DVB-s PCI cards under Linux
The DVB-s PCI card is designed for receiving and decoding digital satellite broadcasts.
It can be used for digital television and radio reception and for high speed internet downloading.
With linux driver you can build your own digital satellite receiver, digital video recorder
and DVD player.
DVB-s PCI cards with the same layout supported by linux driver:
You can download the drivers from LinuxTv.org.
DVD player for DVB-s PCI card
You can use this program for DVD playback on the DVB-s PCI card.
- video playback from DVD or from hard drive
- ac3 and LPCM sound
- remote control with LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control)
- control via the network with Tcl/Tk frontend
- experimental support for subtitles
- Version 0.51 (3/11/2001) Improved AC3 decoding, some fixes for the 0.9 driver version
- Version 0.5 (13/6/2001) Impreved audio and video multiplexing, support for the 0.9 driver version, some LIRC fixes
- Version 0.4 (1/4/2001) Support for the NAPI
- Version 0.31 (6/2/2001) Fix for subtitles with the DVB driver version 0.81
- Version 0.3 (21/1/2001) Added support for control via network connection
- Version 0.29 (12/11/2000) Supports audio output on the DVB card
- Version 0.2 (27/8/2000) Added support for remote control
- Version 0.0.1 (16/7/2000) The first release
Remote control for DVB-s PCI card
The main disadvantage of DVB-s card is that there is no remote
control. With this program you can simply solve this problem.
The program is optimized for motorized satellite antennas where
is a positioner connected to an analog satellite receiver. You can
control your DVB-s card and motorized antenna with only one remote
- basic remote control functions (changing channel with number buttons, channel up/down, loop,
preview with settable time, satellite up/down, record, playback, pause, fast forward, slow motion,
- sending IR commands to analog receiver
- on screen display
- record and playback
There are two reasons for using a RGB connection:
- DVB-s card supported by linux DVB-s driver
- a remote control supported by LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control)
- a simple electrical circuit connected to a serial port
Follow this link for images about connection between the J2 connector on DVB-s card and
the scart connector with RGB inputs.
LinuxTv.org - drivers for the DVBs card
- Better picture quality
- The full color image on PAL TV at NTSC DVD playback
Video Disk Recorder Project - by Klaus Schmidinger
The Kvdr Homepage - or how to turn your PC into a Video Recorder - by Guido Fiala
DVB & VDR FAQ - by Stefan Hagendorn
Useful information and documentation - about DVB PCI cards under Linux by Henning Holtschneider
Sat (Satellite Technology) HOWTO - How to setting up your Linux box for DVB data services - by Roberto Arcomano and Florindo Santoro
DVB teletext decoder - by Dave Chapman
Satellite software released under the GPL - by Jan Panteltje
Europe Online Linux Masquerading FAQ - by Franz Ackermann
How to cascade your Squid proxy with EON - speed up surfing and work around client authentication - by Lukas Loesche
Common Interface Module - pictures and explanation about connection of DVBs card, CI, CAM and smart card
LiViD - The Linux Video and DVD Project