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    Need a DirecTV Sat Dish

    I'm thinking of taking my second sat box and TiVo into work so that we can watch the world cup games at lunchtime.

    Anyone know where I can pick up a spare DirecTV Satellite dish without having to...
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    Ignore this thread.

    Never mind. This is a DTIVO unit - it was the usual problem.
    Removed the connector between PSU and motherboard, cleaned it and now it's OK. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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    Ah :( Well I've tried both, and neither...

    Ah :(

    Well I've tried both, and neither works; both fail with the same error, although in different places. I'll be annoyed if I have to lose 250Gb of recordings, but even more annoyed if I can't...
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    My T-60 dies at the Almost There window - the...

    My T-60 dies at the Almost There window - the kernel log shows InitializeProgramOrDie failed: 0x30001
    The drivers are all working; I can telnet in and poke around OK.
    The worst part is that this...
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    Sticky: I just got given a DSR6000 with a flaky drive....

    I just got given a DSR6000 with a flaky drive. Could use a pointer to a fresh image. Thanks.
  6. Sticky: I'm trying to make a menu with more than 12...

    I'm trying to make a menu with more than 12 entries - is that possible?
    The tool accepts all 15 values but the preview only shows the first 12 regardless of what font size I use.
  7. Sticky: It looks like there was something funky with the...

    It looks like there was something funky with the final GOP on this one particular show, which caused the tool to quit. I'd assumed it was down to the funky value, but I've just processed a few others...
  8. Sticky: Is anyone else having trouble cutting to the very...

    Is anyone else having trouble cutting to the very end? I want to delete everything after the show, but for some reason the timestamp at the very end of the file always seems to be wrong; it's...
  9. I tried Pinnacle Studio 9 the other day. It would...

    I tried Pinnacle Studio 9 the other day. It would import the MPEGs OK but the audio got out of sync when I rendered a DVD.
    Which is annoying as one of the things I want to be able to do is to...
  10. I've got one an LII error that kills TyTool. ...

    I've got one an LII error that kills TyTool.
    When trying to generate the key file it prints the LII error several times then TyTool dies.
    The stream is 800Mb and is from a Sony SAT-T60. If you...
  11. TyTool 10r1 doesn't work with Maestro

    Just in case anyone is wondering, TyTool 10r1 has the GOP issue with Maestro. I realise it's an unsupported combination, but thought I'd give it a try anyway.
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    OK it's resurrected. I used the copykern utility....

    OK it's resurrected. I used the copykern utility. Is there a way to verify that I have the lba48 kernel mod and its working?
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    Oh, marvellous.

    It's just rebooted for no apparent reason and now I've got a grey screen with
    Cannot boot kernel
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    File system corruption with large disk

    I have two TiVos - a standalone and a combo. Over the break I finally got round to replacing all the disks as they were failing.

    In the standalone I put a single 160Gb Maxtor and in the DirecTV I...
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    Sticky: SAT-T60 legit image anyone?

    Can anyone point me to a reasonably legit image for a Sony SAT-T60?

    It looks like both my drives are on the way out; I can't get a dd from the A drive and I can't find my damn backup.
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    Do the game adapters support WEP? Because...

    Do the game adapters support WEP?
    Because there's no password on the TiVo and I'd hate to leave my network completely wide open.
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    I wondered about the game adapters. What's the...

    I wondered about the game adapters. What's the difference? The 11b adapter has a switch for PS2 or XBox - what's that about? The 11g game adapter doesn't.
    In both cases they are cheaper than the WET...
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    The alternative involves 20 feet of CAT-5 cable...

    The alternative involves 20 feet of CAT-5 cable and a p!$$ed-off spouse.
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    I can and I am, but it's wasting a port on my...

    I can and I am, but it's wasting a port on my router, unecessarily.

    The WET11 looks like a sensible option - pity it's so overpriced.
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    Question about Wireless Client units

    I have a Turbonet card in my SAT-T60
    I've been using a pair of D-Link DWL900 Access Points to provide a wireless bridge.

    Recently I upgraded my DSL router to a Linksys WRT54G. It was then I...
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    Check my thread on frame-accurate editing...

    Check my thread on
    frame-accurate editing. Using TyStudio, Womble MPEG-VCR, DVDPatcher, TMPGEnc and Maestro I've been able to do perfect commercial cuts during the fade to black.
    It's a lot of...
  22. That works OK, but you get annoying...

