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    I've had VAP running extremely cleanly and trouble free for a couple of weeks now. But since April 1, only 2 out of 8 video files successfully converted. The remaining files all "stalled". I haven't changed anything in VRD, VAP or my operating system since that date; so I'm unsure what happened.

    I've attached my log file hoping that will help explain it. Sorry -- I had to zip it in order to get it to pass forum rules.
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    Well something must have changed --- we just don't know what it was.

    What model TiVo are you using? How about the .tivo files themselves? Are the programs that stall the same ones that used to be OK? If you're using a Tivo Elite do you transfer the Program Stream or the Transport Stream versions of the files? In TiVo Desktop, if you select fast transfers you get the Transport Stream versions.

    What VAP version are you using?

    Please refer to this sticky thread:
    http://www.videoredo.net/msgBoard/sh...ad.php?t=29956
    I would be interested in item 3 (file info) for (1) a file that stalls and (2) a file that doesn't stall. Also excerpts from the VRD log (item 8).

    If you duplicate your process flow (QSF then AdScan) manually using just VRD (no VAP) what happens (using a file that stalls in VAP)?
    Last edited by dlflannery; April 5th, 2012 at 09:52 AM.
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    Sorry for the delay in getting back......income taxes beckoned.

    Oh......and you're undoubtedly right. "Well something must have changed --- we just don't know what it was."

    I tried re-running one of the stalled files in VRD manually and it worked just as expected -- no errors. Here is the log file entry of the stall for that same file:

    4/4/2012 10:55:39 PM theTVDB metaData search succeeded for: Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 10:55:39 PM Started QSF, input: Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 10:55:40 PM Using filter dimensions from MediaInfo: 704 X 480
    4/4/2012 10:55:42 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 3.20.2.609 - Nov 16 2010
    4/4/2012 10:55:42 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: Applying QSF filter: 704X480
    4/4/2012 10:56:13 PM VideoReDo completed QSF on input: D:\My TiVo Recordings\Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 10:56:13 PM Started Ad Scan/auto-cuts, input: Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 10:56:15 PM Using profile: (not set)
    4/4/2012 10:56:18 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 3.20.2.609 - Nov 16 2010
    4/4/2012 10:58:16 PM STALL ERROR: VideoReDo process stalled -- killing it
    4/4/2012 10:58:16 PM Moving input file: Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 10:58:16 PM Started moving stalled file: "Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo"
    4/4/2012 10:58:19 PM Finished moving "Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo" to stalled folder
    4/4/2012 11:08:20 PM Started moving stalled file: "Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo" back for retry
    4/4/2012 11:08:23 PM Finished moving "Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo" back to monitor folder
    4/4/2012 11:08:31 PM theTVDB metaData search succeeded for: Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 11:08:31 PM Started QSF, input: Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 11:08:32 PM Using filter dimensions from MediaInfo: 704 X 480
    4/4/2012 11:08:34 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 3.20.2.609 - Nov 16 2010
    4/4/2012 11:08:34 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: Applying QSF filter: 704X480
    4/4/2012 11:09:05 PM VideoReDo completed QSF on input: D:\My TiVo Recordings\Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 11:09:05 PM Started Ad Scan/auto-cuts, input: Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 11:09:07 PM Using profile: (not set)
    4/4/2012 11:09:10 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 3.20.2.609 - Nov 16 2010
    4/4/2012 11:11:08 PM STALL ERROR: VideoReDo process stalled -- killing it
    4/4/2012 11:11:08 PM Moving input file: Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    4/4/2012 11:11:08 PM Started moving stalled file: "Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo"
    4/4/2012 11:11:11 PM Finished moving "Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo" to stalled folder


    And here's the video info for that file:

    File Name: D:\My TiVo Recordings\stalled_files\Top Guns - ''British Ballistics'' (Recorded Apr 4, 2012, H2).TiVo
    File Size: 1828295011 ( 1.70 GB )
    Program Duration: 01:00:00.03
    File Type: TiVo
    Encoding: MPEG2
    Video stream Id: xE0
    Encoding Dimensions: 704 x 480
    Display Size: 704 x 480
    Aspect Ratio: 4:3
    Frame Rate: 29.97 FPS
    Bit Rate: 15.000 Mbps
    VBV_Buffer: 224 KB
    Profile: Main@Main
    Progressive: Prog or Int
    Chroma: 4:2:0
    Audio Format: 2.0
    Audio Stream Id: AC3: 0 (x80)
    Audio Bit Rate: 192 Kbps
    Audio Sampling Rate: 48000 Hz
    TS Mux Rate (bps): -1



    And finally; here's the video info for a file that did recently work:

    File Name: D:\My TiVo Recordings\Person of Interest - ''Flesh and Blood'' (Recorded Apr 5, 2012, KCTVDT).TiVo
    File Size: 8448662738 ( 7.87 GB )
    Program Duration: 01:00:01.03
    File Type: TiVo
    Encoding: MPEG2
    Video stream Id: xE0
    Encoding Dimensions: 1920 x 1080
    Display Size: 1920 x 1080
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Frame Rate: 29.97 FPS
    Bit Rate: 15.000 Mbps
    VBV_Buffer: 1194 KB
    Profile: Main@High
    Progressive: Prog or Int
    Chroma: 4:2:0
    Audio Format: 5.1
    Audio Stream Id: AC3: 0 (x80)
    Audio Bit Rate: 448 Kbps
    Audio Sampling Rate: 48000 Hz
    TS Mux Rate (bps): -1


    Any thoughts? I admit much of the log file is like Latin to me.

