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8. Start TSReader Pro and tune
to the desired transponder as
9. Open the “Forward” menu
and select “Forward to UDP…”.
On the list in the upper part
of the window select each
channel you want to stream
and configure the respective IP
address and port number. You
can use the same IP address for
all channels, but then you need
to use individual port numbers.
Remember that the multicast
addresses start at and
go up to
10. Using a text editor like
Notepad++, you need to
configure the play list for XBMC,
introducing each streamed
channel with the respective IP
and port.
11. In our first experiment, we
streamed four channels and
configured the IPTV.m3u file
accordingly. Naturally you can
name the file as you desire,
as long as you keep the *.m3u
12. Not too soon, we wanted
to try to increase our IPTV
bouquet and added a second
TSReader session, this time
using a DVB-T tuner.
13. With this TSReader
session we were receiving the
Portuguese digital terrestrial
television, which contains only
4 channels.
14. Each channel was assigned
an IP address and an individual
port number.
15. Streaming has started.
TSReader tracks on how much
data has been sent and how
many errors occurred.
tem to automatically restart.
When you start it a second
time, XBMC will be loaded.
The first pass serves to con-
figure the operating system.
Therefore, instead of doing it
like we did, just wait a little
bit: we thought at first that
something had gone wrong
and promptly reprogrammed
the SD card…
With TSReader Pro it is
possible to take the received
stream and insert it directly
into the network via UDP.
The transport stream can
either be transferred 1:1
into the network or the inte-
grated Demuxer function can
be used. With this function
each individual channel in
the transport stream can be
streamed separately into the
network. Since most multi-
media devices typically don’t
come with a Demuxer func-
tion, you would not be able
to view a transport stream
or only one channel in the
stream could be displayed
without the ability to select
any other channel. The same
thing happens with XBMC:
you try to receive the entire
transport stream, but only
one channel can be viewed
and it’s not possible to switch
to any other channel.
That’s why we use the De-
muxer function in TSReader
Pro so that the desired chan-
nels can be streamed into the
network via Multicast where-
by though for each channel
an individual port number is
In order for XBMC to be
able to receive these streams
on different ports, we need
to create a Playlist in *.m3u
format. In this way a list of all
the complete channel names
appear in a list in XBMC;
channel surfing is now fun!
The great thing is that you
can start multiple instances
of TSReader Pro, each with
a different tuner (it doesn’t
matter if it’s one PC or multi-
ple PCs – don’t forget, we’re
using Multicast), so you can
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