    That works OK, but you get annoying discontinuities on the chapter boundaries. What I want to do is to SEAMLESSLY remove the commercials - cutting during the FadeToBlack before and after each break....
  23. Done it at last!

    Okay, I've *finally* got it to work.

    The key - as people suggested - was to chop up the source into chunks. I used TyStudio to create the source file, patched the bitrate with DVDPatcher...
  24. The problem with mpeg-vcr (and m2edit) is that...

    The problem with mpeg-vcr (and m2edit) is that they look at the stated bitrate of the clip and use that when doing any encoding.

    You have to patch the MPEG first so that the bitrate is something...
  25. Has anyone achieved frame-accurate commercial cuts?

    cos I still haven't. I'm currently using TyStudio to extract, Womble MPEG-VCR to edit and demux, and Maestro to burn, but the result lost sync and in places had dreadful flicker, as if the frame...
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    TyStudio for Solaris ?

    Is anyone working on porting TyStudio to Solaris? (either Sparc or X86)

    Just don't want to waste what little free time I have if someone's already doing it.
  27. Very much appreciate the executive summary guys!...

    Very much appreciate the executive summary guys!

    I'm really excited by the idea of tystudio. Tytool etc have been great so far for taking movies and putting them onto DVD, but a tool that would...
  28. Photoshop is good for this sort of thing. The...

    Photoshop is good for this sort of thing.
    The trick is finding exactly what the measurements should be. I've measured inserts and then plugged those values into tools like Photoshop or MS Word, but...
  29. Where are we on frame accurate commercial cutting?

    Hello again everyone. I've not been in this forum for quite some time. (Did you miss me? Thought not.)

    I was wondering whether anyone had come up with a solution for perfect frame-accurate...
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    HELP! Need route.tivo for SAT-T60

    Never mind - got it. Thanks.
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    Combining Two TiVo RF-Out

    DELETED.

    I found my old thread.
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    Anyone tried Vitec DVD Toolbox?

    Apparently it's really good - I was told it's the best editor on the market - but I'm still looking for a copy.

    Has anyone tried it? How well does it handle DirecTiVo streams?
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    Yeah, but it didn't recognise this drive....

    Yeah, but it didn't recognise this drive. Probably needs an OS update or something.

    I'll try Hotline - thanks.
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    OT: Any MAC owners here? Need TOAST.

    Sorry for the widely off-topic post, but I need help. I bought a BTC CD-RW as a Christmas gift for a family member, but the drive only came with PC software and she has an iMac.

    I connected it to...
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    Re: here's some help . . .

    Worked like a charm. Thanks.
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    Tytool alpha #5 crashes with / in show name

    I'm trying to extract a show that has a slash character / in the name.

    TyTool crashes every time I try to get that show but it works OK with others.

    Any tips? Can I rename the show either on...
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    Sony 500 or Pioneer A05 depending on whether you...

    Sony 500 or Pioneer A05 depending on whether you want +R/+RW support or not.
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    Can't reflash the PROM after 3.1 update

    My SAT-T60 has taken the 3.1 update and now I can't hack in any more.

    Every time I update the root partition TiVo detects the change and restores an unhacked version.

    From what I read...
  39. Thread: 3.1 upgrade

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    My TiVo got the update yesterday. So now my...

    My TiVo got the update yesterday. So now my TurboNet drivers aren't loaded and neither is NoScramble :-(

    That means I have to pull the disk and re-tweak it. Oh well it's not like I had to go to...
  40. Re: Why can't music-only channels be recorded, paused, or rewound?

    Do a search - it is possible. There is a workaround but I can't remember what it is however it's been discussed before. They can't be extracted though.
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    Where's your Circuit City?

    Where's your Circuit City?
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    You're never going to get frame-accurate edits on...

    You're never going to get frame-accurate edits on the TiVo since it involves partially transcoding two GOP. So I'll always do my final editing Client Side.
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    Re: Variable frame-rate demuxer?

    I do that for things that don't have commercials. But my ultimate goal is to get the whole series of Max Headroom on DVD with the commercial breaks edited out cleanly.

    (Actually my goal is to have...
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    Re: PLANNING CLARIFICATION

    You missed out Editing Commercials.

