[linux-dvb] Multiproto ???

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Wed Jan 16 15:16:22 CET 2008

On 01/16/08 14:51, Stephen Rowles wrote:
>> A long time ago multiproto was said to be integrated in *near* future...
>> to my great disapointment it still isn't, which is certainly not a good
>> thing for the user at least...
>> Could we hope to be *near* inclusion now ?
>> In the meantime I am really thankfull to all who made multiproto
>> available, and I hope the problems of the past could be forgiven.
> I would like to add a note to this, for those that haven't heard the BBC
> will be starting a new satellite service soon, spring 08 according to
> their website http://www.freesat.co.uk/home.php.
> This will be DVB-S2 transmissions including HD content, and will use the
> Eurobird 1 satellite situated at 28.5° east (from what I can find on the
> web).
> Once this service launches I imagine there will be lots of people (me
> included!) who will want to upgrade their Linux based media centres and
> therefore get HD content.
> As I understand it the Multiproto stuff is a pre-req in a chain required
> to get DVB-S2 working, so I expect that there will soon be a large number
> of people from the UK wanting to have this working so they can upgrade
> their media centres and get HD programs.

I also find the current situation rather confusing.
What exactly is *the* multiproto driver I should use when
(soon) starting to adopt the various patches to VDR regarding
DVB-S2 etc.?

It would be nice if ther was a central repository (at linuxtv.org?)
where *the* driver could be downloaded, just as it was in the good old


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