Written by Karl vom Dorff Sunday, 12 September 2010 13:14
Target: $1000 Reached! |
Developer: Not assigned
Expired: March 15th, 2011
A sore spot for Haiku (as the only successor to BeOS 'the multimedia OS'), is, well,... the lack of multimedia. Part of this, is TV and capture ability. Note, see the first video here ('About BeOS - Made by BeInc.' and scroll to 13:15/19:48 min - note the computer was a 233mhz with 64mb of RAM) for some of the video capturing and OS available effects one could apply within BeOS (not in Haiku).
The goal of this bounty would be to develop from scratch, or port existing TV drivers to Haiku and show the signal through BWindow. Further, integrate into the media server to allow applications such as TV+ or StampTV to make use of the signal. Optionally, and in addition, create an input server add-on to support remotes (with one supported hardware example - see BeRC, a LIRC port). Note, TV+ supports RC-5 remotes.
The goal would be to supply two out of three drivers for the following chipsets:
- bt848 & bt878
- contextant 2388x
and prove their function through the aforementioned TV programs. For more information, see Oscar Lesta's comments below (3rd comment).