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post #2761 of 6013
It says that I need to have Microsoft Media Center in order to download and I have XP. Is there any driver compatible with XP?
post #2762 of 6013
Did you ever find the solution to your problem? I have the same sort of issue trying to record the 5.1 content using Nero...the message I get is to upgrade to Platinum edition to record 5.1...don't know what the video portion looks like yet. Have you tried upgraded Nero or similar?
Rick
post #2763 of 6013
Okay I successfully found the driver and was able to record live tv. My problem now is that when I burned a DVD of the recording the audio was 2x speed and the video playback was a little choppy at times. Does anyone know how to fix this? (settings on CAP?) I am using CapDVHS to record and HDTV2DVD to burn. Any help would be appreciated?
post #2764 of 6013
If I switch from XP to Vista can I still record through the firewire?
post #2765 of 6013
32bit vista, sure.
Of course anyone dumb enough to use 64bit windows in 2006 deserves no firewire functionality.
post #2766 of 6013
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Originally Posted by timecop View Post

You can get a trial of FireBus (search the forum / google for it)


Found it @ Vivid Logic. However, in bold letters, a message on their website says: "Please note that this software will NOT work with Intel Processors with Hyper Threading Technology (HTT) enabled. To use on a PC with Intel processor that has HTT support, you have to disable HTT support in the BIOS AND re-install the OS. "

I use HTT and do not plan to disable it. Would you have any other recommendations?
post #2767 of 6013
I never did find the answer to my problem.

Next chance I get, I'm going to get a DVD Recorder (or hope I get one for my birthday).

I'm sorry to say this, but this thread was not very much help to me at all.
post #2768 of 6013
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Originally Posted by jmonaco View Post

I use HTT and do not plan to disable it. Would you have any other recommendations?

nope, thats your only choice
post #2769 of 6013
Alright, what happened??? I've been capturing fine for 18 months and just today I we had to have our 6412 swapped out for a 3412. Now no capture device is found so all of a sudden I can't record to Win XP SP2.

I downloaded firestb.msi and it won't install. It says it needs the .NET framework (which I've had on this laptop for over two years) and directs me to a site where .NET 2.0 can be downloaded and installed. I still can't get firestb.msi to install and I don't even know if that's what I need (because I had always been using the meidvhs drivers).

I'm desparate and don't know which direction to turn. Any idea which way I should proceed?

Thanks!

Tim
post #2770 of 6013
Yes, use meidvhs the same way you used it before
post #2771 of 6013
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Originally Posted by timecop View Post

nope, thats your only choice

Come on Timecop, tell him the truth that it is more accurately his only "hope".

Using the word "choice" implies if he decides to do it, Firebus would actually work, and we all know that unfortunately only happens in fantasy land.
post #2772 of 6013
I have the Motorola 6200 series DVR, and I used this forum before to record from my DVR to my laptop. I sold that now I am trying to do it on my PC. I have no problem recording the file, everything seems to work based on your instructions. However I cant seem to play back the file after I have recorded it. At first I didnt change the extention to .ts it was on MPG. Before on my laptop, that worked fine and I was able to play back the file I recorded. I still have that same file now and it wont play anymore, when I try to play it I get an error from any player I try to use and they all say "unsupported file type." I dont understand why an MPG extention wont play in any program I try to use. I can get them to record to .ts fine then convert them using Divx but it converts themt o a divx file not a regular mpg... can anyone help me?
post #2773 of 6013
I have a Motorola 6200 or DCT6412... cannot remember off the top of my head, and I am not at home right now.

I have been capturing HD and SD streams to my PC (WinXP) via CapDVHS for a while now, and have had pretty much nothing but positive experiences with it. My only problem is that after my DVR has been hooked up to my PC for awhile (via firewire), the FF and RW speeds on the DVR are slowed to a crawl... they basically do not work at all. The only time that I can fast forward or rewind with any speed is if I capture the program I am watching with CapDVHS (I then delete the resulting .ts file). It's a pretty good workaround, but I would rather my DVR box not be slowed down by the fact that I have it hooked into my PC 24/7.

By the way, my firewire cable if approx 50 ft long, because my PC is in another room. Could this have anything to do with the slowdown on the box? The only way that I have been able to get the FF/RW speeds back to normal is to power off my DVR, unplug it, and then power it back on. However, the issue arises again once I capture a video.


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Another question:

I captured the season 2 finale of Lost (HD), but the live broadcast stream apparently had errors; the video froze a few times, and the audio popped here and there while watching it live. I imagine this was a problem with my local Cox, as my friend in Boston said he did not have any errors when he watched the episode live.

