[vlc-devel] [rms at gnu.org: VLC and V4L2]

Benjamin Pracht bigben+spam at videolan.org
Thu Oct 4 18:44:26 CEST 2007

On Thu, Oct 04, 2007, Richard Hosking wrote :
> I have more or less completed this.  Only mjpeg support
> and testing with a device which has a tuner I cannot do
> as my v4l2 device does not support this.

Well, the best way to test this is to release your code, so that people
who have such a device can try...

> Currently the v4l2 device I have has a bug in its drivers
> which crashes when the device is closed. I am waiting for
> the manufacturer to fix this fault (hopefully the end of
> next week).  When they do this I will be able to test
> that the calling code works properly before submitting my
> v4l2.c file for hopeful inclusion into the trunk :-)
> About 50% of the additions are taken from the reference
> v4l2 capture program at http://v4l2spec.bytesex.org/spec/a14009.htm
> (which I have cited), and about 30% is from the v4l.c
> program, and the rest is me.
> I would rather wait until I can verify that the bug I
> have is fixed before submitting my v4l2.c patch, but if
> anyone wishes to see the current code it is here:-
> http://hovis.net/v4l2.c

My opinion is the earlier you submit the work, the earlier you'll get
feedback, even if it is not entirely finished,. Thanks for subimitting
your work here and for working on this.


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