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  1. Thread: S3 PROMs

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    Nobody? Really? Id' rather get PROMs from...

    Nobody? Really?

    Id' rather get PROMs from someone here than buy a programmer from someone else on ebay.

    OK, another question, After cutting the trace on the board, the PROM should be readable...
  2. Thread: S3 PROMs

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    S3 PROMs

    Where are replacement PROMs available now? I'm looking for 2. Plan to use piggyback sockets, not replacement.
  3. Recordings play on S2 DTiVo, video and audio glitches in extractions - help req

    I've been using TyTool with Jamie's improved tserver for proper episode names. Extracted files have audio and video glitches such as messed up macroblocks every so often. Have tried 2 different...
  4. Sticky: 352 horizontal and 480 vertical? You're viewing...

    352 horizontal and 480 vertical? You're viewing at a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio which isn't the ratio used for the recording. That's not a function of TyTool.
  5. pad reference for back side?

    Is there an annotated visual reference for which pads on the back are associated with each component on the front? I seem to recall a T60 board layout diagram here many, many moons ago but not any...
  6. Capacitor replacement articles

    I've been out of town. Here are three articles about upgrading capacitors and other components. Not so sure about the real benefit of inertial weight for a spinning disc. Don't optical video media...
  7. Wonderful information. Thank you. I'll replace...

    Wonderful information. Thank you. I'll replace the caps in both power supplies. Cheap caps are also a common issue with cheap disc players. Upgrade the caps and add some weight to the disc clamps so...
  8. I've swapped power supply and hard drive and...

    I've swapped power supply and hard drive and found threads about cap replacement as well as adding a cap to bridge the 2nd tuner. There are also some which discuss removing the covers of tuners to...
  9. Yes, I had forgotten about that. Thanks for your...

    Yes, I had forgotten about that. Thanks for your reply.

    I'm going to replace the hard drive first to see if that's the problem. There are a lot of recordings for which the storage size is far too...
  10. Streams appear to be unencrypted but there are...

    Streams appear to be unencrypted but there are short periods in which blocky smearing happens. Is this common? I see it on locals as well as national channels.
  11. Got it working. Thanks.

    Got it working. Thanks.
  12. non-RID S2 DTiVo and 6.4a - rebooting loop or working?

    We've recently lost locals on non-RID S2 DTiVos. I've bought the appropriate InstantCake to get a drive image, if needed. The other forum is full of people complaining about reboot loops after...
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    Would someone please remind me how to do this? I...

    Would someone please remind me how to do this? I have 6.2 which would be the files in FixedNS+tsrv, right? It's been years since I've hacked these boxes (S2 DTivos). Were is the NowShowing script?
    ...
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    Happily satisfied with S2 SD until lately. Lake...

    Happily satisfied with S2 SD until lately. Lake of widescreen and detail in sports have finally gotten to me. Also, DTVs recorder won't undelete. That's REALLY annoying.

    FWIW, HATE that stretched...
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    HR10-250 models - are any RID?

    Are any (all?) of the HR10-250? RID chipped?

    If so, are any of the patches sufficient or is ROM replacement still required?

    If required, does anyone still do this?
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    This unit worked fine on both tuners with 3.1.1d...

    This unit worked fine on both tuners with 3.1.1d so why would there be a problem with 6.2a? I'll check Weakness. Still, electronics don't rot in a couple of years (no pirate capacitors in these...
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    Does anyone know how to get tuner2 to work? I'm...

    Does anyone know how to get tuner2 to work? I'm in the same situation. DSR7000 tuner 1 works but not tuner 2.
  18. hacks reinstall - how to archive hacks directory?

    My S2 DTiVos have reset themselves, partially. They were Sleepered and the var directory tree was wiped when they started after being off for a few weeks and changing from an old oval to a new...
  19. Does anyone have a HMO for SubSonic on series 2?

    Galleon and such are fine for small numbers of audio. I'm wondering if anyone has tackled a larger streaming server like SubSonic http://subsonic.sourceforge.net/ which can support huge collections...
  20. Sticky: There are illegal null values in the IFO files...

    There are illegal null values in the IFO files which TyTool creates. Load the IFO set into PGCEdit and it will repair them. Josh should know about the issue but he seems to have gone on a long...
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    Tom's Hardware (I think it was) put the WD 1G at...

