H264 Mp4 File takes long time to save

GAZZA

Member
Hi
For some reason just lately, I have been having trouble saving Videos (Ex TV recordings) as H264 Mp4 Format. I go to save the file and nothing happens on the progress bar, or if it does it is extremely slow. I cancel that particular saving process and start again by saving it again to Mp4. This normally works ok this time around.
I have no problem in saving to H264 Transport Stream (.ts) as this always save the file very quickly, but sometimes I need the longer programs in MP4 format as my Samsung Smart TV will normally only play around 45 minuites using the USB flashdrive before freezing. The picture will freeze and the sound will continue to play . If I play them on another playback device e.g. FreeView Box receiver as a .ts file using the USB, they play for hours no problems. I am not sure what started the .ts issue as I can remember a year or so ago, I could play any movie for a couple of hours in the .ts format without any freezing.
I am using VRD Version 5.4.84.771 - Sep 2018
Any help would be appreciated
Gary
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
I would suggest trying the Version 6 beta to see if that improves things. There's a free trial. If it does, then upgrade, if not, let us know and we can check it out.
 

GAZZA

Member
Hi Dan
Thanks for your reply. Reason for my late reply was because I was carrying out a number or tests. And .................. I have found that if I save in H264. MKV format I have no problems at all. Can't explain why but I have had no failures after a number of trials. The Video resolution is not 100% like some of the other formats, but I would say it would be 97%.
Can you suggest why this may be working. Maybe some other members are looking at the same problem.
Gary
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
HI Gary, I don't understand. Whether you save to MP4, MKV, or .ts shouldn't affect video resolution as that is a separate setting from the container. Do you still have issues with MP4 files in Version 6?
 

GAZZA

Member
Thanks Dan. To be honest, the resolution MAY not have changed. I have already asked myself that question, and wondered if it was the video itself. We did watch a episode of Millionaire Hot Seat last evening, and the clarity was perfect. No, I have not tried 6 yet, but I will do in the near future and get back to you with the answer.
Gary
 

GAZZA

Member
Dan
I downloaded and installed your Version 6. I recorded two movies both of which were around 2 hours. I saved them and .ts and .mp4. I played them in our Samsung Smart TV.
Both of the .mp4 versions never froze and played the entire movies. Both of the .ts versions froze after about 1 hr / 2minutes.
So, it appears that installing version 6 should erase all of my problems. I will get version 6 soon I hope, but have to pluck up the nerve to tell the other half what I am doing!!!!! Our $US rate in NZ is a bit sad at the moment.
Thanks again for your help.
Gary
 
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