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  1. A while back, Dan over on the VRD forums...

    A while back, Dan over on the VRD forums expressed the willingness to work with someone to build a TY input plug-in for VideoReDo. I volunteered to give it a go, but I just haven't found the time to...
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    I'm not particularly interested in promoting my...

    I'm not particularly interested in promoting my own tool for fear of creating any support requests, but it sounds like it might be a good fit for you coupled with tytompeg and a simple vbscript (PM...
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    It should be able to handle the re-encoding task....

    It should be able to handle the re-encoding task. I won't do your homework for you, but for starters you need to make sure and specify "--vcodec mpeg2video" and a reasonable bitrate. SD series 2s...
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    More like two years ago, but join the crowd... ...

    More like two years ago, but join the crowd... I'd love to have an HR10-250 but this late in the game it seems silly to invest in something that will be so short lived. That and I'd really miss MRV...
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    You won't get much discussion regarding SD stuff,...

    You won't get much discussion regarding SD stuff, but I have in the past noticed dramatic changes in recording size on certain channels. MTV / MTV2 are some that I've noticed this on in the past,...
  6. That's strange, but I wonder if you're using a...

    That's strange, but I wonder if you're using a different version of ty-mplex. I only use mplex for dvd rips since they're progressive and it seems to be a little faster than ffmpeg on these. When I...
  7. Error processing ffmpeg generated ty

    Before I get to the real issue I wanted to drop in a few lines of praise for bcc and his work on tytompg as well as the numerous other tools I use daily. Over the new-years holiday I plugged tytompg...
  8. Sticky: The white bars at the top are closed captioning...

    The white bars at the top are closed captioning data. If you're seeing other lines that would have to be noise of some sort. Depending on what you intend to do with your mpeg, you may or may not...
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    I agree. The ability to have two layers of...

    I agree. The ability to have two layers of folder nesting would be awesome for your situation, and I'd love to be able to do that with the extra footage on some dvd rips. Unfortunately I don't...
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    Did you try setting: ...

    Did you try setting:

    GROUPING_TYPE=GroupByDirectory

    in settings.cfg and then on your TiVos set sorting prefs to Alphabetically with grouping on? Maybe I'm misunderstanding your plight, but I...
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    Do you get an error or buffer underruns when you...

    Do you get an error or buffer underruns when you use that command line? Is the mplex build you're using based on bcc's code? If so I've multiplexed lots of stuff calling for video delays just like...
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    If you're bored, grab something off of CNN (SD)...

    If you're bored, grab something off of CNN (SD) and report back your findings - I'd be interested to see if might be related to the low bitrate mono audio.

    At any rate I'd still like to see bcc's...
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    First off, thanks for all the work you put into...

    First off, thanks for all the work you put into this hobby. I wish there were some way I could compensate you but alas, we've touched on that before. Anyway here's my 'trouble', a word which I'm...
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    I'd prefer not to unleash the VBScript monster...

    I'd prefer not to unleash the VBScript monster I've created upon the unsuspecting public (for numerous reasons too lengthy to go into here). However, the hooks I used for AutoGK were based on...
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    Actually I believe it's a front end for tsunami. ...

    Actually I believe it's a front end for tsunami. Quite a different animal. The reason we like AutoGK is because the quality is a little better than with ffmpeg.



    I think I understand your...
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    Gordian Knot and AutoGK, while closely related...

    Gordian Knot and AutoGK, while closely related are nothing at all alike in terms of complexity. If you've seriously tried out AutoGK and considered it too difficult, I'm struggling with the...
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    It's all mpeg program stream; the newer tivo rips...

    It's all mpeg program stream; the newer tivo rips came out of TyTool10r4 and the dish stuff was muxed with either womble's mpeg-vcr or PVRExplorer Pro. The only reason I tried this out was to save a...
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    Still the same problem. Now it works, not sure...

    Still the same problem. Now it works, not sure what I did differently. Whatever it was, the world is better off without my meddlings in C.



    Nevermind my rantings about that. I took btu's...
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    Same result. No matter though. I added the...

    Same result. No matter though.

    I added the bounding characters to my xml templates and the tags that I was concerned with work just fine with tivoserver using the appended xml method. Guess...
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    Hell, for that matter what would be wrong with...

    Hell, for that matter what would be wrong with specifying these things as command line arguments? The mechanisms for this are already in place.
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    Thanks, will try it out. How about this...

    Thanks, will try it out.



