The alternative "All one needs to know about AZbox HD" detailed guide!


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The minimum good will required:

Before I begin, let me say this: me I envisaged this to be a complementary “Manual” to the official AZbox HD Manual, which is telling you ‘what’s what’, in a usual “ABC manner”. Together, I hope, they will help you unleash the power of Linux in a Multimedia Centre of AZbox HD quality!!!

In addition, this will not be an exhaustive, comprehensive “how to”! For instance, I only have an Elite model, so I cannot cover properly the Premium model issues, like WLAN, built-in HDD etc. New drivers, FW, plug-ins are being written etc. etc.
Also, I do not have any original or pirate cards, so some issues with Cardserver part of Card Sharing [CS] I cannot fully test and report, but only give other people’s account of it all.

However, most major stuff will be here, so anyone can sort it out for himself or herself, given the minimal self-confidence, some time to read - and a bit of necessary patience, in order to do it, aided every step of the way!!!

This is NOT all my work, even though most of it is and I certainly wrote all of it, minus the quoted text written by Mower/The_Ripper, Tinos, pr2 and the like, who helped me understand better the “ins and outs” of various plug-ins for AZbox HD!

Guaranteed, if you persevere: within hours, provided one follows this “alternative manual” - it will all work well in the end, given the absence of spiritual laziness and being all ‘majestically princely’. So, if one “can’t be bothered” but one ‘only’ wants it “all working” – one is bound to be “disappointed”, I’m afraid...

Well, how will it all be set up properly, I ask?!? By some magic?!? I know of no such thing: only of persistence and doggedness. Then and only then “the magic” happens. Only then can one really enjoy his new toy, after “working on it!!!!!!!


P.S. I will attach various "How to's" here, in this thread... including my own, in both .doc and .pdf format!


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How to redo everything from scratch

0) The minimal necessary requirements!

Before all else, a simple but effective warning: please do it carefully and without cutting any corners!!! It might save you time and a lot of frustration. The devil lies in the detail. So, pay attention and concentrate!!!

I will only presume that you have connected your AZbox HD properly to your:

-satellite dish [the lower LNB port, as the upper one is a loopthrough to another Sat TV receiver/Multimedia Centre];
-TV [SCART or HDMI cable] or Home Theatre system [many possibilities there];
-PC [by LAN or WLAN], directly or indirectly [via a Modem/Router].

For newbies, who just got their AZbox HD:
- On your PC one needs to install a necessary Unix editor for various files - like UE Studio '06 [UES 06 - freeware!] or Ultra Edit 32 [UE32]. Do not edit it all with Notepad or Word or WordPad, as they add extra signs, without even showing it;
- FileZilla [freeware] to connect with your AZbox HD;
- 7zip [freeware] application to deal with compressed files from the net, in order to be able to "unpack/extract" them to your PC. Get it all gratis from the net, of course!

If one already has AZbox HD:
-backup your channel list, if you already had your AZbox HD installed and sorted in this regard [the 3 files are in “DISK2” folder of your AZbox HD: all_channel, antenna_list, DVBS – all three files with the extension “.dat”]
-backup your AZbox HD's EMU folder, just in case...


1) Cleansing your machine – a “clean” programming

This is the best practice I know of – deleting it all and re-doing from scratch, eliminating various accumulated mistakes, if at all possible! One doesn’t need to do it sometimes, if all is functioning well and a new FW came out. In that case, one can skip the “deleting of everything” one has installed previously! But... if it’s corrupt...

Press the Home button on your remote and use your left arrow [around the OK button] on your remote controller to go to -> Settings -> Data Reset -> PIN number is 0000 -> Delete all plugins, then Delete all channels [or one can do it using FileZilla]!

Get a FW and prepare to put it into your AZbox HD

Download and put a "patch"
[= Image = Firmware = FW], the one you want to programme your AZbox HD with, on your USB memory stick. Then, put the USB memory stick into your AZbox HD. Reboot your AZbox HD, either using the power button at the back of the receiver or press the red Power/Standby button on your remote for about 5 seconds.

A note: a "patch" [FW] usually comes compressed, i.e. as patch.rar -> unpack it, using 7zip programe [right click on it -> “extract here”].

Now, once decompressed/unpacked, sometimes one must also rename it, as it comes as patch.sit file, in which case -> right click on it -> rename it -> patch.bin -> Enter [on your keyboard].

Warning: USB memory stick should be formatted in FAT, FAT32 or ext3 format, NOT NTFS [do not reboot from a USB memory stick or an HDD formatted in NTFS!!!]!!!

Thanx to Tinos: “
You need to remove all partitions [from the USB stick - my edit]. Format with fdisk or macosx to leave only 1 partition. Also make sure there is no special U3 soft on it.

3) Format the application area

When AZbox HD reboots it will give you a number of options: firstly use Format the application area -> confirm it by pressing OK.

4) Install the FW

After formatting, install the FW. You will see on the telly which FW you have and which FW is on your USB drive and ask you if you wish to proceed. Confirm it [OK].

When it's finished [and it takes a while, as FW is big!] and AZbox HD is rebooting - be close to the receiver to do this quickly - take the USB stick out or - if you feel lazy - just choose Reboot without update! When it is up press the USB button on your remote [lower right hand corner] and take the USB memory stick out. You will see a little message on the screen [“Eject”, if memory serves].

5) Reset

Now, go to Settings -> Data Reset -> and reset to Factory setting [thanx to Tinos for warning me!]
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6) Settings to be sorted out...

Press the HOME button on your remote -> go to and sort out the Settings, as you need them, depending on your equipment:
-System Information, check if you're "connected" etc.;
-> choose your preferred Menu Language, Subtitle language etc. + time format [like European or US], time zone etc.;
-Internet settings, according to your equipment and needs;
-Networking Service: press the right arrow to get in, then OK for each option to activate it all! If you do not do it, you won’t be able to get into your AZbox with Telnet, FTP etc.
-Audio/Video -> choose your Video Format, Resolution, Screen etc.;
-TV Channel -> DVB-S -> Antenna etc. or go to IP Channel [not yet fully implemented]

One has various options in DVB-S -> Antenna:
DiSEqC 1.0
[up to 4 LNBs],
DiSEqC 1.1
[up to 64 LNBs, if I remember correctly],
DiSEqC 1.2
for a motorised setup and
, for the same thing but automatized, using your Latitude and Longitude.

I will cover here just a very specific setup: a multi LNB toroidal dish, which uses the DiSEqC 1.1, with advanced options menu. One can edit it to one's own needs as follows:

The 8in1 older switches [v. 1] are now catered for, too - from FW 0.9.1868 and newer!!! Instant switching, no waiting, no noise in the dead of night and your neighbours or/and your darlin' cursing you... Superb!!!

HOME button on your remote -> Settings -> TV Channel -> DVB-S -> Antenna Setup -> DiSEqC -> hit the left arrow to get to the option named Combination -> press OK on your remote, then set it all up for your xyz amount of LNBs...

I have 8 LNBs on a toroidal dish, with an 8in1 switch, so here is how I got them all working, i.e. the winning combination for AZbox HD is:

Sat postion 1 = [I reversed Command Order to] Uncommit./Commit. + [Committed DiSEqC] Switch A + [Uncommitted DISEqC] Switch 1

Sat postion 2 = Uncommit./Commit. + Committed DiSEqC Switch B + Uncommitted DISEqC Switch 1

Sat postion 3 = Uncommit./Commit. + Committed DiSEqC Switch C

Sat postion 4 = Uncommit./Commit. + Committed DiSEqC Switch D

Sat postion 5 = Uncommit./Commit. + Committed DiSEqC Switch A + Uncommitted DISEqC Switch 2

Sat postion 6 = Uncommit./Commit. + Committed DiSEqC Switch B + Uncommitted DISEqC Switch 2

Sat postion 7 = Uncommit./Commit. + Committed DiSEqC Switch C + Uncommitted DISEqC Switch 2

Sat postion 8 = Uncommit./Commit. + Committed DiSEqC Switch D + Uncommitted DISEqC Switch 2
+ Uncommitted DISEqC Switch 1 + Uncommitted DISEqC Switch 1
It really seems to be the "intelligent solution", as touted!!!!!

Indeed, I am planning to put up 16 Twin LNBs, each sending 2 cables into 2 different 8in1 switches, each of those sending only 2 cables down to my AZbox HD, one per sat TV tuner, so I will be able to easily watch something and record something else... Peace!

Then, when you have a good enough signal on all the satellites you need, you can scan satellites individually, all together, or maybe transponder by transponder, according to your needs. Those DVB-S "antenna" settings have many options.

Do not use the GOGO-list yet! Not ready!!! It may mess up your channel settings!

7) A channel list into the AZbox HD

Put a channel list in
at this point, if you do not want to make your own list, with your own groups like various "favourites”. Use the latest Telesat's Editor. While you are searching for it, find some good settings/channel lists, too! Unpack both. Install the editor.

When one installs and starts the Editor, one must create a profile, first. Click on Options, put in a name to create a profile [like, “AZbox HD”], put in the IP address of your AZbox HD [something like 192.168.x.x], then click on Update Profile.

Open the three files [already mentioned above!] you got from the net: File -> Open -> find the folder containing the unzipped files -> open all 3 files.

