VIDIOC_ENUMOUTPUT — Enumerate video outputs


int ioctl(int fd,
 int request,
 struct v4l2_output *argp);



File descriptor returned by open().





To query the attributes of a video outputs applications initialize the index field of struct v4l2_output and call the VIDIOC_ENUMOUTPUT ioctl with a pointer to this structure. Drivers fill the rest of the structure or return an EINVAL error code when the index is out of bounds. To enumerate all outputs applications shall begin at index zero, incrementing by one until the driver returns EINVAL.

Table A.43. struct v4l2_output

__u32indexIdentifies the output, set by the application.
__u8name[32]Name of the video output, a NUL-terminated ASCII string, for example: "Vout". This information is intended for the user, preferably the connector label on the device itself.
__u32typeType of the output, see Table A.44, “Output Type”.

Drivers can enumerate up to 32 video and audio outputs. This field shows which audio outputs were selectable as the current output if this was the currently selected video output. It is a bit mask. The LSB corresponds to audio output 0, the MSB to output 31. Any number of bits can be set, or none.

When the driver does not enumerate audio outputs no bits must be set. Applications shall not interpret this as lack of audio support. Drivers may automatically select audio outputs without enumerating them.

For details on audio outputs and how to select the current output see the section called “Audio Inputs and Outputs”.

__u32modulatorOutput devices can have zero or more RF modulators. When the type is V4L2_OUTPUT_TYPE_MODULATOR this is an RF connector and this field identifies the modulator. It corresponds to struct v4l2_modulator field index. For details on modulators see the section called “Tuners and Modulators”.
v4l2_std_idstdEvery video output supports one or more different video standards. This field is a set of all supported standards. For details on video standards and how to switch see the section called “Video Standards”.
__u32capabilitiesThis field provides capabilities for the output. See Table A.45, “Output capabilities” for flags.
__u32reserved[3]Reserved for future extensions. Drivers must set the array to zero.

Table A.44. Output Type

V4L2_OUTPUT_TYPE_MODULATOR1This output is an analog TV modulator.
V4L2_OUTPUT_TYPE_ANALOG2Analog baseband output, for example Composite / CVBS, S-Video, RGB.

Table A.45. Output capabilities

V4L2_OUT_CAP_DV_TIMINGS0x00000002This output supports setting video timings by using VIDIOC_S_DV_TIMINGS.
V4L2_OUT_CAP_STD0x00000004This output supports setting the TV standard by using VIDIOC_S_STD.
V4L2_OUT_CAP_NATIVE_SIZE0x00000008This output supports setting the native size using the V4L2_SEL_TGT_NATIVE_SIZE selection target, see the section called “Common selection definitions”.

Return Value

On success 0 is returned, on error -1 and the errno variable is set appropriately. The generic error codes are described at the Generic Error Codes chapter.


The struct v4l2_output index is out of bounds.