[mythtv-users] Firewire and DCT-6200
adeffs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 17:40:38 UTC 2005
So I got my DCT-6200 the other day, bought a firewire cable, connected them
got it running so I can capture streams, compiled 6200ch and can change
channels. Its amazing how painless my MythTV experience has been, props to
now on to why I responded to this thread...
How do I set the speed from 400mbps to 100mbps? Is there any plugctl
documentation? I can't seem to find any.
also, I notice my box is on node 2, it works and all, and I see many people
have this setup. I'm hoping anyone that does, if they encountered any issues
that I should be aware of?
I'd like to make sure it all works and check channels before going through the
MythTV process, so any help in this is appreciated!
On Sunday 16 October 2005 21:00, Alex Brekken wrote:
> Wow!! Big improvement for me. As I posted earlier, my firewire reliability
> was only around 60% (at best). Since running these commands I'm batting
> 100% so far. It's only been a day, but I've tested it quite a bit and
> haven't had any "false starts" from either live tv or recordings from
> firewire. I also changed from point-to-point to broadcast, and changed the
> speed from 400 mbps to 100 mbps as suggested. I doubt these were the reason
> for the change since I've played with those settings quite a bit before
> with no improvement in reliability.
> Question: since I have no idea what these plugctl commands really do, I'm
> wondering if they need to be re-run anytime the machine is rebooted...?
> Thanks Curtis for the great find! I know there's quite a few other Firewire
> users who have the same reliability problems, so I hope they give this a
> On 10/14/05, Curtis Stanford <curtis at stanfordcomputing.com> wrote:
> > OK, I think I've found something that helps with this firewire stuff.
> > See this message:
> > http://www.netzwerk-aktiv.com/pub/doc/newsletters/linux1394-user/html/
> > 2344.html
> > I followed the advice in the first paragraph and typed:
> > plugctl -n 1 opcr.channel=63
> > plugctl -n 1 opcr.bcast_connection=1
> > Then I set the firewire connection to broadcast, 100Mbps in mythtv-
> > setup.
> > Now, the test-mpeg2 command works EVERY time (don't use the -r 1
> > argument, just test-mpeg2). Also, mythtv "Watch TV" command works
> > EVERY time where before it worked maybe 50% of the time or hung.
> > I have yet to see if it helps with my recordings being cut short but
> > I'll let the list know how it goes.
> > If anyone else benefits from this, please post your results.
> > Thanks
> > Curtis
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