Recommendation for FreeBSD 5.3 TV-Out capable card?

Richard Hodges rh at
Fri Dec 10 11:10:30 PST 2004

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Robert Krten wrote:

> Richard Hodges sez...
> >
> > On Thu, 9 Dec 2004, Robert Krten wrote:
> >
> > > I tried this in freebsd-x11, but no luck; can anyone here help?
> > >
> > > I'm looking for a recommendation for a TV-out capable video card for the
> > > Amd64 architecture on FreeBsd 5.3 (I've googed, posted in news, no luck).
> >
> > Are you willing to do some programming?  I have a lot of the Creative
> > CT7160 PCI MPEG decoder cards that can also work as a simple framebuffer
> > with composite and S-video outputs.  I will sell one or more for any
> > reasonable offer :-)
> I'll bite, how much (cost and programming) ?

Well the cost is "any reasonable offer".  I mean that literally, whatever
you honestly think is reasonable.  (Or anyone else, I guess.  Consider
this an open offer...)

I can provide you with a rudimentary driver that I wrote some years ago
that will set up the card and let you write to the framebuffer memory.
You can export this raw to user space with mmap() if you like or set up
some driver write() function.  The framebuffer is YUV, with three separate
planes for the luma, Cr, and Cb pixels.  If you have video already in YUV,
that might be just the thing, or if not you can convert from RGB.

Hope this helps,


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