[mythtv] Re: Adding DVB-T support to MythTV

jng_junk at greenmail.demon.co.uk jng_junk at greenmail.demon.co.uk
Mon Mar 17 15:48:46 EST 2003

I've received zero suggestions on how to do this. MythTV is my preferred
VDR system for use with DVB-T, but I'm going to struggle to get started
without some help....

Any help would be much appreciated,


On Fri, 14 Mar 2003 jng_junk at greenmail.demon.co.uk wrote:

> I've just bought a (budget) DVB-T card. I've had success using it from the
> command line and now want to do more with it. I've had a look at MythTV
> and like the look of it. I would like to volunteer to add DVB-T support to
> MythTV, but I think I'm going to need some help to get started.
> With it being a budget card you have to do all the mpeg decoding in
> software, although potentially with the assist of your graphics card. I
> was wondering if anybody could give me some brief pointers on the
> structure of the source code to MythTV, and where I might hook in my
> replacement video code. The DVB-T card effectively gives you a /dev/...  
> file that you can read directly as an MPEG stream. So I'm going to have to
> take this and hook it into whatever MythTV is using already.
> Things I need to know are how the current video code works in MythTV and,
> how the overlays work in MythTV (eg. how the EPG stuff is done on top of
> the video, and how it is done semi-transparently)?
> Any help would be much appreciated,
> James.

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