[FFmpeg-devel] Patch for new input/output hardware devices with free but not open source library acceptable?

Kieran Kunhya kierank at ob-encoder.com
Fri Sep 14 00:12:38 CEST 2012

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Thijs Marinussen
<t.marinussen at gmail.com> wrote:
> The linux driversare open source.
> The windows drivers are proprietary.
> The API (which is required to use the cards) is freely re-distributable
> but not open source.

Why can't you just talk to the card using the drivers instead of a
binary blob? You can do this with other cards, notably DVEO/Linsys
so why not with Dektec? I don't see for simple ASI/SDI processing, what magic

In fact I wanted to write a libsdi for userspace SDI, VANC, etc.
processing but there are so many binary blob drivers/APIs out there I
decided it wasn't worth it.


Kieran Kunhya

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