[Cialug] OT: Mediacom DVR

Nathan Stien nathanism at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 16:03:35 CDT 2007

On 10/9/07, Jerry Heiselman <jweida at gmail.com> wrote:
> The devices do have USB ports, but they are disabled.  I experimented a
> while back when I worked for Mediacom and the ports seem to have no
> functional purpose at this time (at least, nothing that Motorola is
> advertising).

I would have figured those were for a manufacturer's diagnostics
hookup, but that's only a guess.

> The firewire ports, however, are active and you can pull a stream from them.
>  Of course, I've only heard of this working on a Mac, but I'm sure there is
> a Linux project out there somewhere working on it.  Apparently Windows
> doesn't have the necessary capability in the kernel.

Oooooh, neat.  I didn't even try that.  If anyone here knows something
about doing this on Linux, I'd be oh-so-curious to hear about it.

Nathan P. Stien
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