A Linux USB DVB-T (dib0700) driver for FreeBSD

Tim Borgeaud tim at tangobravo.co.uk
Sun Mar 1 09:55:42 PST 2009

I've been working with Luigi Rizzo's Linux emulation code and with similar 
code in Hans Petter Selasky's new USB stack (on FreeBSD 6/7).

I've had some success building an, apparently working FreeBSD driver 
module using Linux driver source for dib0700 based devices.

The project is still at an early stage and relatively untested, but I seem 
to be able to watch digital TV using my Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-TD USB stick.

Details and code for FreeBSD 7.1 (only) can be found at


Since this project is focussed around building USB DVB drivers from Linux 
source, it should not be difficult to build one the other similar drivers 
from the Video4Linux project.

However, I have not yet reached this point. Ideally, I'd like to find 
other people willing to test this code, particularly if they have other 
USB DVB devices supported by v4l code, before I try any other devices.

Tim Borgeaud

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