Edit them, if you need it -> DiSEqC settings are under Organise Sat and TP. Every time you make a change in a satellite position settings -> Update Sat! Otherwise, you will lose your changes! One can do a lot more with the editor – discover by trying...

Send the channel list to AZbox
, when done editing.

AZbox HD will receive an automatic command to Reboot. Wait, and then check it all out.

Edit internally, if needed

When you are watching a channel, press OK button on your remote, so you get the channel list on your TV -> then find a channel you want to delete -> press the MENU button on your remote, which is next to the LEFT ARROW on your remote -> Delete -> OK.

Let’s say you want to delete a whole satellite position and all its channels. Go to a channel [press the OK button] -> EXIT button -> get to the sat position you want to delete by pressing < or > “arrow” buttons on your remote, to get into the SATELLITE tab, press the v arrow and choose the satellite position you want to erase -> press the MENU button I mentioned -> Delete -> OK.

Don't forget to delete the FAV groups, if you have them connected with the deleted satellite positions, though...

One can easily add channels to Favs or Country or so... It can all be done via remote.

You may want to rescan at least your favourite satellite positions, just in case!

Put the settings/channel list in manually

One can do the same thing via FTP [FileZilla] -> into DISK2 folder on your AZbox HD. First delete those 3 files you will find in the setings bundles you may find on the net [Sofrenic and Telesat made some, for instance; they are fairly comprehensive, made for motorised users, so others can edit them, to their own needs]. Reboot.

8) Let’s start downloading plug-ins into AZbox HD

Make sure you're online ["connected"] for the next step. How?

See HOME -> Settings -> System Information. If you cannot see “connected”, that is to say an IP address assigned to your AZbox HD, the first thing you can do is to reboot. Then, if you're still not online, check the LAN cable or your wireless settings, your modem/router etc.

There is plenty of help for specific issues on many various forums, like Satdudez, Sat-Plus, Sat-Universe,, German support forum and so on.

Download and install OpenXCAS
[by pressing HOME -> Plugin -> Add plugin via red button] -> and when done reboot [thanx to pr2 for warning us about it]!!!

This will allow you to add EMU's [Emulators/CS SW/”plug-ins”], which will either read or emulate original smartcards, connect to your peers/servers in terms of Card Sharing [CS] etc.

A little “extra” but “basic info”: what is Card Sharing?

Card Sharing
is: connecting your receiver [in this case AZbox HD] with a specific SW in your receiver [the latest FW plus CS SW (installed in your AZbox HD, also)

with your friends' receivers or PCs.

In those “servers” your friends [“peers”] will have Original Smart Cards [OSCs] or Emulators you do NOT have. You want to connect with them [in order to watch the programs those OSCs/EMU’s can open].

You connect with them via the internet.

With CS you have those cards, too – if “only” virtually. But you can still watch the programs those OSCs/EMU’s can open, provided your friends are constantly "online" and you can connect to their receivers or PCs.

Your AZbox, btw, is connected to the net via your router or PC, i.e. a LAN cable [Elite and Premium models] or via WLAN [only Premium – no USB dongle possibility for now].

And now the "How to" in small steps:

First, create a DynDNS account. It's free.

Go to -> go to “Account”/"create account”.
Once you enter all the details and create an account, get the confirmation email go to -> “Services”.
There you will select Dynamic DNS [even if your IP doesn't change all the time, but very rarely] -> then select “Add Dynamic DNS”.
Just create the name you want and do not use Enable wildcard or Mailexchanger.
Click Add host.
It's done!!

After that put the DynDNS details into your Router to enable your DynDNS Service updater in it, so DynDNS Service is updated every time you change your IP address and your friends can find you through the DynDNS address. Namely, in your router's DDNS options [if you have more than one]:
choose DynDNS, then ->
put your newly created DynDNS account username, then
DynDNS account password, then
Hostname [like - this is just an example, create your own name!!].

That address you just created is always going to be the same, even though your IP address might change every time you logon/get online/boot your PC.
Now SAVE all that or APPLY or ENABLE, whatever is in your Router's interface.

After that you need to forward some ports in your Router. That allows your CS SW to go to the net and connect with other PCs, in this case a Server with your friends' cards, the stuff you want to watch... - some details to learn about - routers

So, let’s explain the principle of Port Forwarding. In my modem, it's under Applications and Gaming -> Port Range Forwarding.

Now, name an “application” [for instance, your peer’s nickname, if you will open just some ports for CS -then each could be named after your friend - or just “CS” or AZboxHD, if many are going through the same port].

Put the Port Range as follows:

-your port [the one you have to give to your friend to put into his cwsahre.cfg, together with your DynDNS and Pass] and the same port should be in Start and End little box, then UDP or Both Protocols, and add your IP address, plus tick it at the end, so it is active. {At least that is how it is in my Linksys Router.}

-his port - the one he gave you, where you will be let into his machine, just do the same as above but name it after your friend, so you know which one is which.

-check your address by clicking on the Network Icon in the Systray -> Support and you'll see it. Occasionally it may change, if you get another device connected to the network, so check it, if CS SW is not working. It looks normally something like or so.

Now go to the bottom of the page and SAVE SETTINGS! If you did it the right way it should all be saved and you will see it the way you want it to be, right in front of you.

Now, in cwshare.cfg or peer.cfg, or whichever file is used for the same purpose, you will edit: and yourfriendsdyndns.whatever. Also, the rest of the data you are given from the people you trust, like theirport but also yourport, the one you assign to your CS SW, so it can go to the net. Also yourpass and hispass! JUST REPLACE THEM AS INDICATED BELOW, IT IS EASY!!!

Don't give up on me now!!! It will all be plain and simple, once we get to the concrete CS SW – with clear and obvious examples, trust me!!! We will get back to it soon.

That's all you need to know and do, for AZbox's CS SW to work your CS magic, for now. I will now describe every EMU/CS SW separately, in detail, so you can’t miss! Chill!


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9) Support servers, full of “plug-ins”... of all sorts

If one can’t see online the “plug-ins” one needs, after installing FW, one can fix it!!!

There are two places where one can add/edit the links from which one can download and install stuff directly into AZbox HD, with ease:

a) Press the HOME button on your remote and go to -> Plug-ins -> RED BUTTON ON YOUR REMOTE [= "add plug-in"] -> edit the links by pressing the blue button on your remote.

Here are mine: - thanx to the guys from – not sure who is behind this one...

b) Press the HOME button on your remote and go to Plug-ins -> OpenXCAS -> Manual install -> edit the links. - thanx to BE-COOL - thanx to DJBlu

One can edit them by pressing the blue button. Leave one of the links in each of the two parts as - the "semi-official" one, as it were....

A note: one gets the sign " / " by pressing the CAPS/NUM on your remote a couple of times, then 1 = / etc. etc. Also, use that button to change between the caps, numbers etc.

Now, you're going to get a whole new world of support for AZbox HD, which will, no doubt, grow and grow... Let me show you just one of them, thanx to our Spanish colleagues [thanx to terrorman for the list!!!]:


* OpenXCAS
* OpenXCAS2
* OneStep_EMU
* MultiCAS
* IncubusCamD
* gCam
* CCcaminfo_v1.3
* Tevee4yu
* GoogleMap
* WebCamViwer
* LiveFeeds
* LiveScores
* SudoQ
* TuxChess
* WeatherForecast
* mwkeytest
* dbf4all
* MBoxInfo
* Speed


* MultiCAS_v157D-4T11-6_2k90704.tar.gz
* MultiCAS_v157D-4T11-2_2k90613.tar.gz
* MultiCAS_v157D-4T10.tgz
* MultiCAS_v157D-4T7_2k90514.tgz
* SBox_v0.0.4-4.tar.gz
* NewCS_v1.67.RC1_FULL.tar.gz
* NewCS_v1.67.RC1_UPD.tar.gz
* CCcam_v0.2_FULL.tar.gz
* CCcam_v0.2_UPD.tar.gz
* CCcam_v0.1_FULL.tar.gz
* CCcam_v0.1_UPD.tar.gz
* AutoIncubusChg_FULL.tar.gz
* IncubusCamd_v0.55.tgz
* MBox_v6_r0010_FULL.tar.gz
* MBox_v6_r0010_UPD.tar.gz
* MBox_v6_r0006_FULL.tar.gz
* MBox_v6_r0006_UPD.tar.gz
* Mbox_v0.5b_build.v0024_FULL.tgz
* Mbox_v0.5b_build.v0024_UPD.tgz
* Mbox_v0.4b_build.v0023_FULL.tgz
* Mbox_v0.4b_build.v0023_UPD.tgz
* NewCS_IncubusCamd.tgz
* NewCS_IncubusCamd_Mbox.tgz
* NewCS_Mbox.tgz
* MGCamD_v1.33_UPD.tar.gz
* MGCamD_Full.tgz
* SCDXCas_Full.tgz
* NAS.tar.gz

If one hates to use one’s remote, one can [thanx to PR2]:

“...edit the file /EMU/plugins.conf


...and edit the file /EMU/OpenXCAS/addons.conf


Do not add more than 4 servers...”

Of course, there already is a plug-in to do this easily, too... heheeeeee...

10) Let’s get down to the naughty bits, heheeee....

