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    Hi,
    Iíve been given the task by my wife of archiving episodes of LOST from my Comcast PVR (Motorola Dual-Tuner DVR High-Definition Set-Top DCT6412) to DVD. After reading much ďstuffĒ from the web and trying about a million programs, Iíve pretty much got a system down. I was wondering if you could set me straight on a couple of stumbling points I have.

    The Goal: Archive lost episodes I have recorded both in HIDEF and standard to DVR. Either normal def or hidef but hidef is preferred.
    Sub goal: Get the wife to stop bugging me about the PVR filling up.

    Problem#1: Iím using CAPDVHS to create the transport stream. Using a ThinkPad p4 2GHZ with 512 RAM and onboard firewire to capture from my Motorola box. I am playing an episode that has been previously recorded and stored on my PVR and capturing it from the firewire port. It would seem that if I play a 63 minute show (HIDEF), it plays normal 63 minutes but I only record about 39 minutes of it even though Iím watching it and the CAPDVHS is running for the full 63 minutes. Is my PC too slow? I even set the timer to 90 minutes and still only get 39 minutes. Is this a Motorola thing? If I stream the low def version of the same episode, I get the full 63 minutes.

    Problem #2: related to #1 if I start another capture to get the rest of the show, I donít have much luck doing the copy/b thing to combine the .ts files so HDTV2DVD can author it.

    Problem #3: If I choose to burn the standard def version, HDTV2DVD super encodes the .ts so that it looks really bad. Any plans on letting HDTV2DVD author standard def (checkbox)??? PLEASE

    Problem #4: Iím running 1600x1200 resolutions on my notebook. The window is too big for my screen. It does not fit. I canít seem to resize so I have to undock the asset window to get it on the screen. It disappears as soon as I lose focus. Often goes behind the main app (disappears) if when itís not docked. The only way to correct is to stop and re-start the app. Makes it super difficult to drag .ts files from explorer and still be able to reach the go button.

    Other than that, your program does exactly what I need it to do. Thanks for filling the need for something like this. Sorry for bugging you on a free program. Let me know where I can make a donation to keep the good stuff coming. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Frank H
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    One at a time:

    Can you show me a log from HDTV2DVD on the ThinkPad? I have a theory about the 39/63 minute thing.
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    ************************* ProjectMetaData **************************

    <HDTV2DVD DateTime="2/3/2006 4:58:15 PM"><AssetSet><Asset ID="02e853bc-0b67-4f63-862f-3556e012f298" Path="\\Orion-p3\lost" Filename="man of science_Fixed.ts" /></AssetSet><Settings><General InitialAssetFolder="" InitialDVDFolder="" InitialProjectFolder="" DeleteS2DFiles="False" UseDVDShrink="False" /><Menu AudioEncoding="Silence_mpa" DefaultCustomAudioPath="" DefaultCustomImagePath="" TVStandard="PAL" FontFamily="Tahoma" FontSize="28" FontStyle="3" PlayAllText="Play All" /><Process AudioEncoding="mpa" Chapters="Every 10 mins" SkipMPA48="False" SkipAC3="True" PanSan="False" MergeTitles="False" UsePulldown="True" PAL2NTSC="False" AVI2PASS="False" AVI2HALFD1="FS" NoBframes_FullME="False" /><Program BINExtraction="vcdxrip" VCDGearFIX="False" FastAudioEncode="True" /><Burning BurningMethod="NONE" DVDDrive="" NeroWriteSpeed="" Eject="True" HighDVDCompat="True" VerifyDVD="False" DVDDecrypterPath="" DVDDErase="True" DVDDClose="False" DVDDDontBurn="False" /></Settings></HDTV2DVD>

    ************************* ProjectMetaData **************************
    Processing assets for DVD creation

    =================== AV Details ===================
    file=\\Orion-p3\lost\man of science_Fixed.ts
    FormatName=mpegts
    Num_Frames=143561
    DurationInSecs=2395
    Duration=00:39:55.0
    VideoCodec=mpeg2video
    Width=1280
    Height=720
    Standard=NTSC (59.94fps)
    BitRate=14344
    AudioStreamCount=1
    Audio1SampleRate=48000
    Audio1Codec=ac3
    Audio1BitRate=384
    Audio2SampleRate=-1
    Audio2Codec=NULL
    Audio2BitRate=-1
    =================== AV Details ===================

    HDTV2DVDMPG: 7800kbs
    Leaving source audio alone.
    Using high bitrate matrices
    Pass 1/1: Processing man of science_Fixed.ts
    16:58:19: ffmpeg version CVS, build 3276800, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard

    16:58:19: configuration: --enable-a52 --enable-gpl --enable-memalign-hack --disable-debug --enable-vhook

    16:58:19: built on Sep 23 2005 15:20:26, gcc: 3.2.3 (mingw special 20030504-1)

