[vlc-devel] [PATCH] V4L2: Allow device to be specified with option.

Thierry Reding thierry.reding at avionic-design.de
Tue Apr 26 07:54:38 CEST 2011

* Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>    Hello,
> I don't really how this is supposed to work though.
> "v4l2-dev" is not a configuration item (anymore).

Unfortunately, the git log doesn't seem to go back far enough for an
explanation why it was ever removed. Do you by any chance remember? Could it
not be readded?

> > Currently the V4L2 device to be used can only be set via the media URL.
> > This patch allows the :v4l2-dev option to set the device as well.
> > Setting the device via the media URL still takes precedence.
> > 
> > This is useful if a program auto-detects the V4L2 device so that the
> > media URL only needs to contain e.g. the tuner settings.

As explained in the commit message I think this can be very useful in some use

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