Home -> Plugins
-> enter OpenXCAS by pressing the OK button on your remote and go to Manual Install option -> to -> install MultiCAS “plug-in”-> press OK on your remote, to see whatever's at the link provided -> choose the latest MultiCAS version -> when done, reboot!

A note:
there are various “plug-ins”. Some are Emulators, emulating Original Smart Cards [OSC], decrypting encrypted satellite, terrestrial or cable channels, if those encryption systems are hacked and so those cards can be “read” and “emulated”.

One of them is MultiCAS EMU, reading many cards but also opening many channels that are using various hacked CAS [= encryption systems]. To make an EMU, their writers are using whatever information is freely available on the internet and from other, non-public sources. The very same teams or individuals who hacked an encryption system make some other EMU’s.

Some other “plug-ins” are a mixture of EMU and CS SW [= Card Sharing SW]. We shall come to it later, when we shall speak of, for instance, MGcamd.

Some other “plug-ins” are simply fetching EMU’s the working keys from the net.

And so on... Enjoy discovering...

10a) Checking if MultiCAS EMU works

Go to, say, TV Globo on Hot Bird and wait for the AU to create a working key, meaning MultiCAS is active and functioning properly with all the valid Master Keys.

Here is exactly how to do it: Activate MultiCAS via HOME -> Plugins -> OpenXCAS -> Activate -> MultiCAS must NOT have # in front of it, which is done by using the blue button, then restart it by pressing the yellow button.

Press OK when it restarts, then go out of the Menu using the Home button -> into TV part of the Menu -> TV Globo, which should open up very soon... Well, at least it used to. These days it might not be automatic [= AU = autoroll], so don’t waste your time.

Digi TV on 1'W might also not be AU but both of them are still watchable with our EMu's. So, you might need to put in the relevant active, working key, as they are both encrypted in Nagra2, which is hacked! You can do it via your remote.

10b) Putting a working key into MultiCAS, via remote...

Find a key on the net, for educational purposes only, of course... <wink, wink>

Press the HOME button on your remote controller -> Plugins -> OpenXCAS -> Activation & Priority Settings -> put the # in front of all Plugins, except MultiCAS, by using the blue button on your remote.

Get out of the Menu, using the Exit button on your remote -> Camd Setup -> OK -> MultiCAS -> Edit And Convert Keys -> sub-menu Nagravision -> right arrow on your remote -> "down" arrow on your remote -> find the Digi TV section -> Ident [2011 - warning: for Dream, Humax etc. receivers the Ident is 2111 but don't let that worry you!] -> put the key in now...

When I wrote this, key 00 was active. One must edit it in 2 parts, as the Nagra keys are "broken" in two parts: for key 00, the first part is Index 00 and the other one is 10; for key 01 it’s 01 & 11.

So, choose a relevant part of the key [in this case it's 00 20 11 00] by pressing the OK button on your remote and then one gets a new little window to edit the old key. Put the first part in, then hit the Save button on your TV screen, then the other part [in this case it's 00 20 11 01], then Save.

Get out of that sub-Menu, using the Exit button, then go to Activation & Priority Settings, restart MultiCAM, using the yellow and/or OK buttons on your remote -> OK -> then get out of it all by pressing the Home button on your remote -> TV

-> OK...
and.... [if the key is correct and you put it in precisely] – colours [heheeee]!!!

Thanx to Ribolovac from Ex-Yu sat forum, here is the "how to" video:

In addition: MultiCAS should read many, many original "subscription" cards. Plus, the programmers/SW/plugins writers are always working on its development. If not, try with NewCS or Mbox plugins [more about those later]. Just to mention, there are no AZbox HD “internal” editors for keys in any other case, so one must add/edit/exchange files via FTP, not via remote, like for MultiCAS!

11)MGcamd: the best EMU we have today!
There are 3 ways of doing this one:

11a) The "manual installation" [using FileZilla] and “advanced” info:

Get MGcamd for AZbox HD from the net and unpack. Then, you’ll need to edit it a bit.

Initially, I couldn't get it to work as a CS SW. Because I made a silly mistake: I had the same line in my peer.cfg file and priority.list - X lines clashed. I removed it from my peer file and all works just fine!!!

Just edit the details in your peer.cfg file as follows:

M: { { mypassword}}
D: { mypeer's.dyndns.something { myport hisport { hispassword { A2 A2 }}}}
D: { mypeer's.dyndns.something { myport hisport { hispassword { A2 A2 }}}}

After that, in your AZbox HD, make the mgcamd folder in OpenXCAS folder, give it CHMOD rights to 755 and upload all these files into your AZbox HD and CHMOD to 755, all the files - easy-peasy, hehe...

Here’s Duden's intro, who had problems with it, so he had to delete lots and start from scratch, in order to “repair” it and make it work [ergo, you may skip the first 2 steps]:

“Remember too backup all configs and other stuff before deleting OpenXCAS.

1. Delete OpenXCAS in the plugin menu. Reboot.
2. Download OpenXCAS from the plugin menu. Reboot.
3. Disable MultiCAS in the OpenXCAS "Activation and priority setting" menu.
4. Download MGcamd within the OpenXCAS plugin menu, via "Manual Install"
5. FTP to the box and in EMU/OpenXCAS/mgcamd edit openxcas.conf and add the following lines:
api = yes
wait = 15sec

(Thanks to pr2)

6. Then edit newcamd.list and enter your server configurations.
7. Activate mgcamd in OpenXCAS "Activation and priority setting" menu.
8. Reboot

Now you should have a running MGcamd. My experience is that every time you enter the plugin menu, you will have to restart MGcamd using yellow button in "Activation and priority setting".

I am running it local with Newcs 1.65 on a laptop with Ubuntu.”

11b) Manual installation of the whole, already edited package

If one gets [usually my] full package [“augmented” with RedBull’s MGcamd key files] from the net, and wants to update one’s own manually: simply FTP the whole content of the mgcamd file and give the rights at least to mgcamd modul, autoroll.key & softcam.key files -> CHMOD to 755. You can do it for all files, if you want to.

Reboot AZbox HD. Then, restart MGcamd, using your remote's OK button. Sometimes you must change the channel you’re on, otherwise it won’t start.

11c) Direct download and installation, from the net into AZbox HD

Press the Home button on your remote -> Plugins -> enter OpenXCAS by pressing the OK button on your remote -> go to Manual Install option to install MGcamd -> OK on a link -> choose MGcamd and when it's done reboot.

I recommend the link to get the MGcamd_Full version!

Also, from there, install a plug-in called SCDXCas, which updates the working keys for MGcamd automatically.

Once installed, simply activate both of them by removing the # sign in front of both, then restart all the EMU’s, then MGcamd in particular - and wait a bit...

If necessary – reboot and change the channel.

11d) What can you get using this fab EMU?

Use this fabulous Emulator to “clear” everything that is publicly hacked, using the EMU function of this gorgeous SW [as opposed to its CS part, as a client to GBox etc.].

Here is the info re. what it actually opens [thanx to Sorglos, Minicat and RedBull, all updating their own versions of this fabulous EMU!!!]:

“TV Keys updated:
[26.12.08] ... 1+1 International
[14.11.08] ... 24 (haber)
[11.04.09] ... Arqiva (ex Kingston) (4.8°E) & (9°E)
[16.11.08] ... Bezeqsat EHA
[10.01.08] ... CableCom (N1)
[05.08.08] ... CableCom (N2)
[11.06.09] ... Canal_6 Feed (5.0W)
[11.06.09] ... Canal_6 Feed (22.0W)
[04.04.09] ... DAD-4 FIBER TX-11 (15.0W)
[04.04.09] ... DAD-5 FT-12 (15.0W)
[05.07.08] ... Digital Cable Group (DCG) Swiss Cable
[10.07.09] ... DigiTV [the biggest publicly hacked and emulated package at the moment]
[24.03.09] ... Discovery-Science (8.0W)
[25.09.08] ... Fox Germany
[08.05.09] ... Fox News (8.0W)
[08.05.09] ... Fox Sport (8.0W)
[04.01.09] ... GTRK Yamal C-Band
[28.06.08] ... Kabel Digital Home/Kabel Deutschland (KDH/KD) German Cable
[07.07.09] ... Mediatech
[11.06.09] ... Megasport (4.0W)
[03.12.08] ... Multicanal
[03.06.08] ... Multi Choice TV Barbados Cable
[20.01.09] ... Nash Dom (53E)
[22.11.08] ... NTV Spor
[01.04.09] ... NTV Turkey (42.0E)
[11.06.09] ... Programme National (ENTV) (5.0W)
[11.06.09] ... Programme National (ENTV) (22.0W)
[03.11.08] ... QTV Ukraine
[02.07.09] ... RAI
[04.01.09] ... RTR+REGION C-Band
[04.01.09] ... RTR+Pomore C-Band
[28.11.08] ... Sat2000 (9.0E)
[28.07.08] ... STS
[18.03.09] ... Teleclub Swiss Cable
[28.07.08] ... Telekanal Domashniy
[17.05.09] ... Test (8.0W) *** NOT EVERY EMU WORKS ***
[24.06.08] ... TET
[09.05.09] ... TRT1 (42.0E)
[17.03.09] ... TV Globo International
[13.04.09] ... USUK TV (42,2E)

FM Keys updated:
[12.01.09] ... cys Radio Channels
[05.12.08] ... Rouge FM Radio”


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12) NewCS: the best server/card reader we have!!!

