[linux-dvb] Writing DVB Software - couple questions

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Wed Feb 23 03:43:21 CET 2005


On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:32:17AM -0000, Peter Magellan wrote:
> Look thru the list, and DVB is a total disaster in linux, in comparison to
> Windows.
> 
> Windows is not perfect, but it's certainly a better experience than it is
> now in Linux.

I think that's rubbish. Each DVB vendor card has their own drivers and
API. They supply TV viewing software and you are stuck with it; you
can't switch to another vendor's TV watching app.

On linux, there's a standard DVB API which means that any application
can work with any card. There's several cards and several applications
(Xine, MPlayer, KaxTV, MythTV, VDR, Freevo).


Hamish
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