Originally Posted by robreuss
Is anyone aware of software that allows you to watch programming over firewire (for example, from a Motorola 6412)?
I'm able to get Patrick Edson's VLC module (http://home.comcast.net/~macpvr/
) working sometimes, but its buggy, picky and requires an earlier version of VLC. Is there a similar solution that is more stable and perhaps supports channel changing?
The processs of recording via firewire is, in my experience, fraught with peril. iRecord has potential but the underlying code (I'm guessing it's based on Apple's examples such as avcvideocap) has mysterious issues, or perhaps it's just my PVR, an SA 8300HD.
For example, avcvideocap has consistently rebooted my PVR for me after a couple of minutes, in fact it's messed it up so badly that even pulling the plug for 30 seconds doesn't reliably bring it back to life (or it confused TW's systems back it TW HQ, or whatever)... maybe it's buggy code in the 8300, since Time Warner doesn't officially support the 1394 ports, maybe TW is sending the Packet of Death to thwart my efforts, who knows?
Oh, and I have a new Intel Mac, too, maybe that's throwing something into the mix.
I know some people on here are getting it to work, and I have hope that someday it'll work for me, and of course YMMV... We're talking major, major flakey here.
Try the newest iRecord, there's a link to it on the page you got the VLC module from; it does support changing channels on a couple devices, the 8300 among them.