[mythtv-users] mythtv and ME-6000 (CLE-266) hardware decoder

Michael Shiloh michael at makingthings.com
Mon Aug 30 01:25:28 EDT 2004

Hello Matt,

Thanks for replying. I'm glad to hear that mythtv will work with either driver.

I guess the thing that confuses me is that I thought that the Via binary will 
only run against the stock kernels that it was compiled against, namely the 
standard kernel in the appropriate redhat, mandrake, suse, etc. distribution
according to the descriptions on http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=325#cle266

Is this simply not true? Did I make that up? Or am I misunderstanding a more
subtle kernel version issue?


On Sun, 29 Aug 2004, Matt Picker wrote:

> I don't think I can help much with the installation
> onto a cf device but yes mythtv supports hardware
> decoding via the CLE266 chipset.  I have used both
> drivers for this.  The via binary and the ivor and
> both have worked for me.  You can compile your kernel
> to match your needs.  Just make sure you compile the
> proper via stuff and be sure to make sure you have the
> propper patches.  www.epiawiki.org is a great
> resource.  If you use gentoo then there is even a
> detailed guide to setting it up.  Good luck.
> Matt

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