    The stated goal was to allow you to edit out sections of the stream, but only at the I-frame (GOP) level. Frame-accurate editing would require that you...
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    Variable frame-rate demuxer?

    From my limited testing of 1K everything seems to be good. Even after editing in m2Edit the clips held sync. I was able to do frame-accurate commercial removal and maintain sync! :)

    So the next...
  46. This sounds a lot harder than the method of using...

    This sounds a lot harder than the method of using Maestro and SmartRipper, and you still can't do frame accurate edits.
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    Are you sure about that? The only drive that I...

    Are you sure about that? The only drive that I know of that supports writing to DVD-R and DVD-RAM is the Panasonic.

    To the best of my knowledge almost no DVD-RAM drives support anything other...
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    Unless you are outputting to DLT to send to a...

    Unless you are outputting to DLT to send to a replicator, or you have a drive that supports Authoring media, then setting the copy protection and region code flags means *nothing at all*.

    You...
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    I use Womble MPEGVCR to find the commercial...

    I use Womble MPEGVCR to find the commercial breaks then create a chapter list using Notepad. I forget the exact format offhand - it's mentioned in the guide at doom9.org - but it looks something like...
  50. Your question confuses me. If you have a...

    Your question confuses me.

    If you have a 720x480 source then you can make a DVD from it easily. This isn't a DVD authoring group; you may want to redirect your question to a more suitable forum.
    ...
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    I thought as much. I investigated a bit more...

    I thought as much.

    I investigated a bit more with the edited clip - sync does drift. Video ends up ahead of audio. I demuxed with TMPGenc and Maestro reports the video stream to be 13s longer...
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    Understood. However having said that here's an...

    Understood. However having said that here's an interesting observation. It may be useful; feel free to ignore me.

    The idea of cutting and stitching has occurred to me, but I haven't had time to...
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    You talked about calculating the actual bitrate...

    You talked about calculating the actual bitrate and updating the header so that it didn't say 15,000,000 - did you try this?
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    I got a P4 for my DTV Decoder last week. Haven't...

    I got a P4 for my DTV Decoder last week. Haven't got round to switching yet, so DTV has started bombarding me with little blue banners telling me to do it!
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    Note: I don't know if I interpreted "dvd support"...

    Note: I don't know if I interpreted "dvd support" correctly.

    It's your call obviously. Bear in mind that there are stacks of DVD authoring packages out there that support all kinds of spiffy...
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    That would explain the itemized bill: ...

    That would explain the itemized bill:

    Parts..................................$1
    Labour...............................$4
    Knowing which bit to fix....$75

    :-)
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    Re: Do I have to re-install 25xtreme?

    Pull the disk and use mfstools. Not a very good idea trying to hack the disk that you booted from!
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    Re: captain_video

    Patch the Video stream not the .ty file. Do a search - there's plenty of detailed instructions in the archive.
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    Should I be worried about a 3.x update?

    My DirecTiVo is 99% legit. Everything is paid for. However I am using noscramble.o - what a naughty boy.

    I understand that once DirecTV has sent out P4 cards to all subscribers there will be a 3.x...
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    Babelfish translations love got you to have! I...

    Babelfish translations love got you to have!

    I can't wait to umpatchen a few MPEGs with this.
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    Aha. Potentially useful in limited circumstances....

    Aha. Potentially useful in limited circumstances. I'll probably never need it, but could prove handy if my SVR2000 ever got hit by lightning.
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    Is that even possible? I thought it was hard...

    Is that even possible? I thought it was hard coded in ROM.
  63. Thread: broken tivo

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    Sadly the keyword in that sentence was "had".

    Sadly the keyword in that sentence was "had".
  64. Bitrate can be incredibly variable. I've seen the...

    Bitrate can be incredibly variable. I've seen the same 1 hour show (Max Headroom on TechTV) take up as little as 1024 Mb or as much as 2000Mb, and variations of up to 300Mb between repeats of the...
  65. Re: Why is everybody with Dtivo's getting new access cards?

    I believe that the 3.x software checks for a P4 card and won't work with P3s. It may be that the reason they haven't upgraded the DirecTiVo software yet is that not everyone has a P4 card.

    Mine's...
  66. Thread: broken tivo

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    You can download a new image, but be careful....

