[mythtv] Handling independent CI devices

Issa Gorissen flop.m at usa.net
Tue Mar 1 22:02:21 UTC 2011

ok, understood

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Received: 10:56 PM CET, 03/01/2011
From: Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>
To: Development of MythTV <mythtv-dev at mythtv.org>
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Handling independent CI devices

> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Issa Gorissen <flop.m at usa.net> wrote:
> >
> > Take 1 mythtv backend, 4 frontends, a powerful CAM which can decrypt at
> > 4 different services, the subscription card; support for this Octopus card
> > ci would allow the 4 frontends to watch the channel they want with no
> > restriction of being on the same transponder. You have to agree that this
> > would be nice.
> Issa,
> I think you are missing the point.  It might be nice.  It might not
> be.  We don't care.  It's not our job to write tuner drivers, it's not
> our job to write decryption APIs.  If such an API is written and it's
> relevant to a myth dev's (or talented user's) personal viewing needs
> and they want to add support, it will happen.  But ultimately, the
> MythTV project has no interest in becoming a project to write
> decryption APIs, drivers, or anything else more appropriately handled
> by v4l-dvb.  Thus, this whole thread is of-topic.  I suggest you take
> this discussion to the linux-media mailing list.  Multiple of us
> MythTV devs are subscribers there too, and in a more appropriate
> forum, you will likely get some responses when and if this becomes
> relevant for use in MythTV.  Just not here.
> Robert
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