[mythtv-users] Re: anyone attempt mythfrontend on Cygwin?

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Mon Oct 4 04:56:56 EDT 2004

On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 11:16:54PM -0700, Scott Alfter wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 07:50:03PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > Do you plan to work on the backend as well? I would expect that to be a
> > lot of work as well eg lack of a standard video capture API on Windows
> > (especially for DVB etc; might be standardised enough for analog).
> There are a couple of video-capture APIs available: Video for Windows (VfW)
> and DirectShow (part of DirectX).  Of the two, DirectShow is the preferred
> choice for new software that needs to do video capture, as most hardware
> (from webcams to TV-tuner cards) ships with WDM drivers that work with
> DirectShow.  VfW has been around since before Win95 and is definitely a bit
> long in the tooth at this point.

Hmm. I seem to remember that the bigger problem was lack of a
standard tuning API. So all of the analogue capture programs that were 
TV aware seemed to include their own drivers for the bt848, etc. Ugh.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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