Multiproto is a proposal for version 3.3 of the linux DVB API which includes extensions for cards which support multiple DVB protocols (DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-C, DVB-H, ATSC, DSS).
It is an experimental project and is not currently implemented in any released version of Linux. No firm plan has been made for its inclusion in Linux.
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explain the choices made ... this means you
give a technical description of how the API change has been implemented ... this means you
Evaluation and Alternatives
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Status and Migration Plan
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Making it Work
How to get it:
hg clone http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto
There are currently no in-kernel multiproto drivers.
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Sample kernel output
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Tuner / DiSEqC / Player support
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scan: see patched version at http://jusst.de/manu/scan.tar.bz2
szap: see patched version at http://abraham.manu.googlepages.com/szap.c Also see information about szap2 at http://allrussian.info/thread.php?postid=187408#post187408 and http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-February/023836.html.
mplayer : someone needs to write a patch ... why don't you?
Kaffeine : someone needs to write a patch ... why don't you?
VDR: VDR version 1.5.14 and later require multiproto (v1.5.14 announcement: http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-January/015302.html, v1.5.15 announcement: http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-February/015767.html).
MythTV: someone needs to write a patch ... why don't you?
provide details of how to use with DiSEqC -- this means you