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* '''Technical Background: Systems'''
 
** [http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Contrib/WorldTV/ Analog TV]
 
** [[Digital TV]]
 
** [[Radio Data System (RDS)]]
 
  
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* '''User Section'''
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** [[How to build from Mercurial|How to build drivers from Mercurial]]
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** [[How to write good problem report |How to write a good problem report]]
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** Software Applications:
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*** [[TV Viewing]]
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*** [[TV Recording]]
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*** [[Streaming]]
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*** [[Text capture]] (Teletext/Closed Captioning)
  
* '''Technical Background: Hardware Related'''
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** [[Anatomy of a v4l device]]
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* '''Technical Background
*** [[PCI interface chipsets used for v4l cards]]
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** Systems:
*** [[GPIO pins]]
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*** [http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Contrib/WorldTV/ Analog TV]
*** [http://www.esacademy.com/faq/i2c/ i2c Protocol]
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*** [[Digital TV]]
*** [[Hardware vs software encoders]]  
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*** [[Radio Data System (RDS)]]
*** [[Audio Decoders]]
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** Hardware Related:
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*** [[Anatomy of a v4l device]]
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**** [[PCI interface chipsets used for v4l cards]]
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**** [[GPIO pins]]
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**** [http://www.esacademy.com/faq/i2c/ i2c Protocol]
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**** [[Hardware vs software encoders]]  
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**** [[Audio Decoders]]
  
  
 
* '''Developer Section'''
 
* '''Developer Section'''
** [[How to add support for a new card]]
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** Kernel Development:
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*** [[Development: Video4Linux APIs|Video4Linux APIs]]
 
*** [http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb Master v4l development repository]
 
*** [http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb Master v4l development repository]
 
*** [http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/v4l-dvb-experimental/ v4l-dvb experimental repository]
 
*** [http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/v4l-dvb-experimental/ v4l-dvb experimental repository]
 
*** [http://www.kernel.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=linux/kernel/git/mchehab/v4l-dvb.git;a=log Current git log]
 
*** [http://www.kernel.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=linux/kernel/git/mchehab/v4l-dvb.git;a=log Current git log]
** [[Maintaining mercurial trees]]
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*** [[Maintaining mercurial trees]]
** [[TODO - main tasks]]
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*** [[Anatomy of a v4l driver]]
** '''Kernel Development'''
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*** [[How to add support for a new card]]
** [[Development: Video4Linux APIs|Video4Linux APIs]]
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** [[Anatomy of a v4l driver]]
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*** [[SubmittingPatches | Rules for submitting patches]]
 
*** [[SubmittingPatches | Rules for submitting patches]]
 
*** [[How_to_submit_patches |How to submit patches]]
 
*** [[How_to_submit_patches |How to submit patches]]
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*** [[Documentation/CodingStyle | Coding Style]]
 
*** [[Documentation/CodingStyle | Coding Style]]
 
*** [http://jungla.dit.upm.es/%7Ejmseyas/linux/kernel/hackers-docs.html  Documentation index]
 
*** [http://jungla.dit.upm.es/%7Ejmseyas/linux/kernel/hackers-docs.html  Documentation index]
** '''Userspace Development'''
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*** [[TODO - main tasks]]
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** Userspace Development:
 
*** [[V4L2UserspaceLibrary | V4L2 Userspace library]]
 
*** [[V4L2UserspaceLibrary | V4L2 Userspace library]]
 
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* '''[[v4l Links]]'''
 
* '''[[v4l Links]]'''
  
 
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* '''User Section'''
 
** [[How to build from Mercurial|How to build drivers from Mercurial]]
 
** [[How to write good problem report |How to write a good problem report]]
 
** '''Software Applications'''
 
*** [[TV Viewing]]
 
*** [[TV Recording]]
 
*** [[Streaming]]
 
*** [[Text capture]] (Teletext/Closed Captioning)
 
 
 
 
* '''Supported Hardware'''
 
* '''Supported Hardware'''
** TV cards and drivers
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** Graphics cards with TV Tuner and/or Capture facilities:
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*** [[ATI/AMD#ATI Graphic cards with_TV Tuners and/or Capture facilities|ATI/AMD based combo cards]]
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*** [[RivaTV|NVIDIA based combo cards]]
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** TV cards and drivers:
 
