[mythtv-users] V4L2 vs. V4L on analog cards, WinTV-Theater

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Wed Sep 29 19:30:53 EDT 2004


On Wednesday 29 September 2004 15:21, Brett Keating wrote:
> I need a analog capture card from which I can get closed-caption data. Is
> the difference between V4L2 and V4L an issue with respect to this?

Don't know. You might try asking the video4linux mailing list.

> I was 
> recommended the WinTV-Go card, looks like a good cheap card... can this
> card be used with either API?

If it is the older bt8x8 version, yes. If its the new cx88 version, no (v4l2 
only).

> I found the BTTV drivers online, I am 
> assuming that's what I would use unless I'm mistaken.

For the bt8x8 cards, yes.

> We are running the 
> 2.4.22-1.2199 Linux kernel, if that is relevant.

The native APIs in that kernel are v4l, but you can hit up ATrpms.net for v4l2 
add-ons.

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