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Re: making an OpenBSD TiVo
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: making an OpenBSD TiVo
- From: Jacob Meuser <jakemsr_(_at_)_jakemsr_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 21:18:41 -0701
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 10:31:18PM -0500, Chris Tusa wrote:
> My suggestion would be to look into a BTTV chip based card.
bttv is the linux name, we call them bktr, and what you mean is
"a Brooktree/Conexant bt848/bt849/bt878/bt879/bt878a based card".
> I dont want to
> steer you away from OpenBSD at all, but the Video for Linux software has
> gotten pretty advanced on their kernel. Maybe you can use some of that
> software on OpenBSD in binary compatability mode.
No. v4l(2) is a kernel level driver. you cannot use a linux kernel
level binary driver on OpenBSD. and v4l is not the height of AV APIs
anyway (not saying that bktr is any better, tho).