6. Digital TV Deprecated APIs

The APIs described here should not be used on new drivers or applications.

The DVBv3 frontend API has issues with new delivery systems, including DVB-S2, DVB-T2, ISDB, etc.

There’s just one driver for a very legacy hardware using the Digital TV audio and video APIs. No modern drivers should use it. Instead, audio and video should be using the V4L2 and ALSA APIs, and the pipelines should be set via the Media Controller API.


The APIs described here doesn’t necessarily reflect the current code implementation, as this section of the document was written for DVB version 1, while the code reflects DVB version 3 implementation.