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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of xtv - simple and extensible tv view

From: Rudy Gevaert
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of xtv - simple and extensible tv viewer/de -
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 05:09:25 -0400
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I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 09:15:12PM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Paulo Ferreira <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: gpl
> Other License: 
> Package: xtv - simple and extensible tv viewer/de
> System name: xtv
> Type: GNU
> Description:
> xtv aims to be a simple and easy to extend program for capture of video 
> through both the first (v4l) and second (v4l2) video for linux APIs. The main 
> difference from other tv software is that we aim to implement cablecrypt 
> descrambling (such as that in cabletv, but more generic).
> What motivated us to start a new project was the lack of software to 
> descramble video for linux in a generic way (cabletv relies on a particular 
> chip, bt878, and refuses to function on boards with other hardware), while 
> there is a large choice of windows software for this purpose. We believe we 
> can help to close that gap.
> We do not have much code now (we merely open the v4l device and display an 
> X11 window), but the few lines we have are on 

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> Other Software Required:
> This software expects to be linux specific (it relies on the v4l interface). 
> Otherwise, it only requires the X11 libraries.
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