Remote Fallback Tuner

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Intro remote streaming


To start at the beginning, for those who are new to enigma2. Enigma2 can send a channel via http over the network to another device (this is often called streaming). That other device can be a computer / laptop / smartphone / tablet. Normally it will go through the web interface, or an app, but it can also be compiled directly by the right url.

The other way up is less known, but can also. A device that can provide a http stream according to DVB standards (otherwise, too, but does not work so well for a long time, so I can not talk about that for the moment), can play enigma2.

If you combine these two possibilities, you'll get "remote" streaming on your enigma2 receiver.


Remote fallback tuner and remote stream converter


Many users are already familiar with the "remote stream converter" plugin, requesting and converting another recipient's bouquets to view them on your recipient.


Why would you like this? Well, you'll need more than 1 recipient!

  • Make more recordings at once by using multi-receiver tuners combined
  • Make satellite posts available to recipients who do not have LNB / cable for themselves
  • Use a receiver at a location where no satellite / cable TV cables can be connected


This could all already be done with the remote stream converter plugin. The remote fallback tuner is an alternative to that, for the one will be more convenient for the other.

Where you use the remote stream converter to list once-only services (TV channels) from another receiver, the remote fallback tuner will work dynamically. Each time a "Tuner" is tuned to a channel (Live Watch, Recording, PiP), the remote fallback tuner will check if this station is available. There are a number of reasons why a channel can not be "tuned":

  • All tuners in use
  • The transmitter is in a satellite position that is not available on the tuner (s) that are still available
  • Transmitter is different DVB type than available tuners (DVB-T / C / S, say digitenne, Ziggo / UPC or CDS / TVV)
  • Receiver does not have any tuners connected.
  • Receiver does not have access to a particular sat position


Normally, a message is shown that the corresponding station can not be displayed. In the channel overview these channels are dark gray.


How to active the remote fallback tuner


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  1. Go to Menu > Setup > System > Customize
  2. Go to the line Enable fallback remote receiver and set it to yes
  3. On the next line Fallback remote receiver URL you add the IP address of the box (you can, but you don't have to add the port number as it will automatically be added) of a recipient that also has active tuners that can be used.


So now, if a channel can not be displayed, this box will be contacted and the channel will be retrieved from there and displayed (provided that is available, of course!). Channels that are not available on their own receiver, but via remote fallback tuner (and if enabled) are shown in light gray in the channel list.

In short, it means that you virtually receive the tuners of another recipient. Of course, your own tuners always have priority, it's really a "fallback".


What do you see from the remote fallback tuner when it is activated?


  • Most stations are listed as normal and are only taken from there native tuner
  • Channels that can not be displayed are light gray, which can also be simply selected, but are retrieved from the other recipient
  • If you want to look specifically at a location that you do not have locally, but on the other recipient, you must call the satellite positions screen and select the appropriate position. The channels you can watch from the other receiver are now light gray.
  • There are no bouquets, you can also add channels that are only from the other recipient, add in any bouquet, as an alternative!