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#1 Chris1991

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 17:58

Hello. I was wondering if a server version of OpenPLi could exist and work.

I'm not sure how much control the openwebif interface I've seen gives, but I thought maybe that could be how it was managed.

The idea is an alternative to TVHeadend. TVHeadend honestly works great... It does so much more than I would ever need, but really falls short for me when it comes to channel mapping and epg mapping. From what I have seen enigma2 and OpenPLi do this much better.

 

Stupid idea? Good idea?

 

 



Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #2 WanWizard

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 18:15

If by that you mean a central box with lots of tuners in a cupboard doing all your recording, and tunerless streaming clients for watching TV (or recordings / streams ) using a tuner of that box, the answer is yes, several of us have been using such an environment for years...


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Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #3 Chris1991

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 20:51

Yes that is exactly what I am talking about but instead of buying a "box", using an x86 based PC instead.

I have seen a couple of old projects that attempt to get enigma2 running on a PC, but they all seem to be aimed at people who want to watch on a PC.

I'd like a one size fits all headless build with web gui for config. I'm not sure how complex that would be?



Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #4 WanWizard

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 21:48

There is a topic about EnigmaPC here on the forum, but no idea what the status is, Not our cup of tea, really...

 

Also, I wonder how efficient and effective it will be, I have 16 SAT tuners in my core box, how do you get that in an x86 machine, and at what cost?


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Posted 13 October 2020 - 22:41

There is a topic about EnigmaPC here on the forum, but no idea what the status is, Not our cup of tea, really...

 

Also, I wonder how efficient and effective it will be, I have 16 SAT tuners in my core box, how do you get that in an x86 machine, and at what cost?

 

Sounds like an awesome setup.

 

A lot of people already have home servers. Mine runs the surveillance, tv, plex and all the torrent automation stuff with sonarr, radarr etc.

Adding tuners to a PC can be as cheap as the official xbox one dvb-t/c usb tuners... or even less if you go with a direct from china no brand. Satellite gets more expensive... My quad TBS card cost as much as a decent box. BUT it means only one device is running all of my services (and is way more powerful). If you don't already have a home server, absolutely just buy a box and run it as a server.

 

I have seen topics on enigma2 PC, but they seem to be very old.



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Posted 23 October 2020 - 23:52

Would the OpenPli team consider making a docker image?



Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #7 WanWizard

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 00:25

I doubt it, we're not interested in "PC" versions at all...


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Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #8 jpuigs

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 21:02

I have 16 SAT tuners in my core box, how do you get that in an x86 machine, and at what cost?

 

In which box do you have 16 tuners ??


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Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #9 WanWizard

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 21:37

VU Duo 4K, tuners A to P.

 

You can go two more with an Ultimo 4K, which has a third tuner slot for legacy dual tuners...


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Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #10 Chris1991

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 23:09

Well if you really needed that many tuners you could pick up a couple of TBS 6909s



Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #11 WanWizard

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 23:14

Not really the same (as it has 8 individual inputs), and at $ 239.00 a pop, not really an incentive to go for an x86 solution.


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Posted 24 October 2020 - 23:23

As far as incentive goes, adding the sat stuff to an existing home server is more appealing to a lot of people. Tvheadend exists and works great, but options are always nice.



Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #13 WanWizard

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 23:29

Well, nobody is stopping you (or someone else), our sources are open and GPL licensed. But we are not intrested.


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Re: Headless / Server version of OpenPLi? #14 MiLo

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 09:12

In theory, all you'd need to do is add meta-intel to the BSP submodules and build for an intel board... Whether it'll actually work mostly depends on DVB support in Intel hardware...


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