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The Linux Media Infrastructure API (application programming interface) brings together two historically separate API, namely the [[Development: Video4Linux APIs|Video For Linux v2 (V4L2)]] and the [[Development: Linux DVB API history and future|Linux Digital Video Broadcasting (Linux DVB) API]] into the one all inclusive API.
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The Linux Media Infrastructure API provides a common body of knowledge for kernel to userspace application programming interfaces used by media drivers. It converges two historically separate API, namely the Video for Linux (V4l) API and the Linux Digital Video Broadcasting (Linux DVB) API, plus adds the IR input event mapping API.
  
It is released with each new kernel revision. The latest version is 2.6.32 released 31 August 2009 and is avaliable [http://linuxtv.org/downloads/v4l-dvb-apis/ here]
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It is released with each new kernel revision. The latest version is 2.6.32 released 31 August 2009 and is available [http://linuxtv.org/downloads/v4l-dvb-apis/ here]
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==Historic References==
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The original V4L and DVB API specs are still available as separate documents. However, only the Linux Media Infrastructure API will be updated.
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* [[Development: Linux DVB API history and future|Linux Digital Video Broadcasting (Linux DVB) API history]]
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* [[Development: Video4Linux APIs|Video For Linux v2 (V4L2) history]]

Revision as of 00:52, 24 October 2009

The Linux Media Infrastructure API provides a common body of knowledge for kernel to userspace application programming interfaces used by media drivers. It converges two historically separate API, namely the Video for Linux (V4l) API and the Linux Digital Video Broadcasting (Linux DVB) API, plus adds the IR input event mapping API.

It is released with each new kernel revision. The latest version is 2.6.32 released 31 August 2009 and is available here

Historic References

The original V4L and DVB API specs are still available as separate documents. However, only the Linux Media Infrastructure API will be updated.