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Multimedia Video device configuration

Video For LinuxEdit

    • depends on VIDEO_DEV

"Video Adapters"


  • Option: VIDEO_BT848
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) BT848 Video For Linux
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI && I2C
    • select I2C_ALGOBIT
    • select FW_LOADER
    • select VIDEO_BTCX
    • select VIDEO_BUF
    • select VIDEO_IR
    • select VIDEO_TUNER
    • select VIDEO_TVEEPROM
      Support for BT848 based frame grabber/overlay boards. This includes the Miro, Hauppauge and STB boards. Please read the material in <file:Documentation/video4linux/bttv/> for more information.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called bttv.


  • Option: VIDEO_BT848_DVB
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) DVB/ATSC Support for bt878 based TV cards
    • depends on VIDEO_BT848 && DVB_CORE
    • select DVB_BT8XX
      This adds support for DVB/ATSC cards based on the BT878 chip.


  • Option: VIDEO_SAA6588
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) SAA6588 Radio Chip RDS decoder support on BT848 cards
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && I2C && VIDEO_BT848
    • Support for Radio Data System (RDS) decoder. This allows seeing radio station identification transmitted using this standard. Currentlly, it works only with bt8x8 chips.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called saa6588.


  • Option: VIDEO_PMS
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Mediavision Pro Movie Studio Video For Linux
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && ISA
      Say Y if you have such a thing.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called pms.


  • Option: VIDEO_PLANB
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) PlanB Video-In on PowerMac
    • depends on PPC_PMAC && VIDEO_DEV && BROKEN
      PlanB is the V4L driver for the PowerMac 7x00/8x00 series video input hardware. If you want to experiment with this, say Y. Otherwise, or if you don't understand a word, say N. See <http://www.cpu.lu/~mlan/linux/dev/planb.html> for more info.
      Saying M will compile this driver as a module (planb).


  • Option: VIDEO_BWQCAM
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Quickcam BW Video For Linux
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PARPORT
      Say Y have if you the black and white version of the QuickCam camera. See the next option for the color version.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called bw-qcam.


  • Option: VIDEO_CQCAM
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) QuickCam Colour Video For Linux (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on EXPERIMENTAL && VIDEO_DEV && PARPORT
      This is the video4linux driver for the colour version of the Connectix QuickCam. If you have one of these cameras, say Y here, otherwise say N. This driver does not work with the original monochrome QuickCam, QuickCam VC or QuickClip. It is also available as a module (c-qcam). Read <file:Documentation/video4linux/CQcam.txt> for more information.


  • Option: VIDEO_W9966
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) W9966CF Webcam (FlyCam Supra and others) Video For Linux
    • depends on PARPORT_1284 && VIDEO_DEV && PARPORT
      Video4linux driver for Winbond's w9966 based Webcams. Currently tested with the LifeView FlyCam Supra. If you have one of these cameras, say Y here otherwise say N. This driver is also available as a module (w9966).
      Check out <file:Documentation/video4linux/w9966.txt> for more information.


  • Option: VIDEO_CPIA
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) CPiA Video For Linux
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV
      This is the video4linux driver for cameras based on Vision's CPiA (Colour Processor Interface ASIC), such as the Creative Labs Video Blaster Webcam II. If you have one of these cameras, say Y here and select parallel port and/or USB lowlevel support below, otherwise say N. This will not work with the Creative Webcam III.
      Please read <file:Documentation/video4linux/README.cpia> for more information.
      This driver is also available as a module (cpia).


  • Option: VIDEO_CPIA_PP
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) CPiA Parallel Port Lowlevel Support
    • depends on PARPORT_1284 && VIDEO_CPIA && PARPORT
      This is the lowlevel parallel port support for cameras based on Vision's CPiA (Colour Processor Interface ASIC), such as the Creative Webcam II. If you have the parallel port version of one of these cameras, say Y here, otherwise say N. It is also available as a module (cpia_pp).


  • Option: VIDEO_CPIA_USB
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) CPiA USB Lowlevel Support
    • depends on VIDEO_CPIA && USB
      This is the lowlevel USB support for cameras based on Vision's CPiA (Colour Processor Interface ASIC), such as the Creative Webcam II. If you have the USB version of one of these cameras, say Y here, otherwise say N. This will not work with the Creative Webcam III. It is also available as a module (cpia_usb).


  • Option: VIDEO_SAA5246A
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) SAA5246A, SAA5281 Teletext processor
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && I2C
      Support for I2C bus based teletext using the SAA5246A or SAA5281 chip. Useful only if you live in Europe.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called saa5246a.


  • Option: VIDEO_SAA5249
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) SAA5249 Teletext processor
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && I2C
      Support for I2C bus based teletext using the SAA5249 chip. At the moment this is only useful on some European WinTV cards.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called saa5249.


  • Option: TUNER_3036
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) SAB3036 tuner
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && I2C
      Say Y here to include support for Philips SAB3036 compatible tuners. If in doubt, say N.


  • Option: VIDEO_VINO
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) SGI Vino Video For Linux (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && I2C && SGI_IP22 && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select I2C_ALGO_SGI
      Say Y here to build in support for the Vino video input system found on SGI Indy machines.


