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    HD-DVD Mac Workflow

    So, I have an eclectic collection of tools to do this, but I'm successfully burning HD-DVDs with no transcoding from my HR10-250.

    The basic process is:


    Extract .ty using TySuiteJ
    Convert...
  2. Duplicate file names

    First off, I'm happily running TySuite on a Mac to fetch .tys!

    FWIW, I then run them through tytompeg, then VideoReDo and MF6 under windows to make HVDVD_TS folders, which I then burn with Disco...
  3. Looks good, thanks again! -Zandr

    Looks good, thanks again!

    -Zandr
  4. tytompg: demux.c:283: parse_pes: Assertion `0' failed.

    Another assertion failure, about 7GB into a HD movie from HDNM:



    n6mod@mycroft:~/tystreams$ tytompg -dr -i 410404.ty -o 410404.ty.mpg
    tytompg: Copyright (c) 2004-2006 B.C. <b24cc@yahoo.com>...
  5. My understanding was that 0.13 had improvements...

    My understanding was that 0.13 had improvements to ignore garbage chunks rather than trying to process them. Since the problem I had with those streams went away with 0.13, I'm guessing that the bad...
  6. Well, I suspect it was in a garbage chunk,...

    Well, I suspect it was in a garbage chunk, because the same .ty's didn't show the problem in 0.13. Are you still interested in tracking it down?

    If so, I'll run them with 0.12 and find a sample...
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    Every 2 seconds? Are we talking about I-frames in...

    Every 2 seconds? Are we talking about I-frames in MPEG (which would be irrelavent to the uncompressed discussion)?

    Or did you mean every 2 frames? In which case, that's in the calculations. 1080i...
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    But it isn't twice that, it's a whole lot more....

    But it isn't twice that, it's a whole lot more. MPEG2 is lossy compression, so it throws away a lot of data that in theory you can't see.

    Looking at uncompressed video:
    1 frame (2 fields) of...
  9. Well, that wasn't true when I first set up a...

    Well, that wasn't true when I first set up a 64bit machine, and I never looked back. Indeed the 32bit binaries run just fine.



    Testing now, but so far, so good.



    Quite likely. I'll...
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    Poll: I'd love to see it upgraded to run with tytompg....

    I'd love to see it upgraded to run with tytompg. Sadly we aren't likely to be able to take advantage of bcc's recent work on the mac, but I have linux boxes.

    Also, multiple selections would be...
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    HDMI requires that you implement HDCP, so the...

    HDMI requires that you implement HDCP, so the Tivo will try HDCP. That said, I don't think it believes that any of its content is protected. I've had my HR10-250 connected to my DELL 2405FPW, which I...
  12. Thanks for the x86-64 binary, that lets me really...

    Thanks for the x86-64 binary, that lets me really use tytompg (only one windows laptop here, all the real hardware is Mac/Intel or Linux/AMD64) I ran I ran a big pile of .ty's that have been...
  13. Crosscompiled? I don't think so. It's quite true...

    Crosscompiled? I don't think so. It's quite true that most linux software will compile and run on the mac with little if any modification, but that's not cross compilation. (compiling for one...
  14. Sticky: And I've had my head wedged so firmly in the...

    And I've had my head wedged so firmly in the DirecTiVo world that I forgot about standalones altogether.

    Sorry about that. ;)

    DVDPatcher will indeed rewrite the headers for you, though I'm...
  15. Sticky: I think what's actually going on is somewhat...

    I think what's actually going on is somewhat different. Unless things have changed, DirecTV's SD streams are 480x480 and 4:3. This isn't a legal DVD resolution, and some players don't handle it...
  16. Sticky: There's an IP selection in the Prefs panel, but...

    There's an IP selection in the Prefs panel, but that just selects which interface TyTool binds to.

    I don't remember the subtleties of single vs double socket mode, but do things work in single...
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    That would be my first choice as well. What's the...

    That would be my first choice as well. What's the state of the art for extraction from an HDTiVo to linux that gets me .ty files with Title, Station, and Date in the filename? (Yeah, I know, that's...
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    Larger MSS?

    I just picked up a pair of Airlink USB GigE NICs and am trying to get a faster link going between my XP machine and my HR10-250.