Go to Home -> Plugins -> enter OpenXCAS by pressing the OK button on your remote and go to Manual Install option to install NewCS, as described above -> reboot.

This will work really well in conjunction with MGcamd, as its card reader, as well as Mbox, also Incubus and CCcam CS SW. It reads various original and "other" cards.

One must activate it by removing the # sign in front of it, as described above, if one is to use it, as well as any other EMU/CS SW one wishes to use. It only works in conjunction with other SW.

To start it manually, via Telnet, like PuTTy, for instance, use the following commands:

cd /EMU/OpenXCAS/newcs
./newcs –nd

Here’s more info, thanx to Tinos – just to explain that these are special files, written for AZbox HD specifically, “without web interface or chameleon code in it.”:

“I can confirm that it is 1.20RC13 there is no webpage support in it. It uses old xmlserver code and there is no chameleon2 support inside. It is a new compile maybe with some more card support in it but old code based on 1.20 so nothing from 1.6x like posted everywhere... But it does support cards like nagra3 R180 from 1.31/1.50, so it is weird compile.”

NewCS can be run with some arguments when you start it, here are some of them explained:

-c configfile, here you can specify the path to a configfile.
-h help, will show something similar to this.
-v version, this will show when the binary is compiled and which version it is.
-nd this is will prevent NewCS from forking

More info:

Here I will only mention that AZbox HD can also work with the Infinity card reader, in Phoenix mode, reading various cards, in conjunction with NewCS, via USB cable, thanx to Zipperolo:

“I connected Infinity USB Smart in module mode (Phoenix 3.58 Mhx module loaded) to the USB port of the AZBox, and NewCS works perfectly with Sky Italy. The problem it showed in initializing NDS2 cards is somewhat related to the internal reader but totally disappears using the Infinity.

The decoder automatically loaded the correct driver and assigned the ttyUSB0 device to the external reader. All I had to do was to configure NewCS properly and now it works perfectly with mgcamd as a client: no freezes no nothing, it just works.”

One must mention that now, with a newer version of NewCS, there is no need for Infinity!

“Just the standard config files included in the old mgcamd & newcs, with the new binaries and it works.

No freezes at all, except sometimes when you open some menu.
Very stable combination overall, I'm satisfied.

Following PR2's advice, I just added
api = yes
wait = 15

in mgcamd's openxcas.conf

That's the only "non-standard" setting I use.”

The newest version is out today [14th July 2009]: v.1.67 RC1 – but it doesn’t work with the AZ internal reader.

Let me add that one can now download and install – directly into AZbox HD [from the islaremota link mentioned above] - a pre-configured combination of a full NewCS or NewCS_IncubusCamd, then NewCS_IncubusCamd_Mbox, as well as NewCS_Mbox!!!

Of course, one must still edit it, in order to make one’s own OSC to work. Different OSCs may have different requirements, so one must learn and edit the necessary files.

A note: there is a new programmer writing a card reading “plug-in” for AZbox. The plug-in is called SBox and it can be easily downloaded into your AZbox HD and installed.

13) Incubus CS SW

AZ_Box EMU CCcam Installer_1


[/FONT] Take Damir's CCcam installer [= Incubus 0.55] and put in the details as asked! We can easily install the Incubus CS SW by using it. Just have a look:

IP address should be something like: 192.168.x.x
Username: root
Password: azbox
The above opens the installer’s access to your AZbox HD.
Furthermore, it needs to add the following CS details into the incubusCamd.conf file, in order to setup your CCcam part, if you have a peer, whose server you will hook onto:
DNS: your peer’s DynDNS, something like – or if you are hooking onto your own server, locally, then put the IP address of the server, like 192.168.x.x
User: your CS [CCcam] username
Password: your CS [CCcam] password
Port: usually 12000
That is the one CCcam line added. When you're done – reboot to test. [Incubus 0.55 for AZbox HD can only have 1 CCcam and 1 GBox line!]

When that is done, go to EMU/IncubusCamd folder and edit the incubusCamd.conf [at the very bottom], to add another server line, this time a GBox one, if you have a peer.

The first line will be your CCcam server/peer and the other a GBox one:

card_server_url_0=cccam://your username:[email protected]'s.dynd ns.something: port

card_server_url_1=gbox://your.dyndns.something:yourport:[email protected]'s.dyndns.something:hisport:hispass

Be careful, no empty spaces are allowed in this format!
Now, reboot.

Restart Incubus via OK button on your remote, thanx to Hans for warning me that now, in new FWs, the yellow button restarts ALL the plug-ins.
If necessary, you may use the yellow button first; confirm it with the OK button. Then, use the OK button again. That should work.
If it doesn’t – reboot via remote, by pressing the Power/Standby button on your remote, for some 5 seconds, until you see “Rebooting” on your AZbox HD display. Wait.
If it’s not working when it reboots, restart the Emu/CS SW and it should work then.

Incubus “extras” [when you feel adventurous and playful, hehe...]
CCcam can become a bit unstable. Try clearing out the memory with this edit to your IncubusCamd .sh file, thanx to Tinos and RangerOne!!!

First, back up your old .sh file! After saving it, try editing it like this:

killall incubusCamd.sigma
sleep 3
cd /EMU/OpenXCAS/incubusCamd/
./incubusCamd.sigma &


killall incubusCamd.sigma
sleep 3
cd /EMU/OpenXCAS/incubusCamd/
./incubusCamd.sigma &

Don't forget to CHMOD it to 755!!!


If it’s not working, revert to the old .sh file.

This is to connect Incubus as a client to a NewCS server, internally [Newcamd protocol]:

# URL of card-server to use, formats are as follows:
# newcamd://<username>:<password>@<hostname>: <port>/<des_key>
# aroureos://@<hostname>:<port>
# radegast://@<hostname>:<port>
# Example:
# newcamd://gorski:lozinka @

Thanx to Sat-Universe forum:

Originally Posted by k2k2000
connecting old incubus to newcamd "newcs" server
### provider configuration ###
card_server_url_0=newcamd://dummy:[email protected]:10110/0102030405060708091011121314
#nothing here

Strictly speaking, I can't say much, as I have no OSC to setup my own little server...


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14) Mbox CS SW!!!


a) Download the latest Mbox and unpack it.

Note: for AZbox HD you will need only the following files - from the comprehensive package for all kinds of different receivers, PC's and DVB-S cards: mbox_module and mbox.cfg [the latter must be edited according to your needs];

b) However, port.list and mbox.prio files in the package are only examples [we shall come back to it]. For now, let's just say that by using the port file you tell the module to go to your local card and not to the CS.

c) Find good mbox.prio,, ignore.listand allow.list on the netand edit them according to your needs. More on that subject later.

d) Note your PC's and your AZbox HD's IP addresses.

e) If you already haven’t, download PuTTy from the net [freeware].
Create or edit your files

- Prior to that, the mbox.cfg file should be edited, using a Unix editor, as follows [only the important parameters, the rest is not to be touched]:

Z: { 11 01 } { 8000 } - this line you need to edit with your PC's correct IP address, of course, plus the port, so Black's plug-in Mbox Control Centre would work...

B: { 0 0 0 }

T: { /tmp/ }

K: { /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS/ }

P: { /tmp/pmt.tmp }

Warning: make sure you get the file from Mbox 0.6 latest package! Then edit that one, don't just copy the old one, as changes might occur in the meantime.

- Now create your openxcas.conf, which should look like this, as Mower said [you can create a new one or edit an old one, using UE32 editor, as mentioned above]:

name = MboxCAS
daemon = mbox_module
version = 1.00

- Your cwshare.cfg should look like this [this is but a template but all you need to do is just edit the M and G lines at the bottom]:

# Mbox cardsharing config file #
# CaID
#H: { 091F0FF3 }
# Send ECM's at maximum 5 cards (please use this as default)
X: { 8 }
# Preffered cards ids (up to 32)
#X+: { 09610000:5 }
#X+: { 093B0000:10 }
#X+: { 0B000000:5 }
# max card's distance to use for ecm
I: { 3 }
#*** system ->Resending ECM(s) on timeout interval
#N: { 400 200 }
N: { 400 200 }
#*** system ->Resending ECM(s) on timeout interval
#4000 (4 seconds)-> resend current ecm on boxid if no dcw
#2000 (2 seconds)-> wait 2 more seconds for dcw ,if no dcw on time resend ecm(s) to all boxid's
O: { 4000 2000 }
#Connecting to newcamd server program Newcs
M: { { mypassword}}
G: { mypeer.dyndns.something { our ports { hispassword { A2 A2 }}}}
G: { mypeer.dyndns.something { our ports { hispassword { A3 A3 }}}}

FTP your files to AZbox HD

- Connect with your AZbox HD via FTP[like FilleZilla client]. Put in your AZbox IP, use root as username and azbox as password, port 22 [Mbox CC will use port 21] in the appropriate boxes then click on -> connect -> go to EMU folder -> click on OpenXCAS folder

- In OpenXCAS folder make the MboxCAS folder via FilleZilla FTP client, [Linux is case sensitive, so it's MboxCAS] . How do you do it? Inside the OpenXCAS folder right click on empty space -> Create directory -> name it as described -> OK. It should be given the rights, this folder, so in FilleZilla: right click on MboxCAS folder -> File permissions -> 755 -> OK

- Copy [drag and drop] into it: mbox_module, mbox.cfg, cwshare.cfg and port.list. Give the rights [right click on it -> File permissions -> 755 -> OK] to mbox_module only.

