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This wiki is intended to become an authoritative source of information regarding the use of analog video and digital TV sources under Linux -- i.e. the subject matters covered under the V4L-DVB framework.  The basic plan is to aggregate information about: available hardware; how v4l or dvb work; software used with the hardware and so forth.
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Like all other wikis, the V4L-DVB wiki relies upon the contributions of its users.  Hence, it will only be as useful as we make it! So we encourage you to share your knowledge and help with the task of turning this site into a grand repository of knowledge.  Your input (whether it be by providing a set of instructions for how to get a certain device working; a minor improvement to an existing article; or an explanation for some complex concept) will be highly appreciated.
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-- [[LinuxTVWiki:People|The LinuxTV V4L-DVB wiki team]] / [[People behind V4L-DVB]]
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This wiki is intended to become an authoritative source of information regarding the use of analog video and digital TV sources under Linux -- i.e. [[What is V4L or DVB?|the subject matters covered under the V4L & DVB frameworks]].  The basic plan is to aggregate information about available hardware, how V4L or DVB work, software used with the hardware and so forth.  Like all other wikis, the V4L-DVB wiki relies upon the contributions of its users.  Hence, it will only be as useful as we make it! <br>
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<div style="text-align:right">-- [[LinuxTVWiki:People|The LinuxTV V4L-DVB wiki team]] / [[People behind V4L-DVB]] </div>
  
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Its been a while since the last news post, but nothing in particular really jumps out as having occurred around here ... unless, of course, you count the general day by day activities such as:  more new drivers, work on the utilities, some ongoing refinement of the build config, the creation of a [[tvtime]] development repo here on LinuxTV, changes to the patchwork system (see the main page), and etc., etc., etc.
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Although this stands as short notice to the fact, please take note of the '''Media Subsystem Workshop''' being held '''Oct 23-25''', happening in along side the '''2011 Linux Kernel Summit''' (see the main page for more details). -- 02:21, 18 October 2011 (CEST)<br>
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'''Free at Last, Free at Last: A Final Fairwell to V4L1 ... And Just What the Heck is xf86-video-v4l Anyway ?'''<br>
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Upon release of the forthcoming 2.6.38 kernel, all but a very few vestiges of the antiquated V4L1 API will have been removed forever in favour of its successor, the V4L2 API (which, itself, now resides within the larger [[Development: Linux Media Infrastructure API|Linux Media Infrastructure API]]). 
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One of the more obvious ramifications of this significant change is ... <span style="font-size: 50%;">''[[News Archive|cont'd here]]''</span> -- 03:43, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
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'''Announcement: 2012 Media Subsystem Summit'''<br>
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Once again, the Linux Media Subsystem looks to hold its own workshop, running along side and during the 2012 Linux Kernel Summit (KS/2012), being held, between August 26-28th, in San Diego, CA., U.S.A.    Preliminary discussions about the range of topics and details for the forthcoming event can be found in a pair of threads on the mailing list (unfortunately, the discussion got fractured into two for some unimportant reason):
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If you wish to see particular subject matters addressed during the summit or are interested in participating in the series talks, now is the time to figure that all out! --19:32, 21 July 2012 (CEST)
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'''Look Out GSoC, Here Comes CSoC (Crope's Summer of Code) !'''<br>
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A (very) belated congratulations goes out to Antti Palosaari (aka "Crope" on IRC) for his project's acceptance into this year's [http://code.google.com/soc/ GSoC].  Antti will be focusing on bringing improvements to the DVB USB framework and, as well, to the DVB-core itself.  More information can be found in the following links:
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Hopefully in the future we shall see further interest and participation in the GSoC program; it really is an excellent opportunity afforded to students and there are just sooooo many areas in the realm of V4L-DVB code that could use improvement/refinement and, hence, could make for interesting summer projects.  --06:47, 2 July 2012 (CEST)
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Latest revision as of 21:47, 22 February 2014


Welcome to the linuxtv.org V4L-DVB Wiki !

What is this wiki about?

This wiki is intended to become an authoritative source of information regarding the use of analog video and digital TV sources under Linux -- i.e. the subject matters covered under the V4L & DVB frameworks. The basic plan is to aggregate information about available hardware, how V4L or DVB work, software used with the hardware and so forth. Like all other wikis, the V4L-DVB wiki relies upon the contributions of its users. Hence, it will only be as useful as we make it!

How can I help with the wiki?

We encourage you to share your knowledge and help with the task of turning this site into a grand repository of knowledge. Your input, whether it be for providing a set of instructions as to how to get a certain device working, or an explanation for some complex concept, or improving an existing article by correcting something even as simple as a spelling mistake, will be highly appreciated. Here are a few basic links that can help you get started:

Index.png The Wiki's Indexes
Article, category, image, ....
User Info icon.png User Information
How to install drivers for your hardware, and software to use with your device, ...
Technical background icon.png Technical Background
Technical details on standards and hardware components/chipsets, etc
More info.png Other Sources of Info
Mailing lists, #irc channels....
Hardware icon.png Hardware Device Information
Information on hardware devices
Developer icon.png Developer Section
Information to help device driver development


News icon2.png GENERAL NEWS:

Announcement: 2012 Media Subsystem Summit
Once again, the Linux Media Subsystem looks to hold its own workshop, running along side and during the 2012 Linux Kernel Summit (KS/2012), being held, between August 26-28th, in San Diego, CA., U.S.A. Preliminary discussions about the range of topics and details for the forthcoming event can be found in a pair of threads on the mailing list (unfortunately, the discussion got fractured into two for some unimportant reason):

If you wish to see particular subject matters addressed during the summit or are interested in participating in the series talks, now is the time to figure that all out! --19:32, 21 July 2012 (CEST)

Look Out GSoC, Here Comes CSoC (Crope's Summer of Code) !
A (very) belated congratulations goes out to Antti Palosaari (aka "Crope" on IRC) for his project's acceptance into this year's GSoC. Antti will be focusing on bringing improvements to the DVB USB framework and, as well, to the DVB-core itself. More information can be found in the following links:

And, if your curiosity has really been piqued by this, but the above links prove insufficient, you can find even further details related to this work in a number of the discussions that have occurred on the Linux-media mailing list over the past eight weeks or so.

Hopefully in the future we shall see further interest and participation in the GSoC program; it really is an excellent opportunity afforded to students and there are just sooooo many areas in the realm of V4L-DVB code that could use improvement/refinement and, hence, could make for interesting summer projects. --06:47, 2 July 2012 (CEST)

For older news items see here

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