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Re: TV on F7 with Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 250



Ingemar Nilsson writes:

Sam Varshavchik <mrsam courier-mta com> writes:

He doesn't need to start there. Kernel 2.6.22 has the ivtv driver merged.

But we still need to manually install the firmware, right?

Yes. That's all you need to do for the 250 and if you do not need the userland ivtv tools. If you have a 350 and want to use its TV-Out, or if you need ivtv's userland tools, you still need to install ivtv, which, for kernel 2.6.22 contains just the tools and one 350-specific kernel module, which didn't make it into 2.6.22 (but will probably go into 2.6.23).

Also note that ivtv has obtained a license from Hauppauge to freely redistribute the firmware. It's a completely legal download. If Fedora approached Hauppauge and worked out something similar for Fedora 8, that would make for some publicity. A Linux distro being "PVR ready", out of the box, would probably make the headlines in the usual rags; playing against the GPL3 vs. Tivoization meme (even though you'll still need to grab something like MythTV to make it work).




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