- In your AZbox HD, using your FileZilla, find the /EMU/OpenXCAS/ folder [one up from MboxCAS]. In it you should find - and if you haven't got it then create it - a file called module.seq. Edit it to make Mbox the starting module. [Also, right click on it -> File permissions -> 755.] It should look something like this:


That's it!!! At this point, we need no other "scripts" [files], says Mower!

- According to Mower's advice all you now need to do is to try to start the Mbox module, using Telnet [PuTTy or some such proggy], to make sure the module will start and there are no errors.

So, start the PuTTy.exe by double clicking on it,
log in with root as username [hit Enter on your keyboard],
azbox as password [Enter],
then, the following 3 commands [Copy & Paste and hit Enter for each] to kick-start Mbox and you'll see the traffic/log/what's going on:

cd /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS/

chmod 755 mbox_module


- If it isn't working I would advise you to REBOOT, then try the Telnet thing again.

The next Mbox stage – if needed...

- If everything is OK and you didn't mess up the editing [and the files are in good working order, of course] you can now try to experiment with other "scripts", like file, which looks like this [use your Unix editor to create it - just C&P the following into it]:

cd /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS
./mbox_module /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS/mbox.cfg &

Save it as and put it into the MboxCAS folder via FTP, give it CHMOD rights to 755, then reboot your receiver and then restart Mbox, if needed.

- If everything isn't working you can then try to add the following files to AZbox HD's MboxCAS folder and try to start or improve the working of Mbox: mbox.prio, allow and ignore lists.

- In my OpenXCAS folder I also have openxcas.conf looking like this [one must edit it according to the plugins one has installed]:

count = 4
active_auto = true
active_1 = MultiCAS
active_2 = newcs
active_3 = mgcamd
active_4 = MboxCAS

name = MultiCAS
daemon = emu_module
version = 1.57D

name = newcs
daemon = newcs
argument = -nd
version = 1.6
xcasapi = FALSE

name = mgcamd
daemon = mgcamd
version = 1.32
# argument = -a 3

ap= Yes
name = MboxCAS
daemon = mbox_module /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS/mbox.cfg
xcasapi = TRUE
wait=13 sec
version = 0.6-10

For those of you with original or pirate cards

Thanx to Ribolovac from EX-YU forum [my translation and edit]:
Let me add, re. the C lines:

C lines are, in fact, the connections to the NewCS server, either from your local NewCS (local cards) placed in the AZbox HD or from other boxes.

But what I wanted to mention is: if you want to your peer to see your local card, read by the NewCS, then he C line in cwshare file must start with a local IP, i.e.

In any other case, like DNS or an IP adres, like, the card won't be seen as local, provided that the card is in your box, which has installed both Mbox and NewCS.

Re. the latest version of Mbox

Thanx to Playdiune [my edit and additions]:

For the latest version of Mbox you will need

Normal use of mbox:
0- mbox_module
1- cwshare.cfg
2- mbox.cfg

With local cards:
1- port.list ( newcs and mpcs connection )
2-device_number.list ( direct cards )

1- - used to know the providers name
2- ignore.list - used to ignore some providers and allow all the others
3- allow.list - used to allow some providers and ignore all the others
4- prio.list - prioritise in a specific sequence


Mbox Control Centre

What is an Mbox Control Centre?

Mbox Control Centre [MCC] is an Mbox "plugin", i.e. it is written in aid of Mbox Card Sharing Software, which will allow you to control, edit and monitor the work of Mbox, installed in your Multimedia Centre, from your PC. It is written for Windows Operating System [OS].


The minimal requirement for MCC to work under Windows OS is Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher. One can easily download it from

The latest version is here

Then, one can install the latest Mbox Control Centre. One can do it without uninstalling an older version, if one had MCC installed already. In fact, it's better not to uninstall it, as the new installation, done over the old one, will keep the old one's settings! So, the new version will just function, without one having to go through setting it all up, every time from scratch. And this is quite useful, as it takes a bit of time. I am about to describe all of the steps needed...


Start MCC: in Settings tab choose a language and give the profile a name.

Then, write the IP address of your Sat TV box, so your MCC [which you just installed to your PC] can make contact with Mbox installed in your Sat TV!

One can check it in one's sat TV box usually by going to -> Settings -> Internet part, using your remote.

Also, put in the path to your Mbox files, like mbox_module, keys, temporary files and mbox.cfg, as asked to.

In AZbox HD most files are in the same folder, so it's easier! Examples are in the MCC Settings and About tabs themselves! Here is what it looks like in AZbox HD setup:

Username: root
Password: azbox [unless you changed it]
Mbox Filename: Mbox
IP address: [whatever it is in your setup]
Path-Mbox: /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS/
Path-Keys: /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS/
Path-Temp: /tmp
Path-Mbox.cfg: /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS/mbox.cfg

You will be able to edit mbox.cfg, for instance, from within MCC itself, while Mbox is in operation, once you set it up properly. We shall come to that later.

I have ticked the Passive FTP option. Save!

Edit your mbox.cfg

First, one must edit one's mbox.cfg file! In order to see the traffic between your box and other boxes on the net, as it is happening, one can write the following line in mbox.cfg file:

Z: { 11 01 } { 8000 } - where xxx stands for your PC's IP address.

Then, Mbox will send the data from your sat TV box to your PC. In the Trace tab of your MCC you will be able to see what is going on. We shall come back to it.

Check your PC's IP address in your Sys-Tray or Network -> show all -> to Properties.

Check that in your MCC, under tab "Trace" you have the same port, that is: 8000.

For Mbox:

K: { /EMU/OpenXCAS/MboxCAS/ }

Leave the rest be! Make sure you always use the mbox.cfg that comes with the version of Mbox you are using, i.e. the one appropriate for your version of Mbox! Why? Some parameters might change, like B: { 0 0 0 } recently changed...

A few functions explained

Start Mbox on an encrypted channel. Then MCC. In the main Mbox tab click on Refresh. You should see some information regarding the encryption system [CAS], if you have done everything correctly and you have a connection between Mbox and MCC. Then, click on Reload, see if your peers are online. If all is well, you will see some of your peers in green colour [= online]. If it isn't happening and you did everything right – reboot your receiver and restart Mbox.

When you do have the connection, go to the Trace tab, click on Reload in the upper hand corner, then click on a drop-down Menu "Select Peer to Trace" at the bottom and choose a peer, then Start trace. You should see the traffic on the screen. Click on Reload again, if necessary, to see something like this:

[13:33:23] Searching CW cache for CaID 0x1702, pid CW in cache
[13:33:23] ->[DMX - 0] ECM (0x1742) send to ( C444 DC49 5195 3DD8 DF3E EA06 7036 8B02 )
[13:33:23] <-CW (<-0) received from (xxxx NOT in list) (192 ms)
[13:33:23] ===== Network ECM on CaID 0x1702, pid 0x1742 ====
[13:33:23] prov: D57E
[13:33:23] CW0: 29 97 F7 B7 CD 6B 9D D5
[13:33:23] CW1: F6 1F 53 68 E0 A1 B1 32
[13:33:23] ================================= ================

Now you can C&P the log of your troubles to get help or to report back how Mbox is behaving under given conditions.

Ignore/allow/prio files for Mbox!

Depending on the log one can then see which PID is [un]successful [“failed with PID...”] and that gives you the tool to make or edit your preference lists. You have 3 possibilities in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page, "Select/edit filename": ignore, allow or prio. After you choose one, click on Download. Now, if you had the file in Mbox folder of your receiver, you will be able to play with it and try to make your Mbox function more efficiently.

One can add the data one wants to receive in allow.list.

In the ignore.list it's the opposite - the stuff not to bother with.

Mbox.prio should set priorities in multiple PID streaming cases, so Mbox searches for an answer from virtual cards in a specific order that suits you better, depending on the virtual cards you may have.

That should speed up Mbox!!!

On islaremote link one has a full version of Mbox, with all the above files included!

Other functions in MCC

You can now edit other Mbox files, as mentioned above, like your mbox.cfg or cwshare.cfg from MCC interface. When you're done click on Upload.

There are more functions in MCC but now you have the principles of use and you can explore it to your heart’s content. It gives you a lot of control over what you are doing!

The last warning!

AZbox HD, its firmware, is still in developmental stage and so are the programs/plugins that go with it. It all keeps changing, evolving! Ergo, KEEP YOUR COOL, BY KEEPING THIS IN MIND! Things are not yet perfect but they are improving!!!

Remember, you need to compare files, learn – because they may not be what you need - you must edit them according to your setup/needs.


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15) CCcam for AZbox HD
- Download and unpack the latest compressed CCcamCAS for AZbox HD onto your PC.

- You'll see CCcamCAS folder + an additional module.seq file.

- Edit the module.seq file so it contains the exact names of EMUs/CS SW you have in your machine; delete those you do not have and add those you do have; make sure you leave CCcamCAS without # in front of it , which means it will be active, while all the other EMU's will have # in front of them = inactive.