    Even with the other NIC disabled on the XP machine, it's still...
  19. Sticky: HD Audio

    I'm returning to the forum after a long time away...

    I have an HR10-250, and an AVeLlink. I know that there's a known issue with HD audio, but I have the problem 100% of the time. This makes me...
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    I do not pretend to understand this, but I just...

    I do not pretend to understand this, but I just had *exactly* the same experience. A pair of WD2500s, one that was the original, and one that came from Woot. With the original drive at hdc and the...
  21. One hosed recording

    So, I just rigged my Dad's Tivo for extraction, using the TiVoApp patch and TyTool.

    He had a few scrambled recordings he wanted to keep. unscramble.o and the s1_unscramble program from DarkHelmet...
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    Toolchain HowTo?

    If someone can point me in the direction of a writeup on getting an S1 cross-compiling toolchain running, I'll give it a shot.

    -Z
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    How to do multi-angle TyDVD?

    So, I'm programming up the Tivos for the start of the race season (F1, Rolex, and IRL start this weekend), and I noticed that ESPN is doing in-car simulcasts of the IRL race on ESPN2.

    The obvious...
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    DVDLab will allow you to author using TyTool...

    DVDLab will allow you to author using TyTool VOBs.
    That said, whether that's a good idea depends on your DVD player. My Sony won't play discs that weren't processed all the way through by TyTool. I...
  25. Sorry, that post was less than clear. tserver...

    Sorry, that post was less than clear.

    tserver -s /path/to/NowShowing.tcl works.
    tserver works, and works much better.
    tserver /path/to/NowShowing.tcl produces no output in TyTool. (Actually, it...
  26. I can confirm the same thing. If you're running...

    I can confirm the same thing. If you're running Jamie's tserver, it will work fine with -s pointing to a .tcl script, and will work much better with no arguments at all (using the internal...
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    Can you play back from a DVD-ROM with a ty-tool...

    Can you play back from a DVD-ROM with a ty-tool generated .mpg?

    I don't think I've seen anyone mention that yet.

    HD could be twice the max bitrate for normal DVD-Video, so it's not a given.
    ...
  28. That is correct. (Actually. .mpg or .vob files...

    That is correct. (Actually. .mpg or .vob files will also appear, as you can use tytool to re-edit files you've already created.)

    Once you've created your .cut file, just choose Multiplex (or...
  29. Classic argument for fragmentation, yes. But...

    Classic argument for fragmentation, yes.

    But I see this under "ideal" conditions. (Only one client, ~1m from the access point, no other networks in range, my cordless phone is on 5.8, and I'm up...
  30. Any idea why? The 802.11 frame is (more than)...

    Any idea why? The 802.11 frame is (more than) large enough to carry a full ethernet (802.3) frame, so it's not going to cause fragmentation. Given that, a larger MTU should help performance.
  31. If you can, ditch the wireless. I don't pretend...

    If you can, ditch the wireless. I don't pretend to understand this, but for some reason something in this path performs horribly over wireless.

    I routinely get 2.0-2.5 MB/s out of my HR10-250 and...
  32. Certainly. You might also experiment with...

    Certainly. You might also experiment with customizing those settings. I know it can be done, though I'd need to search around to find out how. (I only have DTivos, so we get what D* gives us. :) )
    ...
  33. This is really an issue with the TiVo's encoders....

    This is really an issue with the TiVo's encoders. Can you see it on the screen when playing from the TiVo? If so, you might ask around on that "other" forum. :)
  34. I can't comment on the performance of the new...

    I can't comment on the performance of the new tserver all by itself, since my S1 has an old TivoNet, which is the bottleneck. However, it's worth installing on anything for the integrated NowShowing...
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    I've actually had a 100GB disk full of streams...

    I've actually had a 100GB disk full of streams sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now. The problem is that I always remember to ship it out to you *after* I've left the house without it. :D
    ...
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    Actually, I turned off .txt files before I...

    Actually, I turned off .txt files before I switched back to HD-Pre to see if it made a performance difference.

    But if I read Josh's last post on the subject correctly, those messages aren't...
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    Same here. I've processed a ton of files today,...

    Same here. I've processed a ton of files today, and have gone back to HD-pre, because HD-Pre2 has started spraying hex dumps on every stream I've processed. Mostly HDN, HDNM, DSHD streams today, but...
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    What are you using for a display device? This...

