Is it possible to watch SS2 over a network?

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I have a SS2 running prog dvb in my pc which is working perfectly with a sg2100 motor, my question is this, I have a wireless network set up between my pc and my laptop and I was wondering if it is possible to send live video from pc to laptop and if it is possible to control prog dvb from the laptop?
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Due to no responses am I correct in thinking that it is not possible?
 
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I believe that ProgDVB has an (optional on install) streaming server facility, and I'm sure that your laptop will run VLC or similar OK. I know mine does ;)

This is what many use to watch streamed mpeg2 O/P from the Dreambox.
 
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You are correct Mr Stick
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Yep thats it!
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Ok, Thanks, I will give it a go, I didn't want to start playing with settings untill I knew if it was possible.
What is VLC or similar?
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Videolan client. It rocks.

_http://www.videolan.org/
 
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Ok I have downloaded VLC onto my laptop, what next, do I need to install progdvb onto my laptop as well or do I watch sat through VLC? also how do I make progdvb avaliable to the network?
 
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Also is all this still possible as I have internet through the network?

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I have just been told it is not wireless between my pc and laptop, it is wired to a hub then wireless to the laptop and that I am using internet connection sharing on wired connection which causes windows not to allow the sat card and network card not to be bridged.
Does this mean it will not be possible?
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I've never used the ProgDVB server (and my £&:-smallmaming SS2 has just gone on the fritz so I can't test it out for you), but play with it on the box running the SS2.

Then set up the VLC client on the remote box and point it at the network stream IP address and port of the server you set up (File/Open Network Stream).
 
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:confused

Did you get anywhere with this?

The Internet connection has nothing to do with it, nor does MS ICS assuming that both your PC and laptop are both on the same LAN (i.e. one is not on the other side of the ICS gateway, - WAN)

Also wired/wireless will not come into it unless you are running the (by current standards) slow 'wireless B' kit. This is too slow for DVB-S video streaming, whereas wireless G is just about OK. That's what I use to stream from my Dreambox to all the other computers on my network running VLC or similar.

There are no setup differences because of wireless, just a speed limitation compared to wired (assuming your running Fast Ethernet 100mbps.... of course you are).

You don't require the sat card to be bridged - ProgDVB must do that for you (although as I say, I haven't played with it).

Got my SS2 running again now, so might have a play with this for a crack.

What you are attempting IS possible given the constraints I've listed above.

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I have not got this running yet but am not giving up on it. I have a wireless G network, I get 100mbps to my desktop and 54mbps to my laptop so hopefully will be ok with that. I have been watching recorded stuff which is on the hard drive of the pc through the laptop without any problems using windows media player.
I am fairly stupid with all this stuff (it took me about 4 evenings to get my motor working) so is it possible for someone to give me a step by step guide on how to get this working please?
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i just use progdvb(in client mode) very easy on second pc and works fine no need for vlc
 
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and can change chanels on laptop realy good
 
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Thanks for answering, I'm afriad I don't have msn messenger on my pc and I do need help, is it possible to tell me how to get this working please? I have installed progdvb onto my laptop but I am obviously missing a lot. I know I'm being a pain but a step by step guide would be good.
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1. goto progdvb on the pc with skystar is in
2. click on settings tab
3. then click on module list
4. tick the progdvb media server(you may need to choose this option when you install progdvb not sure)
5.click OK
6.click on service tab
7. then progdvb media server
8. network interface will be the ip address for pc your using now (should be listed)
9.protocol = unicast
10.port=10999
11.packet size =1400
12.password =chooseone
13.modes tick all boxes apart from open/close filter
14.aplly then click ok

15. now goto your second pc(laptop)
16. install progdvb but when it ask you to select card choose progdvb media clent
17.open progdvb on on second pc goto settings then device options
18. network interface = your ip address of second pc
19.protocol= unicast
20.port=10999
21.server ip = maine pc ip with the skytar card
password= the one you chose
22.click ok

then should get the chanel which showing on the progdvb on maine pc (give it a couple goes) if you are you can go to next level so can change chanels
please reply if need that info
 
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Thanks Pothead,
I did exactly as you said and it is working perfectly, even got tv out working on laptop so now I can watch on any tv in the house.
Now that I have this working can you please tell me how to go on to next level so that I can change channels on laptop?
Thanks again,
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#19
it can be bit tricky to get this to work so lt me know how yoou get on
1. go to the settings on laptop progdvb then device options
2. click on get chanel list ( it may take a couple of tries so stick at it)
3. now you got the chanel list goto maine pc and change the chanels a few times.
4. now on 2nd pc(laptop) your have to keep changing chanels untill it starts working (can take a few miniutes just keep changing chanels it should work and make sure you have chanel playing while you keep changing chanel
 
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Nearly there (I hope), I tried as you said but something isn't right, when I click the get channel list the picture on both screens goes very blocky and unstable and nothing else happens untill they both lock up, I did get it changing channels after I pasted the channel list from the desktop onto the laptop and then clicked get channel list but only a few times and then both lock up. Can it be that my wireless network is not fast enough? it is running at 54Mbps.
Hope this makes sense.
 
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