vap run from the commandline

ac8006

New member
If I run vap from the desktop short cut it works. If I try to run vap from the command line. It runs
and gets an error trying to get the VRD version. I'm running Videoredoplus3 version 3.10.3.629. The need for vap
came about since I upgraded to windows 10. BeyondTV takes for every to long now to generate the xml file
for skipping commercials.

I've noticed that in the log file it is using the VideoReDotTVSuite4 directory for its VRD install folder.

RAC
 

dlflannery

Moderator
Wow! AFAIK, this is the first time anyone ran VAP from a command line. I never did. May I ask why you need to launch it that way? I'm suspecting you could just launch it the normal (shortcut) way to accomplish what you need, i.e., just let it keep running and responding when it sees a new input file in the monitored folder.

I didn't follow the Win10/BTV explanation. Are you starting to use VAP for the first time now?

Do you have more than one version of VRD installed? If so, in what folders?
 

ac8006

New member
Wow! AFAIK, this is the first time anyone ran VAP from a command line. I never did. May I ask why you need to launch it that way? I'm suspecting you could just launch it the normal (shortcut) way to accomplish what you need, i.e., just let it keep running and responding when it sees a new input file in the monitored folder.

I didn't follow the Win10/BTV explanation. Are you starting to use VAP for the first time now?

Do you have more than one version of VRD installed? If so, in what folders?
OK for the last several years I have been using BeyondTV and Videoredoplus3. BeyondTV would generate the xml file to be used by Videoredo to locate
commercial breaks. At 11:00PM I have a powershell script that I can tell the system to shutdown. It will check if anything is recording or if
the xml files are being generated. When everything is quiet it will suspend to memory. It will also rename the files so that they sort by date
rather than by program name. After upgrading to windows 10 beyondTV took 2 to three hours to generate a single xml file. In the past it took maybe 30 minutes.
So I looked into VAP and found that it along with comskip should be able to do what I wanted. A problem that I ran into is that if I run VAP all
the time. It will see files that are generated while I'm watching a program during the day. I don't want this file to be comskiped. It will
go away when the program stops. I can't find an option in BeyondTV to not record programs that I'm currently watching.
My thought is to be able to run vap after 100:00PM and run comskip to generate the vprg files.

I have found a way to run vap from the command line without getting the error that I was getting. I need to cd to the directory that videoredoautoprocessor.exe
is located. If I run it while in any other directory it fails. I'm going to use the -hotstart and -shutdown:xx options to do what I would like to be done.
Then I will move the vprg files to the folder that has the video's. Rename the video and vprg file and suspend the system.

Thanks for your response.

RAC
 

dlflannery

Moderator
OK, sounds like you solved your issue. Good luck!

If you have additional VAP issues, please start a new thread in the VAP sub-forum, just so we keep all VAP topics together.
 
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