[mythtv] bttv or v4l?

IvanK. mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 2 Oct 2002 15:57:20 -0400


I have to reply to myself after seeing the requirements section on the 


A TV card. Can't really watch TV without one, right? Pretty much anything that 
works with V4L should be fine.

End of quote.

Ok, I guess it should work.  I'll try it then.


On Wednesday 02 October 2002 03:42 pm, IvanK. wrote:
> Guys,
> is mythtv hardwired to use bttv or will any v4l compliant device suffice?
> The reason I'm asking is because my MSI Geforce4 ti4600 has a
> video-in/tv-out connector.  There's a project, called RivaTV
> (http://rivatv.sourceforge.net/) that provides a v4l device for NVidia
> based video-in cards.  I tried it on Monday and I could use xawtv to watch
> tv.
> In light of this, I'd like to remove my WinTV card and use mythtv with my
> video card.  Will that be possible with the current codebase?
> Thanks,
> IvanK.
> ps: is it of any consequence that the video card doesn't have a tuner (of
> course)?  I wasn't using the one on my WinTV either, as my cable provider
> uses a decoder cable box which does the channel switching.
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