    16:58:19: Input #0, mpegts, from '\\Orion-p3\lost\man of science_Fixed.ts':

    16:58:19: Duration: 00:39:55.0, start: 81896.865100, bitrate: 14344 kb/s

    16:58:19: Stream #0.0[0x11], 59.94 fps: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 1280x720, 13550 kb/s

    16:58:19: Stream #0.1[0x14]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 384 kb/s

    16:58:19: Output #0, dvd, to '\\Orion-p3\lost\man of science_Fixed_S2D.mpg':

    16:58:19: Stream #0.0, -1.#J fps: Video: mpeg2video (hq), yuv420p, 720x480, q=1-31, 7800 kb/s

    16:58:19: Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 384 kb/s

    16:58:19: Stream mapping:

    16:58:19: Stream #0.0 -> #0.0

    16:58:19: Stream #0.1 -> #0.1

    16:58:19: Warning, QMAT_SHIFT is larger then 21, overflows possible

    16:58:19: Warning, QMAT_SHIFT is larger then 21, overflows possible

    16:59:04: [mpeg2video @ 00712860]rc buffer underflow

    17:08:32: [mpeg2video @ 00712860]rc buffer underflow

    17:08:33: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:33: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:33: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:33: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:33: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:33: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:34: [mpeg2video @ 00712860]rc buffer underflow

    17:08:35: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:35: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:35: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:35: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:35: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:35: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:08:35: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:11:22: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:11:22: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:11:22: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:11:22: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:11:22: [dvd @ 00411BE4]buffer underflow

    17:17:17: [mpeg2video @ 00712860]rc buffer underflow

    17:33:55: [mpeg2video @ 00712860]rc buffer underflow

    18:17:02: [mpeg2video @ 00712860]rc buffer underflow

    18:26:54: [mpeg2video @ 00712860]rc buffer underflow

    20:39:08: video:2221975kB audio:112158kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead 1.757010%

    20:39:08: HDTV2DVDMPG: done.
    20:39:08: Done: Processing assets for DVD creation
    Authoring DVD Folders
    20:39:09: Creating TitleSet # 1
    20:39:09: SVCD2DVD: DVDfolders

    Generating DVD folders please wait....

    20:39:09: -->: DVDFolders creating VTS

    20:39:09: -->: VTS 01

    20:39:09:
    DVD Folders: Processing \\Orion-p3\lost\man of science_Fixed_S2D.mpg...

    21:51:45:

    21:52:43:

    21:52:43: Finalising DVD...
    21:52:43: SVCD2DVD: DVDfolders

    Generating DVD folders please wait....

    21:52:43: -->: DVDFolders creating table of contents

    21:52:43: scanning \\Orion-p3\lost\HDTV2DVD_OUTPUT\VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.IFO

    21:52:44: Finalising DVD...Done
    21:52:44: Done: Authoring DVD Folders
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    Its the top of the log i need to see.
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    Thanks for the assist! That is the whole file. I checked other logs a s well and they all start with

    **************** ProjectMetaData *****

    Is there something else specifially you need to see? F
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    ok. Sorry about that.

    I'm slightly confused but is \\Orion-p3 on your laptop or is that an external drive?

    What is the filesystem format of the drive you are capturing to? And is that the \\Orion-p3 share?
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    orion-p3 is a networked drive on a different machine. Its an xp machine with lots of space but sadly, no horsepower. My laptop is fine with hp but no space. Frank
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    What is the filesystem format of the drive you are capturing to?
    FAT, FAT32 or NTFS?
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    NTFS
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    Now that I'm looking, Some of my partitions I use to store data i.e.capture on my notebook are FAT32. My main boot partition on the notebook and my orion p3 drive are both NTFS. Could that be stressing out CAPDVHS? F
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    FAT32 has a file limit of 4GB. i.e. a single file can be no more that 4GB.... So i suspect that when you are capturing HD you are going beyond that limit, hence the trucation.
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    Fat32 was what was killing my Hidef captures. I have harvested and burned my first Lost episode. Turned out Great! Thanks for the help. ANy plans for low def capturing. I have some car shows in nornal def I wouldlike to burn as well. If I burn them now, the picture is bad. Thanks again FRank
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    Good news. Can i see a log from the SD run?
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    Sure!! Here it is.


