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Customised HDF file released

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by af123, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

    Documentation also states:
    so I suppose you could make it fixed if you wanted to.:)
     
  2. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    And miss out on the chance to do some funky TCL? :cool:
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Member

    Thanks for your help so far - everything works great. I was wondering if it might be possible to make mediatomb also serve the contents of External USB drives plugged into the Humax. I can see the drive in the mediatomb filesystem browser but adding folders seems to do nothing. I'd like to be able to archive shows to the usb as well as the virtual drive. (Ive tried a USB thats both FAT32 and Ext3 with no luck)
     
  4. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

    LOL , I think we both need to get out more often :D
     
  5. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    It should just work if you find the location in the MT browser then click on the + with arrows circling it.. It did for me anyway with a USB flash drive.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Member

    Ah.. I was trying to get it to index .avi files - works fine if the USB has a .ts file on it!
     
  7. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Have a look in /mod/mediatomb/config/config.xml and uncomment one of the <map> tags relating to .avi files - then restart mediatomb (killall mediatomb && /mod/mediatomb/start)

    Code:
            <!-- Uncomment the line below for PS3 divx support -->
            <!-- <map from="avi" to="video/divx"/> -->
            <!-- Uncomment the line below for D-Link DSM / ZyXEL DMA-1000 -->
            <!-- <map from="avi" to="video/avi"/> -->
    
    The second one is probably the one you want. If it works, I'll update the package to include that by default.
     
  8. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I've just updated the HDF file to mod version 1.03.

    This version cleans up a few things and should hopefully stop the very occasional reported problems with disks not mounting properly. It also enables the hostname to be customised (edit /var/lib/humaxtv/hostname) should you wish, and provides a 'network is up' flag that can be used by other packages to delay their startup until after the network is available - mainly of use if your network is configured dynamically via DHCP. There's also a properly populated hosts file now after boot which paves the way for future packages such as samba.

    The mediatomb package has also been updated to take account of the network-up flag - you can upgrade it in place with opkg update && opkg upgrade mediatomb.

    The new files are linked to from the first post in this thread.

    As usual, thanks to everyone who has contributed and especially to Raydon whose code and ideas I have adopted and extended.
     
  9. suarez

    suarez New Member

    Thanks for that. I tried to flash my HDR, and get this error code: E-ID :( What can I do?
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Member

  11. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    To be as safe as possible, I'd reload the official 1.02.07 using the information in that thread before trying to install the modified HDF. The betas updated the kernel and there may be compatibility problems if the kernel/userspace don't match. The second beta also modified the boot loader but there is no way to undo that since we don't have the original.

    You'll see from that thread that Raydon has an HDF file that can reset your system ID - you might want to ask him for a copy.
     
  12. suarez

    suarez New Member

    Thanks Dan!
     
  13. suarez

    suarez New Member

    Thanks AF. I will do so.

    Can I influence your work and ask you to concentrate on looking for the encryption keys that scrambles the HD recordings? This key must be kept on the box in some sort of ROM. Is it possible to get some tools to examine the ROM?

    Another method I thought about is by analysing the buffer and an HD recording. We know that the buffer is not scrambled and recordings are, so if we could capture both streams and look at the differences, we could get the encryption key?

    It is a pain not being able to stream HD recordings...

     
  14. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    So far all of the modifications have been to the open source linux/busybox environment. I don't have any plans to reverse engineer the Humax proprietry software since that would be illegal.

    I would imagine this will be possible in the near future.
     
  15. suarez

    suarez New Member

    This is just what I am after, it will be a great day when this happens :)
     
  16. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    @af123 - is there any chance you can look to see if something like THIS is possible?
    Missing thumbs for network media is something I would like added :)
     
  17. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

  18. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    It most certainly is. If you install or upgrade the hmt package, then you can remove the protection from the .hmt on the box. You should be able to see the effect of this in the media list by the presence/absence of the <Enc> icon next to the recording.

    Code:
    humax# opkg update && opkg upgrade hmt
    Upgrading hmt on root from 0.0.2 to 1.0.0...
    humax# cd /media/My\ Video/Doctor\ Who/
    humax# hmt -protect *Day_of_the_Moon.hmt
    
    To unprotect all recordings in a folder, just do
    Code:
    humax# cd <folder>
    humax# hmt -protect *.hmt
    The HMT tool can dump information from the HMT files and, in addition to removing/re-adding the encryption protection it can also be used to lock/unlock or mark recordings as new/watched.

    Once you've unprotected the file, then you can copy it to the virtual disk as with SD recordings and it will be decrypted on the way.

    Raydon provided the information on the HMT file format which made this possible so hats off to him :D
     
  19. suarez

    suarez New Member

  20. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I have updated the www.hummypkg.org.uk front page with a fairly basic getting started guide, showing how to get the custom firmware loaded on and how to get media streaming working. Hopefully that will be enough to get you started. Any feedback on that page would be appreciated - I'm probably too close to this thing to write decent high level documentation :confused: