[Cialug] OT: Mediacom DVR

David Champion dchampion at visionary.com
Tue Oct 9 16:25:23 CDT 2007

Nathan Stien wrote:
> 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.

I remember seeing info on this, I think it was on the MythTV wiki or

Of course, the Linux firewire driver may or may not be broken in the
version of the kernel you're running. :(


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