    You can download a new image, but be careful. There's no such thing as a Sony DSR6000

    There's a Sony SAT-T60 or a Philips DSR6000 - I don't know whether they take the same software or not.

    But...
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    M2Edit Pro actually seems to pad its output to...

    M2Edit Pro actually seems to pad its output to match the advertised bitrate - and this is the best editor I've tried so far. So yes, personally I would see some value in this.
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    ? M2Edit doesn't transcode, except for the...

    ?

    M2Edit doesn't transcode, except for the first frame after a cut. Neither does Womble or TMPGenc.

    Pinnacle Studio 7 will not edit MPEGs, only AVIs. Studio 8 will edit MPEGs but it won't...
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    EDITING UPDATE

    As promised yesterday, I've been trying to edit MUXed streams. Here's what I've found.

    WOMBLE is crap for editing. It's great for finding places to put chapter points, but it completely trashes...
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Muxing DVD and so on - Re: Re: Question plus con

    Wrong - you can just use DVD Patcher to fool Maestro into thinking it's a valid resolution and author it. The majority of players out there will handle 480x480; if yours doesn't then your choice is...
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    Try SpruceUp - I'm pretty sure it handles MUXed...

    Try SpruceUp - I'm pretty sure it handles MUXed input. You can find it at AfterDawn.com - there are registration tools available if you search.
  72. Thread: help!!!

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    Just leave it alone and connected like it says...

    Just leave it alone and connected like it says and see what happens.
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    Just try FTP-ing a large file to and from the...

    Just try FTP-ing a large file to and from the TiVo. Time it and post your results. They can't complain about that.

    And don't worry too much - jafa's pretty cool and he will respond. He knows damn...
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    Here's a great article ...

    Here's a great article about the compatibility of various brands of media with different burners and players. Should be required reading for DVD burner owners, along with the DVD Demystified book...
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    [B]Question[/B]

    Question

    The fundamental purpose of muxing is so that we can edit out commercials.

    As far as I am aware, no shows are broadcast with AC3 audio and commercials.

    So why bother worrying about...
  76. Thread: tivo to dvd

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    The DVD authoring package will merge the files....

    The DVD authoring package will merge the files.
    You do NOT want to try to multiplex them yourself. It doesn't work.

    First you need to patch the video header: search for "DVDPatcher"
    Then you...
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    Yes, check with jafa. I had similar problems,...

    Yes, check with jafa. I had similar problems, turned out to be a bad board. 9thTee will swap it if it's bad.

    You might want to try swapping boards with your other TiVo
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    Quite probably both :). Since the Series 2 isn't...

    Quite probably both :). Since the Series 2 isn't hackable yet they may be trying to convince TPTB that they are 100% legit in the hope that TiVoWeb will be added to a future distribution, in the same...
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    I also plan to try doing exactly the same edits...

    I also plan to try doing exactly the same edits using Womble and TMPGENC just to see what happens, but that will have to wait for now.
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    Editing report

    I extracted an edition of the BBC World News using the latest build. The clip was about 160Mb and about 7 minutes long.

    I loaded it into M2Edit and made some cuts to simulate removing commercials....
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    Re: Tivo as Video Server in wholehouse AV

    It's what I do - DirecTV into the SAT-T60 then video out through legacy cable to all rooms.

    TiVo is controlled by X10 Powermid.
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    I'm confused by your question. If you have the...

    I'm confused by your question.

    If you have the telnet and ftp ports open in your firewall then you're crazy. The TiVo has no password so anyone can telnet or ftp into it and from there attack it...
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    Bollocks

    Bollocks :(
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    Fast. Cheap. Reliable. Pick any two.

    Fast. Cheap. Reliable. Pick any two.
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    When was this? And which branch? I've been on the...

    When was this? And which branch? I've been on the lookout for cheap 120G drives. Last time I checked they had 100Gb for $99 but 120Gb was about $200 with a rebate.
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    Good news for competition and for DTiVo owners!

    Good news for competition and for DTiVo owners!
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    Combining TiVo output signals

    I have two TiVos. The output from one is connected to my internal cable hookup and feeds TVs in other rooms.

    I'd like to connect the other one up so that I can watch either of them; one on channel...
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    As regards streaming to an in-house LAN, it's a...

