How to manually create SWAP file in Enigma 2

Here is short tutorial about creating swap file for your older E2 receiver with small or low memory. I assume you already know how to connect to your receiver using telnet. Lets proceed.

Copy and paste these commands:

… First: …
dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/hdd/swapfile bs=1024 count=524288
… then …
mkswap /media/hdd/swapfile
… then …
swapon /media/hdd/swapfile
… and then …
vi /etc/fstab
… add: …
/media/hdd/swapfile swap swap defaults 0 0

Swap should be created on your hdd. If you want to use USB (better), then just replace hdd with usb. If you get confused with vi text editor, you can just open fstab file using FTP and add required line. Do not forget so save properly.

This should be it. Lets test is now 😉


New Simplebuild 3 Beta for compiling OScam

Gorgone from Streamboard released Simplebuild 3 beta as replacement for v2.0. You can still use my old tutorial which is here:

Installing is simple. Just unpack tar.gz file and send files to your server. I suggest to /opt/s3. Then enter:


This will install all necessary software that you need for compiling OScam. When installed just start application by entering:

./s3 menu

You are done!

Of course there are some changes. Gorgone mentioned it works with many systems – I am not sure with which, I know it works well with Ubuntu 🙂 I do not know if there are any new toolchains, I quickly checked and you can build for new ARM receivers, of course there are also other toolchains also present in v2.0.

You can download latest Simplebuild by checking Gorgone signature on Streamboard forum. Here is version from today – 28.01.2017:


M3U to Enigma 2 Converters

My M3U to E2 converter is sadly offline, I need to fix php code. Meanwhile, you can check alternatives.

First alternative is Enigma-TV IPTV converter. You can download it here. You need to click on HDD picture on the bottom. Webroot didnt detect any malware with this package – I think you can install it safely. Here is small tutorial based on rapidiptv website.

Open the program and open your m3u list in the “M3U File Channels” tab. List should populate with channels in m3u file. If you do not see any channels than there is something wrong. If you see channels than just click on Generate Channel list! You should get message that channels file is generated. It won’t be generated in the same folder as your m3u file but elsewhere. Please check second picture for explanation where this file is located.


Open folder (check picture below) on your C: drive and you will find the file in it. Rename that file to [​IMG]

Third step is using DreamboxEdit. Download your existing channels list from satellite receiver in a folder and copy the file in it.
Close Dreambox EDIT and open it again, open the channel list you downloaded previously. You should see your IPTV list in bouquets selection. Upload the files to the receiver. You are done!

Second alternative are these converters (not my work): IPTV converter – 101 (1:0) and IPTV converter – 4097 (4097:0)

Just open HTML in your browser and copy/paste your m3u file into it. These convertors are basic but they might be helpful to you.


Dreambox and OpenPLi images

Recently new website emerged where you can get unofficial images for newer Dreamboxes. OpenPLi does support older models, but newer ones does not support. Here is maybe already incomplete list of newer models:

DM 900 ultraHD

DM 7080HD

DM 520HD

DM 520/525HD

Here is link:

I do not approve such unofficial images but some might be happy to use OpenPLi on newer machines. If website will go offline, please do not spam on official forum, as there will be no help due to using unofficial images. I warned you!


Experimental OpenPLi based images

OpenPLi officially does not have experimental branch, even though you could say that their GitHub repository is experimental as it is daily updated and also images are created daily. But in reality OpenPLi repository is not experimental as its staff does not include all the latest improvements that are being made available by users of this image. Official experimental branch will be available soon.

One of such improvements that everyone is waiting for is gstreamer. OpenPLi still uses very old version of gstreamer – v0.10. It “works” but it is obsolete piece of code that already reached version 1.8. Latest development offers lots of improvements especially with streaming.

There are two experimental images based on OpenPLi that you can try:

  1. SatDreamGr images – support for Dreambox, ET, Vu+, Ixuss and XP receivers
  2. Builds from MastaG –

There are some other improvements included, for example here is changelog from latest MastaG images:
– Replaced the official bootlogo with the World Press Photo of 2015:
“Hope for a New Life” by Warren Richardson.
– Resynced with master and taapat’s oe-core.
– Gstreamer snapshot upgraded to 1.7.90, except for spark/spark7162 where I ship version 1.6.3.
Reason for this was the playbin issue which I couldn’t solve: http://forums.openpl…ndpost&p=534693
– FFMpeg upgraded to 3.0 (thx to Taapat for the recipes).
gstreamer1.0-libav is now compiled against a reduced version of ffmpeg, leaving more free space.
– Reworked the Dreambox BSP thx to Captain and gjstroom for their work in OE-A.
Hopefully the DM800Se V2, DM7020HD V2 and DM500HD V2 are now working again.
If you have such receiver, please test and report back.
– Added libluray and the blurayplayer plugin by Taapat.
– Moved EMC plugin back to the feeds.
– Added Media-button support in keymap.xml thx to .:MarcinO:.
– Added wifi support for Atemio Nemesis thx to .:MarcinO:.
– Applied patch to servicemp3.cpp from mx3L to fix possible GSOD on switching audio tracks.
– Applied patch to servicemp3.cpp from mx3L for faster IPTV zapping.
– Applied patch to the dvbmediasink from mx3L to fix a possible freeze when seeking mp4 files.
See: http://forums.openpl…ndpost&p=534766
Please test and report back for me.
– Applied the linux 2.6.18 vermagic removal patch.
You should be able to load any kernel module on the DM800 again (use at your own risk).
– Created images for X Solo Mini 3 and Zgemma Star i55.
– Created new libeplayer builds for spark/spark7162 based on ffmpeg 3.0 thx to Taapat.
– Hopefully fixed CrossEPG (untested).
– Applied christophecvr’s patch for setting the debug level.
See: http://forums.openpl…ndpost&p=530210
You can find the option in the bottom at Menu -> Settings -> User-interface.
Setting it to “0” will disable eDebug’s completely and will give you smoother playback of IPTV streams on slower receivers.

You can see that there are many improvements, not only gstreamer. The most interesting one is the debug level patch. If you set debug level to 0, you finally get normal receiver behavior when playing video files with external subtitles. With normal OpenPLi you get annoying spinners when fast forwarding video with external subtitles.

Hope you will find this article useful.

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