    Tom's Hardware (I think it was) put the WD 1G at about the mid-point compared to the better 500 and 750G drives. I don't own one. I confirmed the noise with a firend who works at WD. YMMV. There's...
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    They're hot, loud and slow compared to 500G and...

    They're hot, loud and slow compared to 500G and 750G drives. Might be a good idea to wait until there are other competitors in the 1T segment...
  23. Knee-j*e*r*k response: It's possible you're a...

    Knee-j*e*r*k response: It's possible you're a little new to be quibbling against the moderators, don't you think?

    Oh, wait, this is DDB, not doom9, I don't have to be nice.

    Drop and give us 50...
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    Hmmm...I wonder if it's related to DRM. There...

    Hmmm...I wonder if it's related to DRM. There aren't problems with regular XP.
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    Oh, I didn't know there's a 0.18 build. I'll...

    Oh, I didn't know there's a 0.18 build. I'll check that out. I'll see if I can find anything on that error message. It's weird.

    (update) OK, it looks like there's a dependency and you don't have...
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    1) There is no default association for .ty files...

    1) There is no default association for .ty files so you have to create one. Right-click on a .ty file then choose "Open with", enable the checkbox to make the choice sticky then browse to the media...
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    Whenever possible, use TyTool for your editing....

    Whenever possible, use TyTool for your editing. Josh put a lot of work into very low level aspects of how the field-accurate splicing works and getting the streams to work in hardware players. It...
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    I don't know about HD, I'm only using SD. I guess...

    I don't know about HD, I'm only using SD. I guess it's possible as a way to save bandwidth but it's a playback nightmare from a coding/design standpoint.
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    Variable FRAME rate? Methinks you are confusing...

    Variable FRAME rate? Methinks you are confusing field repetition with VFR. DTV does sometimes use telecine for movie channels.
  30. DivX Pro 6.6.1 Bundle free - maybe only for 1 day

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/06/07/divx-pro-6-bundle-available-free/

    Why is DivX giving free registration for the bundle? I haven't a clue.

    This is similar to the one-day free WinRar...
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    Use beta 0.17 or later (if a more recent one...

    Use beta 0.17 or later (if a more recent one exists.)

    Mpeg2DecFilter is horribly old. Don't use it. It is a partial MPEG2 decoder which causes problems with more current software.

    Use ffdshow...
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    Don't use Mpeg2DecFilter. Get rid of it. It's...

    Don't use Mpeg2DecFilter. Get rid of it. It's broken. It's old. It creates problems with proper MPEG2 filters.

    find the tytool techniques thread and get the MPC player from it. That should work.
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    Read the post above yours. With regard to...

    Read the post above yours. With regard to VsrvSrc.ax, I have no idea unless you're breaking the codecs by using that old piece of crap Mpeg2DecFilter.ax. If you have Nero installed, use GSpot to...
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    Video playback package

    This is a set of files designed to allow proper playback of most major video file types.

    Icons are unique to each file type, deinterlacing is adaptive, Resizing is smart, system demands are low.
    ...
  35. Sticky: HJ-Split is a good file splitter/joiner:...

    HJ-Split is a good file splitter/joiner: http://freebyte.com/hjsplit/
    The File Splitter doesn't include a join function.
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    Mpeg2DecFilter.ax is a horrible piece of junk....

    Mpeg2DecFilter.ax is a horrible piece of junk. Gabest made it 4 years ago when MPEG2 decoding in DirectShow wasn't that common. It will conflict with ffdshow and probably other transform filters.
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    Thanks for the help, I'll dive back in.

    Thanks for the help, I'll dive back in.
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    Thanks. Now that you've told me, I remember this....

    Thanks. Now that you've told me, I remember this. The original HD has never been updated.
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    OK, I'm going to get InstantCake after this whole...

    OK, I'm going to get InstantCake after this whole DST thing settles down. The PTVUpgrade site doesn't give a full rundown of what's inside the package. Other than LBA48 support,what is in it?
  40. Sticky: I just went through the same thing...again. In my...

    I just went through the same thing...again. In my case, at least I found out the day before Valentine's Day. That sucked but far better than losing a lot of money.
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    Darn it! I've got the old "hang at 28%" of...

    Darn it! I've got the old "hang at 28%" of satellite recognition error. Grrrr...
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    rebuild T60 - advice?

    I'm rebuilding a T60 after 3 years. I'm just now poking around the forum to find the current status of S1 and would appreciate some guidance.

