Archived:AVerMedia-V4L

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(note this is an incomplete Site and needs improvement)

This vendor is occasionally explicitly Linux friendly, though most support has been written without their input and we cannot count on their help in resolving problems. Most of their cards are well supported under Linux.

AverMedia's bttv cards are well supported and work out of the box. See Bttv devices (bt848, bt878).

Several of AverMedia's saa713x cards are also well supported. See Saa713x devices.

Devices

In progress:

AVerTV DVB-T USB 2.0 (a800)

AVerMedia's AVerTV DVB-T USB 2.0 (A800) has a Linux compatible label on the product site and is fully supported via the Open Source DiBUSB Linux driver.

AVerTV DVB-T Volar (A808)

AVerTV DVB-T Volar (A808) has a Linux compatible label on the product site but with licence issues.

AVerTV DVB-T Express (E568)

AVerTV DVB-T Express (E568) has a Linux compatible label on the product site (not found anymore) but with licence issues.

AVerTV DVB-T Express X (E568E)

AVerTV DVB-T Express X (E568E) has a Linux compatible label on the product site (don't know about licence issues).

Licence issues

Some product pages have a ‘Linux compatible’ label, but the licence in the associated driver that they offer includes the words “The binaries part of AVerMedia Linux Driver is ported from Windows driver and is under some other NDA, so the original source code will not be released.” This suggests that this driver has non-free dependencies, which suggests that this driver will never be included in Linux. Does “is fully supported” in the paragraph above mean “supported so long as you use AVerMedia's out-of-tree driver”, or does it mean “supported in-tree, no need for AVerMedia's own driver” ?

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