1) New New New Tuner server feature working on lan, wan and DLNA
2) Dvb-App updated to: 20120120
3) Vu+ drivers updated to: 20120118
4) New Plugin Vuplus Event (substitute VU+ genuine)
5) Meoboot 1.0
3) Mute button fixed
4) Army MooD skin updated
5) Black Hole Mount Wizard removed
6) Network browser and mount manager included in Bh extra settings
7) Nfs Server now fully auto-configured and is up and running by default
8) Wifi drivers changes:
- removed rt2800 driver and replaced with RT3070
9) Usb Tuners drivers changes:
- USBTuner 0.3.8: more stable, some bugfixes, no hard disk usage
- replaced A867 driver with AF9035
About new feature Tuner Server:
This feature will allow you to share the tuners of this box with another Vu+ box, a PC, a Ps3 and/or a compatible UPnP device in your home network.
The server will build a virtual channels list in the folder /media/hdd/tuner on this box.
You can access the tuner(s) of this box from clients on your internal lan using nfs, cifs, UPnP or any other network mountpoint.
The tuner of the server (this box) has to be avaliable. This means that if you have ony one tuner in your box you can only stream the channel you are viewing (or any channel you choose if your box is in standby).
Remember to select the correct Audio track in the audio menu if there is no audio or the wrong language is streaming.
NOTE: The sever is built, based on your current ip and the current channel list of this box. If you change your ip or your channel list is updated, you will need to rebuild the server database.
After the server has been built you can access it from the Media Player of the client.
1) To connect via lan you have to mount the /media/hdd folder of this box in the client /media/hdd folder. Then you can access the tuners server channel list from the client Media player -> Harddisk -> tuner.
2) To connect via UPnP you have to start Mediatomb on this box and then start Djmount on the client. Then you can access the tuners server channel list for the client Media Player -> DLNA -> MediaTomb -> playlists.
You can access via the client Media Player, the channel list on the server:
Warning: because UPnP Mediatomb uses alot of system resources it is STRONGLY suggested you connect to the Tuner server via Lan and not via UPnP.
NOTE about UPnP: Because UPnP requires alot of memory, you should only use it if you need to access your box from a PS3 or other device that cannot be mounted via Lan. Also, After the server has been built we strongly suggest you delete the Bouquets directory that are not really needed BEFORE you start Mediatomb. This will save alot of memory and resources..
If you want to use UPnP remember that Mediatomb will take some time to import all the channels in the database. Connect to the Mediatomb webif to follow the importing progress when you start Mediatomb for the first time.
To share your Vu+ box hdd in the easiest way possible, the Black Hole mount wizard has been removed and substituted with the default network wizard and mount manager.
The Nfs Panel has also changed. Now you won't need to provide complicated Nfs settings to activate client and server on your boxes. The NFS server is now fully auto-configured and enabled by default and you can use it like cifs and samba to simply mount the device.
The Server Tuner Feature have been tested and reported working with
VU+ server -> Vu+ client on Lan
VU+ server -> Vu+ client on DLNA
VU+ server -> PsVu+ server -> Pc client lan
Vu+ server -> Pc client DLNA3 client on DLNA
NOT working with TV DLNA systems
Many Thanks to Piefav for Ps3 testing
WARNING: This Image has the latest drivers and CAN NOT be installed in multiboot.
The image MUST be installed in the flash.
Black Hole can not support images not installed in the flash.
This latest version of the Black Hole series has been entirely rewritten and improved in the code for maximum stability and performance.
Please note that of all images Black Hole now has the best epg system:
- Integrated OpenEpg
- Rytec dedicated epg.dat
- New system epg.dat outside.
This last feature gives the possibility to various forums or communities to create their favorite EPG data files and load them into a web space.
Community members can then download it from our servers.
This feature provides other benefits such as:
Increase download speed of EPG
Download EPG from any channel
Schedule the download of EPG decoder even during standby
Users can customize the providers using Add / Remove function
Main functions of the buttons on the remote
OK button = Skin with simple information
OK button x 2 = Extra Info Skin
Blue button = Black Hole Blue Panel
Blue button and then Red button = Black Hole Epg Panel
Blue button and then Yellow button = System Monitor Panel
Blue button long press = Extensions
Yellow button = Time Shift
Green button = Black Hole Green Panel
Green button long press = Subservices
Green button and then Red button = Fast Plugin Setup
Green button x 2 = Fast Plugin
Button Red = Start Record
Green button and then Yellow button takes you to:-
Dedicated server for BlackHole addons
Download and install additional packages from the Black Hole server
Infobar / OSD
Analog Clock Gui
Channel orbital location
Advanced Tuner Info: Sr Freq Pol Fec
Signal SNR, BER
Characteristics of BlackHole Panels
Black Hole Cron Manager (Manage schedules)
OSD Settings (OSD configuration)
Kernel Modules Manager(Kernel module operator)
Inadyn Settings (Configure Inadyn)
Swap File Settings (Configure File Swap)
Hard Disk Settings (Configure Hard Drive)
OpenVPN Panel ( OpenVPN Panel)
Samba / CIFS Panel ( Samba Panel)
NFS Server Panel ( NFS server Panel)
Telnet Panel ( Telnet Panel)
FTP Panel ( FTP Panel)
UPnP Client Djmount
UPnP Server Mediatomb
Network Browse & Mountpoints
1 - Gui Setting (Gui configurations)
2 - Service Information (information system)
3 - About (info)
Global settings (global settings EPG)
Setting Provider (ISP settings)
Fast Plugin Setup (Configure quick access to your favourite plugin)
Fast Plugin (Access your favourite plugin)
Addons Download Manager (Manager for package downloading)
Installation manual packages (Manual installation of Black Hole packages)
Manual Install IPK packages (Manual installation of IPK packages)
Addons Uninstall Panel (Uninstalled packages)
Black Hole Statistics (See connections, top downloads and more)
Thanks to Pedro_Newbie for Backup script
Thanks to the group of Beta Testers.
Thanks to Rytec for providing us with the server with all epg.dat files.
Thanks to MaxZ4 for Integrated EPG loader.
Thanks to Skaman for Cross EPG
Thanks to Lukkino (VDR-Italy) for the source code of OpenTV.