    How about this idea: Since, for all intents and purposes the only thing most of us are trying to accomplish with external xml is to populate Description, MpaaRating,...
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    bcc: I attempted to apply the 1.3 diffs to the...

    bcc: I attempted to apply the 1.3 diffs to the current SVN and I'm running into some errors. Would you mind verifying that they merge against the current snapshot? I'm not really familiar with...
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    No luck with xml yet - but I may be doing...

    No luck with xml yet - but I may be doing something stupid. The dynamic xml seems to get inserted correctly, then...


    6 [main] ffmpeg 4004 _cygtls::handle_exceptions: Exception:...
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    Strange, of the handful of short sample streams...

    Strange, of the handful of short sample streams I've tested before and after transferring with MRV, the first N bytes of the (first and only) master chunk match exactly. After byte N the synthetic...
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    Trick Play Issue

    Can you elaborate on this? I wasn't aware of the master chunks containing anything of importance other than the chunk count.



    It doesn't seem to be losing any GOPs or I-Frames. I also tested...
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    Since the patch to fix the invalid master chunk...

    Since the patch to fix the invalid master chunk the duration for all the streams I've watched has been correct. I even took a look at the duration of the original PS and they concur.



    I'll...
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    The only drawback I've noticed is that skip ahead...

    The only drawback I've noticed is that skip ahead / back trick play is very hit and miss. Most of the time I get taken back to the beginning of the stream. I'm guessing this has something to do...
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    That makes more sense, thanks! Testing... ...

    That makes more sense, thanks! Testing...

    Incidentally the ffmpeg-tivoserver.tgz snapshot has a few changes in libavformat that prevent merging your patch, but it's not a big deal. The svn...
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    I think it might be something here: ...

    I think it might be something here:


    tymaster.c::rewrite_master()
    if (!parse_chunk(buf, paychunk, &lastseq, segsize)) {
    if (chunkcnt && (chunkcnt-1) == pos) { // < ???
    /* expected...
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    After further investigation, the problem seems to...

    After further investigation, the problem seems to be that the master chunk for the second fsid is empty - chunk size and chunk count are both zero. The crashing of my packet analyzer was happening...
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    What I've been able to watch has been flawless! ...

    What I've been able to watch has been flawless! The only issue I'm seeing is the master chunks after the first segment (chunk 4097 and up) don't seem to be valid so tivoserver is unable to parse the...
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    Assuming you're extracting from a DTivo, the...

    Assuming you're extracting from a DTivo, the jerky video is most likely caused by some issues that exist in ty mplex, which is an integral part of tivoserver (read: here and here)
    The only method...
  33. Jumping to the appropriate thread... Are...

    Jumping to the appropriate thread...



    Are you still seeing the PTS jumping backwards at the start of a GOP / progressive sequence, or is it something different?

    Also, one thing I noticed in...
  34. I suppose that depends on one's perspective.

    I suppose that depends on one's perspective.
  35. I forgot to point out that the issues caused by...

    I forgot to point out that the issues caused by mplex are in code from the original mjpegtools source tree, not something that was added on by folks here. Sorry - didn't mean to give the wrong...
  36. I'll agree with lgkahn on this - it's likely the...

    I'll agree with lgkahn on this - it's likely the issues pikespeakhiker is seeing are caused because the bitrate is too much for the tivo to handle.

    Just as an update on my issue, after lots of...
  37. I understand completely. If I could pinpoint the...

    I understand completely. If I could pinpoint the problem I'd be more than happy to invest the time as long as I know I'm not chasing my tail.



    If the extension headers are inside the frame...
  38. After giving it some thought, I recalled that...

    After giving it some thought, I recalled that when I inserted the unedited .ty file with tivoserver it plays back correctly, so that's not the issue either. I'll retest and confirm on build I'm...
  39. Using only the video stream resulted in the same...

    Using only the video stream resulted in the same stuttering / jerkiness. It may have been slightly less pronounced, but it was still there and in the same scenes.

    Do you think I should setup...
  40. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I was...

    Thanks for taking the time to respond. I was beginning to think I'd done something to offend you. If I have, I sincerely apologize.

    I'm not fluent in C. I have written apps, and I've even done...
  41. After painful hours of prodding around in...

    After painful hours of prodding around in multiplexor.cpp I've thrown in the towel for a bit. I'd really appreciate any help or intelligent discussion of this topic though. In my initial analysis I...
  42. After building a very basic ty stream analyzer...

