Having Problems loading TS files into VRD5 766

I normally work with TS files from my Humax with no issues at all but I recently recorded some programs using a TBS6281 TV capture card and they wont load into VRD at all, not even with QSF although they play perfectly in MPC-HC x64 1.7.15 and windows 10 video viewer. VRD just freezes with not responding. I've attached the Media Info for one of the files. I've tried going back to both 764 and 763 but still the same issue. Thanks
 

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Dan203

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Try going to the Stream Parameters section in options and setting the "ignore transport maps" option. (or turn it off if it's already set)

If that doesn't work go to the H.264 tab and set the framerate mode to "calculate" and see if that helps.

If neither of those work we're going to need a sample that we can use to recreate the issue in debugger.
 
Thanks Dan, I tried the first option - "setting transport maps" which wasn't ticked and it loaded okay. Source frame rate is set to Automatic which I just left as is. I'm assuming that something changed a while back as I have edited these files before but it was a while ago. Incidentally, the main reason I don't usually edit these files is the audio is in AAC and I need AC3 which is no problem if they are stereo but I can't find a way to convert them when they use 6 channel AAC, unless this is a feature in version 6.
 

Danr

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I need AC3 which is no problem if they are stereo but I can't find a way to convert them when they use 6 channel AAC, unless this is a feature in version 6.
Yes, this is a feature in V6. :)
 
Unfortunately Dan, the M2T file that I want to join to it won't load unless I untick "setting transport maps". So I loaded the main file with it set and saved it using joiner then reset "setting transport maps" and loaded the M2T file but then couldn't join them as VRD froze and then crashed. I've attached the Media Info for this file too.

Thanks for that VRD001, looking forward to version 6.
 

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jmc

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Thanks Dan, I tried the first option - "setting transport maps" which wasn't ticked and it loaded okay. Source frame rate is set to Automatic which I just left as is. I'm assuming that something changed a while back as I have edited these files before but it was a while ago. Incidentally, the main reason I don't usually edit these files is the audio is in AAC and I need AC3 which is no problem if they are stereo but I can't find a way to convert them when they use 6 channel AAC, unless this is a feature in version 6.
You can convert the audio with "Audacity". But it is a PITA.

You have to create the Elemental Streams of the Video and Audio parts.
Then convert the audio with Audacity then MUX the audio and video segments
back together with VRD's "Elementary Stream Multiplexer".
This does work but is a pain to have to do.

jmc
 

darucla23

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Although converting 6 channel AAC to AC3 5.1 is not an option, converting to 6 channel PCM is possible in VRD. This will play in most players and AV receivers I believe, but I don't know if this is what you need.
 
hi darucla23, this all started because Channel4HD has been withdrawn from Freesat which the Humax recorded in Dolby Digital so I now have to revert to my TBS6281 TV (FreeView) capture card which only records in AAC. As you know PCM files are huge so would make the size of the end product vast.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
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FYI since the patent has expired on AC3 audio we will be offering an AC3 encoder in v6. (previously it was prohibitively expensive to license)
 

darucla23

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I know the problem with Channel 4HD. I did for a while convert AAC 5.1 to PCM 5.1, but there are alternatives. I use now a Chromebox with LibreELEC and Plex for playback. These quite happily convert the AAC files to PCM on the fly, so not creating larger files. My receiver is happy with the PCM 5.1 it gets. My Popcornhour A-410 would do the same. I suspect most Kodi boxes of any grunt will be OK.
 

MrVideo

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this all started because Channel4HD has been withdrawn from Freesat which the Humax recorded in Dolby Digital so I now have to revert to my TBS6281 TV (FreeView) capture card which only records in AAC.
FYI, your recording device doesn't do anything with the audio. It records it as AC3, or AAC, because that is the way it is being transmitted. Freeview is transmitted in AAC as that allows them to do in receiver audio mixing of the descriptive audio. AC3 doesn't allow for that.
 
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