Multimedia and Television Support on Linux

The LinuxTV community develops and maintains the Linux Kernel Media Subsystems and several userspace libraries and applications.

The Linux Kernel Media Subsystems provide support for devices like webcams, streaming capture and output, analog TV, digital TV, AM/FM radio, Sofware Digital Radio (SDR), remote controllers and encoders/decoders for compressed video formats. It offers native support for a large number of drivers for commonly available PCI cards and USB devices, but the subsystems are also targeted towards Linux based set-top-boxes and embedded devices like mobile phones.



LinuxTV IRC channels changed

From now on, the main IRC channel will be #linux-media at


2019-08-12   CI builder service for

We now have a new instance running Continuous Integration(CI) builds at:

Using some VMs generously provided by OSU Open Source Lab (


2019-05-24   Edinburgh Discussions about Stateless Codecs, Oct, 23 2018

In addition to the official Edinburgh's Media Summit, there was an extra meeting to discuss Stateless Codecs implementation. The meeting notes are enclosed here.


2019-05-24   Edinburgh Media Summit 2018 meeting report - Oct, 25

Here’s the report on the Media Summit held on 25th October in Edinburgh. The report is followed by the stateless codec discussion two days earlier.



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