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  1. I am an ace with the solder-sucker and iron, but...

    I am an ace with the solder-sucker and iron, but have no interest to rip-open my S3! At least not until the thrill is gone (and the warranty expires). It ain't broke, so I'm not gonna try to fix it!
  2. Well, I have all those too! ;) (a couple of tuner...

    Well, I have all those too! ;) (a couple of tuner cards and HDHomeRun).

    But the Tivo S3 beats 'em all for simple convenience and reliability. Glad to pay the $7 bucks a month for it!
  3. Hmmm, so if you have a hacked S3 w/direct access...

    Hmmm, so if you have a hacked S3 w/direct access to .ty files, s3tots will process anything/everything including those files w/copy-protection?

    OK I get it. I guess it doesn't help me then since I...
  4. I am confused about what value-added s3tots...

    I am confused about what value-added s3tots brings to the party. With the new TivoToGo and Tivo Desktop 2.5.1 we can transfer non-copy-protected HD programs to our PCs and run them in WMP or Media...
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    I actually have all the HDTV I need, with a...

    I actually have all the HDTV I need, with a couple of MyHD MDP-130 tuner-equipped PCs already. They ain't Tivo, but for $1,000 saved I'll live with them.

    Where I live cablecard doesn't...
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    I was disappointed with Tivo's "special offer" to...

    I was disappointed with Tivo's "special offer" to me: move my lifetime sub to an S3 for only $200! Note also pay for S3 at $800! Total $1000!

    Thanks, but no thanks...:rolleyes:
  7. Sticky: Regarding long GOPs: as lhorer has concurred, it...

    Regarding long GOPs: as lhorer has concurred, it is what it is.

    VideoReDo does not re-encode, except around the cut points (as does TyTool) with the difference that it works a lot better! I had...
  8. Sticky: I can't say I've followed this thread real...

    I can't say I've followed this thread real closely, but no, SA Tivos do not fix the long GOPs in my experience.

    One idea might be to import to VideoReDo Plus and have the GOPs fixed on output (you...
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    If true your husband could make some people very...

    If true your husband could make some people very happy by explaining exactly what he did to make it work. There is a discussion of this *virtually universal* problem over at the Tivo Community Forum...
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    Source/link for this info? Or is it speculation...

    Source/link for this info? Or is it speculation on your part...
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    Sticky: Well, as has been discussed many times in this...

    Well, as has been discussed many times in this thread, there are many of us who see "twitchyness" and artifacts when using Res 0 (720x480). If you don't see them, I won't argue with you--maybe you...
  12. Sorry, I don't know anything about HD Tivo, nor...

    Sorry, I don't know anything about HD Tivo, nor do I know even if Tivo still offers lifetime subs AT ALL (I thought I read somewhere that they do not). I'd fully expect an HD Tivo to need a...
  13. You won't "lose the use of" it, but you probably...

    You won't "lose the use of" it, but you probably won't want to anymore--once you have gotten an HDTV, and hopefully you have local stations broadcasting in HD, you won't tolerate the quality anymore....
  14. Sticky: Well, I don't run anything else (telnet is all)...

    Well, I don't run anything else (telnet is all) so I guess I will give tserver a go 24/7.

    Currently running r3 and I understand r4 is new/different--one preferred over the other?
  15. Sticky: Is this the consensus opinion here? I have always...

    Is this the consensus opinion here? I have always shut it down in the past, but now would much prefer to leave tserver running 24/7 if it does not cause any instability in my S1 standalone. Thoughts?
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    Well, fuzzy did say he had a dtivo. Maybe the...

    Well, fuzzy did say he had a dtivo. Maybe the program in question is not 480x480 for this reason.
  17. It sounds to me that if you can get the Authoring...

    It sounds to me that if you can get the Authoring the way you want it, i.e. if you can make a valid VIDEO_TS fileset on your PC, then the tools you need to get it onto a DL disc is PgcEdit, and...
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    I've looked at a d2v file, and DGIndex also has a...

    I've looked at a d2v file, and DGIndex also has a "parse file" feature for this, but it's worse-than-Greek to me for the most part.

    An automated analysis tool would be the Holy Grail to me, but I...
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    I saw your post over there. Sometimes the...

