[MPlayer-cvslog] r19982 - trunk/stream/stream_pvr.c

Benjamin Zores ben at geexbox.org
Mon Sep 25 22:54:10 CEST 2006

On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 22:36:45 +0200 (CEST)
ben <subversion at mplayerhq.hu> wrote:

> Author: ben
> Date: Mon Sep 25 22:36:45 2006
> New Revision: 19982
> Modified:
>    trunk/stream/stream_pvr.c
> Log:
> cosmetic renames because pvr support will soon be less ivtv driver dependant

For info, with Linux 2.6.18 comes the introduction of a native MPEG encoding API,
shared among drivers which is no longer IVTV specific/related. However, for now, it's an MPEG encoding API _only_ (no decoding) i.e you can grab MPEG streams but not output MPEG to the card.

This means that the PVR input will be usable by all CX2341X based cards (like ivtv, but also pvrusb2, the cx88 blackbird cards and a Philips MPEG encoder).
I will add support for this new V4L2 MPEG encoding API in stream_pvr within the next days but before that, quick poll:

1. should I deprecate old ivtv related code in favor of new V4L2 MPEG API ?
In this case, stream_pvr won't be usable any longer with kernels prior to 2.6.18.
It's easier for me, that's for sure, but for that, in order to compile and so set the right define in config.h, the configure script needs to detect that the linux/videodev2.h comes from a Linux 2.6.18+ based kernel. Is this doable ?

2. I can put ifdef KERNEL_VERSION >= 2.6.18 checks all around the code in order to either
use old or new API.

Opinions ?


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