    The original 40G drive is back in and I'm waiting for...
  43. It's possible with software modificiation. I've...

    It's possible with software modificiation. I've not found any description and don't know how practical this would be. Hence, the question.

    I'd far prefer a patch than to pay for another...
  44. Correct. One tuner should be "view only" without...

    Correct. One tuner should be "view only" without recording ability.

    I'm tired of trying to explain how to change tuners/DTiVos to visitors. They get upset that the end of something they are...
  45. Wonderful. Thanks.

    Wonderful. Thanks.
  46. S1 or S2 DTiVo - prevent recording on one tuner?

    Is there a way to configure an S1 or S2 DTiVo such that only one tuner is used for recording?

    Basically, I'm tired of friends/family being confused when they just want to watch TV and I'd rather...
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    Josh went through a move, a new job, psycho...

    Josh went through a move, a new job, psycho girlfriend(s), burnout, etc.
    He's alive and has made some updates to TyTool. Those are still being tested. He's probably just feeling a little tired.
    ...
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    You have installed TyShow properly and the...

    You have installed TyShow properly and the streams will play with other media player aps, correct?
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    Looking for suggestions? deinterlacing should...

    Looking for suggestions?

    deinterlacing should be optional

    a full, proper codec interface to allow using TyShow as a DS decoder would be wonderful. (VirtualDub, AviSynth, etc.)
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    Just a guess but you COULD look in the directory...

    Just a guess but you COULD look in the directory at the filenames and think about how you registered it.

    It should have anything to do with crashes. All it does is provide a way to decode .ty...
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    The header includes a definition of the display...

    The header includes a definition of the display aspect ratio. Most plyaers will rescale to fit this resolution. That is why 480x480 will display properly on a 4:3 ratio. It's the same thing the DTiVo...
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    Josh, deringing test

    Remember when I was babbling about ffdshow as a deringing method? It works like a charm. Compare these two which are NTSC DV. One is using MainConcept's decoder, the other is ffdshow's decoder with...
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    The GSpot beta is probably the most helpful way...

    The GSpot beta is probably the most helpful way to sec codec precedence: http://gspot.headbands.com/

    Ligos is a pain, so are Sony/Sound Forge installers which make the ULead splitter the default,...
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    I've never had a squeal, either. Maybe you have a...

    I've never had a squeal, either. Maybe you have a grounding problem with the audio feeds?
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    I know I came down a little hard. Wasn't trying...

    I know I came down a little hard. Wasn't trying to dampen enthusiasm.

    The intense video nuts I know have all gone back to MPEG2 because it's solid. MPEG4 is still "set in Jell-O" and the hassles...
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    That's what I thought. The vast majority of...

    That's what I thought. The vast majority of people who mess around with MPEG4 fall into 2 categories: those who understand video and those who don't. Reading a few articles at places like doom9 or...
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    Let's back up. Why are you encoding to MPEG4 and...

    Let's back up. Why are you encoding to MPEG4 and what is the source material?
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    If it works properly in VirtualDub's preview,...

    If it works properly in VirtualDub's preview, your solution is to use CBR audio or a proper player. Most people who encode to MPEG4 screw up the audio by using VBR and lousy muxing or a poor player.
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    Read the documentation that's part of AviSynth. ...

    Read the documentation that's part of AviSynth.

    I'd load the script into VirtualDub to test it and frameserve if I were you but I don't do this kind of thing. I keep as MPEG2 interlaced.
  60. Sticky: GUI oversight: When using 10r4 to get chunks...

    GUI oversight:

    When using 10r4 to get chunks there is no abort button. All the buttons go grey, too.
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    VirtualDub-MPEG2 has a very simple MPEG2 decoder...

    VirtualDub-MPEG2 has a very simple MPEG2 decoder which hasn't been updated in a loooooooong time.

    Even if you patch audio holes, TyTool's muxer does some other stuff to make them work properly.
    ...
  62. Sticky: Josh, The "break" from TyTool and DDB probably...

    Josh,

    The "break" from TyTool and DDB probably let your brain rest. Spring's coming (it's already here but I don't live in the tundra, like you) so things will seem a heck of a lot better soon...
  63. Sticky: The two things I'd like to see "reappear" are the...

    The two things I'd like to see "reappear" are the fixes for overflow audio holes (backwards references, IIRC) and multiple timer resets in the stream.

    "Cosmetic" would be to make the patch AC3...
  64. Sticky: There's also Global Blocklist as a TW module at...