    I saw your post over there. Sometimes the analysis tools are fooled by the videos, especially hybrids. I have found (and maybe I mentioned it here already) that NBC's ER in particular is a very ugly...
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    But why re-encode your video a second time, with...

    But why re-encode your video a second time, with all the time and (however slight) quality loss involved, when you can simply tell H2D to hit a target the first time? :confused:
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    You're saying the HD file was

    You're saying the HD file was <4.7Gb? At 1080i or 720p and maybe 15Mbps bitrate? In any case HDTV2DVD has to convert from a higher res to lower, and a greater bitrate to one that is within the DVD...
  22. Sticky: Regarding my audio level question: Thanks for...

    Regarding my audio level question:

    Thanks for that. I apologize for the tone of my message...I had just spent a bunch of time trying & testing it, looking thru docs, and searching this board, so I...
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    No, HDTV2DVD re-encodes HD to 720x480, and it...

    No, HDTV2DVD re-encodes HD to 720x480, and it does so on the basis of whether or not you have checked "Autofit". That is, it will re-encode at a bitrate that will fit a DVD-5 or DVD-9, so no further...
  24. Sticky: I asked if anyone could say that Alter Audio...

    I asked if anyone could say that Alter Audio level worked. you said:

    Very helpful, thanks. How about a clue to the only two users who have ever appeared on these boards trying to use it?

    Or...
  25. Sticky: Amazing that you should post this today. I just...

    Amazing that you should post this today. I just this moment tried it and encountered the very same issue.

    Tried -2000 and +20000 and there is no change to the audio level at all from 0. I am using...
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    I don't know about what it takes to get the files...

    I don't know about what it takes to get the files off your HDTivo, but once you do, I expect you will be able to process them--I don't think the question is "will it work" but rather "how long will...
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    You said you used mencoder, which is a complete...

    You said you used mencoder, which is a complete mystery to me, so maybe this will make no sense to you but... I usually use StaxRip to convert my HD captures. It employs ProjectX to demux the .TS...
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    Ha, ha! I've been away from here for a few days,...

    Ha, ha! I've been away from here for a few days, and was reading your posts in order and thinking--gee I wonder if VRD+ would work on his files--and you beat me to it.

    I forgot how I found this...
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    I am very happy with my MDP-130 but know nothing...

    I am very happy with my MDP-130 but know nothing about the USB device. Feels tho like apples & oranges.

    The MDP-130 grabs Digital OTA and unencrypted cable of course, but it also has component...
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    I don't recall, but it very well might. You...

    I don't recall, but it very well might. You really should try it though--it not only gets the deinterlacing/ivtc right, but it's also surprisingly fast. On my 3.2GHz P4 it takes just a little more...
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    Far be it for me to give you advice cheer, but...

    Far be it for me to give you advice cheer, but you might want to try HDTV2DVD (freeware) which is the fastest way that I have found to get from an HD transport stream to a compliant DVD of either...
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    Regarding the use of VRD+ to make compliant...

    Regarding the use of VRD+ to make compliant GOPs...

    I too am a little fuzzy on why I decided to use this on my Tivo files, but I think it was this simple: MuxMan alerted me to "noncompliance" and...
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    I hope you do post again Cheer as it feels like...

    I hope you do post again Cheer as it feels like you are an order-of-magnitude ahead of me in understanding this stuff.

    As I just posted, I've had a terrible time with NBC's ER. This seems an ugly...
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    Can you please post what you are using as "the...

    Can you please post what you are using as "the right options" for mencoder?

    I have had a HECK of a time trying to convert 1080i programs; in my case not sporting events, but NBC's 'ER' episodes....
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    Pisses me off--I bought a cachecard on the...

    Pisses me off--I bought a cachecard on the promise of the burst mode! :mad:

    Phlbbt to jafa!
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    Why wouldn't the solution be to demux the...

    Why wouldn't the solution be to demux the recording and throw-away the video?
  37. Sticky: Wolffpack what are you using to play-back your...

    Wolffpack what are you using to play-back your files? I could never get HD files to play-back smoothly on even my 3.0GHz P4 until I downloaded the Elecard codec pack and pointed it at Media Player...
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    Since it ain't broke, why do you want to fix it?...

