em86xx based "dxr6" hdtv output hardware card (was: RE: [vdr] vdr and
Weinberger, Andreas (EBV)
Andreas.Weinberger at ebv.com
Tue Jun 7 15:35:45 CEST 2005
> This card is based on a sigma design chipset. Will there be
> open source drivers available?
ftp://126.96.36.199/EM8621L/ - there you will find the drivers;
in all the sample files sigma has no gpl license used - so i'm
not sure what the correct license is. the kernel module (em8xxx.o)
loads as tainted/non-gpl. the vdr plugin will be opensource of
the card is available as a test version, mine has serial# "test-0018".
also, sigma announced the successor already (em8622l), which can
handle h.264 native (see also those premiere sends hdtv threads).
the em8621l is only capable of h.263.
perhabs interesting: the allwell card has a spi in connector where
a dvb tuner can directly be connected, for use as some kind of
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