PCITV first public release now wildBy Chris Williams. Published: 5th Mar 2004, 06:32:56 | Permalink | Printable
Boot up, tune in, drop outLast month we asked Simon Wilson as to where the hell his PCI TV card driver was. Well, now it's officially available to the RISC OS public and probably the first PCI driver for the Iyonix to be developed outside of Castle.
"PCITV is a driver and TV viewing application for RISC OS, bringing television and frame capture to the desktop for under 30 pounds, the cost of the card. The driver is free and protected by the GPL, meaning that the source is also available. I hope this will encourage others to create drivers for other PCI cards," Simon explains on his website.
"PCITV is able to show TV images at full frame rate at the maximum possible resolution of the TV image. It is able to show full screen video by changing to a mode closely matching the original resolution of the TV picture. No burden is placed on the processor and the TV image does not skip or break up when the processor is put under heavy load."
The first public release includes the PCI TV application, a diagnostic application and some extra software by Robin Hounsome. Simon's driver supports all PCI TV cards that use the Conexant BT848/849/878/879 chipset. The driver also features support for TV tuning, frame grabbing and full screen viewing.
PCI TV card driver software for the Iyonix
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