    What are you using for a display device? This means things are set up for (less than?) zero overscan.

    -Z
  39. As an aside, this is one nice side effect of...

    As an aside, this is one nice side effect of EndPadPlus. If both tuners are available, it will alternate a string of recordings on the same channel between the two tuners.
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    MPEG2 resolution and aspect ratio are totally...

    MPEG2 resolution and aspect ratio are totally unrelated. Pixels aren't square. The MPEG headers contain an aspect ratio, and the decoder stretches the pixels it has to fit.

    DTV does most of the HD...
  41. Is it possible to make that window non-modal, so...

    Is it possible to make that window non-modal, so I can leave the cheat sheet up while cutting?

    -Z
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    Yes, happens in almost every Hi-Def clip I have....

    Yes, happens in almost every Hi-Def clip I have. (I have vague memories of seeing it with SD long ago, but none of the SD stuff I've done lately has the problem.) These are all HD, mostly from DSHD...
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    No doubt, and I understand completely. BTW, these...

    No doubt, and I understand completely. BTW, these are not OTA streams, and both 9r18 and HD-pre show the same behavior.

    I see it cutting HD almost every time, so I'm happy to help debug when you...
  44. And there's your answer. Lots of network...

    And there's your answer. Lots of network television is still shot on film and telecined, particularly if it's aired in HD.

    The Tivo recorded the 29.97 interlaced signal from the bird, but that...
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    Memory Leak/No output

    Well, I've been working on this trying to isolate the problem.

    The problem occurs when doing a multiplex or vob-mux, with cuts, of an HD file. I think I've seen it in the distant past with SD...
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    I have no reason to believe that it won't. The...

    I have no reason to believe that it won't. The problem with the memory use happens with an unmolested .cut file from GOPEditor, untouched by human hands. (The first file in my last post is an...
  47. Do you bother with Inverse Telecine, or just let...

    Do you bother with Inverse Telecine, or just let it encode interlaced?

    I know that in the SD world, D* does some pretty unholy things with the interlace flags, so IVTC could be a problem.

    I've...
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    That's not what's going on here. I do see that...

    That's not what's going on here. I do see that memory spike, but that's nothing compared to what happens next. I should have been clearer.

    I have a simple cut file:



    # This cut file created...
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    This reminds me. I've occasionally noticed that...

    This reminds me. I've occasionally noticed that things will chew memory after an FAE, until the next cut. I say "things", because the memory doesn't show up in the task manager as belonging to...
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    WinRAR will split files into DVD-R sized chunks...

    WinRAR will split files into DVD-R sized chunks and reassemble them easily.

    I actually have Dog Day Afternoon sitting on my DTivo now, I'll extract it and see what happens.

    -Z

    EDIT: I just...
  51. Yeah, I know. The things that are stopping me are...

    Yeah, I know. The things that are stopping me are a) DL disks are still $9, and b) D*'s picture quality is poor enough by HD standards already. Another transcode isn't going to help any. (DSHD being...
  52. As I've mentioned, I've been trying to sort out a...

    As I've mentioned, I've been trying to sort out a good way to archive HD movies in playable pieces, such that I could either restore a movie to the server and concatenate it, or play the DVDs...
  53. Let me guess. 8 pixels high, and probably grey. ...

    Let me guess. 8 pixels high, and probably grey.

    This is one of the oddities of MPEG2 and HD. The resolution must be a multiple of 16 pixels.* 1080i has a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels, which...
  54. Archiving big .VOB/.MPGs (Feature Request?)

    I'm searching around for a tool that can somewhat intelligently (at an I-frame?) split big .MPG or .VOB files from TyTool into parts that fit on a DVD-R.

    Movies from the HDTiVo seem to run...
  55. This is the first time I've looked at the docs,...

    This is the first time I've looked at the docs, and one thing jumps out at me right away. If you still have the original screenshots, please use .png or .gif instead o .jpg. You might get smaller...
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    I actually worked for a company that made the...

    I actually worked for a company that made the machines that did ad insertion, at least in the digital domain. The signals are out of band, usually in private data packets that the inserter strips,...
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    Transcoding tools for "compliant" DVD?

