Calling MyHD users...

Anole

Moderator
Not sure which department to drop this in, but hopefully enough VRD users with MyHD will see it and chime in.

My question is this: do you have this problem with .TS and VRD and MyHD??

ftarock said:
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I also have the Starbox, that works fine with ProgDVB and MyTheatre.
Problem is both records the stream in PS, and myHD does not like PS.
It can still play the PS but has problem with fast forward/backward.
Anole said:
Try an evaluation copy of VideoReDo.
Bring up their editor, but instead of loading your PS into it , from the pull-down menu, select QuickStream Fix.
Have it process your file, and write to disc.
Now, try that program stream and see how it works.

I use VideoReDo to edit out commercials, but it has a powerful feature to fix-up timing issues and other modest stream errors.
It may solve the problem you mention.
ftarock said:
Anole,
thanks for the info. The program I record every night is in HD on C-band, high bitrate, 30-35Mbps, approximately 10Gb/hr.
Do you know how long does it take to "fix" a 10gb file?..
MyHD likes the TS recorded by TSReader. It has no problem playing the TS file while TSReader recording.
That's neat because one does not need to wait TSReader finishes recording the program in order to watch it.
I wish that ProgDVB, MyTheatre and other application had option to record the stream in TS.
BTW, does anyone know a program supports Starbox that can record program in TS?
Thanks
Anole said:
Speed? It's pretty fast.
Maybe 10 minutes for that size file??
I would recommend you read from one local hard drive and write to a second, on the one computer, for best throughput.
You can watch your CPU usage in Task Monitor, but it won't likely be very high.
Mostly, this is a disc I/O limited operation.
ftarock said:
Anole,
VideoReDo does not fix the fast forward/backward program when using myHD for playing back the recorded file...

Thanks for the help though
 

laserfan

New member
My question is this: do you have this problem with .TS and VRD and MyHD??
Anole, I have been using a MyHD MDP-130 for I dunno how long (over a year & a half at least) and had one or two problems early on, probably some PEBCAK and some early .ts troubles, but since have had nothing but success with VRD. In fact, I tell everyone who asks that if they are going to get into HDTV and Transport Streams then they have to have VRD.

I had one problem recently when MyHD didn't know to stop my New Year's Eve recording at midnight, but VRD dealt with that issue and I have a perfect file from it.

I don't ever have to run QSF on .ts files--I just open the files whether 3Gb or 30Gb and Edit and Output them again. Note BTW that MyHD makes .tp files FWIW--you can edit the .exe to make it output .ts extension and I have done that. Neither makes "no never mind" to VRD.
 

Anole

Moderator
I've invited ftarock to read and post his comments here.
If he does, maybe I'll get a good understanding.
And if I do, maybe I'll consider MyHD, too. :)
 
I'd pretty much have to echo laserfan. The only problems that I've seen have occured when I saved a .ts as .mpg instead of .tp. The MyHD plays ts converted to mpg with a slight jerky motion. At least it used to.

I haven't needed to run QSF on a .ts in a long time so I couldn't say whether it leaves the file corrupted or not. Early versions of VRD and earlier MyHD drivers did not like QSF but regular VRD output has taken care of everything I've thrown at it.

I suppose it's possible that QSF still leaves the MyHD .ts in a bad state. I have just had no reason to try it anymore.

If there is a problem that we can confirm or reproduce then I'm sure Dan and Pat will work to solve it. I think Dan got a MyHD for testing so they can probably work on any troubles that arise.
 

ftarock

New member
Alone,
Thanks for addressing the my problem here. I really like myHD, in fact I have 3 130 and 2 120. Excellent card for OTA and playing back ts file, again ts file...:)
Last night, I used MyTheatre to record a C-band high-bit rate in HD for 5 mins, then used QuickStream fix to "fix" the recorded file. The result is still the same.
MyHD can play the file but unable to fast forward and backward.
I have other DVB PCI and USB units that supported by TSReaders. MyHD has no problem playing the files recorded by TSR, fast forward/backware is smooth.
I am a newbie here, but should not take time to catch up with you guys....:)
Satellite is my hobbiest that I have spent most of my free time for the last 20 years at least...:)
Any other option of VRD that you guys think I should try? Is there something that can convert PS to TS that the format MyHD likes?
Thanks in advance,




Not sure which department to drop this in, but hopefully enough VRD users with MyHD will see it and chime in.

