PLi Beryl is the second "Jewel named" image released at 20th september 2005. It supported the DM500 (incl. Alps tuner), DM5600/5620 and DM7000 Dreambox models. One of the eye-catching new features was full support for Media Highway EPG into Enigma. Only Canal Digitaal was supported, however.
PLi Beryl was also the first PLi image with the new 2.6.9 Linux kernel. Unfortunately, the Wifi plugin
didn't work anymore with this new kernel and some USB sticks failed to work. In addition, the new Dream drivers gave sometimes recording problems when high bitrate channels were recorded. Therefore, also "PLi Beryl Pino" was released which had the old 2.6.5 kernel but still the same Enigma. In the Pino version, the Wifi plugin worked fine and it gave no recording problems.
PLiŽ Beryl suite releasnotes
After a strong competition a brand new diamond has been selected by PLiŽ and his Beta team
The Beryl suite consists of the following images:
- Beryl for the DM500 (incl. Alps)
- Beryl for the DM5620
- Beryl Standard Edition for the DM7000 with fully updated v2.6.9 kernel and driver
- Beryl Pino Edition for the DM7000 with a v2.6.5 kernel and matching driver for better support of USB devices like wifi and memory sticks.
Version: "Beryl" - 20050920
Many thanks to the PLiŽ Beta team for their contributions and extensive testing.
- Media Highway EPG is fully integrated into Enigma. MHW EPG is read without the use of external scripts and executables. See section "Further explanation". This is ready for Canal Digitaal only.
- DM500 version: Alps tuner is supported
- After our close cooperation with the squashfs maintainer to solve observed multiboot installation problems, squashfs has been updated to better support embedded systems like the dreambox. PLi Amber already had these fixes but all this has lead to the release of squashfs 2.2-r2 which is of course included in Beryl.
- Webinterface Zap -> Movies: Possibility to rename the recordings
- Wifi support has been dropped from the Standard Edition. We regret that the support for these devices is so limited in the up to date kernel. In the Pino Edition wifi support is available.
- A number of skins have been extended with SNR bars
CVS updates, worth mentioning:
- The images are updated to the CVS version of: <put date here>
- Tuxtxt v1.93
- Updated kernel and Dream driver
- Lots of improvements on the webinterface: support for web-x-tv, new xml interface, a new look
Downloadable emu's (version numbers are left out, these will change over time)
- Improved start/stop of emus and servers
- MV (MultiView
- RSS reader
- Bitrate viewer
- Internet Movie DataBase
- More . . .
- Apache web server
- NFS server
- Samba server
Media Highway EPG
All images in the Beryl suite have an adapted version of Enigma that is capable of handling Media Highway EPG information. This standard of sending EPG is used by several satellite providers such as Canal Digitaal, Sky Italia, Canal+/CanalSatellite
France and others. In Beryl only Canal Digitaal is supported, more providers will be supported on the next image. Until now only nownext information of these providers was available in Enigma EPG. For loading and reading schedule information it was necessary to use external programs. Even then the information was stored outside the Enigma cache.
With Beryl the MHW information is treated exactly like normal schedule EPG information. Nothing needs to be configured, it just works. When you tune in on a transponder that sends MHW information the stream is read and stored in cache, you will not notice that the box is reading the information. In case of Canal Digitaal you need to be tuned in for about 15 seconds to receive a full set of information. There is no harm done if you zap earlier. After a successful fetch the reading attempts on that transponder will be suspended for an hour.
The EPG data is visible in Enigma EPG and Multi EPG. If you install the MV plugin the information will also be visible there. You don't need to do any configuration in MV, it works right out of the box.
One note: Providers do not send MHW information on every channel they broadcast. In most cases information of all provider channels is transmitted from one transponder. Normally you will zap by those transponders often enough :)
A short explanation about how to use iptables:
1. Blue --> services to run --> Start firewall
2. Edit /var/etc/firewall.users. for allowed ip adresses or host names
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