    I'm looking for recommendations for tools to transcode TyDVDs to DVD-spec compliant form. (full- or half-res, GOP structure, etc)

    For my own purposes, TyDVDs are perfect, but I need to make a few...
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    I'll probably get an AVeLLink2 eventually, but...

    I'll probably get an AVeLLink2 eventually, but since I already have the Xbox....

    Any further wisdom to someone who's about to try this?

    Are you running 1080i or 720p out of the Xbox?

    Thanks!
  59. Everything seems fine in normal playback, but...

    Everything seems fine in normal playback, but since we're talking about a 1-field duration here, I'm not sure I'd be able to see it anyway.

    I guess the real test is to see if freezeframes/single...
  60. Odd rendering in HD-FAE

    I have some HD streams (most from Discovery, actually) that render strangely in the Frame Editor.

    First off, different things happen in the top and bottom of the frame. The line is a little past...
  61. The new cygwin will work with the old mpeg2enc.

    The new cygwin will work with the old mpeg2enc.
  62. Unless I've misunderstood something, 9r18 is set...

    Unless I've misunderstood something, 9r18 is set up for optimum performance on SD TiVos. If you're doing HD frame edits, you need the "new" mpeg2enc, which is not compiled with MMX/SIMD/SSE/whatever....
  63. I have three DTivos: 2 Philips S1's and an...

    I have three DTivos: 2 Philips S1's and an HR10-250

    Some support for multiple Tivos would be great.

    That said, I wouldn't want that feature to delay release of the new HD-capable tools. :)
  64. I'd vote for 5 columns as well. The largest thing...

    I'd vote for 5 columns as well. The largest thing I've ever recorded on the HDTivo was 26GB (LOTR:ROTK from PPV)

    100GB is about 12hrs of HD...can't imagine that in a single program. Even when...
  65. FWIW, I hit this problem on my HR10-250, but both...

    FWIW, I hit this problem on my HR10-250, but both MuscleNerd's and Jamie's tserver work fine.
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    HDtyDVDs?!

    Oh yeah!

    As soon as the toy fund has recovered from the HDTiVo itself, this is on the list. The biggest problem I was facing was that HTPCs aren't normally "wife-compatible", but this would do...
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    Yes, I've read this thread. But Riley mentioned...

    Yes, I've read this thread. But Riley mentioned that he was working on convert/conform to burnable, and I was wondering if he was heading in this direction, or just being able to move from 810 to...
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    S1 DTivo > 810?

    Riley,

    I'm happily burning tyDVDs, from my S1 DTivos, but I'd swap out the S1's for HDVR2s if there was a path to use an 810 as the burner.

    The PC based tools are great for me, but they're not...
  69. I saw this as well, but didn't think much of it...

    I saw this as well, but didn't think much of it because it was within a field or two of the end of the GOP, so I just assumed the cut point was the last frame and it reverted to a GOP cut.

    -Z
  70. Very sweet. My DVD burner is in the Mac anyway....

    Very sweet. My DVD burner is in the Mac anyway. If I could avoid touching windows entirely.... Oh yeah. ;)

    -Z
  71. 1.2GB. If this isn't something you're going to...

    1.2GB. If this isn't something you're going to fix immediately, it's probably easiest if you PM me a mailing address and I'll send you a DVD-R.

    In the meantime, I can put the .key (80MB)...
  72. I look forward to the full explanation, but two...

    I look forward to the full explanation, but two thoughts come to mind:

    If you can sort this out from context with the full file, can you add a flag (perhaps in a private data packet) at the...
  73. I should have offered a little more explanation....

    I should have offered a little more explanation. The timecode reset a few times during the course of the file. There are visible glitches in the video, and (sometimes) at that glitch, the timecode...
  74. Well, I'm working through finally cutting...

    Well, I'm working through finally cutting TechTV's masscre of Max Headroom. There are these interstitals they put at the ad breaks (because ads for ZikZak are too much like the real thing?) and I...
  75. I just found one that was a hard cut to black. ...

    I just found one that was a hard cut to black.

    picture, picture, picture, black, picture, black, black, black.

    Assuming I cared about not having a frame of black at the end (I don't), where...
  76. We're seeing the fields in transmission order,...

    We're seeing the fields in transmission order, but the frames in playback order? Uh, OK. Without having tried to code it, it seems like that would be harder to do than putting everything in playback...
  77. I guess I need to reiterate. This is only...

