[vdr] future VDR and Net??eiver OEM from Reelmultimedia

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 22:53:54 CEST 2007


Georg Acher wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 08:21:45AM -0700, Jeremy Jones wrote:
>  
>> I checked out the latest Reelbox testing svn code and browsed the code to
>> see if it supports this device.  I didn't look too thoroughly but it appears
>> the reelbox-0.9.0 plugin does support it.  It looks like communication to
>> the kernel space driver is done through shared memory and I did see some
>> kernel space code to create this shared memory device (/dev/hdshmem).  I'm
>> sure there is a closed source firmware or kernel module that is also used
>> but since Reelbox is based on vdr this shouldn't be too much of a problem.
> 
> Actually there's not much closed source that affects the usage. On the PC
> side there's none,

That is great :)

> on the card side it's only the driver for the HDMI-chip
> in the kernel (otherwise Silicon Image would shoot us) and of course the
> firmwares for the internal audio/video-coprocessors (delivered by Micronas).

Well, dvb-ttpci microcode is completely closed, so it is no better in 
this regard. I don't think having non-free microcode is going to be a 
problem.

-- 
Anssi Hannula




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