|Your IEEE 1394 firewire ports are just ports to connect hardware. For example, if you had a video camera, it might have an output port that might be USB or IEEE1394 (firewire) which would allow you to connect it and transfer video. You could also probably find a video projector that could plug in to show video or still images on a screen. Any handling of these files would be from software that either came with the products or was purchased separately.|
Your firewire ports are just places where data can flow through in and out of your laptop. It could even be an external hard drive that you might plug in to it. If you already have USB2 ports (version 2), the firewire ports were probably not needed.