Howard Shane

Revision History
Revision 0.92005-01-29Revised by: jhs
Initial rewrite

This document was written to assist the reader in the steps necessary to configure and use a video tuner card based on the popular Bt848 and Bt878 chipsets within the Linux operating system.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Copyright Information
1.2. Disclaimer
1.3. New Versions
1.4. Credits
1.5. Feedback
1.6. Conventions Used in this Document
2. The BTTV Hardware
2.1. Bttv Basics
2.2. The Sound Output
3. Enabling Support for Your Bt8x8 Hardware in Linux
3.1. The Bttv Driver
3.2. No Bttv module or in-kernel support found?
3.3. Configuration Requirements for Use of your Bttv Hardware
3.4. Groups and Permissions
4. Loading the Modules
4.1. The Bttv Module
4.2. The Tuner Module
4.3. Other Modules
4.4. Automating the Module Loading Process
5. Television Applications
5.1. Console-Based Applications
5.2. GUI-based Applications
A. Optional Arguments for Loading Modules
B. Bt8x8 Cards by Number
C. Cards and Features by Manufacturer
D. Recording Video and Sound with Bttv
E. Enabling The FM Radio for Radio-Equipped Cards
F. Gnu Free Documentation License