When to use Quick Stream Fix

GAZZA

Member
Could you please tell me when to use QSF. Do I use it before I run Ad Detective prior to editing and saving the Video, or Do I run it After I have run Ad Detective and edited / saved the Video?
 

jmc

Active member
As I understand it... QSF fixes audio/video timings.
It would be the very first thing you do.

Having said that...
I've run into files seem to play ok but QSF will remove so many many frames it's unusable.
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
Usually a large removal of frames is due to either the video frame rate or the audio sample rate getting picked up incorrectly. Either that or the video uses variable frame rate.
 

GAZZA

Member
Thank you for your help here. I have been getting more and more frustrated over the last couple of months. If I record a TV program of around one hour duration, and remove the advertisements, the video file I save plays back perfectly. Butr, If I record a movie of around 2 hours, after I have removed the Ads, and saved it to file, when I play it back it freezes or "Hangs" at various part of the movie.
This happens if I play it back using the PC .. "Casting to my TV", Using Samsung "Smart View", or using a USB. They all freeze at some stage. I am using Windows 10, and have a Samsung Smart TV. I never used to have this problem, and most of the programs I have been recording have in fact been around one Hour duration. However, lately I have been recording some movies from TV, and I keep getting this annoying problem.
Thanks again for your feedback, and any more help would be much appreciated.
Regards
GAZZA.
 

jmc

Active member
Trying to remember where I had "sorta" this problem.
Thinking it was dvds. Save (to a dvd) the file one way and each dvd video segment had a pause at the beginning.
Save it another way and there was no pausing... Brain going "Nero or VRD".
Long time ago...(hope the details pop up)
...maybe I stopped saving as separate segments and saved as one segment?

But I do sometimes have a pause when playing a video on my pc but can not associate it with any time length.
Vast bulk of my watching is tv shows 17+ minutes to 58 minutes.
BigBang wins the shortest tv show "content" at less then 18 minutes.

Does your "hanging" start after the one hour mark or at anytime in the longer videos?
 
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jmc

Active member
It always starts after an hour or more into the movie.
I'm W7/64 and felt the pauses were my pc not VRD. I reduced my AMD video driver to just the bare minimum
and things seem better. (knock on wood!) (was having crashes)

But yours are pausing everywhere. That makes it seem to be something about the >1hour video file.
All I can think of is if there are no pauses in the unedited >1hour video file and they are there after editing
then it would seem to be something in the editing.

I use VRD5 Pro maybe there is something there between 5 and 5Pro?

Don't think they are fixing VRD5 anymore so try VRD6 beta and cross fingers!
Fair bit of a pain having to wait an hour to "maybe" see the problem or not.

Goodluck,
jmc
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
1. If you're going to use QSF, it should be in the first part of the output workflow, before running anything else such as Ad-Detective and/or doing any edits.

2. What file type are you saving to? .ts, mp4? Is it possible that the 2 hour shows are hitting a 2 GB FAT limit on the Samsung and 1 hour shows aren't?
 

GAZZA

Member
Thanks Dan
I am saving to .ts. That is interesting about the FAT limit. I will persevere and see if it keeps happening. If I have to, I will try the VRD6 Beta and JMC suggests.:)
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
One more thing to try. Save the 1st half to one file, and the 2nd half to the other file. Do they play? If so, what are the file sizes of these 2 files compared with the original 2 hour file.
 

GAZZA

Member
Dan ... I recorded and edited another new movie just to see what would happen. It froze again after 50 minutes and continued to do so. At the moment, I am trying the following to ascertain it is not the TV. I have saved an "Unedited" file of the movie and saved it in .ts and MP4 formats. I will play these over the next day and see if there is any improvement. If they are OK, it should clear the TV issues. I will then try editing them again, and I will ensure "Fast Edit" is turned off in the Ad Detective options. I will also save these files as MP4 from the outset. I think I have had "Fast Edit" enabled. I will also do as you suggest and save them in halves and let you know the file sizes. I think all of these avenues need to be explored systematically. I will get back to the forum in a couple of days.
Regards
GAZZA
 

GAZZA

Member
Dan ..... Success. I have done as you suggested and saved the files to H64 MP4. The TV for some reason does not like large .ts files, but the size of the MP4 does not matter. So maybe if any Samsung TV owners happen to stumble over these Threads then it may help them as well. I have recorded 2 long movies. First time around I saved them as MP4 without editing and they played for around 2 1/2 hours with no problem, and then I edited the same movies and both played perfectly as well. To be honest, I have not edited a lot of large movies for some time, as I have been recording them on the TV and using the Fast Fwd facility, but I have recorded copius quantities of hour long shows in .ts format on my PC for editing with VRD with no problems. Your program is great. Thanks again for your suggestions.
regards
GAZZA
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Gazza, Glad to help. I had similar issues with many of my streaming devices such as Sony BluRay players. Each has it's own quirks, although the best for me so far seems to be running KODI on a Fire TV. Some play ts files fine, other are better with MP4 files. I had one device which would play MP4 files well from a USB drive, but not from a network share.
 
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