[linux-dvb] Writing DVB Software - couple questions

Manu Abraham manu at kromtek.com
Wed Feb 23 13:28:35 CET 2005


Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 10:50:58AM +0100, Robert Schlabbach wrote:
> 
>>From: "Hamish Moffatt" <hamish at cloud.net.au>
>>
>>>OK, that's good to know. This never happened for analog tuners
>>>on Windows as far as I'm aware.
>>
>>It did: The WDM driver model is an established standard on Windows. And
>>there are TV applications for Windows which run on all analog TV cards with
>>WDM drivers, e.g. http://www.chris-tv.com/news.html
> 
> 
> Right, but there wasn't a standard for analog tuners. Last time I tried
> this (years ago), it seemed that every TV app had its own card database
> about how the tuner was connected to the Bt848 etc.
> 
> WDM had the video capture aspects covered but not the tuning.
> Did this ever get fixed?
> 

How is that possible, when different cards are having different schemes 
of interconnection (for example bt878) using the GPIO .. One vendor 
could connect this way, another that way.. so it makes sense that each 
app had it's own card database.


Manu





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