[mythtv] PVR-350 and MythTV support

Hans Verkuil hverkuil at xs4all.nl
Thu Feb 1 23:21:57 UTC 2007

Hi all,

Recently I've seen several comments that PVR350 support would not work 
or would be removed from MythTV. While it is true that there is no 
current maintainer for the PVR350 code in MythTV (AFAIK), that doesn't 
mean that it doesn't work. The ivtv API is still unchanged and as long 
as the code remains in MythTV it should work just fine.

The support of the ivtv Xdriver is more problematic since the official 
maintainer of that code (John Harvey) is very busy with other things 
and hasn't had the opportunity to update this package to newer X11 

Hopefully he will have more time to do this in the near future. If not, 
then I'll try to find someone else to do the job or I'll do it myself.

At the moment I'm working hard to get a new ivtv release finished: this 
release is substantially redesigned/cleaned up and should be much more 
stable. At the same time I'm also working on moving the ivtv-specific 
ioctl calls (i.e. the driver API) to new well-designed ioctls that will 
be included in the linux V4L2 specification. When that is finished I 
will ensure that the MythTV code is updated to the new (standardized) 
API and this will include the PVR350 code.

Hopefully this clarifies the current situation.

Should the PVR350 support in MythTV break for whatever reason, then 
please post a report to ivtv-devel at ivtvdriver.org. I'll try my best to 
fix it. 


	Hans Verkuil
	ivtv maintainer

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