[mythtv-users] Partly OT - recording DCT-6412 content via firewire onto Linux box.

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 17:29:44 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 10 January 2006 12:15, N Dugas wrote:
> Steve Adeff wrote:
> > On Monday 09 January 2006 22:03, N Dugas wrote:
> >>Hi all,
> >>
> >>I've managed to get my Gentoo box (new Myth box in process of being
> >>built) to be able to see my DCT-6412.  Recently, I recorded a PPV and
> >>would like to x-fer it to my PC to offload some PVR content (to make
> >>space for my series recordings).  Until now, I've been able to play back
> >>the content and use test-mpeg2 to record it.  With this PPV, I get a 0
> >>length file.  For fun, I stoped playback of my PPV recording and changed
> >>channel.  The file size started increasing.  Is there a way for me to
> >>tell if my recording is protected and therefore will not play over the
> >>firewire port?
> >>
> >>On the same note, could I record a PPV when I order it with Myth instead
> >>of on my 6412?
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Norm
> >
> > Have the channel/recording you want to extract playing, Power off, hit
> > select immediately, go to d11 and see what 5C is set to, only 0 will let
> > you transfer over firewire to a PC. You might be able to transfer a live
> > PPV while a recorded one you can't as well...
> >
> > You won't be able to take advantage of dual tuner over firewire, as all
> > firewire does it output what you send to the TV, so your best off with a
> > single tuner HDTV cablebox and no DVR functionality for Myth use.
> Thanks for the info.  I'll check that out tonight.
> Now I have a new question: I noticed that the test-mpeg2 program can
> only capture about 2 gig.  Does anyone know how I could increase this or
> is there a repository/list somehwere that I can get a stream grabber
> without size limits?  I just might have to blow the dust off my old 'C'
> books.
> Thanks,
> Norm

I've been able to capture more than 2gig with test-mpeg2 (9.7G on the one cap 
I still have that I can check the file size of). make sure its not a 
filesystem limitation. There might be other reasons other people might know 
of, but it can do >2G.


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