Neuros google group: http://groups.google.com/group/neuros/browse_thread/thread/ac8ddae047ae5e93# What I gather from this: * Neuros ppl: Joe, Jason, Ugo(nero) * TI has open-sourced DSPLink and Codec Engine (CE) * OSD2 is intended as a recording device In jan/feb there were some problems with integration with mainline kernel. Is this fixed now? I am running Linux version 2.6.23-davinci1 so I guess this is not the neuros kernel? No. That's the neuros kernel. The last commit is: commit c7eef815abb4131b7c39fddf417aece6f7cfa4fa Author: Michael Gao <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon Mar 9 21:37:01 2009 -0500 http://groups.google.com/group/neuros/browse_thread/thread/7920bee9cc2c9ae2  http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/sprc831.html  https://www-a.ti.com/downloads/sds_support/targetcontent/LinuxDspTools/index.html  https://www-a.ti.com/downloads/sds_support/targetcontent/link/index.html (1.60 for Linux, not the porting kit)  https://www-a.ti.com/downloads/sds_support/targetcontent/CE/index.html (2.21 now BSD licensed)  http://wiki.eclipse.org/DSDP/RTSC  https://community.ti.com/ TI davinci mailing list: http://email@example.com/ Merging neuros changes by Jorge Luis Zapata: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg11376.html So, where's the action? I tried "make vlc" but this didn't work.. What's the quickest way to get to working a/v playback? http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2008-April/044994.html One problem that they pointed out (and I think just might be the show-stopper) is that there are yet no free compilers for the DM6446 DSP used by DaVinci. There was a port of GCC for the earlier DSPs, but I don't know how that's going with the new ones. So if I understand correctly, it is now possible to get at the tools, but it requires a TI registration. OK. registered and i get this: Free downloads of TI Code Generation Tools for all instruction set architectures produced by TI are available here. ... Ok, done for today. I don't know what to do with it..