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Old 10-04-2004, 09:21 AM   #1
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1394 woes...

Hi all,


i recently got a pci 1394 card - i'm running suse 9.1... I plugged the card in - and suse recognized it and added it without me doing anything! impressed...

using kino and mainactor demo - i have been able to capture footage fine..
I tried to export to tape - and it failed in kino (i was directed to by the guys from the kino site)

>>and that site had instructions for updating the kernel and adding devices and changing permissions in terminal etc.. I've now got it to work.. but after alot (from my perspective) of command line stuff...

now I have to do this: su -c "modprobe dv1394"
every time i want to export to camera

Surely a distribution as new as 9.1 is capable of giving write access to a 1394 device without me having to do terminal based stuff doesn't it?? was doing all of that necessary or is there a gui alternative??

the export now works (if i modprobe before doing it) however... - the export outputs slowed down footage (like 20% actual speed) with hickups and static on the screen...
(i asked this same questions at the kino homepage - i mainly posted here about gui alternatives - but if anyone knows how to fix this - i'll listen!)

Last edited by z_pcjr; 10-04-2004 at 07:21 PM.
Old 10-04-2004, 10:46 AM   #2
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If you don't want to issue the modprobe command each time, you just need to set up your system to load it at boot time. I'm not sure how SuSE sets this up, but it's likely to just be a file somewhere under /etc that contains the list of modules to load.

Can't help with your kino problems, though. I've used command-line tools to capture and transcode video, but I've never sent it back out to a camera.


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