Support AV Stream on FreeBSD

Alex Keda admin at
Thu Sep 25 16:49:40 UTC 2008

Bruce M. Simpson пишет:
> Alex Keda wrote:
>> the problem
>> currently the FreeBSD dosn't support common AVstream interface (audio 
>> / video)
>> as simular vl4 for linux
>> may be someone to write such interface driver? under FreeBSD license
>> Also, it will be necessary to write patches for mplayer and vlc, that 
>> these programs can use this interfaces.
> v4l support is not part of mainline FreeBSD, various drivers ship their 
> own, please see ports/multimedia/pwcbsd, ports/devel/linux-kmod-compat, 
> ports/multimedia/linux-gspca-kmod etc.
> Also see here for an app which runs on FreeBSD and uses v4l 1.x to do so:
> There are a number of criticisms and issues of v4l 2, however, the level 
> of work involved is such that IMHO it is either going to take highly 
> motivated individuals with lots of free time, or a compelling business 
> case, for this support to appear in FreeBSD.
where to develops the FreeBSD?
is't desktop?
may be small parts of grants summer 200x year to leave for needs of 
developers in such case

the freebsd as desktop - a waiting many users
but it's develops only as network OS
1.5 year ago, when Kirk McKusick came to Moscow, he has told - that the 
purpose the next years - to catch up linux as with a desktop.
It so? Or not?
If yes - that developments in this direction is not visible...

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