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what is mpeg 4? how to recieve?

harmio

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Hi there guys
I have noticed a channel I have been after for years has now started broadcasting in mpeg4 in the clear. From my research i have found that this is usually used for HD broadcasts. But I know this channel has no HD equipment. I also found that HD only uses DVB S2, whereas this is coming in DVBS. What reciever would I need to recieve this mpeg4? are there such recievers? I also have a skystar 2 card,, I am thinking, with correct software, could I decode the mpeg4?

I assumed mpeg4 was worse quality thatn mpeg2.. I am wrong then


oops..forgot to say its
Armenia tv eutelsat w2 16e.
12.642 sr.3418 2/3 VPID: 3617 AUDIO PID:3633
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Anything at that symbol rate is not going to be quality, at any standard

Your Skystar is highly unlikely to clear it.
 

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ok thanks
i just wondered as i thought , with the correct codec installed, my computer would be able to decode an mpeg4 stream?
 

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Well you can buy an MPEG4 CAM, I've yet to try one, but I guess it should be possible to emulate this CAM.:)
 

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thank you,
I think i know what you mean:) I will try to find an emulator somewhere..
I also found a couple of actual CAM's on ebay, one was Viaccess MPEG4 cam., the other Conax MPEG4 cam. The description for both was "allow your reciever to display mpeg4 channels." does the fact that one is viaccess and one conax make any difference? i assume they could both decode FTA mpeg4. I'm a student and this sorta stuff costs me my food for 3 weeks :)
 

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LOL, yes I believe that they should work on any FTA MPEG4 channel and which model you buy would depend on whether you were going to subscribe to channels.
 

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Ok, so it looks like I've *some* luck.

I emailed a dealer on Ebay who said he tried searching for the channel in an mpeg2 reciever. He said the reciever stored it as a radio channel, making it not display a picture! ( Strange??!)

He then said he tried it in an "mpeg4 modified mpeg2 receiver", with the MPEG4 cam, and it worked fine.

SO basically, what I now need is a reciever with a CI slot ( as I dont have one) which will store the channel as tv. I have so far emailed h*sat.com, a few ebay sellers, and no one in the last week has even answered. I am not sure where to find a dealer who can recommend a system with a CI slot, that will store this channel correctly ( guess its just hit and miss ) and also sell me an mpeg4 cam. Its business at the end of the day surely! Does anyone know of anyone ? lol
 
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Hi harmio! How did your experience go with the MPEG4 CAM? I am right now seriously thinking of buying one for my MPEG2 receiver, and would very grateful I know how your luck worked out.
 
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rolfw said:
LOL, yes I believe that they should work on any FTA MPEG4 channel and which model you buy would depend on whether you were going to subscribe to channels.
Hi Rolfw, have you tried one yet? Just want to be sure before I get one.
 

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Jospat, your replying to a thread which is over 3 years old.
 

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LOL yes and I've since bought a Cuberevo 3000 HD, which works with MPEG4, so haven't had the need for one.
 

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Hi harmio! How did your experience go with the MPEG4 CAM? I am right now seriously thinking of buying one for my MPEG2 receiver, and would very grateful I know how your luck worked out.
If you can let us know what receiver you have and which channels you are looking to get, you will get a better response.

Neotion MPEG4 modules are available from a couple of the site sponsors, and include FTA as well as Viaccess and Conax varieties mentioned in the earlier posts.
 
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I have a strong SRT4896 PVR twin turner receiver which has a conax card reader and is MPEG-2 compliant. I would like a CAM that I can work with a multichoice africa irdeto card, and can allow me to watch free MPEG-4 channels on Eutelsat W2A at 10E. The receiver is very new and I am not ready to dispose of it just yet considering what it cost me. Thanks for your advice.
 

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Well there is a pocket CAM that does Irdeto and MPEG-4 to MPEG-2, but I suspect they are a bit thin on the ground in the UK.