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Ryland

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My files have .ts extensions and are recorded using Plex on a Unraid box. Removing hotstart CL didnt change anything.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
My files have .ts extensions and are recorded using Plex on a Unraid box. Removing hotstart CL didnt change anything.
OK, I'm back to no theory other than differences between TVS5 and TVS6 COM behavior.

A long shot: What is the registration status of your TVS6? Did you purchase it? If not, did you register for the free trial?

Can you arrange for the recorded videos to be either deposited on a local monitored folder, or copied there?
Also test using a local output folder. If a local folder is required for one or both of these places, there should be acceptable ways to deal with that. For outputs, the files can be copied/movied from local to NAS in a simple VAPpostProcess.cmd file that VAP6 will run automatically after each file completes processing.
 
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minimeh

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I don't plan to upgrade to a later version of VS as my usage of it amounts mostly just to maintaining/modifying a few programs (e.g., VAP) and that doesn't justify the $45/month cost.
Have you looked into Visual Studio Community? If not, you might be surprised that it is a full-featured IDE for free. As a long time developer using VS (and also having locked into VS 2012 as my last paid version) I know I was pleasantly surprised. For details, see https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/community/
 

dlflannery

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Have you looked into Visual Studio Community? If not, you might be surprised that it is a full-featured IDE for free. As a long time developer using VS (and also having locked into VS 2012 as my last paid version) I know I was pleasantly surprised. For details, see https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/community/
Thanks, that is interesting. I may try importing/converting VAP6 into that. Obviously one wonders what features are missing in a free version. I found this comparison page:
According to that there is almost no difference (at least ones relevant to my usage) between the Community and Professional versions. I have to be a little skeptical of that.
 

Ryland

Member
I copied a file over to a local disk and modified all of the settings to point there and VAP6 still crashed.

MS really wants developers working on windows based applications so they released a fully functional VS for personal use.
 

minimeh

New member
I have to be a little skeptical of that.
As was I. I think you'll be surprised. You can run it side by side with VS2012 until you're convinced. I had no problems importing projects. It will save your original project files, but I made sure to back everything up so it could be restored if needed.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
I copied a file over to a local disk and modified all of the settings to point there and VAP6 still crashed.
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EDIT:
My apologies! I found the bug, and it is fixed in the B2 beta distribution, download here:

The explanation is in my post #10 in that thread. I'm amazed no Windows or .NET error messages popped up from this, which was trying to copy a file into a non-existent folder.

Disregard everything past here:
What is the "crash"? So you launch it without -hotstart and immediately it disappears? Does the program UI appear at all? How are you setting the monitored and output folders? And when it crashes you get no Windows or other error message popup? If not, is there anything in the Windows system error log? If it's not crashing right at startup, please describe when it does it.

Please consider items 2, 5, 6 and 10 of this troubleshooting post:
VAP troubleshooting

Please confirm you had all three critical folders set to locals.isDIT
 
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dlflannery

Moderator
As was I. I think you'll be surprised. You can run it side by side with VS2012 until you're convinced. I had no problems importing projects. It will save your original project files, but I made sure to back everything up so it could be restored if needed.
So far I agree with you! I have Community VS installed and have ported VAP6 into it and it appears to be working fine (using .NET 4). I've kept the VS2008 project of course, and the two versions of VS co-exist fine with no problems. I need to test the VAP6 "community" version more before I consider it successfully ported.

Thanks, again, for the suggestion!
 

Ryland

Member
Thanks! Downloaded and awaiting Avast time to allow me to install it. I probably wont have feedback until tomorrow.
 

Ryland

Member
Beta 2 definitely looks better. I will know more tomorrow night once I have a few shows record but it at least looks like it should be fully working.
 

