Originally Posted by CharterJames
I've got a customer trying to connect some equipment using the IEEE 1394 using a Motorola DCT 6200 series. He's not getting any signal and I was wondering if anyone out there as some notes from the industry side of things I can check and test.
As far as I know it should be enabled from the controler and I'd love to verify this using my IEEE 1394 port on my PC at home, however I've never gotten around to it in the past.
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Thanks for any advice!
Not sure about using a PC, but with a Mac, your best bet would be to run AVCBrowser from FireWire SDK 23 (developer.apple.com/sdk
). This app detects all devices on the 1394 bus that support the AV/C protocol, and allows you to test various AV/C commands and plug connections with the detected devices.
In addition, the FireWire SDK application AVCVideoCap can be used to capture in-the-clear streams from a STB. The GUI for AVCVideoCap shows the EMI (encrpytion mode indicator) for incoming streams. If it shows "copy once" or "copy never", then the stream is encrypted, and won't be usable. If it shows "copy freely", then AVCVideoCap should record a valid stream from the STB.
Hope that helps.