Re: Any work on drivers for TV tuner cards?

Greenie (
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 07:35:16 -0600 (CST)

On 15 Nov 1996, Henning Schmiedehausen wrote:

> >> Is anyone working on drivers for any sort of TV tuner card?
> >> Someone I know may get some docs on some of them and may be able to work
> >> on writing Linux drivers, and he doesn't want to duplicate work.
> >I second this question. Most specifically a viewing or maybe even a
> >frame-grab driver for the Hauppauge WinCast Pro/TV. I believe the hardware
> >control docs for this are available from the manufacturer.
> There is a driver for a simple (very cheap) TV tuner card on Sunsite.
> I have such a bugger (about $50) in my PC @ home as cable TV. There is
> no PiP, you have either TV picture or video screen, no Frame grabber
> or stuff. Just a computer controlled TV. The card was a surplus item,
> I'm not sure if you can still buy it. The driver is called
> vt-1500something, it was written by some german. The driver is
> completely Userspace, no Kernel stuff required.

If someone would write a driver for WinCast [doesn't need to have any of
the Internet broadcast stuff, just TV would suffice] I'd be happy. I'm not
capable of such a thing myself though.

- Graeme.