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Old 06-17-2008, 01:06 AM
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Guide to setup sagetv server master for network encoders.

I need some advice on how to setup up a windows xp pro pc (that has no tuners) as a sagetv server master that would control 3 network encoders pc's each with 7 tuners. I was considering using a wmware guest.

I want my clients to connect to the master only using a web interface, to download recordings from the pc and set up recordings.

On the network encoder I have set the property 'enable_encoding_server=true'
and on the master set the property
'network_encoder_discovery=true'

The master PC doesn't see the network encoders at the moment, also how do I get the EPG from network encoder to show up on the master? (3 of the Source network encoders are DVB-S)

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Old 06-17-2008, 09:06 AM
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Are the firewall ports listed in Appendix G of the PDF manual open?

And, I think the EPG would have to work through the server, not on the network encoder.

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Old 06-19-2008, 05:22 AM
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Thanks for replying Andy, the firewall ports have been configured. I think my issue with the master not seeing the network encoders is because they are on different subnets.

What lines do I add to the master servers sage.properties file so the network encoders will be discovered?

What configuration needs to be done on the network encoder?

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Old 06-19-2008, 05:33 AM
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Interesting.. Since SageTV does a broadcast discovery, I think you may need to submit a feature request. In the mean time if you can configure your router for packet forwarding I would. You could start with just the outbound packets from the master server. You could also try setting up the encoding servers on the local subnet and then modifying this porperty:
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mmc/encoders/tuner number/encoding_host=ip_address\:6969
Also, on the encoding server you don't need to configure anything EPG related. I set mine to use none, but you do need to configure the external tuning setup if required. It is all handled by the master otherwise.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:25 AM
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Doh! Going to have to re-think the setup as there are too many routers between the master server and the network encoders (the network encoders are located on a different physical site (10km apart)).

Is there another way to get the guide epg data and recording info from 3 sage servers and merge together? (I'm no programmer!)
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I was thinking about this some more..

ssh supports local and remote port forwarding. You could try something with that and open tunnels. You could also place the servers in a vlan too. If it would help, I could paste in my network encoder, but you might be better off putting SageTV on a laptop and taking it to each remote server to build your properties.

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