    I guess I need to reiterate. This is only happening in the Frame (actually field) editor. The output is fine.

    Within the editor, the fields are consistently flipped. I understand that the DTV...
  78. I clearly overreacted to Fred's tone, and managed...

    I clearly overreacted to Fred's tone, and managed to tick everyone off. Let's reset here, because I think what I'm seeing is more that you're describing.



    Which I didn't find, apparently. I did...
  79. Actually, Fred, the only dead wrong conclusion is...

    Actually, Fred, the only dead wrong conclusion is that I don't know *#$ about video.

    I shouldn't have said anything about line twitter because you and Josh both jumped to the same conclusion.
    ...
  80. OK, the fields are obviously wrong in GopEditor....

    OK, the fields are obviously wrong in GopEditor. Static graphics twitter up and down, motion judders, fades bounce back and forth.

    I VOB-muxed the file, and it looks OK in PowerDVD, though...
  81. Ah, thanks. I wouldn't have known that. So...

    Ah, thanks. I wouldn't have known that.

    So I'm finally sitting down to edit and burn Max Headroom, and as I'm editing it's pretty clear that the field dominance is backward. I'll let you know if...
  82. WooHoo!

    Just downloaded and started processing some .cut files I made with the first preview.

    So far so good....I'll keep you posted.

    (Couldn't resist first-post....maybe)
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    Just thought I'd chime back in here. I've been...

    Just thought I'd chime back in here. I've been away from this project for quite some time. For background, I was a Field Engineer/Trade Show Guy for Terayon for a couple of years, so I've spent...
  84. Thread: Dtivo and DVDLab

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    Re: DVD Lab 1.2.1 and TYTool 7r4

    Did you let DVDLab demux the .mpg when you imported the asset? I've had no trouble at all using 1.2.1 with .mpgs from TyTool.

    Extract .ty's, make keys, edit, mux to .mpg, import .mpg to DVDLab,...
  85. Thread: Dtivo and DVDLab

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    Which help. I was trying to get the Nascar race...

    Which help. I was trying to get the Nascar race at Sears^H^H^H^H^HInfineon burned to disk. (I don't like Nascar, which is why I so enjoy the Nascar races at Sears and the Glen...try turning right,...
  86. Thread: Dtivo and DVDLab

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    Success

    As it turns out, my DVD-RW drive is in the Mac, (I'd been using DVDSP to make discs from elementary streams until now)

    That said, I took five episodes of Babylon5, used TyTool7r3 to make keys, cut...
  87. Thread: Dtivo and DVDLab

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    Thanks!

    Great. Thanks again. I just built a disc last night with TyTool 7r3 and DVDLab 1.2, and kicked off the compile before I went to sleep. I'll burn it tonight and see how sync looks.
  88. Thread: Dtivo and DVDLab

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    Why do it the hard way?

    Bato-

    Thanks for your workflow docs for using DVDLab...this looks great. I do have one question: What are the advantages of the "long way", using VOBedit and mpeg2vcr to take a finished VOB into...
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    Mostly worked for a while

    FWIW, I've been happily playing muxed output from TyTool using XBMP for a while now. I am using XBMP 2.3 and TyTool6r3, but it works great. Seek doesn't work right, but hey, you can't win them all....
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    OK, so to put in simple terms, the behavior of...

    OK, so to put in simple terms, the behavior of the editor is that the I-frame at the beginning of the cut is the first one removed, and the I-frame at the end of the cut is the first one shown after...
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    GOPeditor "fencepost" question

    First off, thank you jdiner for the excellent tools. I just completed a test DVD with three programs from three different channels from my DTivo, and everything went great. (Mine is a crossplatform...
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    Some suggestions

    Of course, the grail arrives in the middle of a week when I have customer sites going to pieces all over the place....

    In any event, I'm finally getting some time to play with GopEditor. I've read...
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    128 * 2^30 ~= 137 * 10^9 Or, 128GB ~=...

    128 * 2^30 ~= 137 * 10^9

    Or, 128GB ~= 137GB(Marketing) ;)
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    Re: First test looks like a success

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by artships

    because 8 times it came up with:

    doRealMux: ERROR: We did not get what we thought we would from the videoCache!


