[ale] support for DV.Now card or other video card?

Steve Hamlin hamlinsg at gmail.com
Sun Apr 2 23:56:01 EDT 2006

I've found the info below, but these appear to be for a firewire version,
which converts between analog audtio/video and DV (a digital format used
by videocameras)

Not a PCI card, but these might help....


As the maintainer of Linux1394 (the kernel support for IEEE1394 on
Linux) and the proud owner of a Hollywood Dazzle DV Bridge, I can tell
you that it works on Debian (actually it works on any Linux dist).

I suggest getting 2.4.19 kernel source, and recompiling with ohci1394,
raw1394 and dv1394 support.

You can also check into some other programs such as kino, dvgrab, etc...
There are plenty of video tools around, including mpeg compression tools
(look at http://marillat.free.fr/dists/stable/main/binary-i386/ for
some unofficial Debian packages relating to mpeg).

You can also check out http://www.linux1394.org/ for info on the
IEEE-1394 support, aswell as links for related software.





On 3/31/06, Ben Coleman <oloryn at benshome.net> wrote:
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> A friend is looking at putting together a Linux-based PVR.  He's using a
> machine he bought quite a while ago which has a Dazzle DV.Now card.  So
> far I
> haven't been to dig up Linux driver information, but that might be due to
> my
> own ignorance of this type of card and of Video4Linux-level (and
> alternative)support in Linux.  Anyone have any idea if there is support
> for
> this card?
> If there isn't (which wouldn't surprise me, as the card is pretty old
> (basically back to the Windows NT era)), any suggestions on what card to
> get
> as a replacement?
> I presume it would probably be helpful for my friend to attend the
> upcoming
> MythTV presentation?  Unfortunately, I've been unable to ferret out from
> the
> ALE archives (up to now I haven't paid attention to the MythTV thread that
> much) where and when this is supposed to be.
> Ben
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