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  • E-Channeliser - the ultimate PC tool for Enigma2

    Website is here: https://echannelizer.com/

    There is a free version, not as good as Premium but it is full of features nevertheless!!!!

    FAQ is here: https://echannelizer.com/support/faq.php - including info re."portable version" and why there is no Linux and Mac support at present!

    Tutorials are here: https://echannelizer.com/support/tutorials.php

    Tens of features are listed here: https://echannelizer.com/features/

    E-Channeliser has all the features you'll ever need

    Multilingual Support
    E-Channelizer is translated into 17 languages and has multi-lingual capability to be localized in any other language. Thanks to all translators for their time and effort.
    If you would like to add a new language or improve an existing translation, please contact us.

    Modern Design
    Inspired from the flat Metro style, E-Channelizer is carefully designed and smartly organized using panels and flyouts for convenience of the user.

    Colorful Themes
    Choose your preferred style, either light or dark, and accent scheme from 23 different colors available, which makes your experience very enjoyable.

    Super Fast
    E-Channelizer is very fast and responsive on mid-range PCs, yet super-fast on modern machines with background processing and multi-threading support. E-Channelizer fairly outperformed other settings editors. It really excels at independent performance tests and various tasks that users do more often.

    Auto Updates
    You will not have to manually check, download or re-install future versions. E-Channelizer takes care of this for you at predefined schedule you choose. You will be notified when a new version is ready. If you like to update, it will be directly downloaded and thereafter E-Channelizer will restart in few seconds.

    Start Screen
    When you launch E-Channelizer, it starts with a simple screen where you could customize the program options, access your STB profiles, open a file from your PC, open a recently opened file, or read settings from STB over network.

    Main Screen
    When you open a file or read from STB, you will be navigated to the main screen where services, favorites and bouquets are listed horizontally side-by-side. Instead, you can alternatively change favorites and bouquets layout to a vertical list.

    The Ribbon
    The Ribbon is designed to help you quickly find the commands that you need. Commands are organized in logical groups, which are collected together under a set of tabs. Pin the Ribbon to keep it always open while you work, otherwise collapse it if you need a bit more space.

    Context Toolbars
    As the context menus are getting longer with the ever-increasing functionalities, they become messy and fairly confusing. To keep menus short and intuitive, the common and most used commands have been moved into new toolbars that make them easier to access and use.

    Download Packages
    Download services and transponders from the daily updated satellite websites. You can easily select your own satellites and the type of services that you exactly need. Moreover, you can generate bouquets from the available rich data.

    Settings Statistics
    If you are looking for a report about your settings, the statistics includes detailed lists and charts that show you how many services of different types (HD/SD television and radio), streams, and picons available in each individual satellite and bouquet your settings contains.

    Info Tooltips
    If you need further information about a service, favorite or bouquet, just move your mouse pointer over it. A small pop-up box will quickly appear with more useful information for few seconds. However you can disable tooltips if you find them a bit annoying while you are working.

    Advanced Search
    You can refine your search results using the search toggles; Aa → match case-sensitive (e.g. "sport" not "Sport"), [A] → match whole words (e.g. "sport" not "sports"), and (?) → match diacritical marks (e.g. "Bar?a" not "Barca").

    Quick Hints
    Quick hints will help you intelligently to get many useful features out there, that you maybe have no idea about. If you already got the hint, you can click to dismiss it and never show again.

    Parental Control
    You could pick the parental control same way as your STB configured. Services, bouquets and favorites applied by this method will be marked as parental locked.

    Settings are checked thoroughly for errors while loading. Invalid or wrong references will be completely cleaned and errors will be fixed as far as possible.

    Easy Edit
    You do not have to be experienced user to edit your own settings. Technical terms are well organized in simple descriptive forms to be easily understood.

    Input Validation
    To ensure you get 100% valid settings, every user input and action is well validated and verified before submitting with simple helpful hints or messages.

    File Formats
    In addition to the Enigma2 native file format lamedb, E-Channelizer introduces a new special file format with ecz extension and two advantages:
    Single file instead of tens of loose files.
    Effectively compressed (~10-20%).

    Compressed Settings
    The files are available on websites mostly in compressed formats, that requires additional step to extract the compressed files in order to open the settings. Now, you can natively open, edit and save ZIP, RAR, TAR and 7Z file formats without using another tool to unzip or zip your files.

    Explorer Extension
    Using the installer, you can optionally select the Explorer shell extension feature to add Open with E-Channelizer entry to the Windows Explorer's context menu when you right click a supported file (lamedb, *.ecz).

    Recent Files
    Remember that you could easily and quickly access the recently opened files from either the Start Screen or from the File menu.

    Edit Satellites
    The satellites.xml file is the main directory used by STB to scan services. You could simply and quickly in-line edit your satellites and transponders in one place.

