Batch VPRJ Cutting not working?

ckennylin

New member
Hi - I don't know if I'm missing something in V6 but when I run a number of VPRJs through batch processing, the cuts I defined in each project does not happen, and I would just get a copy of the source.

My workflow is to mass convert .TiVo files into program stream (.mpg or .mp4) to remove TiVo's Media Access Key (MAK), then to edit the resulting .mpg or .mp4 in VideoRedo and make the necessary cuts and save them as projects.

Within VideoRedo, the cutting does take place when I save the video interactively. It's only when I feed the .vprj files through batch that no cutting takes place.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
If you can't get your current approach to work, consider VAP6 (link in signature). I think it will do what you want. Unless you need to keep the pre-edit .mpg or .mp4 files you currently produce, you should be able to automate your entire process flow in one VAP6 process flow. If you have questions, post a new thread in the VAP sub-forum
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Are you queuing your edits directly to batch or save to vprj and then queuing the vprj? I use batch a few times / week to save my tivo edits so I know it works OK.
 

ckennylin

New member
I am saving my edits to vprj files and then queuing the vprj files. My source files are .mpg or .mp4 files, NOT .TiVo, and my resulting output is the same as the inputs, no cuts were done.

In the past (and with older versions), I would make edits on .tivo files to save them to .vprj, then queue the .vprj files in the batch. That worked.

This time, I decided to bulk-convert my .tivo files into .mpg files first (with QuickStream Fix just in case) before editing the .mpg and saving them into .vprj for later batch processing. In theory, there should be no difference, correct?
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Should work fine. I just tested it here with V6. Converted a tivo file to mpg. Then opened that mpg file, made some edits and created a VPRJ file. Then started the batch manager, loaded the vprj file and clicked run. Everything worked as expected.

If you open the vprj file in TVS, and click on either file save with queue to batch or file > queue to batch does it work?
 

ckennylin

New member
Just did an series of sanity checks and I think I found the source of the frustration.

On a fresh PC, I installed TVS V6 with the current beta 810. I have a mpg file and a vprj file with cuts defined. I open the vprj file and save video as Program Stream, so it should be a Fast Frame Copy. This works.

I go back to TVS and Save Video again, selecting Queue to Batch from here. In the Tools menu, I start the Batch Manager, see my job, and click on the Run button. This works.

I open up TVS, start the Batch Manager, then close TVS. Only the Batch Manager window is open. I click on the + sign, get an Open dialog box, and in the filter for file types, I select Project Files, see my vprj, and select it, and Open. My Save type is Program Stream (.mpg) and I have Quick Stream Fix checked, then click on OK.

I see my job listed in Batch Manager, which is paused. I then click on my job, and click on the pencil icon

My source file shows the .mpg file, NOT the Project file that I selected.

So basically, the process of adding a Project file in Batch Manager is not working correctly - the source .mpg file is processed instead of the .vprj file.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
I see the issue. If you select Quick Stream Fix then all the cuts in the project file are ignored. Try again, don't check "Quick Stream Fix" and it should work fine.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Design. QuickStream Fix has always ignored all cuts. If there's a "small" bug it's that we should check if the input is a vprj file and not let QSF be selected.
 
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