[mythtv-users] Broadcom CrystalHD??

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Tue Dec 15 05:20:16 UTC 2009

On Dec 15, 2009, at 12:08 AM, Brian Phillips wrote:

> Are we going to see support for this hardware based decoder chip in MythTV?
> I haven't dabbled in it, but it sure appears that XBMC has started using it:
> http://dingleberry.me/2009/11/compile-xbmc-with-broadcom-crystalhd-support-o
> n-linux/
> And they are enjoying 1080p playback on a measly 1 GHz processor (that I
> believe is seriously nerfed...).
> Is there anyone smarter than me associated with MythTV that is looking at
> putting this in mythtv frontend?
> Would sure be nice...

Yes, its in the works. I have the hardware, as well as full source code to the kernel driver and userspace interface library. The version provided in Ubuntu 8.04 (as referenced in that post) is outdated crap, doesn't work with any modern kernel versions or on a 64-bit kernel. What I've got does, but its tied up waiting on a formal public GPL driver, LGPL library release by the folks who hold the copyright on the code (you do the math). Any day now, supposedly... But I've heard that before... I've only done a tiny amount of work on mythtv itself to start adding support, been tied up with other things, and not really wanting to put a whole lot of time into this until the code is truly released.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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