I would recommend checking the markers on each recording in VRD.
I wouldn't do batch ad removal using the markers in the Vprj files from Channels DVR.
Comskip and the new Smart ad detect are far from 100% accurate.
I don't use their autoskip either because of that.
Unless you don't care what...
The missing audio is in the TVE source stream.
Run redetect commercial against one of those recordings that shows missing audio and examine the comskip log.
Search for 'Jump' and 'Strange' in the log.
On those lines in the log you will see the PTS jumps forward or backward in time.
Here's a post I made about missing audio. When VRD encounters this it removes the video frames with no accompanying audio when saving.
When you see audio lost like that, zoom out the thumbnail view to 0.25 or 0.5 seconds to see how big of a gap in the audio you have,
Sometimes it's unavoidable because it's in the source and nothing you can do (like I said I get that from Cable sometimes).
Other tools probably never show you...
I cut TVE and M3U streams from Channels DVR all the time.
A lot of the TVE/M3U streams come with timestamp issues which is why you see repeated frame times under the audio waveform and sometimes large jumps in the time.
Sometimes the audio actually does drop out in the source for a short time (I...
I've tried that previously. Problem is some ads are the same dimension as the program (i.e. 1920x1080) but different frame rate (30 vs 29.97) and the filter only respects resolution changes, not frame rate.
Here's the thread...
What is your source for that one. HDHR, TVE, M3U or PlayOn Cloud?
Also are the frames you're showing part of the program, or an ad?
Most likely it's not a VFR (Variable Frame Rate), but ads inserted in the stream are sometimes 30fps with the program being 29.97, or 60fps with the program being...
Don't take offense. I appreciate you trying to help.
I'm able to do what I want, get VRD to open and edit the files.
It's just that while changing settings to do that I ran accross that setting which is "undocumented".
Rather than "beat around the bush", I just asked directly "what is that...
No longer have the source files since I was able to open and process them.
They appeared normal in mediainfo and TSReader.
TS container with H.264 video and AAC audio.
I could play them in multiple players.
I checked that other thread, but the answer isn't there.
I did notice this Advanced...
That nobody can tell me what the setting does. ;)
On one file I was trying to edit...
PMT sample points set to values from 0-7 gave this error
"No PID's specified when trying to open a transport stream."
Tried MBytes to scan at file open up to 1000, no help.
PMT sample points set to 8 or higher...