  • Option: VIDEO_STRADIS
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Stradis 4:2:2 MPEG-2 video driver (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on EXPERIMENTAL && VIDEO_DEV && PCI
      Say Y here to enable support for the Stradis 4:2:2 MPEG-2 video driver for PCI. There is a product page at <http://www.stradis.com/decoder.html>.


  • Option: VIDEO_ZORAN
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Zoran ZR36057/36067 Video For Linux
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI && I2C_ALGOBIT
      Say Y for support for MJPEG capture cards based on the Zoran 36057/36067 PCI controller chipset. This includes the Iomega Buz, Pinnacle DC10+ and the Linux Media Labs LML33. There is a driver homepage at <http://mjpeg.sf.net/driver-zoran/>. For more information, check <file:Documentation/video4linux/Zoran>.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called zr36067.


  • Option: VIDEO_ZORAN_BUZ
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Iomega Buz support
    • depends on VIDEO_ZORAN
      Support for the Iomega Buz MJPEG capture/playback card.


  • Option: VIDEO_ZORAN_DC10
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Pinnacle/Miro DC10(+) support
    • depends on VIDEO_ZORAN
      Support for the Pinnacle/Miro DC10(+) MJPEG capture/playback card.


  • Option: VIDEO_ZORAN_DC30
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Pinnacle/Miro DC30(+) support
    • depends on VIDEO_ZORAN
      Support for the Pinnacle/Miro DC30(+) MJPEG capture/playback card. This also supports really old DC10 cards based on the zr36050 MJPEG codec and zr36016 VFE.


  • Option: VIDEO_ZORAN_LML33
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Linux Media Labs LML33 support
    • depends on VIDEO_ZORAN
      Support for the Linux Media Labs LML33 MJPEG capture/playback card.


  • Option: VIDEO_ZORAN_LML33R10
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Linux Media Labs LML33R10 support
    • depends on VIDEO_ZORAN
      support for the Linux Media Labs LML33R10 MJPEG capture/playback card.


  • Option: VIDEO_ZR36120
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Zoran ZR36120/36125 Video For Linux
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI && I2C && BROKEN
      Support for ZR36120/ZR36125 based frame grabber/overlay boards. This includes the Victor II, WaveWatcher, Video Wonder, Maxi-TV, and Buster boards. Please read the material in <file:Documentation/video4linux/zr36120.txt> for more information.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called zr36120.


  • Option: VIDEO_MEYE
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Sony Vaio Picturebook Motion Eye Video For Linux
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI && SONYPI
      This is the video4linux driver for the Motion Eye camera found in the Vaio Picturebook laptops. Please read the material in <file:Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt> for more information.
      If you say Y or M here, you need to say Y or M to "Sony Programmable I/O Control Device" in the character device section.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called meye.



  • Option: VIDEO_MXB
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Siemens-Nixdorf 'Multimedia eXtension Board'
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI
    • select VIDEO_SAA7146_VV
    • select VIDEO_TUNER
      This is a video4linux driver for the 'Multimedia eXtension Board' TV card by Siemens-Nixdorf.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called mxb.


  • Option: VIDEO_DPC
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Philips-Semiconductors 'dpc7146 demonstration board'
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI
    • select VIDEO_SAA7146_VV
      This is a video4linux driver for the 'dpc7146 demonstration board' by Philips-Semiconductors. It's the reference design for SAA7146 bases boards, so if you have some unsupported saa7146 based, analog video card, chances are good that it will work with this skeleton driver.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called dpc7146.


  • Option: VIDEO_HEXIUM_ORION
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Hexium HV-PCI6 and Orion frame grabber
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI
    • select VIDEO_SAA7146_VV
      This is a video4linux driver for the Hexium HV-PCI6 and Orion frame grabber cards by Hexium.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called hexium_orion.


  • Option: VIDEO_HEXIUM_GEMINI
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Hexium Gemini frame grabber
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI
    • select VIDEO_SAA7146_VV
      This is a video4linux driver for the Hexium Gemini frame grabber card by Hexium. Please note that the Gemini Dual card is *not* fully supported.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called hexium_gemini.




  • Option: VIDEO_OVCAMCHIP
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) OmniVision Camera Chip support
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && I2C
      Support for the OmniVision OV6xxx and OV7xxx series of camera chips. This driver is intended to be used with the ov511 and w9968cf USB camera drivers.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called ovcamchip


  • Option: VIDEO_M32R_AR
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) AR devices
    • depends on M32R
      This is a video4linux driver for the Renesas AR (Artificial Retina) camera module.


  • Option: VIDEO_M32R_AR_M64278
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Use Colour AR module M64278(VGA)
    • depends on VIDEO_M32R_AR && PLAT_M32700UT
      Say Y here to use the Renesas M64278E-800 camera module, which supports VGA(640x480 pixcels) size of images.


  • Option: VIDEO_AUDIO_DECODER
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Add support for additional audio chipsets
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      Say Y here to compile drivers for WM8775 and CS53L32A audio decoders.


  • Option: VIDEO_DECODER
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Add support for additional video chipsets
    • depends on VIDEO_DEV && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      Say Y here to compile drivers for SAA7115, SAA7127 and CX25840 video decoders.



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