If you can define a custom Output Profile that accomplishes this then VAP can do it (by selecting that profile when processing the video). If you pursue this please start a new thread here for further discussion.Is there a way for VAP to also change the aspect ratio of the final output?
I use a S2 TiVo to record from an HD cable box. So the video is squeezed to 4:3. Is there any way for VAP to allow the final output to be 16:9? I have used the Video Redo GUI successfully to do this on individual files, so I know the results would be fine.
Next, to help you I need some info as described in this thread:Modifications if above instructions don't work when using user-defined Output Profiles:
Follow the instructions above except:
In the General tab of the scheduler configuration:
1. Check Run only when user is logged on (instead of Run whether user is logged on or not)
2. In the "Configure for" pull down, select Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 (not "Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008")
Of course this configuration requires the user account for which the scheduler item was set up be logged in at trigger time. Also, at startup the VAP UI will pop up for a few seconds and then minimize itself. A possible advantage is that VAP can be maximized (when you are viewing the account it is running in) and you can assess activity and even stop it if desired. Also note that you can have more than one user account logged on at a time.
I don't know exactly what that means but it suggests there may be COM issues if you have more than one version of VRD installed. I have had no problems as long as I run a new version of VRD one-time using "Run as administrator". If you have questions about this particular issue, please post in the VRD forum so one of their staff can address it. I see you're using TVS 4 so I don't know if this issue even applies to that VRD version.TVSuite V5 - 184.108.40.2060 (Released 2014-12-21)
[Change] COM: Disabled automatic COM registration. COM will only register at install, from batch, or if "/register" on command line.
VAP may be able to lookup metadata on TVDB. If it finds metadata, it can embed it into your output DVRMS or WTV files. This would apply only to TV Series files, not movies.I'm considering batch converting about 100 mkvs into DVRMS format for ease of use with my Windows Media Center Extenders. I already have vap installed and working great for TV series, and It seems to do well with movies. My issue is I'm not sure about metadata lookup. Every file VAP has processed so far has been a .wtv file with embeded metadata. If I convert my MKVs to DVRMS files will VAP be able to lookup metadata and embed it in a file where none existed before? I only see references to TVDB in the documentation so I'm not sure how that effects things. Thanks.
Seems like a vapPostprocess script should be able to handle this. Don't have time to go into more detail right now but search on "post-process" and "postprocess" in VAPreadme.pdf to learn about this capability.Is it possible for VAP to move .xml or .nfo files for a given video file after it processes said file. This would be useful for situations where xml or nfo files are written based on guide data instead of TMDB or TVDB lookup. Guide data tends to be a little better at times for programs like JRiver Media Center, which writes xml sidecar files but I'm sure it would be useful for programs like Emby, which come with their own guide data. I'll try to go in depth a little more just for clarity. Right now I have JRiver set to write recordings to its own TV Recording folder, and it creates a .xml file for metadata straight from my guide provider, schedules direct. VAP monitors this folder, and cuts commercials, then moves the file to a new folder. I then manually move the file to a different recorded TV file on my server, JRiver monitors this folder on my file server, and creates a new .xml file based on the filename, which it uses for TVDB Lookup. The metadata I get from JRiver's TVDB lookup isn't quite as detailed as the metadata JRiver created for the recording from my guide data, which is why I'm looking to preserve the original. The episode description for example is prepended with the season and episode number in my guide data but in the TVDB lookup this information is lost. I use this as an example, but I'm sure its not the only thing that is lost. The only possible issue I see is a metadata file contains the file path for the file but I know this is easily fixed with JRiver because it will fix paths in the xml file on a nightly library scan.
When did the Comskip error occur? During installation? What Windows version are your running?D/l and installed VAP6 1.0B3 just a while ago, seem to have set everything up per instruction, though ComSkip had some sort of error so I renamed the ComSkip directory so VAP would think it's not there and skip it (I don't care about commercial trimming). I set up the folders. I put a .wtv file in the monitor folder. Clicked start. VAP saw it and it's listed, seems the profile would be as I want (dest .mpg program stream). But even clicking start again, nothing happens. VRD doesn't seem to start. Tried running VAP6 as administrator. All local files. Don't seem to be able to find the log file, but the one displayed in the windows shows 0 profile match null title etc - can't find a way to cut n paste the log from the window. What do I try next?
As I went to recreate the symptoms I noticed the Block further Processing was checked. When unchecked, it took off.When did the Comskip error occur? During installation? What Windows version are your running?
Please run VAP6, click on the .wtv file and click the Start button. Now take a screen shot of VAP6 and post it. But first: Is Block Processing checked in Settings for Selected File at upper right? If so that is the "problem". (You need to uncheck it)
I would appreciate info on the Comskip error, in case it's something I need to fix for the benefit of other users.As I went to recreate the symptoms I noticed the Block further Processing was checked. When unchecked, it took off.
The COMSKIP error happens on startup. As VAP is running I'll hold off presenting the error messgae, but I'm not terribly concerned with COMSKIP as I've played with it before and it's not reliable enough for my needs, nor do I want to spend the time tweaking it now.
Thanks for your assistance.