[mythtv] OSX backend obstacles?

Dave Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Sun Dec 11 12:02:35 EST 2005

On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 10:35:01 -0600
  Keith C <mythtv at keithandjill.com> wrote:
> On Dec 11, 2005, at 8:54 AM, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Would someone be able to describe the technical hurdles 
>>in the way of
>> a MacOSX backend?  I read somewhere that the problem was 
>>that "MacOS
>> doesn't support video capture," but I've successfully 
>>captured from my
>> Motorola DCT-6200 on MacOS, so I'm wondering if, with 
>>that particular
>> hardware, it's likely to "just work" (or nearly so). 
> I believe one of the major obstacles is the lack of 
>video4linux on OS X.

Which appears to be entirely concerned with getting video 
off of capture hardware /cards/.  Since my DCT-6200 
communicates over FireWire, I'm wondering if that ought to 
be a non-issue?

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