Everybody seems to be looking to muxing as the holy grail of A/V Sync. But as far as I can see it's really only going to introduce additional unnecessary steps.
While the basic entry-level packages will accept multiplexed MPEGs, most of the high end stuff requires elementary streams. So having split our streams and multiplexed them we have to demux again before we can use them, with all the hassle that entails.
On the other hand there are plenty of perfectly good tools that will take elementary streams and multiplex them to form program streams. If we have good, synched elementary streams we will get good synched program streams. GIGO.
We all want accurate sync God knows how many times I've tried to make perfect Max Headroom discs but is muxing really the best/only way to do it? Would it not make more sense to improve the way that the splitter tools handle the raw tystream so that hopefully we don't get bad sync in the first place? And at the same time maybe we can fix some of the other stream handling problems. I've got several instances of streams that I can't use but play fine on the TiVo. I'm getting about a 90% success rate on extraction.
So in my opinion it would be a more sensible use of resources to try and better understand and decode the tystream.
BUT having said that I'm not the custodian of the knowledge and the tools, so if this is the direction that development is heading then I'll be happy to help if I can.
Last edited by scarabus; 08-22-2002 at 08:07 PM.
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