    There's also Global Blocklist as a TW module at Tivo Community. It's a little rough. IMNSHO, the best would be multiple levels of "kill" in the todo list; always kill, never kill, and ask through...
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    test screenshot: ffdshow deblocking

    This isn't really a "technique", per se. It's just a screenshot showing a simple test I've done using ffdshow's use of DScaler to deblock a crappy source. This is still in the "research" phase.
    ...
  66. Sticky: Get thee to Staples or Staples.com and buy one of...

    Get thee to Staples or Staples.com and buy one of the I/O Magic burners that are $20 after rebates. Odds are it's a Lite-On drive. Methinks you've "spent" far more value in time on this than the cost...
  67. Sticky: um...ah...harumph!! Doesn't one of the MPEG...

    um...ah...harumph!!

    Doesn't one of the MPEG (as opposed to VOB) muxing routines do just this? It saves each section as an individual file.

    I did that for a while then realized I liked a single...
  68. Sticky: Is that like hanging out in the produce section...

    Is that like hanging out in the produce section in anticipation of when it "rains"? :p
  69. Sticky: You describe a drive with a worn out laser. If...

    You describe a drive with a worn out laser.

    If you really want to put more time into this, get KProbe at http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=93944 and use a Lite-On drive to test your burns....
  70. Sticky: Oh, puh-lease!!! You just think she's cute. ...

    Oh, puh-lease!!!

    You just think she's cute.

    She's a pain in the butt, like that brat who kept talking about setting up a private airline to do overnight deliveries. Sheesh! Like THAT would...
  71. Sticky: Nero 6 is pretty foolproof if you follow the...

    Nero 6 is pretty foolproof if you follow the instructions. Set the disc type to DVD-ROM(UDF/ISO) at the bottom of the list of DVD types and enable the XBox compatability setting before burning. If...
  72. Sticky: You youngsters had it so easy. Try threading your...

    You youngsters had it so easy. Try threading your own core.

    ...and that damn Navy woman, always getting in the way...
  73. Sticky: I suppose you can try paper tape if you're...

    I suppose you can try paper tape if you're willing to risk a technology which is new and untested.
  74. Sticky: I've found a way to fix these holes. You dump the...

    I've found a way to fix these holes. You dump the stream to punch cards then put masking tape over hole G12 if there are more than 6 of them punched in a row. Be sure to put the tape on both sides of...
  75. Sticky: Josh, Is it possible the backwards pointer (?)...

    Josh,

    Is it possible the backwards pointer (?) wrt audio holes capability was lost in your hard drive crash? I just got this error during key creation:


    Need to add 1708721 empty audio packets!
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    I understand what you want to do. I've never done...

    I understand what you want to do. I've never done it, myself. There is more than one way to chain the PGCs. I seem to recall one of them was ignored by the TyTool-created IFOs.

    This is one of the...
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    Are you getting confused by the terms? If so,...

    Are you getting confused by the terms? If so, there's not really much that can be done to make it easier to understand. You'd need to know some basics of how DVD structure works and the terms are...
  78. That's what "(so to speak)" meant. You are...

    That's what "(so to speak)" meant. You are correct in that it all goes back to analog waves but those were broken into specified time intervals for digital video. It makes sense that way but the...
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    There are some notes here:...

    There are some notes here: http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32807

    There were some challenges with making sequential play work properly with older version of TyTool. Josh was...
  80. Take my wife, please. A man walks into a bar,...

    Take my wife, please.

    A man walks into a bar, the second man ducks.

    Hmm...rough crowd.
  81. It was a mixture of two statements. The first was...

    It was a mixture of two statements. The first was saying that 640x480 is 4:3 ratio for square pixels but video is different. The pixels (or, more accurately, frequency periods) aren't square. That's...
  82. Video pixels (so to speak) aren't square, they're...

    Video pixels (so to speak) aren't square, they're rectangles. Computer pixels are square. Pie are not square, they're round. Cornbread are square.If it was a simple typo in something you created, a...
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    Upgrade to version 10r3. There should be...

    Upgrade to version 10r3.

    There should be plenty of instructions over in the newbie discussion area.
  84. Why does the IFO creation process set the...

    Why does the IFO creation process set the resolution at 704x480 for DTiVo source? Shouldn't it be 720x480 because 480 width is 2/3 D1 which means full D1 is 720, not 704. 704 is the "safe" width...
  85. Why not do the edit then watch on your laptop...