    After building a very basic ty stream analyzer and working through the problem streams, it's evident that the tivo stream format doesn't include ty records for extension headers. I guess this means...
  43. I think I've located an issue in...

    I think I've located an issue in Mutiplexor:WriteTyRecord() that would explain the problems I've been having with choppy playback of tivo sourced streams. I originally thought this was an issue with...
  44. Sticky: Thanks, that helps somewhat. I'm sure I'll get...

    Thanks, that helps somewhat. I'm sure I'll get used to using it after a few more hours.
  45. Sticky: I thought I understood this part, but this...

    I thought I understood this part, but this expains it in a way I wouln't even have imagined. Nice representation!



    Well thanks are due to both of you. From what I've gathered reading their...
  46. Same. The only noticeable difference using this...

    Same. The only noticeable difference using this option is that the audio is about a second ahead of the video. :o

    In the absence of any other brilliant ideas, I'm thinking I need to try...
  47. What I'm still scratching my head on is this -...

    What I'm still scratching my head on is this - the jerkiness I'm seeing on the tivo is in the same places when playing the mpegs in VLC without the deinterlacing filter.
  48. Correct. This afternoon I took the two most...

    Correct. This afternoon I took the two most problematic streams and split them (both with TyTools and hdemux) and remuxed directly with no other modifications and still experience the freezing /...
  49. No, they play perfectly (well, as perfectly as...

    No, they play perfectly (well, as perfectly as could be expected for crappy SD D* broadcast). Let me recap what I've done and what I've discovered.

    * If I take the uncut ty streams directly off...
  50. Thinking about it, I suppose it's equally...

    Thinking about it, I suppose it's equally possible that one of the two is throwing away frames that it thinks are imcomplete or undecodable, no?
  51. Ok, thanks. I've been looking through...

    Ok, thanks. I've been looking through videostrm_in.cpp and videostrm_out.cpp in the base mplex this afternoon and I wasn't 100% clear on what was getting written out. I did find where it was...
  52. Field Dominance???

    First off, thanks to everyone who's contributed to this utility! I'm relatively new to the tivo scene and I'm really enjoying the tools I've found here.

    I've been wrestling with this problem for...
  53. Sticky: Not necessary - I think I've found what I need...

    Not necessary - I think I've found what I need now. Since my goal is to remux to .ty solely for playback on the DTivos I shouldn't need to re-encode anything that I can edit in TyTool to preserve...
  54. Sticky: After a bit more reading and experimentation I'm...

    After a bit more reading and experimentation I'm 99% positive field dominance is the problem. All my Dish rips were MPEG2 PS that I cut using Womble. I've since done some testing and it's evident...
  55. Sticky: Please forgive my ignorance if I'm...

    Please forgive my ignorance if I'm misunderstanding this, but can you differentiate between the criteria to have the field order maintained? If I have a cut list that falls solely on GOP boundaries...
  56. Sticky: Here's the rundown of my process. 1) pull .ty...

    Here's the rundown of my process.

    1) pull .ty stream using TyTools (GUI)

    2) Multiplex .ty to generic mpeg PS using TyTool (GUI)

    3) Cut commercials using Womble MPEG2VCR (or VideoRedo plus,...
  57. Sticky: After spending another frustrating hour...

    After spending another frustrating hour searching, I came across this thread that you participated in quite a bit, and your second post describes my sentiment at this point exactly. The original...
  58. Sticky: If you read over this thread:...

    If you read over this thread: http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39232

    I believe what's discussed in there might be my problem (dropped frames due to a corrupt stream) because the...
  59. Sticky: More background... if I let tivoserver transcode...

    More background... if I let tivoserver transcode from the cut mpegs it also exhibits the same choppy playback.
  60. Sticky: No, I'm getting the same results which I will...

    No, I'm getting the same results which I will elaborate on further. I'm just wondering what (specific) reasoning is behind the statement I quoted from the TyTools FAQ.



    Because so far...
  61. Sticky: In the TyTool FAQ under the 'How do I extract a...

    In the TyTool FAQ under the 'How do I extract a show' section the following is mentioned about mutiplex mode.



    Would anyone be willing to elaborate on this? I'm relatively new to the Tivo...
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    Ah, much better, thanks!

    Ah, much better, thanks!
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    I'm trying to build the -a3 CVS using...

    I'm trying to build the -a3 CVS using 'Makefile.old' and I get the following error on slackware 10.2.


    root@san1:/usr/src/tivoserver-a3# cp Makefile.old Makefile...
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