12. June 2005:
It is now possible to select your tuner card from a
list of capture cards on your machine. It is done from
the control panel applet.
A new main module has been added: The player module!!
:-) This means that you no longer are required to have
a tv tuner card installed in order to run Lancelot and that
Lancelot now incorpartes playback of multimedia files.
29. March 2005:
The control panel has been refined, so it is now
possible to change the preset names to something of
your liking. You can also delete and rearrange
channels. For that purpose an extended version of the
CListCtrl class was developed which supports editing
of subitems - grap it if you should need such one. :-)
Sound support for non-mpeg2 cards has been added also,
though not tested.
The command protocol has been updated and revised.
21. November 2004:
The tuner is coming along fine and is now so far that
I dare actually calling it a tv tuner. :-) The main new
things in this release 0.03 are:
- Resize window
- Full screen mode
- Preset channels are stored in the registry
- State change messages
- More client commands
The startup procedure of the service (Lancelot itself)
has been changed so now it will start without opening
a window. That must be done explicitly from the client
(See the readme file for details).
24. October 2004:
The Lancelot development team has doubled its
size. :-) Filosmith has joined and has started on
writing a GUI client.
14. October 2004:
The summer is over and it's back to the keyboard. The
main new thing is the control panel applet. In order
for the applet to communicate with the server, a pair
of client/server classes was made. The communication
is done via named pipes. For now, the only thing you
can do from the applet is scan for channels. Later all
settings and preferences will be accessed from here.
The tuner now supports mpeg2 as well as YUY encoded
frames. The boards used are Hauppauge WinTV-Radio and
A small command parser was made to help deciphering
command requests both from the applet and from
clients. The protocol for client commands will be
available soon - I hope. ;-)
Client and main module developers are still welcome!
A release 0.02 is available from the Source Forge
18. June 2004:
The structure of the Control Center has been revised
schematics). All main and sub modules are dlls
that are dynamically loaded at run-time. This means
that the functionallity of the Control Center can
easily be expanded without restarting the
service. Though, this run-time reloading of dlls has
not yet been implemented.
A skelton control panel applet has been added to the
cvs tree as well. The next task will be to add some
basic configuration of the Control Center via this
I have released some binary files for anyone to try
out the control center. This way it's a lot easier to
get an idea of what the final application will be
The files released are:
- The service exe (lancelot.exe)
- A service (un)installer (installLS.exe)
- A tuner module dll (Tuner.dll)
- A test command line client (CommTestClient.exe)
24. May 2004:
We are still seeking interested developers to this
project, but that does not mean the project has
been idle allthough this page has...
The development on the tuner class (CTuner) has
started a while ago, and a small win32 test
applikation has been made. Since the server/engine is
supposed to be running at all times a service
application (an exe designed to run as a background
service) has been developed. I was excited to see if
it was possible for the service to open a window for
displaying the video signal. It was! At least while a
user is logged in, but now it will be interesting to
see what happens when the user logs out :-). Obviously
the window will not show, but other than that I don't
The server part of the API is done, as is a C++
version of the client part of the API. Both are
implemented as generic multithreaded, event driven
classes. The server forks a thread that listens to a
specified port. On incoming connections a communicator
thread is forked which handles the actual
communication with the client.
The source will be availble soon to anybody who's
19. April 2003:
The CVS repository has been updated with the source
files for these web pages and a simple Visual Studio
tuner project. The tuner project will be the base of
the tuner module.
15. April 2003:
The project has started!!
The first job is to get some developers to join. WE
ARE SEEKING DEVELOPERS! :-)
Since this project is so ambitious, the next job is to
analyze the project and divide it into smaller
parts. That has already been done to some
extent. Here's a schematic of the