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Linux.com: A Quick Look at Video for Linux

Jul 20, 2000, 07:54 (1 Talkback[s])
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"I bought an Iomega Buz card a few months back. For those of you who don't know what this is, it's a PCI card with an AdvanSys Ultra SCSI controller and some MJPEG video compression hardware built onto it. Before last week, I had only used the Buz in Windows with Adobe Premiere 5.1. After a few months of rebooting just to edit video, I decided that I would at least browse around and look for a few Linux solutions which could make use of my video hardware."

"I was very pleased with what I found. For instance, did you know that the Video 4 Linux (V4L) API is in its second stage -- V4L2? I would glance at V4L every time I would compile a kernel, but I never paid much attention to it. It looks like the V4L API matured quite a bit, and then a new API was started (V4L2), which could replace the previous API and take care of some extendibility issues."

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