- FTP into your AZbox HD [or so - using a proggy like FileZilla, which is freeware] and open EMU -> OpenXCAS folder in your AZbox HD.

- Drag and drop the whole CCcamCAS folder, from PC to AZbox HD’s OpenXCAS folder.

- Give rights or "CHMOD" to 755 the whole CCcamCAS folder, then also the cccam_module itself, inside the CCcam folder.

- Edit, save and then put into CCcamCAS folder the CCcam.cfg file, in order to add the server details like so:

#C: 12345 username pass
YourM8's.dyndns.something port YourUsername YourPass

# in front of a line means it's not active. In this case it's just an example-line, hence # in front of it. Leave it as is.

- Reboot using your remote controller's Power button for 5 seconds or so.

- Restart CCcam via the OK button on your remote.

CCcamCAS for AZbox HD is still in Beta stages of development and can only hook onto 1 CCcam server for now but more is coming. It is not fully working yet - some providers might not work!

But there is a plug-in to change from one server to another, written by Kanber_Kav!

16) Additional Plug-ins

There are quite a few now. I‘ll only mention a few, mainly the ones helping with the EMU’s/CS SW.

The principles of installation and usage will easily be seen on those examples.

One can:
-install them from the net, directly into the AZbox HD or
-onto your PC and then into your AZbox HD.

If the former is the case – it’s dead easy, even my dead granny could do it, as described/made clear above, on numerous pieces of SW!

If the latter is the case, there are two ways. Let me explain the first possibility on the tevee4yu plug-in, by Chemstar:

a) unpack, put the 2 files you get into /tmp folder of your AZbox HD -> HOME -> Plug-ins -> OpenXCAS -> Red button -> Install (tmp/plugins.lst) -> OK -> tevee4yu -> OK -> when installed Exit -> tevee4yu -> OK

Use numbers 1 - 7 on your remote to move between packages.

Use buttons Menu and Check on your remote to move within packages.

Use arrows > & < to move up and down within a channel...

CCcaminfo v1.3
, Mboxinfo etc. by Kanber_Kav are all installed the same way.

For instance,
-download mboxinfo.tar.gz by Kanber_Kav, from Satdudez
-extract it to AZbox HD folder /tmp
-You will get two files


-Now, go to HOME -> Plugins -> red button to install mboxinfo
-Alternatively, place it on USB memory stick -> extract -> go to plugins -> red button -> Install (USB)

b) The other one I’ll explain now, one installs differently...

It’s called CCcam Card Server Changer.

your PC with your AZbox HD using, say, FileZilla.

Get into the EMU folder and create sub-folder: incubusServChg.

Give the folder CHMOD rights to 755 [it already is like that by default - but just to make sure...].

Edit the cccamserver.conf file on your PC -> add the details as described:

card_server_url_0=cccam://xxxx:[email protected] :12000

or "in English" :gora:

card_server_url_0=cccam://YourUsername:[email protected]'s.dyndns.something:HisPort

Now, copy the content of the folder incubusServChg on your PC -> to your AZbox HD folder EMU/incubusServChg.

Give CHMOD - 755 to all the files.

Press Exit on your remote to go to OpenXCAS -> go to
incubusServChg plug-in
OK to select a server ->
button to restart the Incubus Camd CS SW ->
Exit button to go to OpenXCAS Menu ->
HOME button on your remote ->
TV ->
choose a channel you know your peer's cards should open...

Many plug-ins to go...

You have seen a list of plug-ins a little earlier, so no need to mention them, one by one. Just try them out, see if they are something you need or if they amuse you...

One more thing: in the lower right hand corner of your Elite model remote, just above the USB button, there is a “fast forward” button [“> >|”], which will give you direct access to various “important” plug-ins, namely EMU/CS SW plug-ins, like Mbox, MGcamd, CCcam, MultiCAS and the like, once you bother to install them well...


More of such stuff is coming, we are told. The FW itself is still in Beta stages and we are expecting that it will get faster, more stable and full of features, once the manufacturers of the chip [Sigma] start writing faster and better drivers for its product, in a more responsive manner to the needs of their customers – ultimately us!!!

That should be giving us more control and insight into the workings of the FW, in conjuncture with the plug-ins.

We are being told “another month or two”, for way too long now... But! Even if it’s a bit late – hopefully the results will be worth the wait!

We are waiting for a lot of good stuff that other receivers have, like a proper “all-in-one” server/client CS/EMU and a lot more...

I hope they don’t drag it too long, as many are already a the end of their tethers... Even if our Multimedia Centre is superior - in terms of quality of its HW and its potential to do great things, no other receivers of its class can do anywhere near as well as AZbox HD – they should not spend the credit they have... for now!!!

Good luck to us all!!!;)


P.S. I’ll try to add more info later, when I find where I wrote it all...


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Echhhhhhhh...:mecry: I can't edit the posts/thread, so here are the edited files...;):thum::clapping:


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Playing stuff from your PC [Windows XP] on your AZbox HD:

I simply went to the main folders or even whole partitions, right click on them -> Sharing and Security, then gave the rights, allowed them to be shared, plus also went to Customise and apply the template to all subfolders -> Apply and OK.

Then - just in case - I went a bit "lower" and repeated the whole thing to the Music, Video and Photo folders, one by one, and - lo&behold - NTFS or not, firewall or not, who cares - all the movies are playable!!!


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CCcam 2.1.1, patched by The_Ripper, edited by Kanber_Kav, for AZbox HD!!!

The CCcam for DreamBox is ready to be used in AZbox HD, guys... The development will go on, no doubt but for now we have the priviledge to test the first version, thanx to a few guys who figured out how to make it all "compatible"...

Please, download the file from here:

More info is on Satdudez...


I bet there are some non-IT people on this forum, who are not too familiar with Linux etc.

I bet a few will need some simple, straight-forward, detailed and more or less step-by-step advice, how to use the complete package that K_K put up in this thread... So... Here is how I did it...

Following The_Ripper's great work and advice, I used K_K's version of T_R's files, and I installed the package like so:

1) I downloaded cccam-azbox-2.1.1 [= "emu.rar"] archive from K_K's post.

2) I decompressed it by right clicking on it [using 7zip -> "Extract here"]. I got EMU folder and in it 2 sub-folders:


2a) I went into the libs folder and edited CCcam.cfg to put the details of my peer's server, as advised in the file itself [added this line under #C: line in the file]:

C: peer.DynDNS.something port username pass

2b) I went into OpenXCAS folder and edited the following files [in order to make them correspond to what I have in my AZbox HD, so you need to do the same in accordance with your setup]:

-module.seq [this one is a must]


-openxcas.conf [I am told this one isn't a must but I did it anyway... ;)]

count = 7
active_auto = true
active_1 = dvbapiCAS
active_2 = MboxCAS
active_3 = incubusCamd
active_4 = MultiCAS
active_5 = CCcamCAS
active_6 = mgcamd
active_7 = newcs

name = dvbapiCAS
path = EMU/OpenXCAS/dvbapiCAS
daemon = emu_module
version = 0.1

ap= Yes
name = MboxCAS
daemon = mbox_module
wait=13 sec
version = 0.6_10

name = incubusCamd
path = EMU/OpenXCAS/incubusCamd
daemon =
version = 0.55

name = MultiCAS
daemon = emu_module
version = 1.57D-4T11-6B

name = CCcamCAS
daemon = cccam_module
version = 1.00
wait =10sec

name = mgcamd
daemon = mgcamd
version = 1.32
# argument = -a 3

name = newcs
daemon = newcs
argument = -nd
version = 1.6
xcasapi = FALSE

3) I used FileZilla to FTP to my AZbox HD receiver and copied the lib folder into the folder EMU, then went into it and gave rights, i.e. CHMOD -> 755 to all the files inside.

4) Then, I copied the content of the OpenXCAS folder from my HDD into the AZbox HD OpenXCAS folder. I went into the folder itself and gave CHMOD to 755 to the module and .sh file.

5) I didn't even have to reboot, I just restarted all the EMUs [via the Fast Forward button -> yellow button], then just the dvbapiCAS with the OK button.

It worked!:thum::thum::thum::clapping:


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Update!!!! ;)

A .pdf file!!! You need an Acrobat Reader, for instance, to read it.... It's free!

You now have the Bookmarks tab added to the file: click on the second icon from the top, on the left vertical side of the screen! It takes you quickly to where you wanna go! It's all carefully done as if you are doing it the first time, old stuff is out, new stuff is in...:D

Thanx to my good lady for teaching me a bit about editing!!!:thum:

Comments welcome! Please, teach me!:cool:

Criticism is cool, too!!!!!!!!!!:nana:

Sharing is caring!:clapping:

Cheers! :)


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Streaming from PC/Laptop with Vista -> to AZbox HD

Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows Features on or off
-> here I added/installed anything even remotely connected with whatever I need to use for AZbox HD and Multimedia [Telnet Server & Client, TFTP Client, Services for NFS and whatever else you find interesting...:gora:], since lay people like me cannot know exactly what's what in there, hehe...

Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Centre -> then, here allow:

Network Discovery
File Sharing
Media Sharing

So, those to ON!!!!
The rest to OFF.

