This ioctl is deprecated. Synopsis

int ioctl(fd, VIDEO_PLAY) Arguments

int fd File descriptor returned by a previous call to open().
int request Equals VIDEO_PLAY for this command. Description

This ioctl is for Digital TV devices only. To control a V4L2 decoder use the V4L2 ioctl VIDIOC_DECODER_CMD, VIDIOC_TRY_DECODER_CMD instead.

This ioctl call asks the Video Device to start playing a video stream from the selected source. Return Value

On success 0 is returned, on error -1 and the errno variable is set appropriately. The generic error codes are described at the Generic Error Codes chapter.