Anyone working on V4L2 for BSD?

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Thu Apr 14 10:20:55 PDT 2005

> Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 14:31:26 +0200
> From: Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at
> Julian Elischer <julian at> wrote:
> >
> > I'm considerring it.. It looks quite doable. (assuming we can get 
> > compatible include files
> > without copyright problems.)
> >
> > For compatibility we'd probably want to keep all the V4L prefixes etc.
> >
> > Is anyone else playing with this?
> There was a discussion about something like this a while ago... a, I see you
> participated in it too:

This is something I would love to see. FreeBSD being limited to various
forms of Brooktree video chips is a serious limitation in this day and
age. I routinely have to tell people who want to use our H.323
conferencing system from a laptop that they are OOL. :-( And even
desktop users are annoyed that they can't use their (already purchased)
USB cameras and that they have to get a camera with video output and a
WinTV card.

Of course, I am still fighting a battle with getting recent GnomeMeeting
to work on V5, but I do make a bit of progress on this from time to time
when I have a chance to work on it.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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