    ************************* ProjectMetaData **************************

    <HDTV2DVD DateTime="1/30/2006 7:25:17 AM"><AssetSet><Asset ID="606ebf5d-4336-4947-b66d-39ecf2e7d4f0" Path="G:\dvr firewire" Filename="fire and water_Fixed.ts" /></AssetSet><Settings><General InitialAssetFolder="" InitialDVDFolder="" InitialProjectFolder="" DeleteS2DFiles="False" UseDVDShrink="False" /><Menu AudioEncoding="Silence_mpa" DefaultCustomAudioPath="" DefaultCustomImagePath="" TVStandard="PAL" FontFamily="Tahoma" FontSize="28" FontStyle="3" PlayAllText="Play All" /><Process AudioEncoding="mpa" Chapters="Every 10 mins" SkipMPA48="False" SkipAC3="True" PanSan="False" MergeTitles="False" UsePulldown="True" PAL2NTSC="False" AVI2PASS="False" AVI2HALFD1="FS" NoBframes_FullME="False" /><Program BINExtraction="vcdxrip" VCDGearFIX="False" FastAudioEncode="True" /><Burning BurningMethod="NONE" DVDDrive="" NeroWriteSpeed="" Eject="True" HighDVDCompat="True" VerifyDVD="False" DVDDecrypterPath="" DVDDErase="True" DVDDClose="False" DVDDDontBurn="False" /></Settings></HDTV2DVD>

    ************************* ProjectMetaData **************************
    Processing assets for DVD creation

    =================== AV Details ===================
    file=G:\dvr firewire\fire and water_Fixed.ts
    FormatName=mpegts
    Num_Frames=-2147483648
    DurationInSecs=-2147483648
    Duration=-577014:-32:-22.-7
    VideoCodec=mpeg2video
    Width=704
    Height=480
    Standard=NTSC
    BitRate=0
    AudioStreamCount=1
    Audio1SampleRate=48000
    Audio1Codec=ac3
    Audio1BitRate=192
    Audio2SampleRate=-1
    Audio2Codec=NULL
    Audio2BitRate=-1
    =================== AV Details ===================

    HDTV2DVDMPG: 0kbs
    Leaving source audio alone.
    Using high bitrate matrices
    Pass 1/1: Processing fire and water_Fixed.ts
    07:25:18: ffmpeg version CVS, build 3276800, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard

    07:25:18: configuration: --enable-a52 --enable-gpl --enable-memalign-hack --disable-debug --enable-vhook

    07:25:18: built on Sep 23 2005 15:20:26, gcc: 3.2.3 (mingw special 20030504-1)

    07:25:18: Input #0, mpegts, from 'G:\dvr firewire\fire and water_Fixed.ts':

    07:25:18: Duration: N/A, start: 39782.844100, bitrate: N/A

    07:25:18: Stream #0.0[0x11], 29.97 fps: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 704x480, 15000 kb/s

    07:25:18: Stream #0.1[0x14]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s

    07:25:18: Output #0, dvd, to 'G:\dvr firewire\fire and water_Fixed_S2D.mpg':

    07:25:18: Stream #0.0, -1.#J fps: Video: mpeg2video (hq), yuv420p, 352x480, q=1-31

    07:25:18: Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s

    07:25:18: Stream mapping:

    07:25:18: Stream #0.0 -> #0.0

    07:25:18: Stream #0.1 -> #0.1

    07:25:18: Warning, QMAT_SHIFT is larger then 21, overflows possible

    07:25:18: Warning, QMAT_SHIFT is larger then 21, overflows possible

    08:07:03: video:176107kB audio:88558kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead 9.762165%

    08:07:04: HDTV2DVDMPG: done.
    08:07:04: Done: Processing assets for DVD creation
    Authoring DVD Folders
    08:07:05: Creating TitleSet # 1
    08:07:06: SVCD2DVD: DVDfolders

    Generating DVD folders please wait....

    08:07:06: -->: DVDFolders creating VTS

    08:07:06: -->: VTS 01

    08:07:06:
    DVD Folders: Processing G:\dvr firewire\fire and water_Fixed_S2D.mpg...

    08:08:26:

    08:09:26:

    08:09:27: Finalising DVD...
    08:09:30: SVCD2DVD: DVDfolders

    Generating DVD folders please wait....

    08:09:30: -->: DVDFolders creating table of contents

    08:09:30: scanning G:\dvr firewire\HDTV2DVD_OUTPUT\VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.IFO

    08:09:34: Finalising DVD...Done
    08:09:34: Done: Authoring DVD Folders
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    Arh yes. The source has a wraparound PTS. I have a fix for this which is due for release when i get a moment. Email me & I'll send it to you.
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  16. ChrissyBoy, is your 6412 a phase II or phase III? I have a phase II but the firewire porst is disabled. Is there a way, that you know of that is, that I can enable it? I, too, have found that the internal HDD is just not enough space and fills up pretty quickly.

    I have been reading around but I'm not getting much info on how to actually enable the port. I think the usb ports are turned off as well...Can I network the unit with the ethernet port with a crossover cable and edit the settings that way? ... just a thought...
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    tsantsa: I don't have one, so i have no idea. fhelm does so he may be able to help you... If you hear nothing from this thread maybe drop him a PM?
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  18. Oh jeez...I don't know why I typed your name ChrissyBoy!!! lol lol Im sorry about that!
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