[mythtv] [ivtv-devel] Volunteer to add support for 2.6.22 ivtv decoding to MythTV?

Erik Mouw mouw at nl.linux.org
Wed Oct 31 17:30:26 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 07:59:17PM +0200, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> The ivtv driver (of which I am the maintainer) is now merged into kernel 
> 2.6.22. In order to merge this driver into the kernel the MPEG decoding 
> and OSD ioctls had to change. These ioctls were originally specific to 
> the ivtv driver, but are now generalized.
> I am looking for a volunteer who is willing to update the decoding/OSD 
> MythTV support for the ivtv driver. Note that capturing with this 
> driver has not changed, this concerns only the decoding and OSD support 
> for the PVR-350 cards.
> A conversion document is available here:
> http://ivtvdriver.org/viewcvs/ivtv/trunk/doc/conversion.txt?rev=3933&view=markup
> And I will of course provide any help necessary.
> Please contact me if you are willing to work on this, or if you want 
> more information.

I upgraded my MythTV hardware (from old PIII/800 to C2D/1.8GHz) but due
to the relatively new hardware (Intel G33 chipset) I need to run a
recent kernel which comes with the 1.0.x ivtv driver. At first glance
recording seems to work just fine but playback doesn't because Myth
calls an old ivtv iocl().

I'm using the myth debian-etch packages from backports.debian.org, but
I also checked the svn trunk and the old ioctl() is still there
(haven't run it, just read the source).

Is there already somebody working on this or should I give it a try?


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