The Apple Firewire SDK version 18 (I think) contained an app called VirtualDVHS_18 that can be used to record the video stream coming off a Moto 6412 III cable box and VLC is the way to convert the resulting file to mpeg4.I can only record from previously recorded material to the HD of my DVR. Meaning I have to DVR it before I can record it in real time to my Mac. This sucks. The reason for this is the 5c protection instituted by cable companies to, you guessed it prevent piracy or something. I have read reports that others can capture 'LIVE' TV, but I've never had success.
Oh, great to know. I know of the VirtualDVHS app, but didn't know how to use it. I'll have to play around. That makes more sense too about the 5c protection. I have tried doing HD content with AVCVideoCap both live and from DVR and obviously didn't work.I'm assuming you're recording standard def video that's been recorded by your DVR? Because HD content is protected by the 5c encryption and can only be recorded once. You can capture *live* HD content, but you can't rerecord HD content recorded by your DVR to the Mac.