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Cannot Record, Control, or Play Digital Video Properly with 1394 FireWire

Article ID: 252185

Article Last Modified on 8/8/2006


  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

This article was previously published under Q252185

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You may experience any of the following issues when you try to record, control, or play digital video by using IEEE 1394 (FireWire) devices:

  • You are unable to record to digital video after you start and stop recording around 10 times.
  • When you are using a 1394 node (such as a camcorder) attached to a PC with a Texas Instruments (TI) TSB43AA22 1394 Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) host controller, multiple bus resets may occur, preventing proper communication.
  • You are unable to record to a digital video device when you are using various filter graphs to play media.
  • You cannot connect Graphedt.ext (from the Microsoft DirectX Media SDK) to DirectShow filters by using the Microsoft DV Camera and VCR (MSDV).


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date            Time    Version      Size    File name
   Jul 28th, 2000  03:57p  4.90.3001.0  25,872  61883.sys
   Jul 28th, 2000  03:53p  4.90.3001.0  45,104  Arp1394.sys
   Jul 31st, 2000  06:59p  4.90.3001.0  49,808  Ohci1394.sys


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me).


This package also contains the fix for the IEEE 1394 issue described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

252208 PC-to-PC IEEE 1394 Connection Loses Communication After 10 Minutes

For additional information about Windows Me hotfixes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

295413 General Information About Windows Millennium Edition Hotfixes

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