At the bottom of that page click on
"Show me all the files and folders I am sharing".

Now, go to a partition or a folder or a file you wan to "share" -> right click -> Properties -> Sharing -> Advanced Sharing -> Share This Folder -> Permissions -> Everyone [only "Read" is enough, from all the options there] -> Apply -> OK.

Security -> Everyone.

Customise -> All items -> choose/tick "Also apply this template to all subfolders" -> Apply -> OK or Close, whatever's there...

AZbox HD remote: HOME -> Movies -> .. -> Network -> find your Home Network, then your PC, then the partition/folder where your films are stored and choose...

The same for Music -> find your music or Photos -> find them [not all will work, mind, as there are some limitations still... waiting for the good programmers to sort it all out... and to stop stretching our photos, too...]. :party:



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Update: streaming from PC with Vista to AZbox HD and httpd Web Interface...;)



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Httpd update: it's now version 0.3 - the detailed "How to" added, more stuff edited, updated all!!! :dog4:



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Here's my detailed info "How to install" for Web Interface PHP v. 0.4...

0) If you had installed an earlier version - delete it [use an FTP tool like FileZilla or via remote] and reboot!!! This clears the memory!

1) Unpack httpd [right click on it -> 7-zip -> Extract here].

You get 2 folders:

2) Start FileZilla Client -> create httpd sub-folder in EMU folder [right click on it -> Create Directory] and make sure it has "the rights" = CHMOD it to 755 if by a miracle it isn't already 755 [right click on it -> File Attributes -> 755 -> OK].

3) Drag & drop the whole content of EMU/httpd folder [you got by extracting it onto your HDD] into the newly created httpd folder in your AZbox HD.

From the MMP folder: thttpd file [drag &drop]-> to MMP folder, where you give it CHMOD to 755, I suppose...

But I had many failures... before I did it, after REBOOTING!

4) This might not be needed for anything except the thttpd file but I did it anyway: CHMOD to every folder and file in httpd folder and also inside the azscripts sub-folder [including the monkus sub-folder and its content] -> CHMOD to 755 all of them [until I learn better, hehe...]

5) In the folder include you will find the file -> ip.conf -> right click on it -> View/Edit [I connected it with UE32, you can choose another Unix editor, like Notepad2, NOT Notepad, WordPad or Word!!!] -> edit the IP address to put in AZbox HD IP address, like -> Save!

6) Do the same for telnet.conf file [and other .conf files in that folder!] - but don't Save yet!

7) If you have azbox as your password, then in the same file remover # in front of the following line, so it looks like this:
Script.script=login:|root|Password:|azbox|MMP[~]$ |df -h

In that case, put the # sign in front of the following line, to look like this:
#Script.script=login:|root|MMP[~]$ |df -h

If you have no password - it's the other way round.

If you changed your password - edit the password itself.

Then -> Save!

8 ) I did the same thing in iperfc.conf, iperfs.conf & top.conf files [steps 5 & 7]!

9) Reboot!

10) Start PuTTy
-> write root for Login and hit Enter button on your keyboard, then
-> azbox for password [if you have it or whatever you may have changed it into] and Enter
-> then cd /EMU/httpd and Enter,then
-> ./httpd and Enter.

Be careful, Linux is case sensitive, everything counts. Carefully C&P the two longer commands below!
Here is the whole thing, to see what it looks like:

MMP login: root
MMP[~]$ cd /EMU/httpd
MMP[httpd]$ ./httpd
...this will trigger the following:

kill AZBox webinterface
killall: thttpd: no process killed
start AZBox webinterface
You can now close PuTTy.

11) Start Firefox and in the address box put in the AZbox HD address and hit Enter.

Like, - where x = your AZbox HD IP address.

12) In your Firefox you will see AZbox Tools, on your left side, in the lower corner -> click on it -> if you want for the httpd plug-in to Auto-start -> click on Enable Webinterface Autostart! You will see this, then:

generate startscript

cp /EMU/httpd/S80httpd /DISK2/etc/start.d/
chmod 755 /DISK2/etc/start.d/S80httpd

AZBox Webinterface now start whenever the Box restarts!
Btw, the Web Interface v. 0.4 has many options, more tools and toys, now!!! Screenshot capture works nicely, too...


P.S. I can not stream any live TV to my PC yet. Screenshot capture doesn't work if you are watching something from your USB, for instance, etc. But it's getting better and better. You will eventually be able to programme your machine from work, for instance...

P.P.S. It seems the author has listened and put the thttpd in another folder, so we have more space for EMUs/CS SW now - THANK YOU!!!!!
About 60% occupied in EMU, at my end now, says MaZ and about 74% in Flash part [FW]. Good!

P.P.P.S. Movies folder on my USB memory stick still cannot be browsed from the Web Interface. Otherwise it works well! I edited the movies.conf file in include folder to USB1, from USB2 and - it couldn't accessed directly!

If I went to HOME button in Web Interface and navigated to it, I could, of course, give a command to start playing the video. But it wasn't "streamed" to my laptop.

We're rolling onwards and upwards!!! Well done developers!!!!


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A little bump with the developments around FW 0.9.3501... ;)

OK, re. EPG

Start your PuTTy [telnet], log in and type this in:

then reboot!!!


I pressed Receive EPG on all 3 packages... one must increase memory to maximum 15MB!!! Then press "Receive"...

My advice: do just one of them at a time. Otherwise they might get stuck...

16'E -> Total TV -> RTS 1 and 2 -> 7 day EPG IS WORKING without the plugin!!!!

================================= =============


The attached file goes to: /DISK2 folder.

You will see 4 IP TV channels. Sometimes they may be bad, depending on how many users are online...

Because of this file your box might behave a bit strange, at times, including rebooting every time into a different channel and even Radio channels, if you try to add channels you may not be able to delete them properly [without a new install and a removal of the file] etc.

But a good development!!!

================================= =============

There is a new MultiCAS/FW interaction now, guys... ;)

0) Home -> Plug-ins -> OpenXCAS
-> no more Manual Install option, guys! It is now DOWNLOAD EXECUTABLE -> you will see the links of support servers to get your plug-ins there, guys...

1) Downloaded and installed: MultiCAS 160... well, the latest - always!

2) In Config - you will get the configuration files for EMUs/CS SW, guys... In "Others" - nothing yet... From DOWNLOAD CONFIG one must download MultiCAS CCcam config files.

3) So, off we go to Home -> Plug-ins -> [...] -> MultiCAS -> using your remote control -> Smart Card Splitter and CS.

4) Change the following, using your REMOTE:

-change the Mode to Client CCcam [if, like me, you have no smartcard to play with and share] - you can connect to other people's servers

-choose Server No. 1

-choose Host Name Use - write something like: [whatever the data you get from your server/peer is, like or whatever your server is called like - I DO NOT HAVE A SERVER, THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE!!!],

choose the Port - 12000 or whatever it is that your peer tells you to use

-User Name
- whatever it is [you must have a username that normally your peer gives you and put in his server to allow you access to his server]

- whatever it is [like above]

- Enable

- test it [but only AFTER I enabled the one which appears below it, on the TV screen...]

It should say "login success"...

Repeat for all the servers you have, up to 32, for now... Enough?

Red Button = Save.

5) But still: as soon as I wanted to get out, it first asked me, in a little pop-up window, if I want to login to all my servers now. Press OK, of course. It will connect to your peers aaaaaand....

...once in a TV channel, the connection was fast!!! Let's just leave it at that. Pink/Total TV [Irdeto/N*D*S]: vroom, vrooooommmm!!!

Well, I only have 3 servers but all was working just fine, loadsa stuff open, more-or-less stable...

If you have a card, I suppose you need Server and Client Mode.

Try and tell us, please...;)

Here is how to install it from a file you get on a forum like this one:

FileZilla -> into AZbox HD -> Plugins -> OpenXCAS -> MultiCAS -> delete all "example" files, openxcas.conf and multicas emu_module.

Put in openxcas and emu_module files from this post [attached].

Give emu_module CHMOD to 755.


The right version showing in AZbox HD. All servers should be preserved, if you put them in before!

Server details are in MultiCAS in /tmp file:

The rest as above...


One day...:thum:


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OKI, how to stream your pics, music and vids from your PC under Windows 7 to your AZbox HD... [quite similar to Vista, really]

I first went to Win7 components and activated everything network related there: Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows Features On or Off -> tick the Media Features, Network stuff, Telnet, both Client and Server, TFTP etc. -> OK.

Then, I managed to get W7 to work with it all - network-wise and sharing-wise...

Go to: Start -> Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center -> click on Choose homegroup and sharing options -> choose the folders to share. Tick the option to "stream your pictures, music and videos on my home network".

Click on Change Advanced Sharing Options:

You are here: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings
turn on network discovery
turn on file and printer sharing
stop the "Public Folder Sharing"

Go to Media Streaming Options, which is in: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Media streaming options -> and there...
Name your media library [your nick, for instance]
Show devices in the local network -> Allow all
Media programs etc. etc. -> Allowed

Go back [BACK button]:
leave the 128b encryption to on
turn off password protected sharing
allow Windows to manage homegroup connections.