    As regards streaming to an in-house LAN, it's a lot easier to just feed the output of your TiVo into your house's cable TV wiring. Since you have DirecTV (This *is* a DirecTiVo group isn't it?)...
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    I don't think anyone has tried this yet. My...

    I don't think anyone has tried this yet.

    My first thought is that if you want to make something like this work, you're going to need one hell of an internet connection. ADSL is NOT going to cut...
  90. Maestro or Spruceup are best. Try using the...

    Maestro or Spruceup are best.
    Try using the search button.
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    Patching the header does not produce a compliant...

    Patching the header does not produce a compliant DVD.
    Many players will play it OK, but some won't.
    It looks like your Sony is one that won't.

    Options?

    Use the APEX, not the Sony for these...
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    Just to confirm, we need a set of clips that have...

    Just to confirm, we need a set of clips that have NOT YET BEEN PROCESSED.
    It's no use having .m2v and .m2a files that have already been vsplit - right?
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    Just to confirm, we need a set of clips that have...

    Just to confirm, we need a set of clips that have NOT YET BEEN PROCESSED.
    It's no use having .m2v and .m2a files - is that right?
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    1G/hr is about the minimum I've seen. On...

    1G/hr is about the minimum I've seen.

    On consecutive transmissions of the same 1 hour episode I've seen variations of +/- 200Mb, and on different episodes I've seen rates of up to 2G/hr.
    ...
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    I imported the same clip into Adobe Premiere, and...

    I imported the same clip into Adobe Premiere, and it reported the length to be 11:45 at 29.97fps.

    Now I did some thinking (I know, it's dangerous without the right equipment) and I'm wondering...
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    MUXing a DTiVo stream with bbMPEG?

    I downloaded bbMPEG 12418 but can't seem to persuade it to mux a DTiVo m2v and m2a. Or will bbMPEG only work with SA TiVo streams?

    Searching didn't help so if anyone can point me to some info I'd...
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    JDiner, you're the man. VSplit13c fixes the...

    JDiner, you're the man.

    VSplit13c fixes the problem I've been seeing with streams that claim to have no audio packets.

    As soon as that's finished I'll try it on my bad "temporal references"...
  98. DVDs can have multiple audio tracks, so you have...

    DVDs can have multiple audio tracks, so you have to specify the one that you want - click on the little box with a 1 in it on the left hand side.
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    Renaming local channels

    My local channels (SF Bay area) are all listed
    as SF2, SF4, SF5 etc.

    Is there a way that I can tell my DTiVo to use the name KTVU instead of SF2, KQED instead of SF9, KRAP instead of Telemundo :)...
  100. Yeah, I've tried that. It doesn't gain you much...

    Yeah, I've tried that. It doesn't gain you much over the basic chapter skip method except that you can maybe fit an extra episode on the disc.

    The problem though is that you can't do FRAME...
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    I've got the X10 Powermid (I think it's called)...

    I've got the X10 Powermid (I think it's called) and it works great. I have a TV and the IR sender in my bedroom, and the receiver is downstairs near my TiVo.

    TiVo's RF output is plumbed in to my...
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    Check the thread. The card requires a kernel...

    Check the thread.

    The card requires a kernel update that includes 48 bit addressing.
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    Nobody seems to be working on descrambling - it's...

    Nobody seems to be working on descrambling - it's not really worth it since there's an easy way to disable scrambling - there are so few scrambled streams that aren't being repeated.

    Do a search...
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    Sorry for the duplicate post. Opera is giving...

    Sorry for the duplicate post.
    Opera is giving me grief and won't let me delete it.
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    Here's the output from vsplit13b Maestro...

    Here's the output from vsplit13b
    Maestro complains of temporal distortion 4% into the m2v file


    Processing 'grobags.ty': (10 chunks per tick)
    Detected Tivo Type: DTivo
    Detected Audio Stream...
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    I've tried it with two streams that were...

    I've tried it with two streams that were problematic before.
    One stream previously had the temporal references problem, and it still does.

    The other previously had no audio (though it plays OK on...
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    Make sure you've patched the video header. Delete...

    Make sure you've patched the video header. Delete the index files. Ensure that both video and audio have the same prefix and that the system recognises that the audio file as a known type. I always...
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    Re: signal on transponder 1-3 and nowhere else!

