[linux-dvb] Help with writing a DVB driver

Thomas Gambier gambier at enst.fr
Thu Aug 2 21:54:21 CEST 2007


On 02/08/07, Andreas Oberritter <obi at linuxtv.org> wrote:
>
> Hello Thomas,
>
> There is another open source driver implementing the audio and video
> decoder API:
>
>
> http://cvs.tuxbox.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/tuxbox/driver/dvb/drivers/media/dvb/dbox2/Attic/dbox2_avia_av_napi.c?rev=1.1.2.1&only_with_tag=driver_2_6_branch&view=auto


Ok, thank you very much! I'll check this link tomorrow (for now, I'm going
to bed...) and give you a feedback...


> And last question, will a software like mplayer be able to play dvb
> > streams just with the dvb drivers or does it need the /dev/video and the
> > v4l drivers ?
>
> /dev/video isn't needed. Mplayer for example has the switch -vo mpegpes,
> which uses the DVB API for playback. For the "full featured" cards this
> means that the TV-output is used.
>
> However, in case you've been looking for it, there is no standard API
> for using a digital video encoder or an A/V switch, to configure PAL vs.
> NTSC, RGB vs. CVBS or SCART outputs etc.
>
> The CVS tree mentioned above uses a custom interface for it (in
> driver/avs and driver/saa7126).
>
> Regards,
> Andreas



Thanks again,

-- 
Thomas Gambier
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