Then, start your Windows Explorer and
find all the folders you want to share
right click on each folder and go to Properties
click on Share tab -> click on the little arrow downwards to get the drop down menu and choose Everyone, then click on Add.
Give "Everyone" the permission to READ ONLY and click on Share.
You have more controls/options under Advanced Sharing button in the little window, too. Go to it and check the permissions etc. When you're done, in the main Properties little window, finish by clicking on Apply and Close.

Reboot your PC or at least reboot your AZbox HD and try finding your PC and the folders to stream. Sometimes, one needn't reboot, mind! :party:



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*Version 1.61C-A09 *Release date: 14/12/2009

- Add : Add Support new_biss.key file.
-> When Start MultiCAS, MultiCAS will be try to reading this file..
-> Everything can be control by user...
1) Here is how to install MultiCAS from a file you get on a forum like this one:

Start your FileZilla Client [for instance, freeware!] -> get into AZbox HD -> Plugins -> OpenXCAS -> MultiCAS -> delete all "example" files, openxcas.conf and multicas emu_module.

Put in:
-emu_module files

from a file one gets from a forum like this one.

Give emu_module CHMOD to 755 by right clicking on it -> File Permissions -> Change file attributes -> numeric value to 755 -> OK.


The right version should be showing in AZbox HD MultiCAS menu. All CCcam and Newcamd servers should be preserved, if you put them in before!

Server details are in MultiCAS in /tmp file:


2) It is possible to install and configure it all out via remote, if the file is available to download from azboxworld, straight into your AZbox HD:

First, stop all other emus and activate ONLY MultiCAS [the # thing, using the blue button on your remote, as you may have read in my "Alternative Guide", where you will get a lot more info on many more subjects...]

If one already had MultiCAS installed, normally one just downloads and installs the new MultiCAS "executable" from the net straight into the AZbox HD. No need for a "config" file and no need to uninstall the previous version already installed in your box.

A) Home -> Plug-ins -> OpenXCAS -> DOWNLOAD EXECUTABLE -> you will see the support server link to get your plug-ins there:

B) Download and install the latest MultiCAS by pressing on the OK button of your remote!

C) Get the configuration files for EMUs/CS SW from DOWNLOAD CONFIG, in the same part of the "Plug-ins menu", if there are such specific files for the latest version.

If not - no need to do this step. It seems that if you had the previous version of MultiCAS already installed [and it was all functioning], and the writers had not provided us with a specific NEW config file - the old config file will function with the new version of MultiCAS just the same.

At this point it is good to reboot your AZbox HD!

D) So, when it reboots, using your remote control
,go to Home -> Plug-ins -> [as described above...] -> MultiCAS -> Smart Card Splitter and CS.

E) Change the following, using your REMOTE:

-change the Mode to Client CCcam [if, like me, you have no smartcard to play with and share] - you can connect to other people's servers

-choose Server No. 1 [when done with the first one, move this one to 2, then 3 etc. - as many as you need, up to 16, I think...]

-choose Host Name Use - write something like: [whatever the data you get from your server/"peer", for instance or whatever your server is called like - I DO NOT HAVE A SERVER, THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE!!!],

choose the Port - 12000 or whatever it is that your peer tells you to use

-User Name
- whatever it is [you must have a username that normally your peer gives you and put in his server to allow you access to his server]

- whatever it is [like above]

- Enable

- test it [but only AFTER I enabled the one which appears below it, on the TV screen...]

It should say "login success"...

Repeat for all the servers you have, to check...

Red Button = Save.

F) But still: as soon as I wanted to get out of there, using the Exit button on my remote, it first asked me, in a little pop-up window, if I want to login to all my servers now. Press OK, of course. It will connect to your peers aaaaaand.... colours!!!

If not, change the channel and then it should connect! If not - reboot and check again...

The new version shows you the information, as to which server it is trying to hook onto and if it's a success... :party:

G) If you have peers with a Newcamd server, you can ALSO connect to a Newcamd server directly, now!!! Configure it the same way as CCcam Client, using your remote, for instance.

Or you can connect to your own NewCS server, if you are using NewCS 1.20 RC13, which can use the AZbox HD's built-in card reader.

So, if you do not want MultiCAS to read your smartcard inserted in the built-in AZbox HD card reader, you can disable the MultiCAS access to it, using the following file in MultiCAS folder of your AZbox HD.


###### Disable or Enable option for cardreader of MultiCAS
###### Disable_CardReader = 1 -> Disable-Internel CardReader / Disable_CardReader = 0 -> Enable-Internel CardReader
Disable_CardReader = 0
In that case, you can activate [the blue button command, removing # in front of it] and configure NewCS' [v. 1.20 RC13] Newcamd protocol, to read your card. I will presume you have installed it, activated and configured it properly [and that NewCS supports your card, of course]. More info about it a bit later...

You can even connect your NewCS card reader and MultiCAS by using MultiCAS Newcamd protocol.

Hfmls tested it with Nagra3 Cabo card [I bothered him:eek:mgblinky:] and he says it works. Buggy. But it works.:party:

We await further improvements.:dog4:


3) Another way of editing it all is using telesat's MultiCAS Edit. Version 1.4, I think, is the latest...


The relevant config files to discuss:

The new_biss.key - how it functions... Btw, I checked Fox TV Serbia on 12.5W and it works:


What can we can open with MultiCAS Emulator [and not Card Sharing functions]? The info is here:

- more or less the same as MGcamd Emu.

BISS works, from what I can tell, with the keys included in the file.

You can change them via remote. See my "Alternative guide..." post no. 5:

Putting a working key into MultiCAS, via remote...

When you don't feel like searching for or can't change the full version what can you do? Find a key on the net, for educational purposes only, of course... <wink, wink>

Where? The forums I already mentioned have the keys sections, where I get the active working key and then...

HOME button on your remote controller -> Plug-ins -> OpenXCAS -> Activation & Priority Settings -> put the # in front of all Plug-ins, except MultiCAS, by using the blue button.

Get out of the Menu, using the Exit button on your remote -> Camd Setup -> OK -> MultiCAS -> Edit And Convert Keys -> sub-menu Nagravision -> right arrow on your remote -> "down" arrow on your remote -> find the Digi TV section -> Ident [2011 - warning: for Dream, Humax etc. receivers the Ident is 2111 but don't let that worry you!] -> put the key in now...

If, for instance, key 00 was active, one must edit it in 2 parts, as the Nagra keys are "broken" in two parts: for key 00, the first part is Index 00,the other is 10; for key 01 it’s 01 & 11.

So, choose a relevant part of the key [in this case it's 00 20 11 00] by pressing the remote OK button and then one gets a new window to edit the old key. Put the first part in, then hit the Save button on your TV screen, then the other part [in this case it's 00 20 11 01], then Save.

Get out of that sub-Menu, using the Exit button, then go to Activation & Priority Settings, restart MultiCAM, using the yellow and/or OK buttons -> OK -> then get out using the Home button -> TV -> OK and.... [if the key is correct and you put it in precisely] – colours [heheeee]!!!

Thanx to Ribolovac from Ex-Yu sat forum, for the "how to" video:

The same post has info and links to more info about NewCS, how to configure it!!!



## MAX Support the 12 of Serverlist by this CFG file
## N: Hostname port username password 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

- to improve the MultiCAS speed and stability

### 0100 : SECA
### 0500 : VIACESS
### 06xx : IRDETO
### 0dxx : CRYPTOWORKS
### 0bxx : CONAX
### 09xx : ***
### 17xx : BETACRYPT
### 18xx : NAGRA
### max 8 of caid 0100 0500 0600 0900 1800 0d00 0b00 1700
### CASE OLD #1 0600 0d00 1700 1800 0900 0b00 0100 0500
### CASE OLD #2 0100 1800 0500 0600 0d00 1700 0b00 0900
0100 1800 0500 0600 0d00 1700 0b00 0900
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Not to forget...

How to make and use a dyndns free service/account...

It's a simple but more detailed guide than the one already provided here:

go to
_ and then...

choose a username
then a password
confirm it
provide them with a valid email [you must!]
confirm it
security image - carefully put it in the box provided
click on "I agree with Terms & conditions"
click on "Create account".

You get an email.
Click on the link provided to activate the account.

Login at the website.

Go to: My Service -> Add hostaname -> create it: or something else you choose there [they have a few].
Click on “Use auto detected IP address”.
"Add To Cart" -> it will say something like “You must checkout to activate”.
Click on "Next" and then on
"Activate Service".

You should see: “Host Services successfully activated”.

Go and CS... :party:

Login regularly [weekly] so they don’t delete your account! They do it without any warning! :3434:


Info re. the DynDNS in AZbox HD itself...

Home ->
Settings -> Network Service -> Dynamic DNS service -> Enabled -> Setting:

Thanx for the format info to Tsakman [dyndns] and Hans [no-ip]:

DNS System: dyndns @ or dyndns @ (without spaces)
Host Name:
User Name: username to log into dyndns
Password: password to log into dyndns

This is complete inadyn.conf for No-IP Service
Put it with your Data to Disk2
--update_period_sec 30
--username YOUR EMAIL
--password YOU PASSWORD

You need also the -- in front of the Lines

P.S. GBox, [and the SSSP derivatives, like MGcamd and Mbox, for instance], need this to function, for both Client and Server services. If you only use CCcam client service, it is not needed.