[linux-dvb] Timecop

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 16:58:48 CEST 2007


On 7/17/07, P. van Gaans <w3ird_n3rd at gmx.net> wrote:
> Michael Krufky wrote:
> > timecop wrote:
> >> I would like to mention once again that I freaking hate the fact that
> >> this list does not modify Reply-To: header.
> >>
> > [snip]
> >> So my question is, why even bother with the Linux driver.
> >
> > My question to you... Why even read the list?  Why reply?
> >
> > It's clear that you're not interested in this stuff (or are you?)
> >
> > Why spend your precious time reading about an operating system that you disapprove of?
> >
> > I think that you secretly love Linux, and everything that it has to offer.
> >
> > Either that, or it's your only source of useful information.
> >
> > -mk
> >
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>
> His reply did give me a funny idea though. VMWare and similar
> communicate to the host OS through the network, AFAIK. So maybe it would
> be possible to write a server-client to make it possible to run the DVB
> USB device on a Windows-guest, stream the whole TS over the network to
> the host OS and have a little server/client to change frequency and
> start/stop streaming. In Linux (or other non-windows host) you would
> probably have a virtual DVB device for a client so that it works in any
> application.
>
> It's horrifying and nasty, I wouldn't really like to use it myself ATM
> (I prefer buying a natively supported device even if I own an
> unsupported one already), but if there really wouldn't be any other way
> (e.g. no hope for a native driver), it may be an option to some. Or as a
> temporary solution until there's a driver (just like captive NTFS was
> until there was ntfs-3g).
>

you can do that with vlc (videolanclient) http://www.videolan.org/

Markus



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