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Rukus

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FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« on: November 17, 2009, 10:49:42 pm »
Hello All,

I've searched through the LinuxMCE forum for information on this matter, but most of the info I came across is not very recent, and does not provide a clear answer.

Does or will LinuxMCE 8.10 provide support for channel tuning via Firewire on the DCT-6412 using MythTV? If so, is there any LinuxMCE specific instructions to get it working, or should I go by the directions on the MythTV site?  

Thanks in advance,

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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 12:00:30 am »
I too would love the answer to this.

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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2009, 02:15:28 pm »
the mythTV database synchronization scripts need to be modified for this, and a setup script needs to be created for this to work.

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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 05:30:52 pm »
Thom,

Any chance I could get some specifics on the things that need to be done.  I'm a horrible newb coder, but this seems like a good place to start as it's something I'm personally interested in.

Specifically, where are the myth database sync scripts, what do you mean by 'modified' and when you say 'setup script', do you mean the mythtv setup script or some other?

Thanks,

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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 08:32:28 pm »
Depending on what it's written, I may be able to take a shot at it as well.

Thom - If you can point us in the right direction, I'd like to try to get this going.

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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 08:34:08 pm »
this will take some research to properly get going. You'll need to look at the source code for MythTV_PlugIn, as well as the device templates for the PVR-250 card, to see how to properly do things like inject configuration information, etc....

In addition, behaviour in MythTV 0.22 has changed, so these scripts and code will need to be changed as well...

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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010, 05:55:53 am »
Heya Thom, Did you ever implement FireWire for DCT6412?  I currently just got couple of them... and Im not using myth or anything in conjunction.... I have and A/V receivers that switch hdmi video and sound  through a gc-100.... So when i watch media it switches AV to Source1 and for Cable DCT6412 it scenario switches Source 2.....  So I want to just have LiveTV DCT6412   button that lets me use the webdt366 as a remote.... 

Currently I have alot on my 2 GC-100-18R   (or i will)  so being able to control these boxes via  FireWire....Ethernet  would be great ... giving me and extra IR port instead of having to buy another GC100

If not i would like to give it a shot... are there any examples of devices using FireWire?

THanks
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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 09:14:28 pm »
This does not implement it the MythTV_Plugin but it does work for mythtv backend.
Here is how I managed to get firewire channel changing on my 6412
apt-get install libavc1394-dev libraw1394-dev libiec61883-dev
cd /usr/share/doc/mythtv-backend/contrib/channel_changers/6200ch
cp 6200ch.c /usr/src
cd /usr/src
cc -std=gnu99 -o 6200ch 6200ch.c -lavc1394 -lrom1394 -lraw1394
cp 6200ch /usr/local/bin
chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/6200ch
chmod 777 /dev/raw1394

Then launch the mythtv setup and set the channel changer to /usr/local/bin/6200ch -n1
« Last Edit: January 29, 2010, 12:50:49 am by drksun »

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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2010, 03:29:00 am »
Cool... so since im not using myth TV i could use it to just have myth change channels for the 6412?


Well let me rephrase that... i would like to use myth TV to Only change the channel on my STB   ... Can this be done?




Thanks Emach
« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 09:24:00 am by emachala »
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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 02:57:58 am »
simple one... do i need to use FireWire to FireWire or can it be a FireWire to usb 2.0 cable?
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Re: FireWire Support for Motorola DCT-6412 using MythTV
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 03:30:49 am »
Since the MythTV option will require more time can the "LiveTV" option be made to use Firewire similar to the way that it uses the PVR-x50?
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