Salam tous le monde, sorry mais je vais poster en Anglais pour etre capable de m'exprimer bien ce que je veux dire.
Yesterday in Bechar the local Assila agent called me, asking me about the IPTV, if there are any improvements because they were working on the DSLAM to adapt it with the new service, but I answered :"No, there is always some sort of Image freezing from 1 to 2 secondes, while my modem is still synchronized at 5MBit!!!", and the call ended there, by the way we have a very good agents in Bechar, they're very understandable and easy going.
Anyway, at the night a neighbor visited me to set his laptop to work with my wifi access, he's a doctor and he needs to use the net to get the new infos online, I was just explaining to him what services do we have along with the internet access and how would the future be for the Phone, TV and the net to be provided from one ISP, and I was going to show him an IPTV sample although it freezes, but TF1 popped up clearly and without freezing Masha'a ALLAH, it was just perfect, I started ProgDVB6std and I had chosen IPTV as a Device then I started a blind search on the 238.1.1.x range on port 1234 and it gave me the list of channels it found, the first one is Al-Majd Quran then they came the others.
I tried also the VOD with the set top box and it worked like a charm too, I watched HULK yesterday and today with the ability to move forward and backward and pause the Movie too.
So, this IPTV got my interest and it made me investigating it, what I have found after scanning EEPAD ports is that they are using Apple DSS free server to stream videos and manage both of LiveTV & the VOD (Video On Demand) and they have 2 ports opened for that, I guess one for the LiveTv and the second for the VOD.
Going back to the VLC, I did run it simultaneously with an UDP sniffer that gives me the real Streaming IP address and its opened port, the sniffed IP is: 10.77.0.22 and the opened port is totally different than 1234, looking at its WhoIs it shows this RFC: 1918 which refers on the ARIN & ICANN to :
To read the full RFC article try this link1. Introduction
For the purposes of this document, an enterprise is an entity
autonomously operating a network using TCP/IP and in particular
determining the addressing plan and address assignments within that
This document describes address allocation for private internets. The
allocation permits full network layer connectivity among all hosts
inside an enterprise as well as among all public hosts of different
enterprises. The cost of using private internet address space is the
potentially costly effort to renumber hosts and networks between
public and private.
With the proliferation of TCP/IP technology worldwide, including
outside the Internet itself, an increasing number of non-connected
enterprises use this technology and its addressing capabilities for
sole intra-enterprise communications, without any intention to ever
directly connect to other enterprises or the Internet itself.
So EEPAD is using about the same technology as the French FreeBox.
what I think we need to know now is how to get access to the Set Top Box FirmWare and Parameters since there is no law red flags about that and there is no predefined EULA by Zala Computers, right now I'm scanning the open ports on the Set Top Box and till now I have only 2 opened ports, it looks like it's going to take some time, and the next step I would make my LapTop a DHCP server and set the sniffer on port 1234 then I'll link the STB to the Laptob and I'll sniffe the sent packets insha'a ALLAH so that I will be able to send the same Packets to get legal access to their page http://video-11001.eepad.dz, at least I hope and it looks kinda logical, and if somebody can do it before me plz feel free to.
The last thing, is that ProgDVB shows that each channel needs about 967Kbit/s and we have 4Mbit free for the IPTV!?
So I tried to watch different channels on the STB and the PC with VLC and they both worked smoothly Tabaraka ALLAH, and all I can say as an explanation is that's reserved for broadcasting on HD MPEG4 in the future and brother [AssilaBox] had showed us that the STB has the needed integrated peripherals to do so.
Finally say Mash'a ALLAH Tabaraka ALLAH for the connection
And if you have any thing to share add it here, and I forgot I found some channels that they didn't listed on their site, have a good night.