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RedDevil_UK

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Dreambox 7000S, VU+ Solo2, 1.1m Dish, Moteck SG-2100A DISEQC Motor
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Rochdale
#1
this is an old topic i know...

but is there now a better alternative to streaming from the PC??
is there a plugin now that anyone knows about?

surely there most be a Linux codec that will work.

at the moment i am transfering Divx files to my Xbox, but i wish i could use the Dreambox and didnt have to keep pulling everything out from under the TV, to swap the Network cable over.
 

wallycharlo

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Western Austria
#2
its not possible,its a hardware limitation,the CPU in the DB is not strong enough to play divX,youre xbox CPU has much more number crunching power, hence it can do it ...
 

RedDevil_UK

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#3
awwww... looks like an email to Dream media is needed :)
 

wallycharlo

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#4
go for it mate ... if you can convince them to put a better CPU in a future model then a lot of people will be happy :)

rumours are the DM8000 will have such a CPU ... if it ever arrives at all :-ohmy
 

OldBen

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Triax TD110 with multi LNB 28.5E, 23.5E, 19E, 13E Inverto Black Ultra's (Black Premium on 28.5) into multiswitch. VU+ Duo. Emitor Satlook Lite meter.(Retired: Technomate 1500CI+, Moteck DG2100 DisEqC Motor, Metronic 85cm Clear Dish, Invacom 0.3db LNB
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UK
#5
RedDevil_UK said:
at the moment i am transfering Divx files to my Xbox, but i wish i could use the Dreambox and didnt have to keep pulling everything out from under the TV, to swap the Network cable over.
Clearly the answer to your question is either:

(a) Have Dream re-design the dreambox with a 1Ghz CPu or hardware MPEG2 decoder like the via mini-itx boards...

(:cool: Buy a small 5 port switch for under the TV thus resolving the cable swapping issue.

Personally I would go option (:cool: unless you like a challenge...

;)

Paul
 

RedDevil_UK

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#6
unless you like a challenge...
well i bought a Dreambox, a PC and got married.....nuff said :)
 
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Dreambox 7000
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NL
#7
RedDevil_UK said:
this is an old topic i know...

but is there now a better alternative to streaming from the PC??
is there a plugin now that anyone knows about?

surely there most be a Linux codec that will work.

at the moment i am transfering Divx files to my Xbox, but i wish i could use the Dreambox and didnt have to keep pulling everything out from under the TV, to swap the Network cable over.
Just have a look at Playing DivX and other formats on the Dreambox on http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/DigiTV/dbox-altplayback.htm

I tried it, and it works.

Have fun,

Newinc