    Since it ain't broke, why do you want to fix it? ;)

    Seriously, if you download 10r4 and look at the interim docs they will tell you if anything in there is of interest. For my part, v10 includes...
  39. This is very bizarre I think. Do your discs play...

    This is very bizarre I think. Do your discs play smoothly on your PC? Do you have access to some other DVD players to try them on? If not, go to your favorite DVD player store and try your discs in...
  40. ronsch, you might want to try VideoReDo Plus with...

    ronsch, you might want to try VideoReDo Plus with your TyTool-extracted streams:

    1. Use multiplex mode to get an mpg file (sorry, jdiner doesn't like this)
    2. Import to VRD+, edit, and when you...
  41. Works for me; I think OTTOMH it's mode 4 that I...

    Works for me; I think OTTOMH it's mode 4 that I use.
  42. Hmmm, it has never *failed* to work right for me....

    Hmmm, it has never *failed* to work right for me. And since I have to do an audio conversion as well, it's convenient to do this at the same time as the (very slow) download process. Including the...
  43. "Why d/l in Multiplex mode"

    I had thought that if you were going to download-and-mux for use in a separate program outside of TyTool, that it made sense to do this at one time (rather than dl as tystream then mux later) because...
  44. Funny, I had burned a disc using 9r18 and it was...

    Funny, I had burned a disc using 9r18 and it was an Aussie movie which (at least) my wife has trouble with (accents) so I came here looking for CC support, and found it in v10! A great surprise!...
  45. Regarding Closed Captioning in 10r2, I got "bit"...

    Regarding Closed Captioning in 10r2, I got "bit" by this one too:



    There is nothing in the "make.bat" file about this, and indeed CC is nowhere to be found w/either PowerDVD or Showtime. I am...
  46. Assuming that you are saying that it is your DVDs...

    Assuming that you are saying that it is your DVDs that look crummy, then it is DVDit that is making them that way--it is likely to be re-encoding your programs.

    Read the FAQ and "do it natively"...
  47. I would respectfully suggest that there are...

    I would respectfully suggest that there are likely to be many, many folks using this tool who do NOT visit this thread very often, if at all anymore. So this in-thread "polling" is getting a very...
  48. I must also agree w/dlang--I had tried some other...

    I must also agree w/dlang--I had tried some other programs but always had glitching/pixelation at the edit points, but TyTool's FAE cuts were perfect. Maybe some problems w/your recording or (heaven...
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    Regarding your Nero burning problem, if you are...

    Regarding your Nero burning problem, if you are trying to use Nero to make a "DVD Video", try instead (actually the correct way to do this) is IIRC to select the LAST item on Nero's DVD sidebar, says...
  50. There are dozens & dozens of video devices and...

    There are dozens & dozens of video devices and video "containers" that are needed to play them properly for the various devices, including portable gizmos.

    TyTool makes standardized,...
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    You meant to say that Nero made coasters of the...

    You meant to say that Nero made coasters of the TyTool output? TyTool does not burn.

    You should be able to make a DVD-spec compliant VIDEO_TS titleset using TyTool, not just a vob. This VIDEO_TS...
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    I don't see what you did to fix the audio? ...

    I don't see what you did to fix the audio?

    When I saw your "chipmunk" post I remembered I had the same problem (long ago). IIRC the issue was that the Series 1 records at 32000Hz. If you are able...
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    You might be right--I missed that post about the...

    You might be right--I missed that post about the software players.

    OTOH it seems to me that when I was playing with this (Tivo settings, VCD, SVCD, and DVD creation) I might have had some software...
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    If you haven't used TivoWeb to change the...

    If you haven't used TivoWeb to change the resolution, out-of-box your Tivo's Best quality for example is 544x480, which is not DVD compliant.

    Look for a thread here by searching 544x480 and that...
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    What are the resolutions and bitrates of the ty...

    What are the resolutions and bitrates of the ty files you are trying to convert? If they are not DVD-compliant they will play but they'll do so with the symptoms you describe.

    It's been a couple...
  56. More OT!

