!
     

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