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geoff07Sat Feb-20-10 08:13 AM
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#1102, "dvgrab not grabbing dv"
Edited on Sat Feb-20-10 08:18 AM by geoff07

          

I just put this on launchpad but now I find this forum it clearly should be here. Any help appreciated as I have spent way too long on this. Something is just not right in karmic in my opinion.

I will add that the camcorder is a Sony DCR-IP55E which produces mpeg2-TS streams.

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I'm having terrible trouble on two systems to capture DV from a camcorder to Ubuntu 9.10. Both systems have the same issues exactly even though the only common elements are the camcorder and karmic. They have different mobos and different firewire cards.

dvgrab controls the camera but does not see any data and times out. Firewire_tester sees data packets. Kino, which uses dvgrab, can control the camera but sees no image. The card is recognised. The entire shebang works under xp with movieshaker (uugh!). I think all the permissions and groups are right and all the modules are loaded. So I try to diagnose firewire in some detail. But the apparently useful diagnostics don't work under Karmic:

gscanbus won't compile under karmic due to an apparently irreconcilable dependency on an early GTK version, and a seeming lack of support as it has not been touched for ages. ieee1394diag won't compile because of some issue with finding qt3 that I failed to fix. Neither are in a repo that I can find.

That does not seem to leave much that I can use. Any ideas? Has anyone managed to run these on karmic and could let me have a usable binary? Or is there another tool that provides useful information?

I want to track down where the data is getting to and why it isn't seen by dvgrab. Well, actually, I just want to capture some tapes. But nothing is that simple.

cheers

  

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ddennedyTue Feb-23-10 05:45 PM
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#1103, "RE: dvgrab not grabbing dv"
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Try running dvgrab with "-f mpeg2"

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geoff07Wed Feb-24-10 08:43 AM
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#1106, "RE: dvgrab not grabbing dv"
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Thanks for that. It did work. Moving on, how do I tell Kino to use that setting, it does not seem to be an option on the preferences or capture panels? Without it Kino still cannot see input. Alternatively I can use dvgrab and import, which seems to work but there is still nothing displayed in Kino. Once I found the right codec Totem could play the file that dvgrab captured, so it is a valid file.

  

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