[mythtv-users] Direct HD encoding from component....

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 11 16:42:09 UTC 2008

On 01/11/2008 10:31 AM, David George wrote:
> On 01/11/2008 12:52 AM, Mitch Gore wrote:
>> Also, coming from hauppauge, who is a linux freiendly company (they 
>> released there firmware GPL) and the excitement this brings to the 
>> community dev work I assume would start rapidly.
> Never thought I would hear Hauppauge and Linux friendly in the same 
> sentence.  If it wasn't for a very few dedicated people working on the 
> ivtv driver themselves (Kevin Thayer, Chris Kennedy, and Hans Verkuil - 
> apologies to Hans if I mispelled his name) there probably wouldn't even 
> be a Linux driver.  It took a lot of negotiation to even be able to 
> redistribute the firmware.  They finally released some documention, but 
> it is too little may to late to be considered "Linux friendly" IMNSHO.

All because Hauppauge is basically and integrator and has NDA's with all 
the component manufacturers.  If you want to see "not Linux friendly," 
talk to Canon or even Intel (read, manufacturer of Centrino)...


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