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

Beech Rintoul beech at freebsd.org
Mon Mar 2 04:18:17 PST 2009

On Sunday 01 March 2009 08:38:02 Tim Borgeaud wrote:
> 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
> http://www.tangobravo.co.uk/v4l-compat/
> 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.

I've been wanting to get skype video working with usb webcams for some time. I 
have managed to get one of my cams to work in FreeBSD, but without the proper 
v4l support skype doesn't see it. I'd be more than happy to test any code thaI 
have the hardware for.


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