[linux-dvb] Re: A suggestion required...

Manu Abraham manu at kromtek.com
Sat Mar 12 18:53:43 CET 2005

Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> Manu Abraham wrote:
>>I have been working on the Twinhan and Twinhan clone card drivers, i 
>>mean both FTA and CI based ones..
>>The FTA cards do look like most standard cards, whereas the CI based 
>>cards are a bit different from others..
>>The reason why the CI based cards do differ from the others is that 
>>there is no Transport Layer visible to the driver, but does exists in 
>>some form in the Firmware, and nothing can be done about it ..
>>So here i am at a point, ready to write a layer/library that would make 
>>it more adaptable to DVB applications..
> Since you Cc'd Klaus: VDR already contains a CI library, and I guess
> he's not eager to include another one. It would be nice if you
> could point out to him what needs to be changed in VDR to support
> Twinhan-style CI, or maybe even send him a patch. But you
> better sort that out on the vdr mailing list.

I thought about that., but he doesn't seem much to like the idea itself..
The point being, to make the card behave exactly as other cards, means 
something out of the blue.. ie, which is not in my control.



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