peebee01 wrote:Hi DSD
I'm new to using Raspberry, hoping to replace my failing MCE Extender.
A couple of quick questions I haven't found an answer to in this thread so far:
Can I edit the cached channel list? I would like to have a reduced number of channels compared to the 240 I have on my MCE.
Where is it located?
Can I block the plugin to retrieve a new channel list?
Can I change the order to avoid the alphabetic order used now?
And finally, I can't get HD channels to work properly. Does somebody have HD live tv channels up and running? Also what bitrate do you recommend to use for HD and SD channels?
The channel list is located under "/home/pi/.xbmc/addons/plugin.video.dvblink/resources/channels" and the xml-file is named "channels.xml".
You could in theory edit this xml-file and remove some channels. I've not tried this myself but it should work.
If you change the add-on setting to cache the channel list, then the add-on will not ask for channels from the DVBLink Connect Server if there is a channels.xml-file present in the above path.
On the other hand if you remove the setting "use cached channel list" then the channels.xml will be deleted and the add-on will ask the DVBLink Connect Server for a list of all channels.
Watching HD-channels does however require that the computer running DVBLInk Connect Server is quite powerful in order to use transcoding.
If you're not transcoding then the stream is sent as is and the client would need to support the codec which could be MPEG2. Although H264 should be the most common codec for HD-channels.