    For my first computer (1975), an IMSAI 8080, I paid >$2,000.00 for a dual 8" floppy disk drive. For my 16K RAM card (yes, that's K not M!) I paid $750. The good news is, this computer (I still have...
  57. Well, these arguments are silly aren't they; Josh...

    Well, these arguments are silly aren't they; Josh can fix his own computer--all I was trying to say was that the component getting the least attention in a PC, and which NEEDS attention every X...
  58. Yes, but... What has happened since the computer...

    Yes, but... What has happened since the computer last worked fine? Two things: It was jostled somewhat significantly, and it spent quite a lot of time not plugged-into a wall socket.

    Sure...
  59. From the way you describe it, when it fails to...

    From the way you describe it, when it fails to boot it actually is not getting thru the POST?

    My thought is to get into the BIOS (when you "reset") and check your Video settings. Maybe in the move...
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    Mork I have come late to this thread and have not...

    Mork I have come late to this thread and have not read all of it, but as I read your question you are looking to burn "home-made" discs that play on all standalone (set-top) DVD players? If that is...
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    Unless I don't understand eTivo, it involves...

    Unless I don't understand eTivo, it involves re-encoding though, doesn't it? Phil I don't want to hijack your thread, so straighten me out about YOUR specific needs, but in my case I just want the...
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    I am in the same boat as Phil--there seem to be...

    I am in the same boat as Phil--there seem to be many options for streaming but none is easy or intuitive, and frankly some of you guys here seem to like doing things "the hard way" so can someone...
  63. I sure hope you call the next release something...

    I sure hope you call the next release something better than 9r19! How about 2.0, or something that shows it's matured? I don't think antone here is old enough to remember 2.0... ;)
  64. FairUse Wizard would also give you the control...

    FairUse Wizard would also give you the control that you want, straight from TyTool VOB output. Much simpler.
  65. Hmmm, a pause in the action. Some here may be...

    Hmmm, a pause in the action. Some here may be interested to know you can convert your TyTool DVDs to Xvid easily with a program called FairUse Wizard. I use it to prepare movies for playback to a...
  66. Audio preview in the editor

    I missed a few thousand posts since 2002 and this discussion was among them. This would make me more than happy!!!! Wow! :D
  67. But Fred this is only a few frames of...

    But Fred this is only a few frames of re-encoding; not a big deal at all, especially given the few edits we're talking about (what 5 or 6 in an hour show?).

    I do remember the early days of TyTool,...
  68. Sorry jdiner and lrhorer but of the last many...

    Sorry jdiner and lrhorer but of the last many posts on this subject only Fred's comments are understandable to me.

    I know a little about GOPs and fields, only a little mind you, but wrt using GOP...
  69. I will probably be PELTED by those rocks for...

    I will probably be PELTED by those rocks for suggesting this, but a $250 MyHD MDP-130 might be a better investment.
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    Yeah, dump those other programs and use the one...

    Yeah, dump those other programs and use the one that works: TyTool. :cool:
  71. You haven't said anything about your DVR or what...

    You haven't said anything about your DVR or what tools you used to extract the program, but the likely answer is in either the connection to your TV or the audio-output stages of your XBOX vs. your...
  72. Thread: MyHD MDP-130

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    You said OTA, but did you mean cable? There is a...

    You said OTA, but did you mean cable? There is a "beta" thread at AVS that talks about problems with cable channels that you need to look at then also.

    I have a MyHD 130 also, but haven't played...
  73. hepsnark the problem is in here somewhere as...

    hepsnark the problem is in here somewhere as explained by eastwind. I recall having this problem very early-on in my TyTool journeys (and many revisions ago) owing to the elderly DVD player I was...
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    Sticky: I know whereof you speak. I have lately been...

    I know whereof you speak. I have lately been converting many of my favorite Tivo & store-bought DVDs to Xvid, for HDD storage and streaming to a Pinnacle ShowCenter, and despite that they are further...
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    Sticky: Yeah, this is ringing a little bell in my head as...

    Yeah, this is ringing a little bell in my head as to what I'd found annoying about res=0 (720x480) myself.

    I would be very surprised if S2 was in any way degraded over S1. Remember, my S1 can't do...
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    Sticky: Honestly it's been a couple of years since I...

