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  1. I am capturing a 2 hour video as a TS file (with the HDPVR2 and HDMI connection) using the arcsoft showbiz included software.

    When finished capturing the 2 hour video at the max bitrate, the file size is accurate ~13GB.

    My problem is the time length is wrong, it is showing as ~10 minutes in all my media players, and MediaInfo also shows this inaccurate time of ~10minutes.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?

    Thank you
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    Yes, I have an idea how to fix this but it's not free unfortunately. I'd use VideoReDo to edit the file and save it and that might fix the problem. Also, VideoReDo has a stream fix function that might be able to fix your problem. I'm guessing that there may be some bad frames there.

    What are you capturing? Game play? There may be unique problems with game play capture. I don't do that at all so I can't offer personal experience.
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  3. Originally Posted by jman98 View Post
    Yes, I have an idea how to fix this but it's not free unfortunately. I'd use VideoReDo to edit the file and save it and that might fix the problem. Also, VideoReDo has a stream fix function that might be able to fix your problem. I'm guessing that there may be some bad frames there.

    What are you capturing? Game play? There may be unique problems with game play capture. I don't do that at all so I can't offer personal experience.
    Thanks, ideally I would like to fix this on the front end (having accurate times from the capture). I am capturing a 2 hour movie.
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    Yes, if this is MPEG in the stream, then VideoReDo should easliy fix this. I'm sure there's a trial you can sample before you buy.

    Tools->QuickStream Fix...->Choose your destination->Save as type: MPEG Program Stream (*.mpg)

    Choosing the MPEG P/S also provides lower overhead and better compatibility. This process is also lossless in audio/picture quality.

    And this is good practice for all captures in MPEG since many GOPs have to be recalculated - capturing is an intensive feature, and MPEG is a highly compressed format, so errors like this in timing aren't surprising when the file is written on the fly one frame at a time.
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  5. Originally Posted by PuzZLeR View Post
    Yes, if this is MPEG in the stream, then VideoReDo should easliy fix this. I'm sure there's a trial you can sample before you buy.

    Tools->QuickStream Fix...->Choose your destination->Save as type: MPEG Program Stream (*.mpg)

    Choosing the MPEG P/S also provides lower overhead and better compatibility. This process is also lossless in audio/picture quality.

    And this is good practice for all captures in MPEG since many GOPs have to be recalculated - capturing is an intensive feature, and MPEG is a highly compressed format, so errors like this in timing aren't surprising when the file is written on the fly one frame at a time.
    I usually encode the .TS file to MP4 with staxrip. Is the process you are recommending compatible with that?
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    The first thing I always do with all MPEG captures, however small or large, is run each through one pass with VideoReDo's QuickStream anyway. The wrong timing information isn't the only thing that can go wrong with such MPEG captures - they may have playback issues, and may be problematic with editors too, so it does serve as a peace of mind when it's only a simple step, and ingrained in habit.

    But if you're directly encoding the capture to another format, the VideoReDo step likely wouldn't be needed as StaxRip is re-writing the GOPs anyway to the new format.

    And that's assuming that StaxRip decodes the source properly, which I'm pretty sure a credible app like that does. I haven't used it in a while myself, but I don't recall ever seeing such errors from captures ever translating to the final result.

    The VideoReDo step in my last post would be more necessary if you wish to use/keep the transport streams for MPEG playback (in its original quality), and comes in handy if you want to edit/archive them properly.

    Originally Posted by JoeJones
    I usually encode the .TS file to MP4 with staxrip. Is the process you are recommending compatible with that?
    In other words, to answer your question, if you are using the captured streams for playback as well, or are editing them before you load them into StaxRip, and/or are wishing to keep them also as Source archives, then yes, the VideoReDo process is highly recommended and would be very compatible with a functioning workflow.

    Try it first before you buy (I'm sure you could). If it solves the problem, or corrects your workflow, then the small price the app costs is more than worth it.

    Only if you're encoding directly to StaxRip (without edits), and disposing of the Source afterwards would I say don't bother.
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  7. Thank you PuzZLeR
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