[mythtv-users] firewire recording problems

Scott Zadigian scott.zadigian at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 20:00:27 UTC 2005

I just spent the weekend getting my first myth box up and running
using the excellent "fedora myth how-to" guide and I'm having a little
trouble with firewire recordings. I have the Motorola 6400 box and can
sucessfully use 'test-mpeg2 -r 1' to capture HDTV onto my HD. However,
when I setup my mythbackend and configure the firewire recording
device as...

Firewire Model: DCT-6200
Firewire Connection Type: Point to Point and Broadcast (I've tried both)
Firewire Port: 0
Firewire Node: 1
Firewire Speed: 100Mbps
Default Input: MPEG2TS

... all of my recordings fail. Here is some of my relevant info. If
anyone can see what i'm doing wrong i'd appreciate the help. I'm a
complete linux/myth/firewire recording newb, so I would imagine it is
prolly something quite simple.

current '#plugreport' output -
Host Adapter 0

Node 0 GUID 0x00023c002103172e
libiec61883 error: error reading oMPR
libiec61883 error: error reading iMPR

Node 1 GUID 0x001225fffef368dc
oMPR n_plugs=1, data_rate=2, bcast_channel=63
oPCR[0] online=1, bcast_connection=0, n_p2p_connections=0
channel=63, data_rate=0, overhead_id=0, payload=376
iMPR n_plugs=0, data_rate=2

some mythbackend log messages-
2005-06-05 21:32:53.485 Started recording "Law & Order: Criminal
Intent" on channel: 1211 on
cardid: 1, sourceid 1
2005-06-05 21:32:53.489 FireWireChannel: channel:211 cmds: 0x487c22,
0x487c21, 0x487c21
2005-06-05 21:32:55.068 Changing from None to RecordingOnly
2005-06-05 21:32:55.081 Firewire: Initializing Port: 0, Node: 1, Speed: 100Mbps
2005-06-05 21:32:55.082 Firewire: Creating P2P Connection with Node: 1
libiec61883 warning: Established connection on channel 0.
You may need to manually set the channel on the receiving node.
2005-06-05 21:32:55.086 Firewire: Created Channel: 0, Bandwidth Allocation: 2028
2005-06-05 21:32:55.087 Firewire: Changing Speed 200Mbps -> 100Mbps
2005-06-05 21:33:10.104 Firewire: No Input in 15 seconds [P:0 N:1] (select)
2005-06-05 21:33:50.784 Starting Commercial Flagging for "Law & Order:
Criminal Intent" recorded
from channel 1211 at Sun Jun 5 21:33:00 2005.
2005-06-05 21:33:51.153 New DB connection, total: 1 


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