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Multiproto is a proposal for version 3.3 of the linux DVB API which includes extensions for cards which support multiple DVB protocols (DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-C, DVB-H, ATSC, DSS).

It is an experimental project and is not currently implemented in any released version of Linux. No firm plan has been made for its inclusion in Linux.

Design Decisions

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Technical Details

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Evaluation and Alternatives

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Status and Migration Plan

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Making it Work

How to get it:

hg clone


There are currently no in-kernel multiproto drivers.

Provide details of which drivers work with multiproto ... this means you


AD-SP400 CI (Twinhan VP-1041)

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-4000

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Sample kernel output

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Tuner / DiSEqC / Player support

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scan: see patched version at

szap: see patched version at

mplayer : someone needs to write a patch

Kaffeine : someone needs to write a patch

VDR: see this wiki in german language

MythTV: someone needs to write a patch

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External Links