Pixelation

Croftie

Member
Your right about the first one, it was picture-breakup_4.ts, had it stored in the wrong folder. Hopefully you can track it down because the severity of that one varies, sometimes it's so subbtle you wouldn't notice unless looking for it and others it's very obvious, the one in that example is about the middle ground.

Will upload that second one thanks.
 

Croftie

Member
Another file.

http://i.imgbox.com/GXjtgiD0.jpg

Now I happen to have two recordings of this episode, on the second recording there is no pixelation on the output even using the same cut points, the type of frame differs around the cut point though. Running the first file through QSF doesn't help. Would a sample from both files to compare be useful?

As I've reported before if I force a recode there is no pixelation. However if I recode the none-recoded pixelated output with x264 via handbrake there is a blocky green mess for about 4 seconds.

http://i.imgbox.com/kwd7LlpJ.jpg
 
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MrVideo

Active member
At least you are able to use the V5 H.264 editing. I'm still waiting for it to be fixed for XP users. :D

Pixelation wlll never occur when a recode is done.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Another file.

http://i.imgbox.com/GXjtgiD0.jpg

Now I happen to have two recordings of this episode, on the second recording there is no pixelation on the output even using the same cut points, the type of frame differs around the cut point though. Running the first file through QSF doesn't help. Would a sample from both files to compare be useful?

As I've reported before if I force a recode there is no pixelation. However if I recode the none-recoded pixelated output with x264 via handbrake there is a blocky green mess for about 4 seconds.

http://i.imgbox.com/kwd7LlpJ.jpg
Still investigating the file you uploaded yesterday. MPC-HC has other issues with the source file. For example, open the uploaded source, and seek to successive key frames using the right arrow. When you reach what would be your VRD cut point hit play and you get tons of pixelation. Don't upload now, but hold on to the other files.
 

Croftie

Member
DanR, ok great replied.

MrVideo, throw W7 in a VM and run VRD in that ;) TBO I put the jump from XP off for as long as I could and now I've settled in wish I'd made the move sooner, the possitives far outweighing the negatives and the initial wrench is just a distant memory. Hopefully when you can no longer hold out your transition works out well too :)
 

Croftie

Member
DanR, interesting that thing with MPC-HC, I don't use fast seek so hadn't noticed that before. This pixelation isn't solely an MPC-HC problem though, x264 spits out an awfull mess on the pixelated VRD output but has no issues encoding the source.
 

MrVideo

Active member
DanR, ok great replied.

MrVideo, throw W7 in a VM and run VRD in that ;) TBO I put the jump from XP off for as long as I could and now I've settled in wish I'd made the move sooner, the possitives far outweighing the negatives and the initial wrench is just a distant memory. Hopefully when you can no longer hold out your transition works out well too :)
I don't have a VM set up and don't plan too. The holdup, as mentioned in the past, is programs that I use that will never be updated. So, XP will not be leaving the current box.

I have a new box that I've not put anything on yet and might be putting W7 on it. The XP box will stay, because of the programming needs.
 

Croftie

Member
Would get you up and running again untill xp support is fixed, takes 10 mins to set one up. I found alternatives for everything I need, like I say I wish you the same luck when the time comes.
 

MrVideo

Active member
I have enough stuff on that box as it is. There are ways around the problem. It makes the job take longer, but the job eventually gets done.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
What program? Are you sure it wont run in compatibility mode in Win7? Or maybe there is an alternative program that will run in Win7.
 

MrVideo

Active member
Let's see, I have an audio editing program from 2000 that is simple to use and powerful. It was bought out by a competitor and then pulled from the market. My sat capture hardware won't get new drivers as the hardware has been replaced with newer hardware. Same goes for my OTA card.
 

BDGillard

New member
Yes, an excellent audio editing program. I've not seen anything like it since.


Adobe Systems Incorporated acquired the technology assets of Syntrillium Software in May 2003 and introduced Adobe® Audition® software (a rebranded release of Cool Edit Pro) in August 2003.
 

MrVideo

Active member
Interesting. I read somewhere, ages ago, that the buyer shit-canned the program.

I doubt that I'm going to get the free updates. :D

I see it out there. I have no idea what it is like now. Adobe has done a lot of stuff to it, so it may not be as nice as I know it now.

That doesn't help with the main purpose of the box and that is sat capture. Not much in the way of OTA capture these days, but... just in case. I have no way of knowing if the current drivers will work with W7. I can't take the chance and install W7 on this box, only to have one, or more, of the hardware pieces no longer working. I can't be down for hours on end starting from scratch reinstalling XP. Feeds will be missed and I can't let that happen.
 
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MrVideo

Active member
I guess I won't be looking at any of the Adobe products on their website. I have been there is ages and all I get now when trying to look at a product is is a square of four rotating 2-color boxes. Whatever they have done to their website makes it impossible for me to see product.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
What sat capture device do you use?

One way to test Win7 wihtout blowing up XP is to either buy a second drive, or partition your current one, then install Win7 as dual boot. If you hate Win7 or can't get it to work you can just boot back to XP and be up in running in a few seconds.

I had XP, Vista and Win7 all on my old PC using a 600GB drive paritioned into 3. My new PC has Win7 and Win8 on two seperate SSDs but dual boots just the same.
 
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