[linux-dvb] Linux DVB front end

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at infradead.org
Thu May 10 11:44:32 CEST 2007

Hi Binu,

Em Qui, 2007-05-10 às 10:00 +0530, Binu Balakrishnan escreveu:
> Dear All, 
> Looking at the linux DVB front end API, I couldnot find any
> functionality related to analog transmissions like TV systems, read
> out of AFC information. Can anybody give some information on how this
> API can be extented for analog

There's already an API for analog TV, called V4L. Both DVB and V4L API
documentations can be found at:
http://linuxtv.org Under 'Documentation' section.

There are already several hybrid devices implementing both APIs, for
Conexant bt878/879 and cx2388[0-3] and for NXP chips saa713[0-5] and
saa7146. We should add soon another driver for Empiatech em288x hybrid

There are some improvements being suggested for improve the internal API
handling, to allow better support for hybrid tuners.

The discussions for analog video are handled at V4L mailing list
(video4linux-list at redhat.com).


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