    You paid $500 for it and you didn't test it before you started fiddling with it?
    :rolleyes: :eek:






    Then how do you know that you were swindled and you didn't bust it yourself? :confused:
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    How long is an MPEG?

    In the never-ending quest for editing without loss of sync I was playing with a 15 minute clip.



    I imported the m2v and m2a into Maestro and it reported the lengths as:

    Video 14:57:28 Audio...
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    Re: signal on transponder 1-3 and nowhere else!

    You paid $500 for it and you didn't test it before you started fiddling with it?
    :eek:




    Then how do you know that you were swindled and you didn't bust it yourself? :confused:
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    How long is an MPEG?

    In the never-ending quest for editing without loss of sync I was playing with a 15 minute clip.



    I imported the m2v and m2a into Maestro and it reported the lengths as:

    Video 14:57:28 Audio...
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    Re: 120GB for less than $30

    Good luck finding a BestBuy that has any drives in stock.
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    Re: 120GB for less than $30

    Good luck finding a BestBuy that has any drives in stock.
  114. Well that's not the case currently. All the...

    Well that's not the case currently. All the SOD-ing movies are old;
    Bones, The Badge, The One, Saving Grace and Casino. I can get them on STARZ without any SOD-ing help.

    So unless they're going...
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    Re: Storing raw .TY files

    Season 1 of Babylon 5 is due out on DVD next month - that should free up about 40Gb and save you a fair amount of time.

    Already got my copy on order...
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    The technique of creating chapter points before...

    The technique of creating chapter points before and after commercials then authoring the DVD so that those chapters are ommitted from playback is fairly trivial and does not add much to the overall...
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    Re: Video Extraction for Dummies??

    TurboNet or AirNet There are alternatives (serial port, pull the hard drive) but they suck.
  118. Sony Shows Its First Blu-Ray Disc Recorder for Consumers

    This appeared in Friday's Nikkei Electronics.



    Sony Shows Its First Blu-Ray Disc Recorder for Consumers

    September 13, 2002 (TOKYO) -- Sony Corp. showed to the public its
    next-generation,...
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    Sony's drive will do +/- R/RW but not -RAM. ...

    Sony's drive will do +/- R/RW but not -RAM.

    The DVD Forum has approved "DVD-Multi" which includes -R/RW and also -RAM but not +R/RW

    Don't hold your breath for a 5 way compatible drive just yet.
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    Re: One reason to want DVD

    You can have menus on VCDs. I've done that using Nero. What you don't have is the complex authoring that DVD allows.
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    Well my project is to make the perfect Max...

    Well my project is to make the perfect Max Headroom DVD collection.

    Currently I'm burning two shows on to 1 DVD-R with a menu that has the episode names.

    I'm using Maestro for authoring;...
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    In bulk, PRINCO -Rs are

    In bulk, PRINCO -Rs are <$1 and -RWs are about $1.25
    Name brand (eg TDK) 2X -Rs can be as low as $2.50

    Personally I don't see the point in cheap 1X -Rs
    I use cheap -RWs all the time for testing...
  123. Cool! I recorded that too. It should look great...

    Cool! I recorded that too. It should look great on DVD.
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    Almost certainly. You only want to patch the...

    Almost certainly. You only want to patch the header.
    The symptom you describe is how the video will appear after patching to 720 in an editor (except that you usually get garbage not a black line)....
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    MPEG Audio playback

    The DVD spec mandates support for AC3 and PCM audio streams.
    My understanding is that support for MPEG audio is optional in Region 1,
    though it is mandatory in some other regions, and is thus not...
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    Vote

    Personally I'd prefer Option #1 - I'd really like to be able to import streams into a frame accurate editor and do perfect commercial cuts.

    But it seems to me that we're more likely to get #2...
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    Bad blocks on the hard drive perhaps? So what...

    Bad blocks on the hard drive perhaps?

    So what will VSplit say if it encounters a bad stream like this?
    Will there be an error message that says "this stream is toast - bin it and try to record it...
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    Any word on TyTool Alpha #6?

    How is the testing going?
    I'm still holding my breath :eek:
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    To make a menu I use Photoshop. First pick your...

    To make a menu I use Photoshop. First pick your background; I usually pull a still from the movie. Then to define the buttons you add a new layer. I normally use the text tool to put episode titles...
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    Have you checked the IDE master/slave jumpers on...

