[mythtv] Firewire Problems (DCT6200)
bryan at terralab.com
Fri Jan 6 00:19:58 UTC 2006
Steve Adeff wrote:
> On Thursday 05 January 2006 13:38, Jeremy Muhlich wrote:
>> plugctl -n 0 oPCR.channel=63
>> plugctl -n 0 oPCR.bcast_connection=1
>> plugctl -n 0 oPCR.n_p2p_connections=1 # plugreport will still show 0!
>> If it still won't sent video after that, sometimes I can make it work by
>> forcing a firewire bus reset with gscanbus. In a few cases, I've needed
>> to power cycle the cable box and rerun plugctl. I haven't been able to
>> nail down a sequence of operations that makes the box work 100% of the
>> time after connection, but just those plugctl commands does the job most
>> of the time.
>> Does anyone with a non-Via chipset need to do this plugctl junk?
>> -- Jeremy
> MythTV (SVN at least) does those plugctl changes manually, so it shouldn't be
> required, but for those just changing channels via firewire, I notice it
> As for your bus resets, etc. I've not had to do that with my DCT6200. I'm
> using NEC firewire chipset.
> What I have noticed is that, and I'm still testing to see the exact
> circumstances, my box will alternate which of its two firewire ports its
> willing to output video on.
> Right now I've noticed that if I'm not watching live tv through it it will
> switch, its done it ~4 times on me in the last 5hrs. I'm going to play livetv
> for the next few hours to see if it does it in the middle of output, etc.
> Thank god for a Battlestar Galactica marathon on Sci-Fi.
I'm having trouble with test-mpeg2 at the moment. It's refusing to
capture anything, but it had no problem recording David Letterman last
night! I tried Jeremy's suggestion to no avail. Whatever is happening
right now unfortunately appears to be at a very low level. I guess that
puts a higher priority on a different firewire card.
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