Ryland

Member
I had a failure during detection of a test video:

10/6/2019 1:32:44 PM H.264 is encoding for: The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 1:32:44 PM 1280 is video width for: The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 1:32:44 PM H.264 is encoding for: The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 1:32:44 PM Comskip cannot process current file type -- reverting to VRD AdDetective
10/6/2019 1:32:44 PM Started Ad Scan, .vprj only, input: The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 1:32:49 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 6.60.2.804 - Sep 28 2019
10/6/2019 1:32:54 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo opened file: \\TOWER\public\RecordedTv\The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 1:32:56 PM VideoReDo said: ERROR: VideoReDo failed to create AdScan file: \\TOWER\TVShows\The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.vprj
10/6/2019 1:32:56 PM Moving File to failed_file folder: \\TOWER\public\RecordedTv\The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 1:32:57 PM Started moving failed file: "The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts"
10/6/2019 1:33:00 PM Finished moving "The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts" to failed folder
 

dlflannery

Moderator
Hmm I just ran the same process on the same file type with no problems:

10/6/2019 3:55:19 PM 1920 is video width for: Beauty and the Nerd_RTL 5_2010_08_15_19_55_00.ts
10/6/2019 3:55:19 PM H.264 is encoding for: Beauty and the Nerd_RTL 5_2010_08_15_19_55_00.ts
10/6/2019 3:55:19 PM Comskip cannot process current file type -- reverting to VRD AdDetective
10/6/2019 3:55:19 PM Started Ad Scan, .vprj only, input: Beauty and the Nerd_RTL 5_2010_08_15_19_55_00.ts
10/6/2019 3:55:22 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 6.60.2.803 - Sep 16 2019
10/6/2019 3:55:25 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo opened file: C:\VAP\Monitor6\Beauty and the Nerd_RTL 5_2010_08_15_19_55_00.ts
10/6/2019 3:55:39 PM VideoReDo completed VideoReDo AdScan on input: C:\VAP\Monitor6\Beauty and the Nerd_RTL 5_2010_08_15_19_55_00.ts

Two obvious differences:
1. Although my input file is the same container and codec, it obviously isn't the identical file.
2. You are using network locations.

Have you defined any AdScan output profiles in TVS6? If not then we are both using the same default profile, or if you selected "*Default."

Some suggestions:
1. Load the same file in TVS6 and run AdScan using the same network locations for input and output.
2. Try local paths again
3. Can you provide me with a not-to-large file of this type that also fails the same way?
 

Ryland

Member
I am using the default ad scan profile. I can run adscan on that file from that location and save the resulting project to that location without a problem. Moving the file to a local folder and having VAP6 save the project file to a local also failed in the same way.


10/6/2019 4:41:31 PM 1280 is video width for: The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 4:41:31 PM H.264 is encoding for: The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 4:41:31 PM Started Ad Scan, .vprj only, input: The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 4:41:37 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo version 6.60.2.804 - Sep 28 2019
10/6/2019 4:41:41 PM VideoReDo said: INFO: VideoReDo opened file: E:\Recorded TV\The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 4:41:43 PM VideoReDo said: ERROR: VideoReDo failed to create AdScan file: E:\The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.vprj
10/6/2019 4:41:43 PM Moving File to failed_file folder: E:\Recorded TV\The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts
10/6/2019 4:41:44 PM Started moving failed file: "The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts"
10/6/2019 4:41:47 PM Finished moving "The King of Queens (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.ts" to failed folder

I put a 30mb file which did the same thing here https://www.dropbox.com/s/4zy3fnlyf... (1998) - S05E08 - Flash Photography.mp4?dl=0
 

dlflannery

Moderator
The file you furnished (which is a .mp4 rather than .ts as in your post) processes fine for me. I notice you are using the beta 804 version of TVS6 while I am on non-beta 803.

I was tempted to install beta 804 but it is no longer available. 805 is current.

I would be interested in a copy of ArgLog.txt from your VAP6 data folder, from immediately after one of these failures.
 
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Ryland

Member
The last thing I did before shutting VAP6 down was to try to process that mp4 file. Commercial detection works fine if I use VAP6 itself to do it (open the file in VAP6 then select Ad Detective from the menu).
 

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dlflannery

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The last thing I did before shutting VAP6 down was to try to process that mp4 file. Commercial detection works fine if I use VAP6 itself to do it (open the file in VAP6 then select Ad Detective from the menu).
Well that ArgLog.txt provides a major clue --- although I haven't been able to deduce the problem from it --- yet.

Your ArgLog has "(not set)" as the last argument, which should be a long XML string defining the default AdScan profile, as shown in the attached file "CorrectArgLog.txt". This would cause the AdScan VBScript to fail as it is.

So far I haven't been able to induce this error in my setup, But here are some diagnostic things:

1. What is VAP6 showing in the AdScan Profile pull-down selector list? Is it showing "*Default" or "(not set)" ? If you have created modified AdScan profiles in TVS6, they also will show on the selector list.

