[mythtv-users] Partly OT - recording DCT-6412 content via firewire onto Linux box.
normdugas at yahoo.ca
Tue Jan 10 17:46:13 UTC 2006
Steve Adeff wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 January 2006 12:15, N Dugas wrote:
>>Steve Adeff wrote:
>>>On Monday 09 January 2006 22:03, N Dugas wrote:
>>>>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
>>>>On the same note, could I record a PPV when I order it with Myth instead
>>>>of on my 6412?
>>>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'
> 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.
I'll have to check my fs to see if there are any limits. It's an ext3
filesystem but I need to check to see what mount options I have set on
it. Thanks to all for pointing that out to me.
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