    Why not do the edit then watch on your laptop without needing to skip ads?

    It's gotten to nicey-nicey around here.

    Josh, your program sux 'cause it doesn't work with Easy DVD Maker 2 rev 2 mark...
  86. 0-position FAE starting point error GUI bug: ...

    0-position FAE starting point error GUI bug:

    Heh, you knew this would show up, didn't you?

    Generate a keyfile and start to edit. Click on either FAE button. Move the position slider, move the...
  87. Quick howto hack to enable CC. As noted, this is...

    Quick howto hack to enable CC. As noted, this is a remporary fix until TyTool sets the status bit automagically.

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?p=244734#post244734
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    Enabling CC with TyTool 10r3

    Use IfoEdit to set the CC flag for the appropriate VOB sets. This is an intermediate fix as TyTool will probably handle this properly in the near future.
  89. Hmmm...I'll revert to the default status settings...

    Hmmm...I'll revert to the default status settings and reburn to test. Do you see the CC with PowerDVD or WinDVD?

    edit: Bah! That's even worse on the Apex 2500. Oh...geez! I'm an *****!!! CC isn't...
  90. CC results: Apex AD-2500 TCM stream with CC...

    CC results: Apex AD-2500 TCM stream with CC (visible during mux.) Made an IFO set with CC enabled. Edited the associated IFO with IFOEdit to set subtitles for field 1 and mpeg-2 (why is the default...
  91. @lgkahn, Here's your avatar,...

    @lgkahn,
    Here's your avatar, http://home.mindspring.com/~fredthompson/Smiley-Puke.gif all grown up and gone to sckrewl....
  92. I feel your pain. Send me your HDTiVo and I'll...

    I feel your pain.
    Send me your HDTiVo and I'll do it for you... http://home.mindspring.com/~fredthompson/Smiley-Jester.gif
  93. Why don't you just remove it from the menu? ...

    Why don't you just remove it from the menu? "Doc, it hurts when I do this." "Don't do that." http://home.mindspring.com/~fredthompson/Smiley-HeadSlap2.gif
  94. OK, you may be waking up but I'm falling asleep....

    OK, you may be waking up but I'm falling asleep. The last sentence seems to contradict itself. Do you mean the CC will still be in the re-worked VOB even though TyTool complains?

    Guess what,...
  95. @lgkahn, I just noticed the nose blow in your...

    @lgkahn,

    I just noticed the nose blow in your avatar. That's gotta hurt!

    @JimBliss,

    What do you mean by "interlace"? Do you really mean the sawtoothed edge? That's not "interlace" at all....
  96. Are you thinking of remux or ty streams? It looks...

    Are you thinking of remux or ty streams? It looks like the subtitle status isn't set properly in the IFOs from 10r3. At least, a fresh edit of 2 PBS Frontline streams didn't yield and IFO with...
  97. Huh? CC has to be inside the VOBs, right? Maybe I...

    Huh? CC has to be inside the VOBs, right? Maybe I don't understand how the CC works. I'll go read the notes again.

    There are probably more than 5-10 corrupted CC streams made by TyTool users. (I...
  98. First impression: There should be a STFU option...

    First impression: There should be a STFU option for "Ack. Couldn't find the cc node. How could this happen? Tell jdiner."

    If there's no cc in something which is being remuxed, it shouldn't fill...
  99. Testing now. Thanks and Happy New Year, you old...

    Testing now. Thanks and Happy New Year, you old coot.
  100. Josh, You are my hero. I'd offer to have...

    Josh,

    You are my hero.

    I'd offer to have your children but that would be a bit...painful. :P
  101. I've only tested one stream which stuttered....

    I've only tested one stream which stuttered. There are probably quite a few others on discs here from the first few days after the 10r1 release, though. I've found the one stream I did test played...
  102. I'm seeing definite stuttering in the IFO sets...

    I'm seeing definite stuttering in the IFO sets from 10r1. I've seen it on a hardware player then pulled the entire disc onto a hard drive and saw the same behavior with PowerDVD at the same points.
    ...
  103. Josh, I don't know what I'm doing but there...

    Josh,

    I don't know what I'm doing but there must be some sequence of keypresses which is slipping past your dummy-proofing. I just had another 0-position FAE error.

    edit: when I edit, my left...
  104. Nope. I don't know how it happened. This message...

