V4L2 People & Projects

October 20, 1999

The purpose of this page is to communicate information about the various V4L2 related projects in progress around the world, and bring together the people working on the projects with those who are interested in the work, who are seeking drivers or applications, or who are working on related projects.

Back to main V4L2 page [ http:/millennium.diads.com/bdirks/v4l2.htm ].

Devices and Drivers
Device Who Links and Notes
Bt848- and Bt878-based cards Justin Schoeman
Justin has made his driver available for testing. There are a lot of variations of these types of cards, so try it out on your system, and send a message to Justin about your results. Thanks.
Bt848-based cards Erik Walthinsen
Erik is working on several projects related to V4L2.
QuickCam Erik Walthinsen
RadioTrack Erik Walthinsen
Iomega Buz Dave Perks
Gernot Ziegler
Dave created the Iomega Buz drivers, and is now porting them to V4L2. Gernot is managing the Iomega Buz on Linux software projects.
Broadway Dave Huseby
Dave is leading the LinuxBroadway project to create drivers and applications for the Broadway card. He is now porting his driver to the V4L2 API. http://students.washington.edu/huseby/index.html
Creative Webcam I Matthias Wientapper & Eddie Penninkhof
Matthias and Eddie have written a Creative Webcam I driver for V4L2. See http://www.on-line.de/~m.wientapper/webcam/webcam.html
Creative Webcam II Mailing list
Drivers are being made for USB and PPC2 Vision CPiA based
cameras. They are barely functional and are not yet adapted to V4L2.
Matrox Marvel G200 /Rainbow Runner Eddie Galvez
Eddie has created the portal site for Marvel on V4L2!
Elsa Winner Office/2000 and GLoria Synergy Michael Schimek
This driver provides access to the video input and output capabilities of the Permedia 2 based Elsa Winner Office/2000 and GLoria Synergy graphic cards manufactured by Elsa AG Aachen, Germany.
Matrox DVD Video Decoder Matthew Pavlovich
Matt is starting a project to develop a V4L2 DVD decoder driver for the upcoming Matrox DVD Video Decoder module for the G100 and G200 graphics cards.
ATI Graphics Cards Octavian Purdila, et al
Octavian is part of the GATOS group and he is working on a V4L2 driver for ATI graphics cards. Also in the GATOS group are Vladimir Dergachev, Oyvind Aabling, Stea Greene, Chris Hardy, Bernardo Cardosso, Christian Lupien. http://www.core.binghamton.edu/~insomnia/gatos
C-Cube Ziva Michael Morrison
Mike is a software engineer working on standard and HD digital video disk recorders. For V4L2 he is investigating DVD playback support, and is currently seeking information about Sigma Designs Hollywood+ card http://www.sigmadesigns.com/hollywoodplus.html , and/or the C-Cube Ziva MPEG-2 decoder chip http://www.c-cube.com
Linux Media Labs LML33 (card) Vassili Leonov
Vassili is making available for sale an MJPEG video capture card for Linux, with open specifications and GPL drivers. The company is called Linux Media Labs, and the board is the LML33.
LML33 (driver) Matt Gundry
Matt is writing drivers for the LML33 for video capture, compression and output. See above.
TV500 Steve Barbo
Winnov Videum ISA, PCI Bill Dirks
This driver works with all Winnov Videum ISA and PCI cards and the Philips EasyVideo card. An OSS audio driver is also available.
Winnov VideumCam Traveler PCMCIA Jim Zajkowski
Jim is maintaining the driver for the Winnov VideumCam Traveler PCMCIA camera developed at University of Michigan.

Applications and Libraries
Project Who What
libv4l2 Michael Schimek
Michael is working on the libv4l2 library. This is a new user-mode layer for V4L2. See http://millennium.diads.com/mschimek/libv4l2/
Michael has contributed many ideas to the V4L2 driver APIs.
Linux Media Interface Library Bill Miller
Bill is starting a project called the Linux Media Interface Library to create a high-level C++ library over V4L2 for handling multimedia streams, both live streams, and streams stored in files. Get the details at http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~wjmjr
Xawtv Gerd Knorr
Gerd has ported the famous xawtv TV viewing application to V4L2.
MainActor Main Concept (Marcus Moenig)
Main Concept is a German software company that has written a video editing application called MainActor. MainActor is available for Windows, OS/2 and Linux.
RealProducer RealNetworks (Axel Muhr)
RealNetworks has ported their RealProducer streaming audio/video server to Linux. It uses the v4l API, but it can stream live video from a V4L2 device thanks to the V4L2's backward compatibility layer. http://www.real.com/
vic Jean-Marc Orliaguet
Jean-Marc is maintaining the Linux patches for the vic video conferencing tool. http://www.medialab.chalmers.se/people/jmo/devel/vic/
and see also this vic site [ http:/www-mice.cs.ucl.ac.uk/multimedia/software/vic/ ].
CROW Eric Fry
Eric is working on a non-linear editing (NLE) application called CROW. He has been working on it for quite a while, and it has a lot of capability already. He is seeking people to collaborate on further development. More information and screenshots at http://www.crow.atu.com.au/
Splice Chris Harshman
Chris is interested in writing a non-linear editing (NLE) application for Linux using V4L2, which he is calling Splice. He is seeking assistance. See http://paradigm.uor.edu/~harshman/linux/splice.html
matterial Carlos Carnero
Carlos is designing a professional video compositing application, codename: matterial. He is seeking help with this project. Application homepage: http://matterial.freeservers.com
Mark Podlipec
Mark wrote the XAnim video and animation file player [ http:/xanim.va.pubnix.com/home.html ] software. He is now working on a new player architecture, and considering how to integrate it with the V4L2 library and driver APIs.
Rene Mueller
Rene is interested in creating a file format for capturing and editing videos on Linux, and getting some basic record, play, and edit tools written. Later some more full-featured tools. http://the-labs.com/VideoLab/
Daniel Dunbar
Is hosting this site for me. Thanks, Daniel.

If you are working on a V4L2 related project, or considering adding V4L2 support to your project, you should consider getting on the list. It can help you find others willing to contribute to your project, find people interested in your project who would like to test and use it, find people working on related projects who would like to coordinate their efforts with yours.

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