zvbi - Linux "VBI proxy"

Distribution: openSUSE 42.1
Repository: openSUSE Multimedia Apps all
Package name: zvbi
Package version: 0.2.35
Package release: 41.42
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 389.96 KB
Download size: 124.61 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.gwdg.de
With "video4linux" drivers only one application at a time can capture VB data. The 2nd generation "v4l2" API allows multiple clients to open a device, but still only one client may read from the device. If for example the Nxtvepg daemon runs in the background users will not be able to start a Teletext application. The VBI proxy was developed as a solution to this problem.



  • zvbi = 0.2.35-41.42
  • zvbi(x86-64) = 0.2.35-41.42


    Install Howto

    1. Add the openSUSE Multimedia Apps repository:
      # zypper addrepo http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/multimedia:/apps/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ opensuse-multimedia-apps
    2. Install zvbi rpm package:
      # zypper install zvbi


    • /usr/bin/zvbi-atsc-cc
    • /usr/bin/zvbi-chains
    • /usr/bin/zvbi-ntsc-cc
    • /usr/sbin/zvbid
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/zvbi/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/zvbi/BUGS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/zvbi/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/zvbi/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/zvbi/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/zvbi/README
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/zvbi/TODO
    • /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/zvbi.mo
    • /usr/share/locale/en@boldquot/LC_MESSAGES/zvbi.mo
    • /usr/share/locale/en@quot/LC_MESSAGES/zvbi.mo
    • /usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/zvbi.mo
    • /usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/zvbi.mo
    • /usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/zvbi.mo
    • /usr/share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/zvbi.mo
    • /usr/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/zvbi.mo
    • /usr/share/man/man1/zvbi-atsc-cc.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/zvbi-chains.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/zvbi-ntsc-cc.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/zvbid.1.gz


    2013-09-24 - stephan.barth@suse.com - update to version 0.2.35 which includes numerous fixes that are listed in the ChangeLog - added upstream ChangeLog to the package - removed fix-headers.patch because it is included in upstream now - added an fdupes call for the documentation files in the devel package

    2013-03-13 - pgajdos@suse.cz - builds with automake 1.13 * automake-1.13.patch

    2012-08-27 - cfarrell@suse.com - license update: LGPL-2.1+ and GPL-2.0+ Use SPDX format and include the LGPL as well

    2011-11-19 - coolo@suse.com - add libtool as buildrequire to avoid implicit dependency

    2011-09-16 - jengelh@medozas.de - Implement baselibs.conf for package - Remove redundant tags/sections; remove author list (encoding screwed up and no longer used in factory)

    2011-06-06 - aj@suse.de - Add missing includes for <sys/stat.h>

    2008-09-11 - mmarek@suse.cz - updated to 0.2.33 * includes zvbi-0.2.32-atsc-cc-include.patch

    2008-09-03 - mmarek@suse.cz - updated to 0.2.32 * This version adds a new tool named zvbi-atsc-cc to record Closed Caption from ATSC digital TV. It supports legacy NTSC caption (EIA 608-B) and DTVCC (CEA 708-C).

    2008-07-28 - mmarek@suse.cz - updated to 0.2.31 * The vbi_caption_unicode() function did not correctly translate the small letter i with diaresis. * The files daemon/chains.c, daemon/proxyd.c, test/proxy-test.c and test/cc-test-stream.dtd are now licensed under GPLv2 or later as stated in the top README file. (fixes bnc#408881)

    2008-07-04 - mmarek@suse.cz - updated to 0.2.30 * The ZVBI libraries libzvbi and libzvbi-chains are now licensed under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License version 2 or later. Example programs are now licensed under a 2-clause BSD-style license. The VBI proxy daemon, contributed programs, test programs and programs required to build the library remain licensed under GNU General Public License version 2 or later. * The VTX export module has been disabled for licensing reasons. It may return after a rewrite. * New BCD functions and vbi_ham24p(), counterpart of vbi_unham24p(), were added. * The artificial 41st column in Teletext pages is no longer black but continues the previous column if appropriate. * The --default-cs option of the export test tool now works with libzvbi 0.2 as well. * bugfixes - split the library package into libzvbi0, updated package descriptions