[Ffmpeg-devel] [patch] *BSD bktr grab support

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sun May 22 23:55:03 CEST 2005


On Sunday 22 May 2005 21:40, Jacob Meuser wrote:
> On Sun, May 22, 2005 at 08:51:41PM +0200, matthieu castet wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Jacob Meuser wrote:
> > >On Sun, May 22, 2005 at 11:04:13AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >unless bktr is ported to Linux (unlikely), or V4L and bttv are ported
> > >to *BSD (maybe some day, but then there would be no need for bktr) ...
> > >
> > >impossible, well, no.  likely, definitely no.
> >
> > There was a post on v4l ML, where bsd people asking if they could use
> > the v4l api under a bsd license.
> > So may be there will be soon a v4l emulation under bsd.
> I am aware of that effort.  regardless, bktr would be replaced with
> a new V4L driver (IIRC, there is most of one already).  I would hope,
> anyway.  so, there would be no need to be able to use both.  and still,
> it would probably be a year, if things go smooth, before this would
> affect anyone who isn't fully aware of what they are doing ...
> the whole reason behind porting V4L to BSD is to make porting apps
> to BSD easier ... most multimedia stuff comes from Linux land.
> it would be nice to have something in the meantime.

did i underestimate the amount of work to fix the conflict between v4l and 
bktr in ffmpeg? seems its pretty much just their format name which should be 

> so, I don't really see this as much more of a conflict than OSS
> audio and BeOS audio.  speaking of which, would you be interested
> in "sun" audio support?  someone @NetBSD added this to
> libavformat/audio.c in their pkgsrc stuff.

sure we are interested in (almost) everything as long as its cleanly 


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