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Firewire (!)

Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:32 pm

Is there any way I can add firewire to a raspberry pi without breaking the bank, trying to work with my Cable Box (Motorola DCT6412) to turn it into a sling box like interphase, and short of getting a second hand Mac Mini, I have no idea how to use that protocol and stream to other computers.

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Re: Firewire (!)

Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:10 am

Gonna bump this post, as I'm trying to get a Raspberry Pi to emulate a slingbox or DV recorder over Firewire, since CableCard isn't available for the premium channels on the owner end.

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Re: Firewire (!)

Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:17 am

Without being very versed in electronics and programming (on Linux) it is impossible - and then you still have to have all necessary tools.
Not to metion it may be more expensive than just buy something else which works OOB.

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Re: Firewire (!)

Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:19 am

I don't think you can easily convert from firewire to usb
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Re: Firewire (!)

Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:40 am

Hmm - i wasn't thinking about USB either.
They (FW and USB) are so different , it is impossible to convert between them.

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Re: Firewire (!)

Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:12 am

I would also love to see a Raspberry Pi with a firewire connection.
I also would like to use it as a DV recorder.

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Re: Firewire (!)

Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:24 am

ghans wrote:Hmm - i wasn't thinking about USB either.
They (FW and USB) are so different , it is impossible to convert between them.

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OP was asking for a cheep solution
the only way your going to get fire wire on an RPi is either
1) something special via the GPiO
or
2) a Fire wire to USB converter / adapter [no simple will need gubbins on it so will not be cheep]
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Re: Firewire (!)

Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:27 am

Pretty much impossible , i dare say. (Except you already know how to do it
before asking , see my comment above)

There are Bandwith problems on GPIO , and USB to Firewire is like connecting your garden hose to a wall outlet and then make it output water.

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Re: Firewire (!)

Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:33 am

ghans wrote:Pretty much impossible , i dare say. (Except you already know how to do it
before asking , see my comment above)

There are Bandwith problems on GPIO , and USB to Firewire is like connecting your garden hose to a wall outlet and then make it output water.

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yes ;-p
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