    Honestly it's been a couple of years since I played w/720x480 and I'm at a loss to describe my discomfort with it. Probably dropped frames or blockiness. At any rate, if it looks good to you hepsnark...
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    Sticky: I think I am on-record earlier in this thread for...

    I think I am on-record earlier in this thread for preferring Half D1 to Full for the same "jumpiness" reasons you cite bgreen.

    I can only add that now that I have upgraded my TV from a 41" analog...
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    When I had mine connected to my 41" RPTV Sony...

    When I had mine connected to my 41" RPTV Sony there was little/no difference between live TV and the Tivo output.

    Did you buy the refurb from Philips? If not, is there any chance that it was...
  79. Thanks to all re: the thoughtful responses on my...

    Thanks to all re: the thoughtful responses on my transfers from laserdisc. I probably learned more from all y'all's posts here than in 2 weeks of surfing on this confusing subject. Printing them out...
  80. I don't know what this means...please explain. ...

    I don't know what this means...please explain.

    I have an MPEG2 capture card (MVR1000 from Canopus) that I tried for my LD grabs, and like I said TyTool did/does a nice job with the edit points,...
  81. And what a wonderful job TyTool does of this! ...

    And what a wonderful job TyTool does of this!

    I recently tried capturing a couple of my precious/unique laserdiscs to MPEG2, for conversion to DVD, and when it came to editing-out the side breaks,...
  82. Sorry folks, I think I know what I did wrong. I...

    Sorry folks, I think I know what I did wrong. I had been using TyTool to edit an .mpg file and forgot to vob-mux it! Jeez... :rolleyes:
  83. Chapter markers

    Today I've tried every which-way to get my custom Chapter points incorporated into a Title set, but whatever I try the make.bat includes only '-c0' and not the chapters I'd made. I've done this...
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    Why didn't you use TyTools to take your program...

    Why didn't you use TyTools to take your program all the way to DVD? The other programs you are using probably are re-encoding the video.
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    The xbox looks like a fun toy. I did go to one of...

    The xbox looks like a fun toy. I did go to one of the hacking sites to look into it and was completely intimidated by all of the options possible. Guess I have too many balls in the air right now to...
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    Funny, I had never even thought to try it until...

    Funny, I had never even thought to try it until your post.

    No, it does not work. First, the ShowCenter server (called Pinnacle MediaManager in its latest release v1.71) won't browse the .ty file....
  87. A freeware way to burn DVDs is to run DVD Shrink...

    A freeware way to burn DVDs is to run DVD Shrink on your TyTools fileset to create an ISO file. The ISO is then easily burned with DVD Decrypter.

    I suppose it could be a PIA to use Shrink to make...
  88. I'm sorry johntu, I'm really not trying to be a...

    I'm sorry johntu, I'm really not trying to be a ****, but the only thing in your post that I have confidence in is TyTool!

    I would recommed you try connecting the Tivo directly to your PC and go...
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    Over at the avsforum, they talk a lot about...

    Over at the avsforum, they talk a lot about HDTV2MPEG2 for transcoding HD transport streams.

    Honestly I dunno much of anything about this proggie, or the HD-Tivo's format, but it's free so may be...
  90. Smarter folks than I will help, but I think if it...

    Smarter folks than I will help, but I think if it works for you, and the resulting MPG file is what you want, then you're done. Don't argue with success!

    OTOH if you intend in the future to do...
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    The easiest way is probably to get to the VOB...

    The easiest way is probably to get to the VOB file output from TyTool and import to AutoGK using File mode.
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    Making a "first play" or autoplay tytool DVD

    I muddied this thread some weeks ago on this subject. Now I have played with this some more and can offer the following (and this thread deserves a bump anyway). Two fairly easy ways to convert a Ty...
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    Fred, thanks--I tried ew's corrected make.bat...

    Fred, thanks--I tried ew's corrected make.bat above and it worked, at least insofar as the resultant VIDEO_TS played as I wanted.

    I don't see how it would overwrite the IFOs if I let TyTool work...
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    Oh, man--am I in way over-my-head now. I made a...