    I seemed to be charmed when it comes...
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    Re: Mux'ing Pre-Release alpha #1 is out.

    And I thought I'd work late tonight to wrap up some projects...

    Nope, I'm outta here....testing to be done. ;)

    -Z
  96. Re: ... another feature request

    Probably because tserver_mfs talks to stdout, not stderr?

    Errm. I just tried both

    ./tserver_mfs >& /dev/null &

    and

    ./tserver_mfs > /dev/null &
  97. Re: performance?

    1433MB in 4647 seconds. About 2.5 Mb/s.

    And that's low, since it's through a TiVoNet (not a TurboNet), across a switch to a hub (yeah, I know...) into an Apple AirPort and then across the room to...
  98. Beautiful!

    jdiner:
    All good on Win2k. I'm happily pulling down a B5 episode wirelessly from my notebook. ;)

    This is a great tool, much cleaner than TivoApp! It seems to happily coexist with TivoWeb and...
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    Ermm... bash-2.02# ls -l...

    Ermm...




    bash-2.02# ls -l /var/hack/tivoweb-tcl/modules/
    total 177
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 89284 Mar 17 19:11 0ui.itcl
    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 13757 Mar 17 19:11...
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    Uh oh. Where have I gone wrong? Clicking on...

    Uh oh.

    Where have I gone wrong? Clicking on MfsStream from the main TivoWeb page gives.



    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    action_mfsstream '/' ''
    can't read "header": no such variable
  101. Yep. I'm extracting using TivoApp/mfs_stream to...

    Yep. I'm extracting using TivoApp/mfs_stream to the Windoze box, then patching with DVD Patcher and importing to DVD Studio Pro and burning DVD-R's.

    Works fine. I just wish I could edit. ;)

    -Z...
  102. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    Strange. I have the opposite problem. In my...

    Strange. I have the opposite problem. In my experience, the .mp2 can be imported immediately, but I have to patch the .m2v with DVDPatcher to get it to import.

    I'm afraid I'm not much help.
    ...
  103. Mine: Cover is off, TivoNet on ADEX flex cable...

    Mine:
    Cover is off, TivoNet on ADEX flex cable dangling overboard. What's the lid for anyway?

    Dad's:
    Cleaner installation. Took dykes and clipped out a "+" from the row of square vent holes in...
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    Re: Re: Can't seem to figure this out.

    ROTFLMAO!

    Thank god I never had to write in APL... :D:D:D:D
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    So PM me an address and it will be on your...

    So PM me an address and it will be on your doorstep when you get back from your road trip.


    [b]

    I've asked for a suggestion. Failing that, I could also forward some questions to him.

    -Z
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    Look for MPEG Video Compression Standard. Joan L....

    Look for MPEG Video Compression Standard. Joan L. Mitchell et al.
    ISBN 0-412-08771-5. It's pretty dense, and like everything else out there, is light on system layer. But it does have lots of...
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    Re: Re: Damn...

    If you PM me a mailing address, I can send it to you, and you can bring it back when you come out to CA. But I don't think you're going to get much out of it All of the books on MPEG2 that I have...
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    Damn...

    The guy I need to show this to is on vacation. I may have something for you next week if nobody else gets there.



    OK, I think I found it. Short answer is don't change anything. Long answer...
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    Re: V2 V3

    Hogwash. The NetApp is absolutely, without question, an NFS v3 server. End of discussion. It ain't the server.

    [b]

    Really? Show me an FSID that's larger than 512MB. Programs may be larger than...
  110. Ooops...

    Looks like I'm probably mistaken. (Especially if you used Xtreme to get your 120 running.)

    Read this thread.

    I don't feel too bad, Glitched made the same mistake. :D
  111. You replaced the original "A" drive with the 1st...

    You replaced the original "A" drive with the 1st 120?

    Then no worries. Just bless the new drive and install it. The "Hinsdale Howto" will walk you through backing up your first 120, but that's...
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    I think I tried to say this a long time ago...

    I think I tried to say this a long time ago, but I jumped to a conclusion that obscured what I was trying to say.

    I've long suspected that things have to be in IPBB order, and I'm not surprised...
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    I haven't done much with it. I chopped the ads...

