One more question...
For years I used the following process to record from my STB to my PC via Firewire:
HowTO record via 1394/Firewire to WindowsXP
First let me thank Timecop for discovering this process. He started a
thread a long time ago that became just too long and confusing so hopefully this will help.
This method should work for most 1394/Firewire enabled tuners. It has been tested on the Mitsubishi Integrated TV's, SA3250HD, Motorola 620X (with firmware 7.10), and the Samsung T165. *Please list your tests and I will update*
You will need some software. Download these and unzip.
First device drivers. These are not specially made for your device.*See directions that follow*http://www.ntut.edu.tw/~s7310308/htm...ore_driver.zip
If you are using a Motorola 620X you will need to replace your Meitape.inf from the zip file with this one.http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/...es/Meitape.inf
There are currently two pieces of software that I know of that can capture using these drivers, Capdvhs and DCTrecord.http://www.yamabe.org/soft/CapDVHS0306e.ziphttp://home.comcast.net/~brzez2/dctrecord.html
Now that you have everything you need.
Plug in the 1394 cable.
Found new hardware wizard will come up.
Keep hitting cancel until you see Tuner AV/C Device as the hardware that was found.
Then choose Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)
Choose Don't Search. I will choose the driver to install.
Uncheck Show compatible hardware
Click Have Disk
Under Copy manufacturer's files from: put
C:\\meidvhs\\ ( The path of where you extracted the core_driver.zip.)
Make sure that Show compatible hardware is unchecked.
Under Manufacturer choose. Panasonic
Under model choose. Panasonic D-VHS AV/C Device
An Update Driver Warning will open choose Yes
A Hardware Installation window will open warning that the driver has not passed Logo testing. Choose Continue Anyway
Click cancel on any other devices that are automatically detected.
I would go back into Device manager and disable the other devices so windows doesn't keep looking for drivers on reboot.
Now open CAPDVHS and a device should be listed under capture device.
Under settings I have the following boxes checked.
Convert 188 bytes
Delete to SyncByte
I use .ts for all my file extensions and I left the file name format to the default.
Select the "Data Info." tab and hit the "Rec" Button.
You should see the info populated.
Hit stop and check your file.
Elecard works well for playback or Sasem OnAir Editor or VLC
To play with zoomplayer check this thread.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=395039
To watch live HD without capturing first.
Open VLC v7.2 *might work with other versions.
Choose "File" > "Open Capture Device"
To the right of "Video device name" click "Refresh List" Then choose "Panasonic MPEG2TS Tape Sub" from the drop down.
Just a word of advice if I hit "Configure" or "Advanced Options" It blue screens my computer.
This seems to be much more resource intensive than watching a captured file. My AMD 2600 works at ~83% if I don't resize or any other effect. Any effect drives it to 100%.
If you can't load the driver, go over the directions again and again, make sure you don't miss any steps. It does require you to force XP to accept the drivers.
If the driver is loaded but the files are 0bytes after recording. Then you may have the driver loaded improperly or your cable company may have copy protection turned on. Try a different channel or search the original thread for someone who lives near you to see if they are having the same problem. You may also be able to reboot the Tuner.
You may also have the wrong firmware version for the Motorola 620x, to check this.
To check firmware on Moto 6200:
Menu- Setup- Cable Box- See Configuration- one of the entries on that page is Firmware. * Thanks drbenson*
This is V.01 of this document please post corrections and suggestions.
I hope this makes it easier.
Ignorance is Bliss
Last edited by bdraw on 05-27-04 at 03:16 AM
My question is since the 1st page of this post has been updated and suggests using the firestb.msi as the driver if you have XP then how do you get the firestb.msi drivers installed? Do you do it when you first connect your STB or do you install them even before connecting the STB? If you need to install before connecting then how do you do it? I have seen a reference to a command prompt but I have no idea what this means.