Archive for January, 2020

Dev_BdaDriver – Version

January 19, 2020 Comments off


  • added DiSEqC, PLS & MIS support for TBS PCI-E devices
  • fixed DiSEqC for TBS USB devices

I think there is a driver issue with some TBS devices. After sending a DiSEqC command, the 22KHz tone is automatically set to ON causing the LNB to switch into HI band and loosing then transponder signal, if previously was in LO band. Of course, this only happens if the DiSEqC command is sent after the tuner is locked on the transponder, and is not noticeable if the DiSEqC commands are sent before setting the tuner.

I have tested on TBS-5520SE (USB) with driver v1.0.0.7 and TBS-6522 (PCI-E) with driver v1.0.1.2.
(many thanks to Mr. satelescu/satesco for borrowing the TBS-6522 device)

The setting TbsFix22KHz=1 from Dev_BdaDriver.cfg fixes the issue by sending TBSACCESS_22K with TBSBURST_OFF after the DiSEqC command, if the current TP is on LO band.

I already notified Mr.Steven from TBS Technology and he will verify the issue.

zip (48.4 KiB)
MD5: cc47783221de15f90157720330a11ea6

Comments and feedbacks in the forum.

Categories: Updates

AltDVB version v2.3 – Mr. Orbita Edition

January 4, 2020 Comments off

I’m pretty sure no one expected a new version of the application after so many years of inactivity. I tried once, back in 2016, but I didn’t have enough time to finish some of the started features and prepare a proper release.

This version is largely due to a special person, who through the passion and dedication to DVB technology has convinced me to work again on the rusty AltDVB’s sources. Thank you Mr. Orbita for your support, especially for professional testing and bugs report.

New version highlights:

  • AltDVB is completely portable. Just unpack & run. You don’t need admin rights and you don’t have to register any filters or decoders. LAV Filters v0.74.1-31 are bundled into the archive, but if you are still using WinXP downgrade to LAV Filters v0.70.2 by replacing the content of [.\AltDVB\Filters\LAV] folder.
  • added support for HEVC video and AAC,AAC-LATM and EAC3 audio
  • added support for EVR – Enhanced Video Renderer
  • added support for PLS and MIS. Currently is working only for TBS devices using my Dev_BdaDriver. I have tested on Eutelsat 5°W with TBS-5520SE and seems to be OK.
  • new file format for channel list. You can’t use channel list from v2.2, you have to re-scan ! In the next major version I have plan to move from proprietary format to SQLite database.
  • new file format for transponders. A few .tplist files are found in archive, but better use the [Import] button to download latest transponders.
  • fixed a lot of bugs, added new ones 🙂
  • change log here

There are no breaking changes in device interface. The “” by Diodato and CrazyCat is still compatible, if you wish to use it as alternative to my BDA interface. I will prepare an SDK to include the new changes, if anyone wants to update the library. In the current archive is included only the BDA interface, for the old WDM / USB interfaces I will make a separate download package.

Comments and bug reports in the new forum.

zip (10.7 MiB)
MD5: e3443f9312aa75503af16d43903d2916

Wish you all a wonderful New Year !

Categories: New Releases