Programmers! $ paid for Genpix Skywalker-1 DS filter

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  1. Blarro

    Blarro New Member

    June 7, 2008
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    Several of us are willing to pay cash to someone with the skills to write a DirectShow filter for MP support of the Genpix Skywalker-1 DVB-S card. I'm not sure how to spearhead something like this, but I'm willing to put up $200 toward a 'programming fund'. Several others over on the DVBN forums have also expressed interest in financially supporting this. It's the only H.264 capable card out there, but lacks support with MP (a BDA driver wouldn't support H.264, so a DS filter similar to the Skystar2 setup would be ideal).

    Please let me know if there's a better place to post this request.


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  3. Janks427

    Janks427 New Member

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    I'm willing to take a stab at this. I don't know much about Window's drivers, but that's never stopped me before.

    What can you tell me about the Skystar2 interface that you want emulated? I don't have a Skystar so I don't know how it works. You specifically mention that a BDA driver won't work for the H.264 content. From my research I need to write a BDA driver so that MP will at least recognize the Skywalker-1. If all I need to do is a DS filter that will make it easier, but I don't follow how MP will interface to that.

    Any details you can provide I'd appreciate. I have 2 Skywalker-1's so I have the hardware to test with. I was using MythTV, but because of the annoying development of it, I'm looking to implement in Media Portal.

  4. CodeMonkey

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    Actually what was needed was a BDA driver, not a DS filter and that now exists directly from the genpix website available here.

    There may be changes required for mediaportal because of the odd North America modulation.
    There is a PDF file in the driver zip that explains how to interface to the driver.

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