    Have you checked the IDE master/slave jumpers on the disks?
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    My advice to anyone wanting to use any burner, be...

    My advice to anyone wanting to use any burner, be it DVD, CD or whatever, would be to use burning software that is newer than your burner, and preferably newer than your burner's firmware.

    Using 2...
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    Try "cinemaster". Or take a look through the...

    Try "cinemaster". Or take a look through the postings for the last couple of weeks; IIRC someone has offered an FTP site and someone else has uploaded Cinemaster to it.
  133. Thread: M2-Edit

    by scarabus
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    Re: M2-Edit

    No, of course not. This forum does not condone anything like that. We all pay for our software. Nobody I know would ever use cracks downloaded from places like astalavista or edonkey.
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    Who are you calling biased? Just because almost...

    Who are you calling biased? Just because almost every piece of consumer electronics I own has a Sony logo doesn't make me biased, in the same way that M$ doesn't have a monopoly :D :D

    Many people...
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    Fry's in Sunnyvale has WD 100G 7200RPM loose for...

    Fry's in Sunnyvale has WD 100G 7200RPM loose for $99. I was just in there. They have some other deals on, but nothing much of interest. From my experience Fry's don't put their best deals out over a...
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    I can't tell you the cons of UTV because I don't...

    I can't tell you the cons of UTV because I don't believe in giving money to Micro$oft. Though I was tempted to buy an XBox when I heard that M$ lost money on each box sold.

    The Sony SAT-T60 is the...
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    Defeating the evil Temporal References

    The problem that plagues me the most is the Temporal References issue when I try to import my video into Spruce.

    Sometimes it's simplest re-recording the broadcast at a later date, but in some...
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    I expect it will work. Those of us with TurboNet...

    I expect it will work. Those of us with TurboNet cards use the same Extreme PROM flash to prevent TiVo from overwriting the root partition and cr@pping on our hacks and drivers.

    Apart from the...
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    But at least they released the source :D :D :D :D...

    But at least they released the source :D :D :D :D :D
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    The other place I've shopped at is yesbuy.net...

    The other place I've shopped at is yesbuy.net
    Right now they are showing 100 PRINCO DVD-RWs for $93 which is even cheaper than I paid at SuperMediaStore.
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    I bought a spool of 90 PRINCO DVD-RWs from...

    I bought a spool of 90 PRINCO DVD-RWs from SuperMediaStore.com and have had great success with them. They cost me about $1.15 each plus CA sales tax, with free shipping. Very few problems so far.
    ...
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    There's a pretty good 8 way learning remote...

    There's a pretty good 8 way learning remote available at x10.com - I have one. It was dead cheap. The trick is remembering exactly what all the keys are mapped to.

    However if your T60 remote has...
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    AC3 signal on SAT-T60

    I've seen reports that some movies are broadcast with a 5.1 AC3 soundtrack.

    Yet so far all the movies that I've extracted have showed up with MPEG audio tracks.

    Is there something that I have...
  144. As far as I'm concerned, they can SOD off.

    As far as I'm concerned, they can SOD off.
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    I had some problems with my TurboNet initially....

    I had some problems with my TurboNet initially. Turns out I had a bad card. The new one is great.

    Go to the www.TivoCommunity.com forum and post there - the guy who develops the TurboNet hangs out...
  146. Thread: SVCD help

    by scarabus
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    Re: Re: Re: SVCD help

    AFAIK the SVCD spec has a max video bitrate of 2500 kb/s.
    Since you've got a variable bitrate stream you have no idea what the peak bitrate is, only the average. That's probably why you're getting...
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    mayB U need some1 2 translate them 4 U :D

    mayB U need some1 2 translate them 4 U :D
  148. Thread: SVCD help

    by scarabus
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    Re: SVCD help

    AFAIK *VCD standards assume stereo MPEG only, not AC3.

    Try using a Constant bitrate of 2500
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    For the benefit of everyone else you can find...

    For the benefit of everyone else you can find TyFileSplit
    HERE
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    I have several. See my response in your other...

    I have several. See my response in your other thread.

    I'll be happy to snail-mail the streams to you on DVD - send me a PM with an address to mail to.

    Alternatively I can FTP them if you have a...
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