    Nope. I don't know how it happened. This message has shown up twice. I've loaded the ty for editing then loaded the cut list and looked at the entries. Both times there was a starting FAE offset of...
  105. Josh, How about adding some kind of "you can't...

    Josh,

    How about adding some kind of "you can't do that" feedback to the FAE editor when a cut is supposed to happen at position 0? The muxer reports it can't be done and aborts the task. The...
  106. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping Josh can put...

    I'm crossing my fingers and hoping Josh can put together a mux fixer to save the stuttering streams. Gad, what a mess.
  107. Crud. I was really hoping the audio sync and...

    Crud. I was really hoping the audio sync and video pausing was my player, not the new TyTool.

    I really don't want to ask these questions:

    Are 10r1 vobmuxed streams irreparable?

    Are 10r1 IFO...
  108. Nope, Win2K. All I can tell you is I'll notice a...

    Nope, Win2K. All I can tell you is I'll notice a file being extrated is taking a very long time then the TyTool display shows the impossibly long time. If I chose the abort button, I have to close...
  109. correct. you should also set the priority of the...

    correct. you should also set the priority of the copies at different levels to reduce disc thrashing if multiple instances are trying to do something disc intensive like generating keyfiles or...
  110. Weird time display

    When the server connection drops, TyTool will display an impossibly huge time and seems to stick in the extraction mode. Is there a way to detect the server is gone and abort the retrieval including...
  111. Heh, that's funny. My original post about the...

    Heh, that's funny. My original post about the sort order included a comment about integration with TivoWebPlus and wondering what neat stuff could be accomplished that way but I removed it.

    Seemed...
  112. How about a way to disable the auto-sort when the...

    How about a way to disable the auto-sort when the list is retrieved? That would work and be very easy to add to TyTool.
  113. How about an option to sort the entries to the...

    How about an option to sort the entries to the TiVo default?

    This makes it real easy to wipe out the auto-suggestions. They're at the bottom of the default setting.

    A lot of people turn them...
  114. Josh, I think jerseydave meant streamed...

    Josh,

    I think jerseydave meant streamed viewing, not extracting. Newbie confusion.

    OK, I see two lines in the release notes about SVCD but they don't explain the SVCD mux setting. What is that?...
  115. Ow, that hoits! I had set both fields to the...

    Ow, that hoits!

    I had set both fields to the prompt. Chaning the second to "$" solved the problem. Duh.

    Ok, Josh. I've got a real bone to pick with you. I've looked all through the notes and...
  116. ok, be gentle with me: I'm using an old...

    ok, be gentle with me:

    I'm using an old tserver in my S2s (I know, I know, rebuild is coming soon).

    The string which works in 9r is:

    /var/hack/tytool/tserver_mfs7_mips -s...
  117. SVCD?!?! Ah, all that whining paid off, huh?...

    SVCD?!?! Ah, all that whining paid off, huh? ...or was it the bribes?...

    Oh, man, just in time for the weekend. Christmas came early this year!
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    I thought you wanted colored text for the...

    I thought you wanted colored text for the selection titles for the creation routine of TyTool. Sorry, my mistake.
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    Not supported by TyTool.

    Not supported by TyTool.
  120. "new" resolution?

    Josh,

    I just saw a 544x480 stream from one of my PBS locals via DTV. Have you seen this? That's Dish resolution, not the 480 or 352 (blech) I'm used to.:eek:
  121. TyTool only processes "The Nanny" if the nudeFran...

    TyTool only processes "The Nanny" if the nudeFran patch is applied...
  122. Settle down, Frances.

    Settle down, Frances.
  123. @johnsolo, Where did you find your avatar...

    @johnsolo,

    Where did you find your avatar image? I had a big version of that from the Back Orifice site but it's long gone. Would love to get that thing again.
  124. Appending extra VOBs as just discussed using the...

    Appending extra VOBs as just discussed using the new vob mux results in some odd playback at times. Look at such a file with PowerDVD and things are ok. Try it with Media Player Classic and you'll...
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    I have to ask...did you pick Smallville because...

    I have to ask...did you pick Smallville because Josh has been hunting for menu menu images?
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    Come to think of it, genre-specific backgrounds...

    Come to think of it, genre-specific backgrounds make a lot of sense. Libraries separate stuff by genre, so do rental stores. I've got some library supply catalogs around here which I use to get stuff...
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    General history menu backgrounds

    Does anyone have decent menu backgrounds for general history shows? The only elements I've found which might work well are an hourglass and some books but those aren't quite what I was looking for....
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    Where is latest Tyshow?

