[mythtv-users] Dishnetwork Dual receivers
dheitmueller at kernellabs.com
Mon Jul 25 14:47:55 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Dan Wilga
<mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu> wrote:
> Do you mean there's little hope for one from Hauppague (to be expected), or
> from the V4L developers? If the latter, would it help if we set up a bounty
> to buy someone a card?
Whether you choose to give them credit or not, a very large percentage
of the current v4l-dvb drivers were actually written by Hauppauge
employees. That said, to write such a driver for the Colossus would
require either getting Vixs to cooperate to allow the datasheets
and/or reference driver code to be used for a GPL driver, or somebody
would have to reverse engineer it. And reverse engineering a PCIe
device is *MUCH* more difficult than a USB product such as the HD-PVR
was (where it's fairly easy to sniff the wire protocol and replay the
messages until it starts streaming)...
Offering to buy somebody a card is noble, although there are very few
people out there with the requisite experience (or equipment) to write
such a driver. In other words, if somebody offers to take a free card
from you, check their background first.
Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs
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