After capturing the episode and converting to DiVX, the audio would go way out of sync with each video/audio error. It would stay out of sync from there on out, and would get even more out of sync with each resulting video or audio error.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any way to fix it on any level? I know that these errors are not specific only to my DVR, as my parents reported the same errors during the live broadcast, and they live 10 miles away from me (they are Cox customers as well). I called Cox, and they said that they were not aware of any errors during the broadcast.


Thanks!
post #2774 of 6013
I also captured the Lost finale, and successfully offloaded it to my PC via firewire from my 6412 box. I didn't have any problems with our broadcast(in Philadelphia) except for 1 audio dropout of like 2 seconds.

50ft is a LONG way for a firewire cable, w/o a repeater in the line. I think the spec only calls for like a max of 15/20 feet unamplified.

Perhaps try that MPEG2fix tool that there is a thread about? Can't remember what it's called, there is a thread for it under HDTV Recorders I think. It's supposed to fix errors in MPEG2 files or something.
post #2775 of 6013
Thanks to the thread and a bit of luck and hacking. I was able to capture HD (showtime) via the firewire port from my samsung hlrxx67w to my PIII 600mhz running linux (2.6.16) last night.


Microsoft sucks!
post #2776 of 6013
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Originally Posted by Denbo_33 View Post

Thanks to the thread and a bit of luck and hacking. I was able to capture HD (showtime) via the firewire port from my samsung hlrxx67w to my PIII 600mhz running linux (2.6.16) last night.

I take it you did this from the internal QAM tuner? Can you detail what steps/hacks were necessary?
post #2777 of 6013
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Originally Posted by hendarykan View Post

I have the Motorola 6200 series DVR, and I used this forum before to record from my DVR to my laptop. I sold that now I am trying to do it on my PC. I have no problem recording the file, everything seems to work based on your instructions. However I cant seem to play back the file after I have recorded it. At first I didnt change the extention to .ts it was on MPG. Before on my laptop, that worked fine and I was able to play back the file I recorded. I still have that same file now and it wont play anymore, when I try to play it I get an error from any player I try to use and they all say "unsupported file type." I dont understand why an MPG extention wont play in any program I try to use. I can get them to record to .ts fine then convert them using Divx but it converts themt o a divx file not a regular mpg... can anyone help me?

now it seems I cant play or convert anything I keep getting errors that the file type is not supported can someone please help me with this?
post #2778 of 6013
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Originally Posted by hockey2112 View Post

...my firewire cable if approx 50 ft long, because my PC is in another room...

I have several lengths of firewire cable, and the longest I've been able to go without sync issues is 20'. At 25' the breakups become unacceptable to me for anything but the shortest non-critical clips. I'm surprised you're getting anything much at all with a 50' cable. It must be a very high quality cable. I'm not sure, but the 50' length could very well be affecting the sluggish FF and REW performance of your DVR. If it was me I'd experiment by temporarily moving the PC and DVR close enough together to try a shorter cable and see if the problem persists.

All the best,

Tim
post #2779 of 6013
hi, i don't have mce, so i can't install the program from the " MCE 2005 STB Controller" url posted above

also, i'v got winxpsp2 and it couldnt find the drivers when i connected the DCT and since then it hasn't detected the hardware
how can i get this setup to work without installing MCE

any HELP (please) would be appreciated

thx
sinan32121
post #2780 of 6013
Well, thanks to you all and a few hours of reading and finally following instructions, I did get firewire capture to work on my Win Xp machine. Luckily for me, here in Vancouver Canada, all HD programming is not protected. It records fine, in HD and 5.1 but now my issue is trying to burn a dvd in HD with 5.1 audio.
When using HDTV2DVD to make HD DVDs, the conversion to mpeg seems to change the audio to 2 channel. The file Audio_TS is empty but the VIDEO_TS is populated. I can't seem to burn these files either, they show up as several files but I do have the option of converting to one large file for burning.
I then record using Nero, but no 5.1 just 2.0 Nero says I should purchase the plug-in for 5.1 sound....
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Rick
post #2781 of 6013
So, how do you make this work with a SA4200HD and Windows XP Pro sp2? The firestb only works with MCE.

