Linux HD PVR drivers now merged to V4L-DVB Tree

Janne’s HD PVR driver has been merged into the V4L-DVB tree. This means it will go into the mainline kernel and into distros as they are updated. Thanks to Janne and all the testers for their work in getting the device to a usable state! The release notes are below.

V4L2 Driver for the Hauppauge HD PVR usb capture device

From: Janne Grunau <>

The device encodes component video up to 1080i to a MPEG-TS stream with
H.264 video and stereo AAC audio. Newer firmwares accept also AC3
(up to 5.1) audio over optical SPDIF without reencoding.
Firmware upgrade is unimplemeted but rather unimportant since
the firmware sits on a flash chip.

The I2C adapter to drive the integrated infrared receiver/sender is
currently disabled due to a conflict with cx18-based devices.


2 comments so far

  1. Michael Ingardia on

    I don’t have a Hauppauge PVR but I do have a Hauppauge 1950 which is also a USB based device that can do HD video, and has a integrated IR Blaster. I have SageTV working with the device on Ubuntu, using the pvrusb2 driver. Getting the IR Blaster to work however has been very trouble some, and I was wondering if the same or similar code that you used to get the HD PVR IR Blaster to work would work with the 1950. Your guidance would be greatly appreated. Thanks

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