In addition to the Portable edition, E-Channelizer can be installed into the Windows programs and Start menu. The new installer will check your system for the minimum requirements and help get a better setup experience.
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.
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.
Inspired from the flat Metro style, E-Channelizer is carefully designed and smartly organized using panels and flyouts for convenience of the user.
Choose your preferred style, either light or dark, and accent scheme from 23 different colors available, which makes your experience very enjoyable.
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.
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 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.
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 services and update transponders (satellites.xml) from the daily updated satellite websites. You can easily filter your own satellites and even customize the type of services that you exactly need. Moreover, you can generate bouquets from the available rich information.
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.
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.
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 (á) → match diacritical marks (e.g. "Barça" not "Barca").
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 clickto dismiss it and never show again.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to the Enigma2 native file format lamedb, E-Channelizer introduces a new special file format with ecz extension and two advantages:
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 the ZIP file format (*.zip) without using another tool to unzip or zip your files.
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).
Remember that you could easily and quickly access the recently opened files from either the Start Screen or from the File menu.
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.
You could toggle display of satellites, cable and terrestrial services separately. This helps to filter services easily when you have many satellites installed.
When loading settings, services are linked with satellites available in the satellites.xml. Missing satellites are unnamed and marked within the transponders list, delete their services or update the satellites.xml file to restore them.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 iconappears with the number of other bouquets.
Because favorites are the most commonly used part of settings, E-Channelizer provides comprehensive tools to add, edit and re-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
An integrated player based on the powerful VLC media player complete with innovative design, for watching live streams on your STB and the Internet (IPTV). You still need to either download VLC portable library from our website (recommended), or install VLC in your system.
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.
As IPTV became very popular recently, it is fairly boring and time killer to add a lot of streams one by one. Instead, you could import hundreds of them at once from the common M3U tracks and playlists which are available widely.
You can set a custom reference to assign EPG and picon to an IPTV stream. If it is supported by your image, select a DVB service to grab EPG and picon from, or alternatively drag and drop it into the IPTV stream while pressing CTRL.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After configuring your STB profile successfully, you will be able to read (download) and write (upload) your settings via FTP / Telnet protocol with a single click in few seconds. You will not have to save any files locally on your PC first.
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.