Preserving Meta Data in Silicon Dust DVR recordings.

bzz

New member
Hello,

I've been using VideoReDo TV Suite for years to remove commercials from Windows Media Center live tv recordings and have been happy with the software. Now that Windows 7 is dead I've moved to the DVR from Silicon Dust. I would like to continue using VideoReDo to remove commercials from these recordings as well but it appears that VideoRedo is stripping the meta data that is stored in the first 64 TS packets of these files. This prevents the Silicon Dust DVR from recognizing the edited file & making it available for playback in their software. I'm wondering if there is a way to preserve the first 64 TS packets containing the metadata using VideoRedo. It looks like MCEBuddy is able to do this but I would prefer to use VideoReDo.

The Silicon Dust DVR saves streams in the format received from the broadcaster / cable service. For me these appear to be either MPEG2 or h264. Here are examples of each.

Code:
File:                                     Name : Path-To-File\file-name.mpg
                                           Size : 1.271 GB
                                       Duration : 00:44:57.15
                                       Mux type : TS Stream
                                    TS mux rate : 5.421 Mbps
 Video:                                Encoding : H.264
                                  VideoStreamID : xF69
                                     Frame rate : 59.94 fps
                                  Encoding size : 1280 x 720
                                   Aspect ratio : 16:9
                                Header bit rate : 5.000 Mbps
                                     VBV buffer : 774 KBytes
                                        Profile : High/3.2
                                    Progressive :  Progressive
                                         Chroma : 4:2:0
                                   Entropy mode : CABAC
                                       Bit rate : 3.249 Mbps
                                     Captioning : EIA 608/708
 Audio Stream: 1 (Primary)                Codec : AC3
                                         Format : AC3 stream
                                       Channels : 5.1
                                       Language : eng
                                            PID : xF6A
                                  PES Stream Id : xBD
                                       Bit rate : 384 Kbps
                                  Sampling rate : 48000
                                    Sample size : 16 bits
Code:
 File:                                     Name : Path-To-File\file-name.mpg
                                           Size : 5.009 GB
                                       Duration : 00:44:58.34
                                       Mux type : TS Stream
                                    TS mux rate : 14.786 Mbps
 Video:                                Encoding : MPEG2
                                  VideoStreamID : xE35
                                     Frame rate : 59.94 fps
                                  Encoding size : 1280 x 720
                                   Aspect ratio : 16:9
                                Header bit rate : 18.000 Mbps
                                     VBV buffer : 1194 KBytes
                                        Profile : Main@High
                                    Progressive :  Progressive Only
                                         Chroma : 4:2:0
                                       Bit rate : 13.704 Mbps
                                     Captioning : EIA 608/708
                                    Field order : Progressive
 Audio Stream: 1 (Primary)                Codec : AC3
                                         Format : AC3 stream
                                       Channels : 5.1
                                       Language : eng
                                            PID : xE33
                                  PES Stream Id : xBD
                                       Bit rate : 384 Kbps
                                  Sampling rate : 48000
                                    Sample size : 16 bits
 Audio Stream: 2                          Codec : AC3
                                         Format : AC3 stream
                                       Channels : 2.0
                                       Language : spa
                                            PID : xE34
                                  PES Stream Id : xBD
                                       Bit rate : 192 Kbps
                                  Sampling rate : 48000
                                    Sample size : 16 bit
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
We've talked about supporting these files in the past, but haven't had much call for it so it's always been pushed off. If more people go this route because of Win7 EOL we may have to reconsider moving it up the list. But as of right now it's on the list, but low priority.

Also if we were to add this it would be v6 only, so you'd have to upgrade. (we're no longer updating v5)
 

bzz

New member
We've talked about supporting these files in the past, but haven't had much call for it so it's always been pushed off. If more people go this route because of Win7 EOL we may have to reconsider moving it up the list. But as of right now it's on the list, but low priority.

Also if we were to add this it would be v6 only, so you'd have to upgrade. (we're no longer updating v5)
Thanks for the reply & confirming this isn't an option currently available. I would be happy to pay for v6 if this was included but understand that this is a niche request & may never happen. I've found VideoReDo to be very useful for many years now (think I started with v3). Keep up the good work!

Best
 
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