dvconnect - Man Page

receive or transmit raw DV using the video1394 device


dvconnect [ options ] raw dv files or '-- -' for stdin/stdout


dvconnect captures raw DV streams from or sends raw DV streams to the Linux IEEE 1394 video1394 device.


show dvconnect version number.

-s,  --send

send data instead of capturing.

-v,  --verbose

show status information while receiving / sending.

-c,  --channel=number

channel to send / receive on (range: 0 - 63, default = 63).

-k,  --kbuffers=number

number of kernel video1394 frame buffers to use. default = 8.


start at count frame (defaults to 0).

-e,  --end-frame=count

end at count frame (defaults to unlimited).


cip n ntsc timing counter (default: 2436).


cip d ntsc timing counter (default: 38400).


syt offset (default: 10000 range: 10000-26000).

-b,  --buffers=number

max number of file io thread buffers to use. default = 250.

-u,  --underrun-data=filename

file with the frame to send in case of underruns.

-d,  --device=filename

Specify the video1394 device (default /dev/video1394/0).

Help Options

-?,  --help

Show help message.


Display brief usage message.

See Also



See http://libdv.sourceforge.net/ for the latest version.


dvconnect was written by Peter Schlaile <udbz@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>.

This manual page is based on dvconnect's help message and was written by Dan Dennedy <dan@dennedy.org>.

Referenced By

dubdv(1), encodedv(1), playdv(1).

January 2004