2. I'm curious if there are any log messages indicating a problem reading the local profile XML list (which includes the *default adScan profile plus 3 other output (not adscan) profiles I have defined). Thus please look at the attached "LogStartupExcerpt.txt" file which shows my VAP6 log messages at startup. Please copy a similar excerpt from your log file and post or attach it.

3. User Account permission issues? When you install TVS6 and VAP6 are you using an Administrator account, or running the installers as administrator? Same question for when you run VAP6.
 

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dlflannery

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3. User Account permission issues? When you install TVS6 and VAP6 are you using an Administrator account, or running the installers as administrator? Same question for when you run VAP6.
Did some experimenting on this issue. I uninstalled VAP6 from the administrator account I normally use and deleted the entire VAP6 folder tree from Program Files (86). Then I logged in to a non-administrator account and re-installed VAP6. It forced me to enter administrator account credentials before the installer would run. Then I ran VAP6 without "run as administrator", and it failed big-time -- the TVS6 COM functions would not run. Then I ran VAP6 "as administrator" with my normal admin account credentials and VAP6 worked just as if I was logged in on the account.

One purpose of this was to see if the subfolder "Profiles" of the VAP6 runtime folder was created and populated with "VAP6profiles.xml" by the installer -- and it was.

The issue you are having is consistent with either "VAP6profiles.xml" being missing, or it being corrupted somehow, or not able to be read by VAP6.
 

Ryland

Member
Well that ArgLog.txt provides a major clue --- although I haven't been able to deduce the problem from it --- yet.

Your ArgLog has "(not set)" as the last argument, which should be a long XML string defining the default AdScan profile, as shown in the attached file "CorrectArgLog.txt". This would cause the AdScan VBScript to fail as it is.

So far I haven't been able to induce this error in my setup, But here are some diagnostic things:

1. What is VAP6 showing in the AdScan Profile pull-down selector list? Is it showing "*Default" or "(not set)" ? If you have created modified AdScan profiles in TVS6, they also will show on the selector list.

2. I'm curious if there are any log messages indicating a problem reading the local profile XML list (which includes the *default adScan profile plus 3 other output (not adscan) profiles I have defined). Thus please look at the attached "LogStartupExcerpt.txt" file which shows my VAP6 log messages at startup. Please copy a similar excerpt from your log file and post or attach it.

3. User Account permission issues? When you install TVS6 and VAP6 are you using an Administrator account, or running the installers as administrator? Same question for when you run VAP6.
1. VAP6 shows *Default which is the only option in the list.
2.
10/5/2019 10:07:16 AM CL args: -hotstart
10/5/2019 10:07:16 AM Started program -- VideoReDo-AutoProcessor for TVSuite 6 - Ver. 1.0B1
10/5/2019 10:07:16 AM Using configuration/data file: C:\Users\Kevria\AppData\Roaming\VAP6\VideoFileManager.xml
10/5/2019 10:07:26 AM Comskip files present, so Comskip commercial detection is enabled
10/5/2019 10:07:27 AM VRD install folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoReDoTVSuite6\
10/5/2019 10:07:27 AM Read 0 input filename metadata parsing template(s)
10/5/2019 10:07:27 AM Read 0 title translation data lines
10/5/2019 10:07:34 AM Running VRD version: 6.60.2.804 - Sep 28 2019
10/5/2019 10:07:34 AM Smart QSF is enabled
10/5/2019 10:30:29 AM log file C:\Users\Kevria\AppData\Roaming\VAP6\VRDAutoProcessLog.txt is too large to display.
10/5/2019 10:30:29 AM Only new log events will be displayed.
10/5/2019 10:30:29 AM All log events will still accumulate in the log file

3. I installed and am running both as an Admin account.
 

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dlflannery

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Whoa! I see from your log excerpt you aren't running the latest (b2 beta) version of VAP6. Please uninstall your b1 version and install the b2 version, download link in this post:

That xml file is ill-formed although it doesn't cause any problems on my system. Anyway in the interest of fixing things as a general principle please replace your file in the "Profiles" subfolder of the VAP6 runtime folder with the one attached. I would advise first deleting the existing one before placing the new one, just to prevent any Windows funny business.
 

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dlflannery

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Think I found the problem, please see this post for additional info:
 
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