Originally Posted by sierrabob
Microsoft tampered with the IEEE1394 standard way back when they released Windows XP SP2, making Firewire 400 specific devices unusable. This upgrade inhibited transport stream capture through firewire using DVHSTool or CAPDVHS.
So, in summary, avoid SP2 and XP64, follow the details for DVHSTool setup (but use CAPDVHS instead), connect your firewire devices (but not when they're both "hot"), then go for it. Very simple (when you avoid known pratfalls).
Guess my relatively new (a couple of months) AMD XP64 Dual Core 4800+ system, with XP & SP2, doesn't know about the firewire problem.
I have a 30K attached to the firewire, which installed just fine. I've used TSReader with the D-VHS firewire plugin to transfer a bunch of tapes to the computer. Other than tape read glitches, I've had zero problems.
A little bit ago, I installed capDVHS to send stuff through the deck to record onto VHS tape for someone who needs copies of some programs, because the person missed them. Plus, they get them in letterbox, since the original OTA analog was fullscreen :)
In any event, capDVHS had zero program sending a file back through the 30K. For the hell-uv-it, I even sent through the deck a 42Mb TS HD file that the 30K has no problem decoding and displaying. Of course it wouldn't record it, but it actually did better than I thought :)
So, if there is a problem getting to and from my 30k, my system doesn't know about it.