FreeBSD Port: kaffeine-0.8.7
axel.burwitz at arcor.de
Thu Nov 27 03:44:43 PST 2008
On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:48:16 +0100, Tilman Linneweh <arved at freebsd.org>
> Hi Axel,
> On Nov 26, 2008, at 18:48, Axel Burwitz wrote:
>> - DVB interface in FreeBSD / Kaffeine -
>> with help from the maintainer of CX88 I finally made it to get a
>> Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1300 with CX88-driver support up and running in
>> FreeBSD (written a HowTo in www.bsdforen.de).
>> Can scan channel and capture DVB-T with cx88 now.
>> Now I tried to use Kaffeine, as recommended for DVB, as a viewer, but
>> it doesn't work at all. Kaffeine doesn't find the device.
> The only DVB-devices that were reported to work with kaffeine on
> FreeBSD, where those using the driver from http://raaf.atspace.org/
>> My postings in the kaffeine-user ML showed that it looks like there is
>> a completely different interfacing in FreeBSD than in Linux.
>> (can that be true?)
> AFAIK there is no general interface for DVB Hardware in FreeBSD, every
> driver can use his own (actually there are not many drivers :-(), Looks
> like cx88 uses a different one, than the dvbusb driver.
>> During analysis I was asked about the expected dvb device
>> but at least in my FreeBSD installation there are only three devices
> Maybe Christophe is right, and you are missing the dvb part of the
well, I think no, because I checked the installation directly with the
maintainer of cx88.
With the cx88 executable I can scan DVB-T channels, I can capture into a
file, and I can capture a DVB-T transmission into a udp port and at the
same time receive and diplay that transmission from the udp port with
mplayer (OK, not perfect quality, but...). That shows for me that DVB
>> The guy in the kaffeine-user ML was wondering even how I was able to
>> compile Kaffeine in FreeBSD... But: that was no problem at all.
> Because the kaffeine port uses the linux header files.
> Since i don't have this hardware, i can only say "Use the source Luke".
> Compare the Linux driver with the FreeBSD cx88 and dvbusb driver, and
> try to create similar devices.
First, would like to be able, but I am not a developer/programmer, I can
only contribute with testing, translating, documentation.
Second, I think to have what you have mentioned above - a general
interface for DVB Hardware in FreeBSD - would be the right approach for
all drivers (coming from left side) and viewer programs (coming from right
side), as a standard interface. Better than trying to adapt to a situation
that most probably is only valid accidently and specifically at this point
Just a thought and I have no clue what the process would be in FreeBSD to
come to such a standard interface.
> Have fun!
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