    Oh, man--am I in way over-my-head now. I made a DVD using your ORIGINAL instruction, such that the only thing in my make.bat file was:

    "C:\Program Files\TyTool\dvdauthor" -o "E:\TyTool DVDs" -T
    ...
  95. I've been away from this for a year & a half,...

    I've been away from this for a year & a half, having successfully made dozens of DVDs from the early days of TyTool, and my first DVD using r18 doesn't work in my Sony player, it sez "the disc is...
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    So many people are having so much trouble with so...

    So many people are having so much trouble with so many programs with XP SP2--I'm glad I have a slow Internet connection. I'm not even tempted to upgrade (from SP1 + hotfixes).

    Anyway DL'ing the...
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    Your post made me sufficiently weak-in-the-knees...

    Your post made me sufficiently weak-in-the-knees to order a cachecard from 9thtee.

    Now you gots to deliver! Presumably your tweaks will work w/o new cachecard firmware (latest 2.2 I think)?
  98. Or maybe jafa is a tivo fan-and-hacker and...

    Or maybe jafa is a tivo fan-and-hacker and thought "why not?". He may be doing it for the fun of it!
  99. I have been bragging-up this 1/2 D1 resolution...

    I have been bragging-up this 1/2 D1 resolution since way-back-when.

    Last year we moved to another state, and built a new house, and along the way I upgraded from a 41" analog (rear projection) to...
  100. I think this is a corollary to Murphy's laws! ...

    I think this is a corollary to Murphy's laws!

    I think the easiest way to find the "change res" thread(s) is to search on "544x480". Glad you found what you were looking for. As an fyi, I have...
  101. Well, duh. Now can we skip the urinating contest,...

    Well, duh. Now can we skip the urinating contest, which has wasted the time of a lot of us here, especially that of our benefactor?
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    You should double-check your ethernet cable as...

    You should double-check your ethernet cable as well--maybe it got tugged-on and/or has a bad plug connection.

    Oops, mentioned by dead already. Still asleep here...
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    What's an X-1 channel? Couldn't you do this...

    What's an X-1 channel?

    Couldn't you do this the other way around, i.e. have the D* receiver tell the Tivo to go into record mode? Just like a VCR?
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    Re: an OTA antenna, you don't need a "big"...

    Re: an OTA antenna, you don't need a "big" antenna at all. Any UHF antenna will do. I use Philips "silver sensor" which I got from Wal-Mart--I'm 40 miles out in very hilly country and get all the OTA...
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    Tony you may not want to do anything at all about...

    Tony you may not want to do anything at all about this if your DSL service ends-up being "pseudo-static". I've never had DSL, but when I had a Cable Modem I found that my IP changed very rarely e.g....
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    Well, at least I've learned something by this...

    Well, at least I've learned something by this exercise. My Tivo is now configured for "Satellite and Antenna" and the "Satellite" is my STB connected to the S-video port, with all channels disabled...
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    Well, I looked at zap2it.com and they seem to...

    Well, I looked at zap2it.com and they seem to know about the DTV (OTA) channels in my area so I tried GS again, first for Antenna mode (didn't work) and then for Sat and Ant mode (the HTL-HD is a Sat...
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    Control SA S1 Tivo to work w/HDTV STB?

    I have a Hughes HTL-HD to get OTA HD signals into my new HDTV. I want to take advantage of the set-top-boxe's SD output of the digital TV signal to record on my SA Tivo, but the Tivo SA program...
  109. jdiner, have we told you lately...

    ...that we love you.

    You will find a more appropriate expression of my appreciation in your Xmas stocking.
  110. Sorry, I think I have you all beat. The 16K RAM...

    Sorry, I think I have you all beat. The 16K RAM board (yes, 16,000!) cost $700 for my IMSAI 8080 (circa 1976), and the dual 8" floppy drive for the thing cost two grand. Still have it, maybe someday...
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    My head's been out of this for awhile, but I do...

    My head's been out of this for awhile, but I do recall when I 1st got my NP655 Sony that it was snotty/picky about "standard bitrates" and audio and such, though IIRC this was mostly an issue with...
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    Adding my 2 cents

    I have been away from here for about 6 mos, having moved and regressed to dial-up (painfully slow speed) Net access, but having used the other tool last spring, and now tried TyTool again, I am...
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    I want to say again to MrBassMan et. al. THANKS...