    I haven't done much with it. I chopped the ads out of an episode of RedDwarf, and pulled it back over to the PC. MediaPlayer was fine with it, but after each cut, the audio sync got progressively...
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    Actually, I'm hoping that the output of jdiner's...

    Actually, I'm hoping that the output of jdiner's muxer is something that GOPchop will be able to edit without losing AV sync.

    I still don't understand why this is happening in the first place,...
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    The timing is truly wonderful. The CEO of...

    The timing is truly wonderful.

    The CEO of Turner Broadcasting is ranting about people breaking their contract by skipping ads....

    The first episode of Max Headroom airs again. The subject:...
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    lsmod: Please go read RFC1918. Torg: Please...

    lsmod: Please go read RFC1918.

    Torg: Please read the portion of RFC1918 you've quoted:

    Note that (in pre-CIDR notation) the first block is nothing but a single class A network number, while...
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    Re: The DVR crackdown begins

    TiVo's fine. The reason SonicBlue got dragged in to this is that they support not only extracting video, but sending it (over IP) to your friends. That is, in the eyes of Hollywood, the ultimate...
  118. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    I don't think your 525 will play SVCDs at all. ...

    I don't think your 525 will play SVCDs at all.

    I'll double-check tonight, but I don't think mine does.

    -Z
  119. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    Re: Re: Doing away with DVDPatcher?

    If I understand you correctly, you're saying that if you patch all the headers (which DVDPatcher will do) then programs other than the aforementioned three will import the video? Can you patch back...
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    Re: broadcast

    Ummm. No. On two counts, actually.

    First:
    192.168.1.0 is a class C network, thus the netmask is presumed to be 255.255.255.0, and therefore broacast will be 192.168.1.255. 255.255.255.0 is a...
  121. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    Doing away with DVDPatcher?

    Jdiner-

    Just a random thought that came to me as I was making a DVD last night:

    Could some future version of vsplit/tySnarf/whatever it gets called add a single 720x480 black I-frame to the...
  122. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    DVD Studio Pro

    DVD Studio Pro works fine without transcoding. You do need to patch with DVDPatcher, and the MPEG2 decoder used for setting markers has the 2/3 problem, but the results are fine. You are still...
  123. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    You have a PM. Thanks! -Z

    You have a PM.

    Thanks!

    -Z
  124. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    Just to be clear: My 703 will play normal DVD-Rs,...

    Just to be clear: My 703 will play normal DVD-Rs, just not tyDVDs or any DVD-RWs

    I tried this with both factory firmware (though not the original...I've reflashed this thing a dozen times, and am...
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    That's called a miniDVD, and is a whole separate...

    That's called a miniDVD, and is a whole separate problem for most DVD players. Check out the player database at VCDhelp to see which players support miniDVD with and without a hack.

    It's not a...
  126. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    Whoa! OK, you have my attention. ;) Can you...

    Whoa! OK, you have my attention. ;)

    Can you give me a pointer to some info on the HD hack for the 600A?

    -Z
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    I really don't think that GOP length is a problem...

    I really don't think that GOP length is a problem for DVD players. There are certainly players that have trouble with 480x480, but that's not really related to GOP length.

    MPEG decoder chips can...
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    Elementary Streams

    Jdiner:

    Just one comment about the muxer. For DVD authoring, I think we need Elementary Streams, not a muxed MPG. This is certainly true for DVDSP on the Mac, and I seem to remember Howard saying...
  129. Thread: HDTV/DSS/DTiVo

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    Uhhhm. No. You don't need a 10K drive, and as far...

    Uhhhm. No. You don't need a 10K drive, and as far as I know, there are no capture cards that can do what you want.

    My HDPC is a PIII-500/Asus P2B-LS with a pair of 5400RPM IDE drives, an 80GB $99...
  130. Drives are not the issue

    I have the same 80GB D540X on ATA/33 in my HD-tuner PC as I have in the DTivo. It will be fine.

    HD is sent at a maximum of 19.3Mb/s, and the HBO feed (as sent by Dish, but I don't think either D*...
  131. Thread: HDTV/DSS/DTiVo

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    HiPix/169Time/XP

    If you're after an HD tuner card, the HiPix is the way to go. It has an active group of developers over on AVSForum, and it does PVR-ish things pretty well. The database isn't there like a TiVo, but...
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    Re: Re: Re: possible scenario...

