[mythtv-users] 169Time revisited

Mario Limonciello mario.mailing at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 14:42:21 UTC 2006


I realize now that post was a bit old.  For some reason I read 2002 as 2006

I emailed Dan Dennedy about this and he was also mentioning ddr1394.  He
said it is a bit rough around the edges, but said that it could be hacked
together to something functional if I took some time with it.  Which
firewire config ROM are you speaking of when you say AV/C capability needs
to be enabled? Have you uploaded these patches to modify ddr1394 to svn of

Do you actually use the r5000hd as a recording source for all of your
programming in myth then with this intermediatary XP Box?  Also the 169Time
mod, you say that its not as reliable and robust, is that to be taken in a
literal sense? eg - the box crashes, or streams just dont consistently work?
I'm just kinda curious about this - as I may invest in one or the other if
this is really a feasible working project...  If you do use the r5000hd
often  - how is perfomance?  Would you call it a worthwhile investement?

I appreciate the info,

On 7/31/06, Michael Chmilar <chmilar at acm.org> wrote:
> --- Mario Limonciello <mario.mailing at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So anyone on the list actually have a 169Time mod done?  Would you
> > care to
> > experiment with linux1394 svn to see if you can grab video?  Or
> > anyone else
> > have an opinion about why this shouldn't work?
> I am using MythTV with an r5000hd mod. This is similar to the
> 169time, but owners who have used both systems seem to find the
> r5000hd to be more reliable and robust.
> The r5000hd requires a Windows XP machine as an intermediary. The
> r5000hd software on the XP machine can send the MPEG2 TS over
> firewire to a DVHS deck.
> It is possible for MythTV to emulate a DVHS deck and capture the
> stream using the Firewire cable box tuner. These extra pieces are
> needed:
> - A modified version of ddr1394 to communicate with the XP machine
> using the AV/C command protocol, and set AV/C capability in the
> firewire config ROM.
> - Use plugctl to set up the firewire ports.
> - An external channel change script talks to the XP machine via ssh
> to change channels.
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