[mythtv] OSX backend obstacles?

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Sun Dec 11 17:32:53 EST 2005

Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> writes:

> On Sun, 2005-12-11 at 17:02 +0000, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> 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?
> Not quite a non-issue, but a surmountable one. Right now we use
> the Linux firewire libraries. OSX probably has similar libraries
> but MythTV would have to be adapted to use them, either with an
> adaptation layer in MythTV or an external library that emulates
> the Linux firewire libraries with calls to the OSX firewire
> libraries. There are recorders like the DBOX2 that should already
> work on OSX.

Any other known obstacles?  As a library guy, I think the adaptation
layer might be within my reach.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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