Bug#287428: using DVB-T Nova "Budget" card - vdr fails to detect /dev/video0

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton pkg-vdr-dvb-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
Thu, 30 Dec 2004 00:20:22 +0000

On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 12:54:25AM +0100, Thomas Schmidt wrote:
> * Darren Salt schrieb am 29.12.04, um 19:20 Uhr:
> > >  there _is_ a xine plugin?  hurrah!
> > 
> > I have it packaged and compiled for vdr 1.3.17 - see my .sig. It may be
> > compilable for 1.2.6; I've not checked.
> It is compatible with vdr 1.2.6 - i allready tested your version of
> the plugin, it only requires some minor changes to make it compatible
> with the official vdr. ;-)
> > >> but this will not happen very soon, because at the moment it requires a
> > >> patched libxine, and i guess the maintainer of the libxine-package will
> > >> not include this patch (at least not before Sarge is released).
> > 
> > > hm. am willing to try: where can i get it from?
> > 
> > Again, see my .sig - I have a patched libxine.
> I asked the upstream maintainer of the xine-plugin yesterday, and he
> said that the patch for xine-lib will be integrated into the upstream
> xine-lib, hopefully with version 1.0.1 - when this happens, the way is
> free for an official vdr-plugin-xine. ;-)



 so let me try and get this straight in my head - to clarify.

 from http://zap.tartarus.org/~ds/debian/dists/sarge/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz

	Description: allows xine to be a display for vdr, the Video Disk Recorder

	vdr-xine is a plugin for vdr which allows you to use a suitably-patched
	version of xine as a display, instead of relying on an MPEG decoder /
	TV output card.
	The patch for xine is supplied in libxine1-vdr.

 sounds quite straightforward.  wheeeee!

 the bit i just want to make _absolutely_ sure about:

 did you have to patch vdr at all in order to _not_ require a
 dependance [in vdr] on a v4l device /dev/video0 existing?

 i.e. if i try using my DVB-T Hauppauge Nova budget card, install
 vdr-plugin-xine, will it just... work?

 an additional bonus question - which bits of vdr and/or its plugins
 _do_ rely on /dev/video0 existing?

 ta v. much,