Thanks,

Ron
post #2782 of 6013
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickfaldo View Post


When using HDTV2DVD to make HD DVDs, the conversion to mpeg seems to change the audio to 2 channel. The file Audio_TS is empty but the VIDEO_TS is populated. I can't seem to burn these files either, they show up as several files but I do have the option of converting to one large file for burning.
I then record using Nero, but no 5.1 just 2.0 Nero says I should purchase the plug-in for 5.1 sound....
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
Rick

please take discussion of transfer to dvd to another thread, this thread is for firewire to windowsxp, or I suppose also media center now
post #2783 of 6013
alright i finally got everything working with the driver and d-vhs and now can record, so thx fr the help

i was just wondering, is there a way to watch video in real time on a pc with winxp sp2 without mce using ieee1394?

also, does anyone know how to get past the copy protection? all of the hdtv work for me except ctv and cbc, which i don't believe should be protected, since even the movie central hd isn't protected. could anything other than the protection be causing this

tia for any help
post #2784 of 6013
Hello all,

I've been trying to get this working and just can't. I have a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD with 2 firewire ports.

I have installed all of the drivers and have installed the following devices that show up in Device Manager:
Scientific-Atlanta AV/C Panel Device (Explorer 8300HD)
Scientific-Atlanta Tuner AV/C Device (Explorer 8300HD)

CapDVHS recognizes both. When I try using the Panel device to record, I just get a grabber error, but when I use the Tuner device to record, it starts recording. Unfortunately no info is populated on the screen, and the output file either has a filesize of 0 or is unreadable by VLC. I double-click it and VLC opens, but nothing happens. There is supposedly data there because there is a filesize.

Now, something of concern. I went into the service menus of this unit (Press and hold Select, then info when the mail light flashes). I kept going until a screen that caught my eye: "COPY PROTECTION"

Here is what is shown on that screen:

Outputs Protection Type Enabled Constrained
DVI/HDMI: HDCP yes no
YPbPr: none no no
1394: (in bright pink) Unavailable Unavailable
Composite: none/none

Are my firewire ports even enabled!?

Thanks,
Brian
post #2785 of 6013
Hey, I have the DCT6200 and I'm wondering how to force it to change channels automatically, whiout having to press enter etc. I'm trying to record via firewire with capdvhs on one channel, then on a different channel a few hours later.

Thanks!
post #2786 of 6013
I believe theres a command line utility linked to from the 1st post of this thread that can be used to change channels remotely.
post #2787 of 6013
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Originally Posted by trueimage View Post

Hey, I have the DCT6200 and I'm wondering how to force it to change channels automatically, whiout having to press enter etc. I'm trying to record via firewire with capdvhs on one channel, then on a different channel a few hours later.

Thanks!

the 6200 has a feature called "vcr recording" its for changing channels if u want to program a vcr to record several programs. what you do is go to the guide, click info on the program you want to record, then select the "R" button at the bottom, it will ask you to confirm recording. This will change to the channel the program is on when it is set to do so, and may be done for as many programs you want that don't conflict.
hope that helps

however if u mean you want to have the remote change channels without having to input 3 numbers (ie. 004) or having to press enter, you can change that from the guide setup. I've got a shaw terminal, so here's how I get to mine, you probably have something similar if not the same:

Settings (remote button)>Main Menu>Setup>Guide Setup
change channel entry behavior to "Auto-Tune"
post #2788 of 6013
I posted this in another thread too, but thought it might get more viewership here....hope this is acceptable....

I've been trying to archive a World Cup game from my DCT6412. I can successfully archive from other channels, but when I try to archive from ESPN-HD or ESPN2-HD I can't get data. 5C on both channels is set to 0, as are all the other channels I can record successfully from. All those channels with 5C set to 1 cannot be archived (as expected).

Why can't I get a recording from either ESPN channel when 5C is definitely set to 0? Is there a 5C implementation in the broadcast itself? I have also attempted archiving from both live and previously DVR'd shows from these two channels....with no luck!
post #2789 of 6013
Quote:
Originally Posted by trueimage
Hey, I have the DCT6200 and I'm wondering how to force it to change channels automatically, whiout having to press enter etc. I'm trying to record via firewire with capdvhs on one channel, then on a different channel a few hours later.

Thanks!
attached is the file channelw.exe and examples of shortcuts that I use to change to my HD channels. also you can schedule channelw.exe to be run with windows task scheduler. you just have to execute the file with the paramaters for the channel:

Run: "C:\\Program Files\\Timmmoore\\MCE 2005 STB Controller\\channelw.exe" 2 778

 

channel change.zip 49.0498046875k . file
post #2790 of 6013
is it just me or do you have to right click and select save as to download my attachment
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