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Hi there. I've been Googling about this issue for a while and I haven't found anything particularly helpful. I apologize in advance if this has been covered, but I have not been able to find it.


I found this blog post ( itsjustyouand.me/2009/06/17/how-to-record-live-or-previously-recorded-tv-from-a-motorola-qip6416-2-set-top-box/ ) about recording from a QIP6416-2 to my Mac. But I can't get much to work. Using AVCBrowser, I'm able to open the device and change channels, but when I click "Start Viewer" VLC opens but nothing happens.


I was able to get AVCVideoCap to record a file, but that's about the extent of my success. I let it run for 60 seconds and I had a m2t file, but nothing would play it. VirtualDVHS didn't seem to do anything, VLC shows no codecs or tracks, and QuickTime says it's not valid. AVCNoodle had pretty much the same result.


I tried this on a 2007 MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard and a 2009 MBP, both running 10.6.2. Are there any known problems with this particular DVR and trying to save video over FireWire?
 

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Are there any known problems with this particular DVR and trying to save video over FireWire?
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I apologize in advance if this has been covered, but I have not been able to find it.

There's been a "recording over firewire with your Mac" thread going on here for the past 6 years:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=386740

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AVCNoodle had pretty much the same result

and an official support thread for AVCNoodle here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1111561


If you can't get firewire to work with your QIP6416, next up is the Happauge HD PVR.
 
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