    No decision necessary. AFAIK, AC3 is required for ATSC. I have never seen an HD stream that wasn't AC3, though many are 2.0. Very convenient for (down)conversion to DVD, actually.

    On another note,...
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    Editing Success?

    Does anyone have any success to report editing the MPEG streams from vsplit?

    My initial experiments with MPEG2VCR have had horrible lipsync issues.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated...it...
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    Re: External capture is a red herring

    Couldn't agree more. I have some DVDs that I made using a Sony WV-DR7 (Japanese market DV/SVHS deck) recording S-Video from my SAT-A3, then FireWire into the Mac and encoded with DVDSP. They're...
  135. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    Sure, that's another column. So I guess the...

    Sure, that's another column.

    So I guess the relavent columns (and some of this is already in vcdhelp.com's database, but some isn't) are:

    Player Name (string)
    TivoDVD/MPEG Audio...
  136. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    480x480 Player List

    So, I'd like to start collecting a list of players (both software and settop) that deal with the 480x480 DVDs correctly.

    I'll set up a webpage over the weekend, but in the mean time if you've...
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    Re: Resampling

    Yeah, actually. If you have any Phish shows from upstate NY/Western MA/VT/NH in '91 or early '92, there's a good chance I was there. :cool:



    But, and this is interesting, theoretically possible...
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    Hey, one of the (rejected) floorplans when we...

    Hey, one of the (rejected) floorplans when we moved into our new house had the server closet adjacent to a closet I wanted to convert to a vivarium for our iguanas. My plan was to have the exhaust...
  139. Thread: Ty2dvd

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    Much to report...

    So, more data points:

    First of all, DVD Studio Pro works fine with DVDPatcher-tweaked .m2v files. Moreover, it doesn't complain about MPEG2 audio.

    So I now have a pretty nice toolchain here:
    ...
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    OK, so you said PM you, but a little discussion...

    OK, so you said PM you, but a little discussion might be in order.

    There are other muxing tools, and there's no other way to get at the AC3 stream.

    Those of us who are going to DVD wouldn't use...
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    Maybe. This is what vcdhelp and others call a...

    Maybe. This is what vcdhelp and others call a miniDVD. (Is this also DVCD? I've seen that term, but with no definition)

    In any case, maybe one in ten players will support it. It requires spinning...
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    Almost none. On a lark, I took the output from...

    Almost none. On a lark, I took the output from vsplit, muxed it with TMPGEnc (simple multiplex) and then pulled it into VCDEasy. Burned a disc, popped it into my AD-703, and hit play. It had some...
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    I'm one of them. It's not that I object to the...

    I'm one of them. It's not that I object to the command line, it's that TivoApp is so elegant.



    Did I miss something? I thought mfs_export didn't need fixing. My suggestion would be to take...
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    Ahhh, mkfifo was the magick I was missing. ...

    Ahhh, mkfifo was the magick I was missing.

    Thanks!

    -Z
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    I don't have a TiVo toolchain, but it seems like...

    I don't have a TiVo toolchain, but it seems like this would be an opportune time for someone to hack mfs_export to write to stdout, so we could continue using netcat.

    Indeed, having an mfs_export...
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    Underflows explained?

    I just re-read Edmond's message to the ExtractStream list, and I think this explains the buffer underflows reported by TMPGEnc. If I understand the way MPEG is supposed to work, the frames need to be...
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    Two Random Questions

    1. Do we currently believe that there is any significant difference between tyStreams from mfs_export vs. ExtractStreamDx1? I just took a pass back through this thread, and it's inconclusive. I'm...
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    Re: helpful muxing information??

    So if I read what he had to say correctly, it looks like the timestamps are PTS for the I-frames, but DTS for the P and B frames. To calculate the PTS for the P and B frames, you just add 1/29.97...
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    Re: I have in my hands a DVD of Babylon 5!

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is the holy grail. Mad Props to wolkowh for the recipie, jdiner for the parser, GhostCoder for the noscramble patch (and kowesoft for making it a kernel module!) and...
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    Well, your statement is partially accurate. TV...

    Well, your statement is partially accurate. TV doesn't have horizontal "pixels" at all, so (anything)x480 will yield a 4:3 image. Or a 16:9 image, for that matter. The MPEG2 headers contain the image...
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