    Where are the most recent Tyshow files? I saw a post which mentioned there are more recent files somewhere here than on the Sourceforge site.
  129. I made that statement because it used to be like...

    I made that statement because it used to be like that. Josh said things are changed quite a bit under the hood.

    You'll see a performance boost at about 750M of RAM with Win2K IIRC. There seems to...
  130. TyTool does very little number crunching. Disk...

    TyTool does very little number crunching. Disk throughput is the real speed limitation.
  131. W2003? Whoa! That's not quite the retroactive...

    W2003? Whoa! That's not quite the retroactive recording feature I keep bugging Josh about but proactive OS mods are pretty cool. Maybe you could help him with the recording thing so shows aren't...
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    Hmmm...maybe it would be more efficient to do...

    Hmmm...maybe it would be more efficient to do what I described via a PC calling tserver. Not as elegant, because it would be outside the TiVo, but perhaps easier to create.
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    Can this be modified to be: keep at most X...

    Can this be modified to be:

    keep at most X (largest recordings) of identical series and episode title matches and automagically delete smaller instances

    If so, it would be wonderful for folks...
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    Close? How so? It's weeks away.

    Close? How so? It's weeks away.
  135. The best rule of thumb is to ONLY offer free...

    The best rule of thumb is to ONLY offer free computer help to immediate family and be very, very firm that they must treat your time as valuable. If they're not willing to spend $50-$100 for a new...
  136. That's almost always the root of intermittent...

    That's almost always the root of intermittent problems. Best investment you can make is a good power supply and a small screwdriver to make sure the female 4-part power connectors are tight before...
  137. Mux irregularity

    Use the "new" VOB mux to create an IFO set which includes joined VOBs.

    The resultant combined VOB will play just fine with PowerDVD and, I assume, most hardware players.

    The audio will stop at...
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    The Last Days of WWII

    Did anyone successfully record/notice The Last Days of WWII on the History Channel at 9AM on Saturday, August 27th?

    The History Channel website shows it was to be broadcast.
    The TiVo schedule as...
  139. Maybe the food police are holding him hostage...

    Maybe the food police are holding him hostage...
  140. GAAAAHHH!!!!!! ...

    GAAAAHHH!!!!!! http://home.mindspring.com/~fredthompson/Smiley-Banghead.gif

    The WAIT is KILLING ME!!!!...
  141. Hey, Hey, HEY!!! This is a family...

    Hey, Hey, HEY!!!

    This is a family establishment!
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    The examples above and in the TyTool Techniques...

    The examples above and in the TyTool Techniques thread show how to use boxes for the selection marker. You could also use a fill color for lettering, neon lights, "bloodshot" eyes, whatever. Multiple...
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    IIWM, I'd set it so the entire sub-menu portion...

    IIWM, I'd set it so the entire sub-menu portion is saved and nothing else. Then again, how do you handle a very dark area? Maybe the bounding box should be present.Yes but the user can't specify...
  144. ...and a little cautious thinking I might jump on...

    ...and a little cautious thinking I might jump on you, huh? Nah, I won't do that.

    All I can say about VLC is it's worth a try. http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42332

    I think...
  145. Josh, just flame the eye die aught and get it...

    Josh, just flame the eye die aught and get it over with. :eek:
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    Heh, gotta watch those landlord types, especially...

    Heh, gotta watch those landlord types, especially the upper management. They tend to get a God complex. Remember a couple of years ago when the Feds mentioned terrorists setting up explosives labs in...
  147. OK, this is a really good explanation of the seek...

    OK, this is a really good explanation of the seek bar problem with junk players line Windows Media Player: http://neuron2.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=763

    MPEG2 compression is frequently variable...
  148. @jonesapr, You're at risk of being flamed....

    @jonesapr,

    You're at risk of being flamed. Read the sticky posts. Read the documents which are part of the TyTool distribution package. Accept that there is a learning curve and you need to be a...
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    Currently, you will need to modify the...

    Currently, you will need to modify the overlay.bmp file. http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32807

    My post above about a custom bitmap dump is to facilitate creating outline boxes.
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    That's why I said the post might not be accurate....

    That's why I said the post might not be accurate. You are correct, they can prohibit a renter from modifying the structure of the building. I guess if a satellite dish owner doesn't pay attention to...
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