[1/1] Video DVB driver project

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 07:00:47 UTC 2007

Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 10:18:26AM +0400, Manu Abraham wrote:
>> Manu Abraham wrote:
>>> Greg KH wrote:
>>>> Summary:  video digital demodulator driver
>>>> Description:
>>>> 	A DMB-TH TV tuner card that is new and not yet on the market
>>>> 	needs a Linux driver written for the digital demodulator portion
>>>> 	of the card.  It is a PCI card and I think the tuner, and analog
>>>> 	portion already are supported by Linux.  The card isn't availble
>>>> 	yet, but will be soon, and some development can be done before
>>>> 	getting the hardware.  The company involved wants to manage the
>>>> 	project and might require signing an NDA to get the specs for
>>>> 	the device (this is still not certian.)
>>>> Estimated skills needed:
>>>> 	PCI video DVB driver experience.
>>>> 	This is not a good "first driver" type project.
>>> Will pick it up
>>> quite a lot of experience with DVB . :-)
>>> Manu
>> Although one question here. 
>> Are they expecting userspace support ie, MSC streams support ? Currently 
>> under Linux we don't have any userspace support for MSC streams data 
>> service, but just MPEG2 Transport Stream alone.
>> ie currently we don't have any apps yet, that we can test the streams, 
>> except for checking the MPEG2 Transport Stream.
>> Or do they require more than a driver delivering a MPEG2 TS as per the 
>> Linux DVB definition ?
> I really do not know, but I would imagine that they would not need any
> new userspace information.  I can forward this request to the company if
> you like.

Yeah, that would be great. 

> thanks,
> greg k-h


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