    I want to say again to MrBassMan et. al. THANKS for this tool. I've now made 40 great DVDs from my archived tystreams.

    To my knowledge the only problems that remain have to do with the errors...
  114. If you cut in the middle of a GOP, then that GOP...

    If you cut in the middle of a GOP, then that GOP has to be re-generated somehow (re-encoded) with a new I-frame, so any MPEG2 frame-accurate cutting is always going to require re-encoding as well....
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    No joy w/SA elementary streams

    Tried the latest DVDlab for the 1st time today, using 2 "movies" consisting of 1 hour and 1.5 hours' worth of elementary streams, the 1 hour was minimally edited (tyeditor) and the 1.5 hour was...
  116. Replies
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    I think the "bottom line" is that some edits...

    I think the "bottom line" is that some edits result in loss-of-sync, but it's not clear yet under what circumstances this happens. IOW sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't...
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    Sorry, wrong forum!

    Sorry, wrong forum!
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    Canopus' MPEG Cutter is a util that came w/their...

    Canopus' MPEG Cutter is a util that came w/their MVR1000 hardware [encoding] card, is nowhere online that I know of, but regardless can't be installed to a system that does not have this card...
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    Re: laserfan

    Thanks for your comments. My compilation is actually live performances snipped-out of SNLs and other TV shows, but most all were done pre-tystudio. I hope the boys get it whipped into shape...
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    What kind of Tivo/tystreams are you processing?...

    What kind of Tivo/tystreams are you processing? I've made 20 DVDs from SA tys since Beta 1 arrived, and all are in perfect sync. Kudos and sloppy kisses to all on the development team! Steps are easy...
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    SpruceUp previews "flash"

    While we're OT here, but in a room full of SU users, my installation started "flashing" today after a crash, where both the Clip preview mode and the Simulate window don't play smoothly any longer,...
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    Re: Which tystudio export works for Spruce ?

    I had some horrible luck w/B2, and now have reverted to B1 again, and it's worked on some streams that didn't work at all w/B2. I output to Elementary Streams/48000.
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    Reverting to Beta 1

    I have been successfully burning DVDs, using tserver_mfs6-extracted tystreams (haven't installed the Tivo side of TyStudio). I open a local ty with TyEditor, cut it, and Process to Elementary or DVD...
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    Re: System Header error in SpruceUp

    I had this very problem today and was not able to fix it. I tried Simple Demux w/TMPGEnc but the resulting elementary streams lost sync at the edit points. Was your DVD mpg file edited? I will try...
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    I believe all the answers are here: ...

    I believe all the answers are here:

    http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12736&highlight=544x480

    IMO it is better to use 352x480 (still DVD-compliant) than 720x480 as you...
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    I'm not sure an apology is needed--there is...

    I'm not sure an apology is needed--there is plenty of room for confusion. There are all of Chunks and Frames and GOPs and who-knows-what-else and I can't keep them sorted between the docs and the...
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    How to circumvent bad GOP?

    I was thrilled to see Beta 2 today as I'd just encountered a problem I'd not seen before. Unfortunately b2 did not help so I wonder if someone can help me get around this:

    I Processed with...
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    Yah, but I can't do this i.e. I'm not using...

    Yah, but I can't do this i.e. I'm not using Tivo's tuner--rather a cable box and video inputs... But "Standby" mode makes sense intuitively; I'm surprised it didn't help.
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    FWIW I tried this on my SA, and it didn't seem to...

    FWIW I tried this on my SA, and it didn't seem to improve transfer rates, unfortunately...
  130. Re: Re: TyEditor issues

    Thanks, 2. is clear but I must dispute 1.

    If I create any markers that I wish to Save, selection of Save does not do anything. Like I said, this worked initially, so I know what it's supposed to...
  131. TyEditor issues

    I have had excellent results using TyEditor on old TyTools (tserver_mfs) extracted tystreams, but have observed a couple of issues with it that I'm not sure I've seen described here before:

    1....
  132. If by "end of stream hang" you mean that the...

