Video streaming with freeBSD

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Sun Aug 10 01:07:07 UTC 2008

Steve Cole wrote:
> Hi
> I have just installed FreeBSD 4.11 with the intention of not only 
> creating a file server but to allow for video streaming and recording 
> with the aid of a TV card.
> Lots of forums suggest many options to achieve this however to save alot 
> of time with untested and not always proven methods. Could you please 
> advise me if this indeed possible and secondly if you could recommend 
> any possible tv cards compatible with your OS
> I look forward to any help or assistance that you may offer.
> Many Thanks
> Steve C

4.11 is officially Pretty Old (and possibly "Officially Unsupported"),
but I'm not "official" in any way, shape or form.

You might try "man 4 bktr" and "man 4 meteor" on your 4.11 system;
I know the current version of the bktr manpage lists supported cards
for that driver.

Also, there is a "freebsd-multimedia" mailing list, I believe, which
might have people on it who are more finely tuned (excuse the pun)
in that direction.


Kevin Kinsey
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