    Filter Satellites
    You could toggle display of satellites, cable and terrestrial services separately. This helps to filter services easily when you have many satellites installed.

    Map Satellites
    Define your preferred mapping list once and the satellites will be transformed automatically into your predefined names and positions. Moreover, multiple adjacent satellites can be merged into a single satellite of choice.

    Missing Satellites
    When loading settings, services are linked with satellites available in the satellites.xml. Missing satellites are unnamed and marked with in the transponders list, delete their services or update the satellites.xml file to restore them.

    Filter Services
    Nowadays, handling thousands services of different types from many satellites and providers becomes very hard. Hence, custom filter and advanced search help you to choose which services exactly you want to display easily.

    Favorite Services
    If a service is added to one or more bouquets, the number of bouquets appears in thecolumn. Click it to open the list of bouquets, where you can open a bouquet or remove this service from one or all bouquets.

    Batch Edit
    Batch Edit helps you to change only some common characteristic of the services but keep others intact. This is very handy function when you want to edit multiple services at once instead of editing them one by one.

    Import Bouquets
    If you like some bouquets in another settings, it is very easy to import them into your own favorites. You can overview all bouquets and select what to import, control from which satellites, and customize their contents.

    Control Favorites
    When you open a bouquet, all services existing in this bouquet will be marked and highlighted with the accent color. If a favorite is added to multiple bouquets, the star icon appears with the number of other bouquets.

    Add Favorites
    Because favorites are the most commonly used part of settings, E-Channelizer provides comprehensive tools to add, edit and re-arrange favorites.

    Bouquet in Bouquet
    Take more control over your bouquets and organize them in a hierarchical tree structure by placing bouquets in a bouquet. Simply press CTRL while dropping the selected bouquets to place them into the target bouquet.

    Arrange Favorites
    You could re-arrange favorites in a bouquet to suite your preferred order simply by drag and drop. Moreover you could select favorites from a bouquet and move them to another one, or press CTRL while dragging to copy them, instead.

    Custom Sort
    If alphabetical sorting is too simple to fit your needs, you could define a custom sort at hierarchical levels based on the characteristic of services. Each sorting level can be optionally marked and re-ordered ascendingly or descendingly.

    Invalid Favorites
    Favorites are invalid if the corresponding services not found (e.g. no longer transmitted after rescan). They can be optionally kept and displayed as <N/A> so you can review and adapt bouquets, however they will be removed when saving settings.

    IPTV Accounts
    Manage unlimited accounts from IPTV providers (Xtream Codes) or M3U playlists. Channels are groupped into Live, Movies and Series categories. You can easily create, edit and sort channels any way you like. Moreover, you can download the channel logos to your PC.

    IPTV Updates
    Schedule IPTV updates in the background and select multiple boxes to sync auotmatically without even touching your PC or box. You can select to add new IPTV channels to a predefined group or bouquet, and get notified on your TV when channels are updated.

    Assign EPG from DVB (satellite/cable) or custom XMLTV to all your IPTV channels automatically at once in few seconds. You can also use the powerful Rytec and Koditv EPG and select your preferred EPG language and satellite position.

    Import & Export M3U
    Import thousands of IPTV channels from the common M3U tracks and playlists which are available widely. You can sync channels with the existing bouquets and group channels into multiple bouquets of your choice. Moreover, you can export IPTV channels and Enigma bouquets to M3U playlists.

    Control Playback
    It is possible to have entire control over the stream playback by changing its type. The type determines how to handle and run the stream, using the default or other player (e.g. GstPlayer, ExtePlayer3) whichever is available.

    Stream Player
    Enjoy watching live streams from your STB and the Internet (IPTV) on the integrated media player powered by VLC with an innovative design. While watching, you can check the current EPG events and also the media information.

    Play Streams
    Stream services from your STB and IPTV channels on the integrated media player. This helps to quickly check whether IPTV links are working before adding them to your STB.

    Picons Display
    Picons can be displayed optionally in the services and favorites lists. Moreover you can select the picons size for each list separately, from 3 different sizes 50x30 75x45 100x60 pixels. Picons are loaded instantly, no matter how many.

    Picon Formats
    Picons can be selected from any image format png jpeg gif tiff bmp svg. Whatever the format, E-Channelizer converts it automatically to png on the fly. You can also select one image for several similar services (e.g. Eurosport) at once.

    Import & Export Picons
    It is very difficult to find certain picons yourself in a folder with thousands of images. Instead, you can simply import them with a single click. You can also export picons the same way, using either the service names or references.

    Resize Picons
    You can resize one or multiple picons at once with a single click, using either one of the predefined common sizes (e.g. HD, X, Z, ...), or any other custom size you choose. Additionally you can change the color depth (32 or 8 bit).

