[AG-TECH] RHFC2, CX88xx driver, vic problem

Douglas Kosovic douglask at itee.uq.edu.au
Tue Jan 11 21:12:54 CST 2005

Hi Many,

> BTW. I was lucky enough and my supplier is swapping all four cards for  me 
> (thank god for that :-)). So the question will be what happens to  WinTV 
> Go cards in the future.....yikes, I think I'll 4 more as spares  :-)

One possible solution is to use native V4L2 with vic. I do have some native 
V4L2 grabber code available for vic at:

I used to use it a while ago with AG1, when the V4L2 Bt878 driver's V4L 
compatibility layer used to cause vic to seize up. For AG2, the 
grabber-v4l2.cpp code would need minor modifications to add support for the 
VIC_DEVICE env variable which VideoProducer.py sets to tell vic which V4L 
device to use (the VIC_DEVICE env variable is really only needed if you use 
something other than the default composite input).

The V4L2 Bt878 driver's V4L compatibilty layer seems to be okay now, so I 
haven't played with native V4L2 support with AG2.

> BTW2 BT8xx works flawlessly under FC2 (and Suse 9.1 and 9.2 using FC2 
> rpms).

Glad to hear.


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