tivo files as .ts when played back in vlc show 0 length using kmttg

rocket777

Member
When I use the kmttg program to transfer files to my computer, and run vrd quick fix, it's now creating a .ts file that the VLC player thinks is zero length. It plays, but I can't skip forward or back. I have to chose a profile that re-codes the file in order to get it to come out correctly. This seems to have begun recently, perhaps after a recent tivo update.

Here's info:

Code:
 File:                                     Name : Thief (01_24_2017).TiVo
                                           Size : 2.450 GB
                                       Duration : 02:30:00.05
                                       Mux type : TiVo TS
                                    TS mux rate : 1.455 Mbps
 Video:                                Encoding : MPEG2
                                  VideoStreamID : x51
                                     Frame rate : 29.97 fps
                                  Encoding size : 704 x 480
                             Display dimensions : 704 x 480
                                   Aspect ratio : 4:3
                                Header bit rate : 15.000 Mbps
                                     VBV buffer : 224 KBytes
                                        Profile : Main@Main
                                    Progressive : Prog or Int
                                         Chroma : 4:2:0
                                       Bit rate : 1.906 Mbps
                                     Captioning : EIA 608/708
                                    Field order : Bottom field first
 Audio Stream: 1 (Primary)                Codec : AC3
                                       Channels : 2.0
                                            PID : x54
                                  PES Stream Id : xBD
                                       Bit rate : 192 Kbps
                                  Sampling rate : 48000
                                    Sample size : 16 bits
And after the qfix:

Code:
 File:                                     Name : Thief (01_24_2017).ts
                                           Size : 2.523 GB
                                       Duration : 02:30:00.05
                                       Mux type : TS Stream
                                    TS mux rate : 1.578 Mbps
 Video:                                Encoding : MPEG2
                                  VideoStreamID : x51
                                     Frame rate : 29.97 fps
                                  Encoding size : 704 x 480
                             Display dimensions : 704 x 480
                                   Aspect ratio : 4:3
                                Header bit rate : 15.000 Mbps
                                     VBV buffer : 224 KBytes
                                        Profile : Main@Main
                                    Progressive : Prog or Int
                                         Chroma : 4:2:0
                                       Bit rate : 1.968 Mbps
                                     Captioning : EIA 608/708
                                    Field order : Bottom field first
 Audio Stream: 1 (Primary)                Codec : AC3
                                       Channels : 2.0
                                       Language : eng
                                            PID : x54
                                  PES Stream Id : xBD
                                       Bit rate : 192 Kbps
                                  Sampling rate : 48000
                                    Sample size : 16 bits
Here's what media info says about the file after the qfix:

Code:
General
ID                                       : 1 (0x1)
Complete name                            : Thief (01_24_2017).ts
Format                                   : MPEG-TS
File size                                : 2.35 GiB
Duration                                 : 2h 29mn
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 2 242 Kbps

Video
ID                                       : 81 (0x51)
Menu ID                                  : 1 (0x1)
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Default
Codec ID                                 : 2
Duration                                 : 2h 30mn
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 1 938 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                         : 15.0 Mbps
Width                                    : 704 pixels
Height                                   : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps
Standard                                 : NTSC
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan order                               : Bottom Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.191
Stream size                              : 2.03 GiB (86%)
Color primaries                          : SMPTE 170M
Transfer characteristics                 : SMPTE 170M
Matrix coefficients                      : SMPTE 170M

Audio
ID                                       : 84 (0x54)
Menu ID                                  : 1 (0x1)
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness              : Big
Codec ID                                 : 129
Duration                                 : 2h 29mn
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 192 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Delay relative to video                  : 16ms
Stream size                              : 206 MiB (9%)
Language                                 : English

Text #1
ID                                       : 81 (0x51)-CC1
Menu ID                                  : 1 (0x1)
Format                                   : EIA-608
Muxing mode                              : A/53 / DTVCC Transport
Muxing mode, more info                   : Muxed in Video #1
Duration                                 : 2h 30mn
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Stream size                              : 0.00 Byte (0%)

Text #2
ID                                       : 81 (0x51)-1
Menu ID                                  : 1 (0x1)
Format                                   : EIA-708
Muxing mode                              : A/53 / DTVCC Transport
Muxing mode, more info                   : Muxed in Video #1
Duration                                 : 2h 30mn
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Stream size                              : 0.00 Byte (0%)
 

Dan203

Ex-Senior Developer
No reason VLC should have any trouble playing that file. Try savinf it as a .mpg file instead and see if it can play that one properly.
 
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