    Configure Profiles
    To access STB over network, you could quickly add a profile by entering a name and the IP address; thereafter you will be ready to go. Other predefined configurations could be customized as well; however they are mostly valid by default.

    Host or IP
    To connect your STB, set the hostname or IP address (v4/v6), it is preferable to use the hostname to avoid IP changes if DHCP enabled. To connect from anywhere outside home, use a static IP address or Dynamic DNS service.

    Search Network
    Do you keep checking the IP of your STB when you create a profile or everytime it changes? Instead, you can quickly scan your home network and find out a detailed list of all connected devices powered by E2. Then you can select the devices that you want to add profiles for.

    Active Profile
    Once you activate your STB profile, you can view more information about the current service, EPG events, signal meter and device details. The information keeps refreshing automatically every few seconds. This is very useful to track of your STB even from outside the home.

    Transfer Settings
    After configuring your STB profile successfully, you will be able to read (download) and write (upload) your settings via FTP / SSH protocol with a single click in few seconds. You will not have to save any files locally on your PC first.

    Simultaneous Transfers
    If you have more than one STB, you can transfer your favorite settings to all your devices at once simultaneously, with a single click in few seconds.

    ? E-Channelizer 2015-2020
    One can buy a Premium version and the features are listed here: https://echannelizer.com/premium/



    Various bug fixes.
    New App logo and fresh look.
    New Store for channels, playlists & EPG providers.
    New 10 EPG providers (worldwide free sources).
    New 10 channels providers (Enigna2 man-settings).
    New 01 playlists provider (free-to-air IPTV).
    Load channels and playlists from recent files, store & boxes.
    Cache the downloaded data for a selected period.
    Assign XMLTV EPG to DVB channels.
    Assign EPG from multiple providers at once.
    Restore default EPG of IPTV channels.
    Display EPG provider & ID assigned to every channel.
    Schedule auto-updates of Store providers.
    Activate/deactivate Store providers and sources.
    Allow custom EPG providers with multiple sources.
    Allow local or network path of EPG sources.
    Export selected IPTV groups to Enigma bouquets.
    Improve loading of misformatted Enigma files.
    Improve and speed-up EPG assignment.
    Support CrossEPG plugin along with EPGImport.
    Select EPG plugin from the box profile.
    Delete other EPG sources when writing to box (optional).
    Update the Dutch translation (thanks to Clemens).
    Update the German translation (thanks to Halo).
    Update the Italian translation (thanks to Satrunner).
    Update the Lithuanian translation (thanks to Vytenis P.).
    Update the Norwegian translation (thanks to Seagen).
    Update the Russian translation (thanks to spartak73).
    Update the Slovak translation (thanks to EnoSat).
    Update the Spanish translation (thanks to titovich).
    Update the Swedish translation (thanks to Seagen).
    Some channels are duplicated when importing bouquets.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by gorski; 29-04-2020, 03:21.

  • #2
    Installing E-Channeliser portable version and opening a settings/channels list...

    Choose your language and what version you want to install:

    Choose a folder to install it to (I have a DATA partition and this stuff goes there):

    This is what it looks like, after you have chosen the folder and you're about to click on "Install":

    Installation done!

    Choose your preferences, as in lingo, colours, see if it found the VLC installed (for streaming via the E-Channeliser) etc.

    Search your network (button in the middle), 'cause it will cleverly find your Enigma2 boxes:

    Choose which one you want to connect to:

    Now, open a list of channels you want to upload to your STB and perhaps edit...

    Of course, if you already have a good one in your STB you can read it from the STB and edit, then put back in your STB...

    This file in Ciefp's list we target...

    It looks like this when you open it...

    More to follow...


    • #3
      My setup includes T90 with 11 LNBs and another smaller dish with 1 more LNB. All included, 14 satellite positions are needed in my list. I delete all satellites I do not need, then I must delete all the unused bouquets and markers, plus channels which are surplus to requirements... As follows...

      Press the satellites icon:

      Choose satellites to delete (hold CTRL button on your keyboard to choose all):


      Now, one only has those one needs:

      Now, markers of satellites which are not used are to be removed, to de-clutter the list (Delete empty, of course):

      Once cleaned, it will look like this:

      Then, bouquets are next:

      Sadly, these are not removed during removal of satellites, so one has to go through all general favourites to remove them all:

      Cleaned up, it looks like this:

      Then, I move whole groups of channels about, inside Favourites, to put them where I need them to be:

      Simple drag and drop, up and down works just fine...

      Then, Save as > make a new folder where to save it...


      • #4
        SayyiD did it again!


        Much better, up-to-date tutorials... If he missed anything, I'll try to cover it here...