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    I see nothing in any of that info to explain a VRD stall on the AdScan.

    You are using an old version of VRD. I suggest you upgrade to the latest beta version before any further testing, here:
    http://www.videoredo.net/msgBoard/showthread.php?t=6972
    and see if that fixes the problems. Be sure to completely uninstall your current version before doing that.

    If the new VRD version doesn't fix things:
    What output type do you have selected?

    Please re-process the file that stalled and while it is doing the QSF, click the "Stop after VRD" button. What file do you find in the TempQSF folder after processing stops? See if you can load that file into VRD and do the AdScan manually.

    Also, load the original input file into VRD and save just a short clip, perhaps a minute or so. Then see if that clip causes a stall when you run it through VAP. If it does, I would like to get a copy of that clip if possible, plus the file named "arglog.txt" taken from your VAP data folder immediately after the stall. The VAP data folder is found by opening a command window and entering: echo %APPDATA%\VAP
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    About the version; I'm using VideoReDo TVSuite, not Plus. I think I'm using the most current version of that product 3.20.2.609 (although it hasn't been updated in a very long time).

    Output type is set to mpeg2.

    I'll try the tests you suggested tomorrow and get back to you on the results.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Here is the TVS3 beta download link:
    http://www.videoredo.net/msgBoard/showthread.php?t=6961
    It is build 629 so I would recommend you try it. Many fixes in the 1.5 years since the version you are using. I don't know why VRD is delaying so long with a new official release.
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    All is good once again. I updated VRD to the version you recommended. While I was at it, I also updated VAP from 1.00 to 1.01.

    I moved all of the previously stalled files back into the monitored folder and they all processed without a hitch.

    Thanks for your help

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    I spoke too soon :-( Programs are still stalling with some regularity.

    Since my last post 3 out of 7 programs ended up in the Stalled folder. But it's really hard to diagnose because if I move the files back into the monitored folder, they process the second time with no problems at all. Thus I haven't found a program that will consistently fail.

    For the moment (until I can find a program that consistently fails) I guess I'll just keep an eye on the stalled folder and manually move them back into the monitored folder.

    Any thoughts though what might be causing this?

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    VAP automatically should move stalled programs back into the monitored folder for one retry. Is that not happening or are you moving them back for an additional retry?

    Also:
    Try items 3-5 in this sticky thread:
    http://www.videoredo.net/msgBoard/sh...ad.php?t=29954

    If problems persist:

    Please provide items 5 and 8 from this sticky thread:
    http://www.videoredo.net/msgBoard/sh...ad.php?t=29956

    And can you please do what I suggested in the last two paragraphs of post #4 above?
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    It does appear that VAP is indeed giving it a second try. Here's the log from the most recent failure:

    4/10/2012 10:56:28 PM theTVDB metaData search succeeded for: Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 10:56:28 PM Started QSF, input: Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 10:56:29 PM Using filter dimensions from MediaInfo: 720 X 480
    4/10/2012 10:56:33 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 3.20.2.629 - Nov 14 2011
    4/10/2012 10:56:33 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: Applying QSF filter: 720X480
    4/10/2012 10:57:20 PM VideoReDo completed QSF on input: D:\My TiVo Recordings\Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 10:57:20 PM Started Ad Scan/auto-cuts, input: Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 10:57:21 PM Using profile: (not set)
    4/10/2012 10:57:22 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 3.20.2.629 - Nov 14 2011
    4/10/2012 10:59:22 PM STALL ERROR: VideoReDo process stalled -- killing it
    4/10/2012 10:59:22 PM Output file missing: D:\Video Server\TiVo\Top Shot_2012-04-10_The Longest Shot.mpg
    4/10/2012 10:59:22 PM Moving input file: Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 10:59:22 PM Started moving stalled file: "Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo"
    4/10/2012 10:59:25 PM Finished moving "Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo" to stalled folder
    4/10/2012 11:09:25 PM Started moving stalled file: "Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo" back for retry
    4/10/2012 11:09:28 PM Finished moving "Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo" back to monitor folder
    4/10/2012 11:09:37 PM theTVDB metaData search succeeded for: Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 11:09:37 PM Started QSF, input: Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 11:09:38 PM Using filter dimensions from MediaInfo: 720 X 480
    4/10/2012 11:09:39 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 3.20.2.629 - Nov 14 2011
    4/10/2012 11:09:40 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: Applying QSF filter: 720X480
    4/10/2012 11:10:24 PM VideoReDo completed QSF on input: D:\My TiVo Recordings\Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 11:10:24 PM Started Ad Scan/auto-cuts, input: Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 11:10:27 PM Using profile: (not set)
    4/10/2012 11:10:30 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 3.20.2.629 - Nov 14 2011
    4/10/2012 11:12:28 PM STALL ERROR: VideoReDo process stalled -- killing it
    4/10/2012 11:12:28 PM Output file missing: D:\Video Server\TiVo\Top Shot_2012-04-10_The Longest Shot.mpg
    4/10/2012 11:12:28 PM Moving input file: Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo
    4/10/2012 11:12:28 PM Started moving stalled file: "Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo"
    4/10/2012 11:12:31 PM Finished moving "Top Shot - ''The Longest Shot'' (Recorded Apr 10, 2012, HISTORY).TiVo" to stalled folder


    I also notice that it always fails on the Ad Scan; not on the QSF.

    Busy day tomorrow; so I'll try and give your other suggestions a try on Saturday and report back then.
    Last edited by dwhitekc; April 12th, 2012 at 08:45 PM.

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