My question is this: do you have this problem with .TS and VRD and MyHD??
 
I can think of at least one quick test. Instead of QSF, just open the file in VRD and save it as .tp (and then as .mpg for comparison). If it won't open this way (I have a Beta Hauppauge HVR1600 that puts one frame of garbage at the start of every HD recording) then try Trim-and-Copy to cut the first 1Mb off the file. There is usually an insignificant difference in processing time. QSF is normally only needed for problem files.

I don't remember (and can't check until tonight) whether I have attempted to FF or RW my .mpg files with MyHD since the files are always edited of commercials before I play with MyHD. The hardware decoder in the MyHD is used for all mpeg2 .mpg's not just transport streams. All of my SD recordings are in Program Streams from my Hauppauge PVR cards.
 

Anole

Moderator
ftarock -

Thanks for joining us here.

Load your high bit rate file into VRD, press Ctrl-L, copy to clipboard, and then paste that info here in your next posting.
That'll give us an idea of what you are dealing with.

Also, you asked how fast VRD would process your file.
I took a guess.
So, what times did you come up with?
(single or double hard drives? sata drives? CPU speed?)

I'm sure the guys here will come up with something for ya. :)
...and I'm anxious to see the results of following Zaphod's suggestion, above.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Alone,
Thanks for addressing the my problem here. I really like myHD, in fact I have 3 130 and 2 120. Excellent card for OTA and playing back ts file, again ts file...:)
Last night, I used MyTheatre to record a C-band high-bit rate in HD for 5 mins, then used QuickStream fix to "fix" the recorded file. The result is still the same.
MyHD can play the file but unable to fast forward and backward.
I have other DVB PCI and USB units that supported by TSReaders. MyHD has no problem playing the files recorded by TSR, fast forward/backware is smooth.
I am a newbie here, but should not take time to catch up with you guys....:)
Satellite is my hobbiest that I have spent most of my free time for the last 20 years at least...:)
Any other option of VRD that you guys think I should try? Is there something that can convert PS to TS that the format MyHD likes?
Thanks in advance,
From what we can tell, MyHD loves constant bit rate files and isn't thrilled with variable bit rate files. Our PS output is always VBR and has never really done well with MyHD. Our TS output files are industry compliant as we use a professional software analyzer to verify their accuracy. MyHD usually does quite well with them. I believe MyHD likes our .ts output renamed to .tp, but otherwise you should be OK.

The only thing you'll need to be careful with on ts files is the mux rate. If you're having problems with the automatic mux rate try switching to manual on the Tools>Options>Transport Stream page.
 

bits

New member
Anole wrote:
I've invited ftarock to read and post his comments here.
If he does, maybe I'll get a good understanding.
And if I do, maybe I'll consider MyHD, too.
One big downside to MyHD is that most PVR software like BTV, GB-PVR, Sage do not support it. I have been using a Fusion HDTV5 USB Gold for about 3 months and it has done a very good job. VRD has no issues with the tp files it generates either.

A friend of mine, who lives in the same area as I do, uses the MyHD 100 and there are OTA HD files from the MyHD that will not load into VRD...that he can not even get QSF to work on. I have record the exact same show at the same time that he has and it loaded in VRD without issue.
 
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Danr

Administrator
Staff member
A friend of mine, who lives in the same area as I do, uses the MyHD 100 and there are OTA HD files from the MyHD that will not load into VRD...that he can not even get QSF to work on.
Tell him to email us at support at videoredo.com. We will be glad to help him out.
 

laserfan

New member
I believe MyHD likes our .ts output renamed to .tp
Actually it makes no-never-mind to MyHD. I've been opening MyHD .tp files forever w/no trouble anywhere.

I DID recently change the myhd.exe to output .ts files instead, only so my ShowCenter could play them w/o my having to rename them. Dunno why these gizmos can't agree on how a Transport Stream should be named!
 
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