21 Oct 2012 |
Posted by Devin Heitmueller | 10 Comments.
Last year I did some work related to EIA-608 closed captioning support for VLC. This basically broke down into two projects: 1. Providing support to VLC to support reading CC data from the /dev/vbiX Video4Linux2 device node. 2. Improving the rendering of the captions to be more consistent with the official specification.
While I was pretty happy with the outcome, I never got around to get the changes submitted upstream (they were originally done against version 1.1.15). Over the last year, the mainline has continued to evolve, and now the patches no longer apply.
Over the last couple of weeks...
12 May 2011 |
Posted by Devin Heitmueller | 6 Comments.
Things continue to be busy here at KernelLabs. This week submitted a patch upstream which results in the IR receiver support starting to work on the HVR-1150 and HVR-1120 boards. This was something that several people had been mentioning to me as an issue over the last nine months.
Thanks go out to Fernando Laudares Camargos for sponsoring the work that finally got this stuff fixed.
Last week we also loaned out a couple of boards to Jarod Wilson to help him do some debugging on the IR support for the cx88 and saa7134 based products. For those of you who don't know Jarod (http://wilsonet.com/),...
02 Feb 2011 |
Posted by Devin Heitmueller | 7 Comments.
Just wanted to give you all a heads up on some stuff we've been working on:
Closed captions for the hearing impaired seems to be one of those features that is ignored all too often in Linux TV. Application support is poor, driver support is rarely present. Being a little hard-of-hearing myself, I can appreciate though why this would be important though.
In the past KernelLabs has added driver support for em28xx based devices, saa7164 (better known as the HVR-2250) and the HVR-950q, and done a bunch of work on the tvtime application to better support it.
Going forward, KernelLabs has been...