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MrVideo
March 26th, 2006, 01:57 AM
I used TSReader to firewire from the D-VHS deck to a TS file. The tape recording ran out before I stopped the TSReader recording. Now VRD hangs when it tries to open the file. I have to kill the program.

Even though the file appears to not have been closed correctly, both MyHD and VideoLAN Client have no problem reading the file and displaying it on the computer.

Is there any way to save the 2:15:00 of time spent recording the stream?

robena
March 26th, 2006, 05:40 AM
I used TSReader to firewire from the D-VHS deck to a TS file. The tape recording ran out before I stopped the TSReader recording. Now VRD hangs when it tries to open the file. I have to kill the program.

Even though the file appears to not have been closed correctly, both MyHD and VideoLAN Client have no problem reading the file and displaying it on the computer.

Is there any way to save the 2:15:00 of time spent recording the stream?

Try to run it through HDTVtoMPEG2 first (http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~balazer/HDTVtoMPEG2/).

That might clean it up enought.

phd
March 26th, 2006, 05:43 AM
Try processing the file through QuickStream Fix first, then load the fixed file for editing. Tools>QuickStream Fix

MrVideo
March 26th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Try processing the file through QuickStream Fix first, then load the fixed file for editing. Tools>QuickStream Fix

Impossible. VRD hangs trying to open the file. It never even gets to the point of using any menu items.

As a side note, which might be related, I captured another tape that VRD will read in, but it had a horrible time with it. It went well into the file and plays at about 2x. I wonder if it dosen't like the fact that the tape is a manually edited tape. By that I meant it is a copy where the tape is paused during the commercials. The joints, where the tape was paused, are indeed going to be bad.

MrVideo
March 26th, 2006, 10:02 AM
Try processing the file through QuickStream Fix first, then load the fixed file for editing. Tools>QuickStream Fix
Can VRD be started from the command line, giving it an option to quickstream fix a file, i.e., videoredo /q inputfile outpufile

MrVideo
March 26th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Try to run it through HDTVtoMPEG2 first (http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~balazer/HDTVtoMPEG2/).

Thanks for the suggestion. If I can't get VRD to fix it, then I'll give it a try.

zaphod7501
March 26th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Unless VRD can't read any part of the file, both "Trim and Copy" and "Quickstream Fix" are available in the "Tools" menu dropdown without opening any file in VRD. You can browse to the file (or type path and name manually) and type an output name (and path) in the appropriate boxes and let it go. There is a select stream option too.

MrVideo
March 26th, 2006, 12:19 PM
both "Trim and Copy" and "Quickstream Fix" are available in the "Tools" menu dropdown without opening any file in VRD.

Thanks, learned something new. VRD just amazes me as to what it can do. I made a wrong assumption that the file had to be opened before it could be fixed.

VRD is best in class.