[MPlayer-users] Support for ivtv driven tv cards?
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Mon Nov 7 10:43:39 CET 2005
>On Mon, 7 Nov 2005 02:14:54 +0100
>Thomas Zehetbauer <thomasz at hostmaster.org> wrote:
>>Are there any plans to provide better support for ivtv driven tv cards
>>that provide a tuner but do not support the buffer interface and
>>supply a mpeg stream instead?
>Actually, ivtv cards are able to switch into providing RAW output like
>non-MPEG TV cards, but the ivytv driver doesn't support that, and very
>few people care :-)
>Anyhow, don't hold your breath. The IVTV driver and system is a giant
>hack, and there's no standard way to do it. You use "ivtv-tune", while
>I use "chann", and others use other programs. There needs to be some
>standard in V4L on how to handle MPEG cards, rather than more hacks
>that just barely work.
>Have you tried changing the channel while MPlayer is playing from the
>device? It gets rather ugly. You could write a little script to
>intercept keystrokes, change the channel, and restart mplayer. That
>would probably work just as well as anything else.
why don't they simply implement a DVB driver?
Afaik those cards can be programmed to output TS rather than PS.
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