    If by "end of stream hang" you mean that the process ends with Cancel still "up" (i.e. no message telling of success) I have seen this with my W2K SP3 system, when trying to Process SA 3.01 streams...
  133. I've now burned 2 DVDs from tserver_mfs tys, one...

    I've now burned 2 DVDs from tserver_mfs tys, one of 4.2Gb, and they are both perfect. Many thanks guys! Will look forward to trying the Tivo software after I've processed a number of...
  134. Along w/Neutronflux request I noted that after...

    Along w/Neutronflux request I noted that after running Setup on my W2K SP3 system, W2K complained that it put some old system files on my PC and wanted the original install disk, which I declined to...
  135. tyStudio using SA TyTool streams

    Great to see this at last! My Tivo and hard drives have all filled-up.

    The first SA TyTool (tserver_mfs output) ty that I tried worked well outputting Elemental streams from TyEditor (and finally...
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    Fugg pls advise the steps you take, and...

    Fugg pls advise the steps you take, and specifically:

    1. Where in your process you adjust the audio offset?

    2. When and with what tool do you upsample the audio?

    TIA from another SA user who...
  137. Oh well. I was hoping it would only need to...

    Oh well. I was hoping it would only need to transfer those portions of the file that were needed vs. the entire file.

    Now instead of lurking here and dropping all these tantalizing sneak previews,...
  138. Ok, now you've really crossed the line! Some of...

    Ok, now you've really crossed the line! Some of us are going nuts waiting on an easier solution to gettin' busy w/our overloaded hard drives.

    Extracting the program AFTER editing is the dream...
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    I have the 655, which is the multi-disc version...

    I have the 655, which is the multi-disc version of the 715, and while it is a very nice player, it does require pretty much "on spec" discs. For example, SVCDs will indeed stutter if the bitrate goes...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the compliment! :) Actually, I was...

    Thanks for the compliment! :) Actually, I was in the A/V systems integration business for a couple years, which played-wonderfully into my hobby/addiction. I tried real hard to learn all that stuff...
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    Sticky: You say your "quality is great" but you'd like a...

    You say your "quality is great" but you'd like a "slightly smaller file" so the obvious answer is to try a lower bitrate and see if you still like it OK.

    I have my Resolution setting at 1/2 D1...
  142. Thread: Why so big?

    by laserfan
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    BTW Spinxter, you should look into a proggie...

    BTW Spinxter, you should look into a proggie called "Encoding Utility 2001". It's poorly named, but the best one I've seen to automagically calculate between data rates, media size, and program...
  143. Thread: Why so big?

    by laserfan
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    I've played around with these settings quite a...

    I've played around with these settings quite a lot, and wanted to weigh-in here with a few of my own observations.

    First, I think Delta is right--it's all about bitrate. I've tried 720x480 and...
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    I can confirm the 900kbps for my SA, so the...

    I can confirm the 900kbps for my SA, so the accept the rest of your numbers Fugg. Certainly a >50% increase is worth looking at!
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    Are you seeing this on your TV? Normally a...

    Are you seeing this on your TV? Normally a regular TV overscans such that you won't see this information.
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    I also have a tivonet and am interested in what...

    I also have a tivonet and am interested in what others who have upgraded have to say. It seems to me that when the Turbonet card first came out folks were talking about a minimal increase in thruput...
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    Wondering which one I should be using (I have the...

    Wondering which one I should be using (I have the 103 currently at stock 1.68) as there are three version 2.00 (Region-free, 2x Ritek, 2x all)? All of these incorporate the Pioneer patch to keep the...
  148. Olaf could you project please even a rough...

    Olaf could you project please even a rough release date for 0.5.0? End-of-Feb? End-of-March? Fourth of July? The "percent completion" post didn't help me very much cuz I don't know really where you...
  149. I hafta ask: have you burned any of these to DVD?...

    I hafta ask: have you burned any of these to DVD? I'm interested to know if set-top players will play a disc with this bitrate--I thought they max'ed out at 8Mbps or thereabouts.
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    Here's a link you may find interesting: ...

    Here's a link you may find interesting:

    http://www6.tomshardware.com/network/20020423/tv_anywhere-01.html

    I have played a bit with my Casio E-105, and at least this unit w/its 100MHz processor...
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