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doglover

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Power Outage

2 December 2019 - 08:51

I have experienced, last night a power outing.

The EPG update of today will be ready around lunchtime.

 

Willy


All EPG Files 06/11/2019 before 8h55 empty

6 November 2019 - 08:59

The EPG files from this morning were all empty.

The corrected files are uploaded at 8h55 (GMT +1)

 

I f you imported before this time, pls. run a new import.

 

Willy

 

 


Out of action

16 October 2019 - 07:01

Yesterday evening, I have broken my right arm.

Typing with only my left is a nightmare.

 

The collection of EPG will not be hampered.  This is  automatic.

However large edits are difficult.

 

Willy


Streaming to an enigma2 receiver

6 October 2019 - 09:34

We are confronted these days with increasing amount of streaming services.

BBCi player, Netflix, VRT Nu, VTM go, NLziet, ITVplayer,  etc. etc.

 

All work on a phone, tablet or even on a PC.  However when you want to watch the stuff on your TV screen, there tons of hurdles to overcome.  Like using the provider own castrated hardware.  In several streaming services you can use Chromecast.  Which also has its problems, but at least it works most of the times.

 

I would like to see that these streaming providers could be watched on TV via our enigma2 receivers.

Some TV's have this already built in, but you are relying on the continued support of the manufacturer to keep this working.  This support is mostly 2 years after which updates seizes.

 

One solution would be to install a maintained browser on the enigma2 machines.  The modern 4K models have a processor which is fast enough to run a browser.

There is the OpenOpera for enigma2, but that is not maintained anymore, and consequently does not play most of the steaming stuff anymore.

So a version of Chrome or Firefox for enigma2 would be welcomed.

The problem of navigation with the remote control can be circumvented by added a wireless keyboard and mouse to the receiver.

However providing a enigma2 version of Chrome or Firefox is maybe asking too much.

 

Another solution is a plug-in in enigma2, which takes the role of Chromecast.  So you use your phone or tablet to select what you want to see.  And cast the stream to the Chromecast inside your enigma2 receiver, instead of a a real Chromecast.
This is probably not realistic, because you run into problems with DRM rights, which cannot easily be implemented.

 

As an alternative to Chromecast, maybe there can be looked at AnyCast/MiraCast which cast the screen of your phone or tablet to your receiver.  The advantage is, no problems with DRM rights.  These are handled by the app on phone/tablet.
The disadvantage is that phone/tablet has to remain powered up.  Pause the phone/tablet = no streaming.

 

Any further thoughts about this?

 

Willy


Maintenance

4 October 2019 - 10:24

Today I received the following from my ISP:

 

Maintenance is planned on one of our core routers in order to improve the performance and the quality of our services.

This maintenance will cause a short interruption (up to 30 minutes) of your connection. If you experience a longer downtime, please reboot your modem/router,

 

Please find all details below:

 

Start*:  2019-10-08 04:00
End*:  2019-10-08 06:00
Duration:  potential impact: up to 30 minutes
Impacted services:  All internet services

 

So expect a disturbance on the Update on that date.

the update will be later on 08/10/2019

 

Willy