*** [[v4l card vendors]]
 
*** [[v4l card vendors]]
 
*** [[List survey of cards in use now]]
 
*** [[List survey of cards in use now]]
 
*** [[Tuners: Supported Tuners|Supported Tuners]]
 
*** [[Tuners: Supported Tuners|Supported Tuners]]
*** Video via PCI
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*** Video via PCI:
 
**** [[bttv devices (bt848, bt878)]]
 
**** [[bttv devices (bt848, bt878)]]
 
***** [[btaudio (bt878)]]
 
***** [[btaudio (bt878)]]
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**** [[zoran devices (zr36057, zr36067)]]
 
**** [[zoran devices (zr36057, zr36067)]]
 
**** [[zoran devices (zr36120, zr36125)]]
 
**** [[zoran devices (zr36120, zr36125)]]
*** Video via PCI Express
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*** Video via PCI Express:
 
**** [[nGene devices]] (not supported)
 
**** [[nGene devices]] (not supported)
 
**** [[saa7162 devices]] (not yet supported)
 
**** [[saa7162 devices]] (not yet supported)
*** Video via USB
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*** Video via USB:
 
**** [[USBVideo]] Request support for USB Video devices
 
**** [[USBVideo]] Request support for USB Video devices
 
**** [[DiBcom USB devices]]
 
**** [[DiBcom USB devices]]
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**** [[Trident TM6000#TM6000 based Devices|TM6000 based devices]]
 
**** [[Trident TM6000#TM6000 based Devices|TM6000 based devices]]
 
**** [[USBVision devices]]
 
**** [[USBVision devices]]
*** Video via Firewire (using [[Loopback]])
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*** Video via Firewire (using [[Loopback]]):
 
**** [http://dv4l.berlios.de DV4Linux] V4L with Firewire camcorders
 
**** [http://dv4l.berlios.de DV4Linux] V4L with Firewire camcorders
 
**** [http://damien.douxchamps.net/ieee1394/coriander/index.php Coriander] V4L with IEEE1394 cameras
 
**** [http://damien.douxchamps.net/ieee1394/coriander/index.php Coriander] V4L with IEEE1394 cameras
** Graphics cards with TV Tuner and/or Capture facilities
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** Other devices:
*** [[ATI/AMD#ATI Graphic cards with_TV Tuners and/or Capture facilities|ATI/AMD based combo cards]]
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*** [[RivaTV|NVIDIA based combo cards]]
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** Other devices
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*** [[Radio]]s
 
*** [[Radio]]s
 
*** [[Remote controllers]]
 
*** [[Remote controllers]]

Revision as of 16:39, 13 January 2008


Welcome to the video4linux wiki (For DVB wiki, click here)

This wiki is designed to serve as a community focus and the resource of reference for users and developers of the Video4Linux framework. In the short term, the task is to document the operation and quirks of hardware supported by v4l applications, to complement and offload the v4l mailing list -- cf. searchable archives.

We are also encouraging developers to turn this site into a repository of knowledge about v4l, helping to ensure that expertise acquired through much hard labor and long dedication won't get lost, but can be passed on to new developers and keep free software thriving.

If you are a user looking for help, please try searching the mailing list archives first, before asking a question on the v4l mailing list. Don't leave your question on the wiki -- ask on the mailing list!

For immediate help, log on to the #v4l irc channel on irc.freenode.net a try (see the log) -- hopefully someone there will be able to help you!

The wiki will only be as useful as we make it. Every user of video4linux has something to contribute, and we encourage you to begin right away. Whatever you can contribute will be warmly appreciated, whether it is a set of instructions for how to get a certain card working, a report on the audio and video quality of a working card, suggestions for how to extend an existing driver or write a new one, or an explanation of the internal logic of v4l itself.

To keep these instructions free, all contributions to this wiki are automatically licensed under the GNU General Public License GPL. If you wish, you may specify in each case that your contribution is dual-licensed under the MIT License. Please help us keep spam away by signing in before you post.

Enjoy!

People behind V4L


To make a contribution, please begin by familiarizing yourself with the layout of the site, so that your contribution will end up in the right location. As the site grows, it takes increasing discipline to keep it from turning into a tangle. We want to aggregate information about available hardware, v4l experiences, HOWTOs, and technical information about the workings of v4l devices work, and it's up to each of us to do this in a way that makes the information easy to access -- a useful and well-organized resource for everyone interested in video4linux.




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