libavc1394-tools - control IEEE 1394 audio/video devices (utilities)

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libavc1394-tools
Package version: 0.5.4
Package release: 2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 89 B
Download size: 23.22 KB
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libavc1394 is a programming interface for the 1394 Trade Association AV/C (Audio/Video Control) Digital Interface Command Set. It allows you to remote control camcorders and similar devices connected to your computer via an IEEE 1394 (aka Firewire) link. This package provides the command line tool dvcont that acts as a simple remote control, the tool mkrfc2734 that is needed to advertise IP over IEEE 1394 (RFC 2734) capabilities with the Linux 2.4 kernel series, and the utility panelctl, a remote control for set-top boxes.



  • libavc1394-dev <= 0.5.3-2~


    Source package: libavc1394

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libavc1394-tools deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libavc1394-tools


    • /usr/bin/dvcont
    • /usr/bin/mkrfc2734
    • /usr/bin/panelctl
    • /usr/share/doc/libavc1394-tools/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libavc1394-tools/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libavc1394-tools/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/dvcont.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mkrfc2734.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/panelctl.1.gz


    2013-02-18 - Alessio Treglia <> libavc1394 (0.5.4-2) unstable; urgency=low * Add libavc1394-dev.preinst to prevent symlink-to-directory conversion. Thanks to Andreas Beckmann for reporting this. (Closes: #700788)

    2012-02-08 - Alessio Treglia <> libavc1394 (0.5.4-1) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer (Closes: #654648); thanks to Daniel Kobras for the great work done. * New upstream release (Closes: #600784): - test/panelctl.[c1]: apply patch from Jerry Fiddler to add options --guid, --specid, --swversion, and --commands. * Switch to source package format 3.0 (quilt) plus DH 7. * Build-depend on dh-autoreconf. * Move files under /usr/bin into a new support package: libavc1394-tools. * Remove ancient Conflicts/Replaces on libavc1394-0 (<= 0.3.1-3). * Set priority to optional. (Closes: #425382) * Build with Multiarch support. (Closes: #651010) * Explicitly disable the build of static libraries. * Get rid of unneeded .la files. (Closes: #633190) * Implement DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS noopt flag. (Closes: #372894) * Drop libc6-dev from -DEV's Depends field. * Add missing {misc,shlibs}:Depends wherever needed. * Replace deprecated Source-Version substvar with binary:Version. * Add Homepage field. * Fix lintian's warning binary-control-field-duplicates-source. * Add watch file. * Update debian/copyright as per DEP-5. * Convert dpatch patches to quilt format. * Small improvements to the manpages - Fix hyphen-used-as-minus-sign. - Set an appropriate whatis entry to panelctl's manpage. * Fix various misspellings in the libraries and tools. * Refresh patches. * Run wrap-and-sort -a -s. * Bump Standards.

    2006-05-22 - Daniel Kobras <> libavc1394 (0.5.3-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version. + Adds new API/ABI functions avc1394_transaction_block2() and avc1394_transaction_block_close(). + Adds new macros for panel subunit commands and operands to API. * debian/rules: Bump shlibs version to 0.5.3 because of ABI additions. * debian/libavc1394-dev.manpages: Add manpages for new utilities mkrfc2734 and panelctl. * debian/control: Complies with version 3.7.2 of Debian policy. Adjust Standards-Version accordingly. * debian/control: Add information about panelctl to long description of libavc1394-dev. * debian/copyright: Include license information for new utilities mkrfc2734 and panelctl, and update FSF address.

    2005-07-05 - Daniel Kobras <> libavc1394 (0.5.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version.

    2005-06-12 - Daniel Kobras <> libavc1394 (0.5.0-2) unstable; urgency=low * Move new upstream version from experimental to unstable.

    2005-02-17 - Daniel Kobras <> libavc1394 (0.5.0-1) experimental; urgency=low * New upstream version. * Added patches: + [10_plugs_are_devel_only] Converted from previous diff.gz. Clarify that pluginfo option in dvcont is not meant to be understood by non-developers. * debian/control: libavc1394 now ships with a .pc file, so suggest pkg-config in -dev package. * debian/control: Build-depend on pkg-config for new libraw check. * debian/control: Build-depend on dpatch. * debian/control: New minimum version of libraw1394 is 1.0.0, corresponding to version 0.10.1 in Debian. (No idea why version schemes differ.) Adjust build dependencies accordingly. * debian/control: Add description for new binary mkrfc2734. * debian/rules: Introduce shlibs version because of new timecode API functions added in this release. * debian/rules: Add hooks for dpatch system.

    2003-11-07 - Daniel Kobras <> libavc1394 (0.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low * test/dvcont.1: Fix section number in man page. Closes: #219549 * debian/control: Fix punctuation in short description. * debian/control: Change section of -dev package to libdevel. * debian/control: Bump standards version to 3.6.1.