video will not play with Firewire 410! Help!

bartkean wrote on 9/11/2005, 1:08 PM
I installed and updated the drivers for m-audio's firewire 410 device and when I open up vegas6b (updated) and click on the play button the video just sits there and won't play. When I unplug the 410 device and restart my system, it plays fine. I have disabled my onboard sound card and told vegas to use the 410, but it still won't play video with the 410 plugged in.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Spot|DSE wrote on 9/11/2005, 1:23 PM
Do you have other devices on the Firewire bus? If not, I'd recommend uninstalling the 410 application, then reinstall, trying the Service Pak 1 drivers vs what are likely the Service Pak 2 drivers.
bartkean wrote on 9/11/2005, 2:21 PM
I tried the drivers that came with the CD first and that's when I first encountered the problem.
farss wrote on 9/11/2005, 2:28 PM
Try this. Start the system with the 410 plugged in, wait till it's booted and then connect your video device. I've certainly used the 410 on my XP laptop to run both audio and video. I assume you do have the 410 working OK by itself.
bartkean wrote on 9/11/2005, 2:38 PM
I'm not certain the 410 is working by itself although in Device Manager it says it's working properly and it goes through the cycle of lighting up it's lights when the laptop is turned on. I have no video device hooked up to the laptop. I do have a firewire harddrive hooked up to the port on the laptop, whereas the 410 is plugged in to a firewire pcmcia card which has worked fine with capturing video although no other device is plugged into it now.
Spot|DSE wrote on 9/11/2005, 3:07 PM
Try switching the HDD and the 410, but also try booting/running without the HDD, to see if it's a 1394 conflict.
bakerja wrote on 9/11/2005, 3:15 PM
I have had nothing but problems using PCMCIA firewire cards. I've tried 3 different cards all with varying degrees of success/failure. Usually one 1394 device will work, but try to use 2 at the same time...never consistently successful. Could it be a PCMCIA bottleneck? I have not had any problems on a similar laptop with built in firewire.

farss wrote on 9/11/2005, 4:36 PM
Firstly get the 410 working, you should be able to play any old CD out through it. When you open the 410s mixer applet can that find the device? You need to be careful just how you run the installation of the 410s drivers also, it's not the same as other devices, from memory it's two step process.

One you get the beast running take care of how you use the clocks (under hardware tab). I found disabling ALL windoz sounds helped no end but that doesn't matter UNTIL you get it to work.