Further V4L and DVB Links
DVB Related Links
Many users seem to use their DVB cards for receiving data (internet by satellite), some also for watching and recording TV on their PC. Here are some links (send us more if you have):
Internet DVB by Andi Ahdin
Klaus Schmidinger's Digital VCR:
Ralph and Marcus Metzler provide alternative drivers and useful DVB applications on their
Satellite Software page by Jan Panteltje
- useful software for Linux DVB
- ppv - a still picture viewer for the Technotrend/Siemens/Hauppauge DVB-S PCI digital TV card
- viemu - a viaccess smart card emulator using a 'season' type interface
- satpos - a program to calculate the azimuth and elevation for geostationary satellites
- sdb - a signal strength indicator for the dvb server for the Technotrend DVB-s PCI card
- pscan - a scanning program for the dvb server for the Technotrend DVB-s PCI card
- subtitles - adding subtitles in Linux to DVB recordings, create DivX4-mp3 Joliet CD-Rs (Micro-DVDs) with an hour program and very good quality.
- Satellite Software page by Jan Panteltje
linuxdvb.tv is a collection of useful information, documentation and FAQs about operating a DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) PCI add-on card under Linux by Henning Holtschneider.
Dvbd information - describes the usage of dvbd2 and dvbd3 and collects all versions, revisions and patches. Thanks to Andrei Boros.
The Debian VDR and DVB Packaging Project maintains Debian packages related to DVB cards like drivers, dvb-utils, vdr and vdr-addons.
Andrei Darahshenka wrote a step-by-step installation HOWTO to set up the network interface using dvb-0.9 and linux-2.4.
Linux Set-Top Box page - DVBstream for streaming DVB over networks and some other useful tools for Linux Set-Top Boxes by Dave Chapman
DTV is a new client for controlling the DVBs cards from Technotrend/Hauppauge/Siemens which focuses on the correct interpretation of program information sent through the DVB-SI datastream. Thanks to Rolf Hakenes
Sat (Satellite Technology) HOWTO is an excellent HOWTO about setting up your Linux box to watch digital TV and use DVB data services. Thanks to Roberto Arcomano and Florindo Santoro.
HOWTO Create SVCDs from DVB Recordings - excellent pages by Peter Hofmann.
KVDR the KDE GUI for VDR - by Guido Fiala
Transcode is a linux text-console utility for video stream processing (MPEG, DV, DivX, MJPEG) developed by Thomas Östreich.
VCDImager -- The GNU VideoCD Image Maker
Europe Online (EON) Linux Masquerading FAQ Page - Franz Ackermann from Vienna wrote a very useful page about setting up a Linux router with EON internet by satellite.
How to cascade your Squid proxy with EON - speed up surfing and work around client authentication - by Lukas Loesche
North American MPEG-2 Information - good introduction to digital television in the USA.
The Linux HTPC Howto
CentOS 5 and Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T SE in the UK Howto
Video for Linux (V4L) Related Links
- Video for Linux resources -- Note - somewhat dated list
- BTTV Gallery -- pictures of TV cards with all chipsets
- ALSA wiki
The linuxtv org Homepage has additional information:
Wikipedia articles on television technologies
- Television Technology section
- Cable Television section
- Composite Video
- HDCP - High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection
- HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface
- RGB Color Model
- Tuner - TV Tuner Card
- VBI - Vertical Blanking Interval