xawtv started as TV application for the bttv driver, because the Motif-based “xtvscreen” was the only TV application at this time. Alot has changed since:
- The xawtv and bttv driver switched over to the video4linux interface.
- Support for more interfaces was added: Xvideo Extention, the new video4linux2 interface and BSD Family video grabber driver (bktr).
- xawtv isn’t a single application any more, it is a small suite of video4linux related software, with video recording capabilities and serveral useful command line tools.
- In the future even more hardware will be supported, the current development snapshots already have DVB support for example.
**Please note that this is for Slackware 11.0**