Add-on:VU+ / Enigma2 Client

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VU+ / Engima2 Client

Author: Joerg Dembski

Type: PVR

Summary: XBMC's frontend for VU+ / Enigma2 based settop boxes
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VU+ frontend; supporting streaming of Live TV & Recordings, EPG, Timers.

1 What is Enigma2

Enigma2 is a framebuffer-based zapping application (GUI) that is primarly targeted to physicial set-top-boxes running embedded Linux (OpenEmbedded based firmware distrobutions), however Enigma2 can technically also run on regular PCs, but it is not common.

While the Enigma2 software was originally developed by Dream Multimedia for their Dreambox series, the has made Enigma2 into an popular open source based firmware platform for set-top boxes and it is used by a number of differet set-top box manufacturers, including the most commonly known are Dreambox, DBox2, and Vu+ (VuPlus), which all use Enigma2 based firmware images. Most of these Enigma2 based set-top boxes falls under the catagory of Linux-powered satellite, terrestrial and cable digital television receivers.

With the VU+ (VuPlus) PVR add-on Kodi PVR can be used also with a connected VU+ or any other Enigma2 based set-top boxes, and in general all Enigma2 based settop boxes should be supported.

2 Enigma2 technical overview

Enigma2 frontend code is based on the Python Script language with a PVR backend software for tuning and recording written in C++ programming language. The PVR backend side uses the LinuxTV DVB API, which is part of a standard Linux kernel.

3 Set-top box and backend setup

For setting up Enigma2 set-top boxes for Kodi, see Enigma2.

4 Connecting Kodi to Argus TV

  1. Go to Settings -> Add-ons -> Enabled add-ons -> PVR Clients and select the VuPlus PVR add-on
  2. Select "Configure"

5 See also