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    For about 2 years I've been making transport stream recordings from my Shaw Cable Motorola DCT64616 III, via firewire and CapDVHS. I then create DVD format directory structure from these .ts files, with SVCD2DVD.

    Back around October 2007, I started having various problems with this process, when recording the digital channels. Analogue channels were fine. The current state is:

    1. I can record digital channels, high def or regular, on the Motorola DCT64616 III.

    2. I can record a transport stream file from the step 1 recording, but there seems degrading in quality: often when there is motion in a scene I notice a coarse horizontal line pattern in that area, similar in appearance to the lines you'd see in an old analogue TV signal.

    3. I can play the .ts ok with Media Player Classic. However, if I try to preview it with HDTVtoMPEG2, it doesn't preview or play at all. Older .ts files from the same digital channels and with the same Motorola player preview fine. Similarly in SVCD2DVD, preview of the asset shows nothing. The play progress slider moves left-to-right, but nothing shows.

    4. If I follow through in SVCD2DVD and create a dvd from the asset, I consistently get this result:

    When playing the output DVD (either test_S2D.mpg or VIDEO_TS.IFO) with Media Player Classic, the audio starts immediately but the video locks, for maybe 2~3 seconds. Then when the video starts there is an obvious out-of-sync delay, and this continues for the remainder of the recording.

    I'm sure the issue is with Shaw Cable, and/or the Motorola DCT64616 III, or *something* in my transfer hardware, say the firewire cable. The latter has worked fine in the past, and continues to work fine when doing recording programs on the Motorola DCT64616 III that had been made *prior* to Oct 2007 so: I'm convinced the issue is with my service provider, Shaw Cable. I think something has been altered, either intentionally or inadvertently, that is corrupting my .ts recordings.

    In any event: has anyone had similar experience, or have suggestions on how I might resolve this video delay, and/or the coarse horizontal line pattern in moving portions of the image, via some adjustment of SVCD2DVD settings?
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  2. Post your SVCD2DVD log file.
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    Ok, hope I'm doing this right. I opened the file in a text editor and copied the content. And thanks in advance.

    Log file content follows:

    ************************************************** ******************
    ************************ SYSTEM INFORMATION ************************
    ************************************************** ******************

    ***************************** SVCD2DVD *****************************

    Name: SVCD2DVD 2.5
    Title: 2.5
    Version: 2.5.3600.0
    Executable: C:\Program Files\BadgerIT\SVCD2DVD v2.5\SVCD2DVD.exe
    Executable size: 2.57 MB
    Executable size in bytes: 2703443
    Executable CreationTime: 12/10/2007 1:41:26 AM
    Executable LastWriteTime: 12/19/2007 3:50:25 AM
    Executable LastAccessTime: 2/6/2008 2:56:50 AM

    ************************* Operating System *************************

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Service Pack: Service Pack 2
    Version : 5.1.2600
    Windows Directory : C:\WINDOWS

    OSLanguage: 1033
    CodeSet: 1252
    CountryCode: 1
    Local: 0409

    Total Physical Memory: 0.99 GB
    Free Physical Memory: 444 MB
    Total Virtual Memory: 1.99 GB
    Free Virtual Memory: 1.96 GB

    ***************************** Computer *****************************

    Computer Manufacturer Name: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    Computer Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
    System Type: X86-based PC
    Computer Name: MENDEL-P4
    DomainRole: x2c3419cdc9b8e007
    Number Of Processors: 2
    User Name: MENDEL-P4\user

    ***************************** Processor ****************************

    Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
    Description: x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
    CPU Speed: 3.192GHz
    CPU FSB: 200MHz
    L2 Cache Size: 0 bytes

    Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
    Description: x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
    CPU Speed: 3.192GHz
    CPU FSB: 200MHz
    L2 Cache Size: 0 bytes

    18:57:35: Logical CPUs: 2
    ***************************** Time Zone ****************************

    Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    ****************************** VIDEO *******************************

    Name: RADEON X700 Series
    Processor: RADEON X700 PRO (0x5E4B)
    Mode: 1280 x 1024 x 4294967296 colors
    Video Ram: 256 MB
    Status: OK

    Name: RADEON X700 Series Secondary
    Processor: RADEON X700 PRO (0x5E4B)
    Mode:
    Video Ram: 256 MB
    Status: OK

    ****************************** Drives *******************************

    DeviceID: C:
    FileSystem: NTFS
    Size: 298 GB
    FreeSpace: 175 GB

    DeviceID: D:
    FileSystem: NTFS
    Size: 298 GB
    FreeSpace: 95.8 GB

    DeviceID: E:
    FileSystem: NTFS
    Size: 232 GB
    FreeSpace: 92.8 GB

    DeviceID: F:
    FileSystem: NTFS
    Size: 233 GB
    FreeSpace: 93.7 GB

    ************************************************** ******************
    ********************* END OF SYSTEM INFORMATION ********************
    ************************************************** ******************

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

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <SVCD2DVD DateTime="2/5/2008 6:57:38 PM" Filename="NONE">
    <AssetSet>
    <Asset ID="8a3dc297-7945-45b1-89ec-21fd05ff684b" Path="C:\Shaw Cable Box Captures" Filename="test.ts" />
    </AssetSet>
    <DVDStructure>
    <TitleSet Name="New Movie" PostCmd="" MenuButtonType="0">
    <MenuButton X1="0" Y1="0" X2="226" Y2="53" FontFamily="Tahoma" FontSize="28" FontStyle="3">New Movie</MenuButton>
    <Title Name="test.ts" AssetID="8a3dc297-7945-45b1-89ec-21fd05ff684b" MplexOffset="0" />
    </TitleSet>
    <DVDMenu Normal="-1" Highlight="-65536" Active="-16711681" ShowPlayAllButton="False" DSOffsetWidth="1" DSOffsetHeight="1" DSColor="0" DSOnOff="True" BackgroundImagePath="C:\Program Files\BadgerIT\SVCD2DVD v2.5\default.jpg" AudioPath="" />
    </DVDStructure>
    <Settings>
    <General InitialAssetFolder="" InitialDVDFolder="" OutputFolderName="SVCD2DVD_OUTPUT" InitialProjectFolder="" InitialMenuBackgroundFolder="" DeleteS2DFiles="False" UseDVDShrink="False" />
    <Menu AudioEncoding="Custom_mpa" DefaultCustomAudioPath="" DefaultCustomImagePath="" TVStandard="NTSC" FontFamily="Tahoma" FontSize="28" FontStyle="3" PlayAllText="Play All" Loop="True" ShowMenuStandardWarning="True" EncodeVideo2AudioDuration="False" MenuAspectRatio="AR_4_3" />
    <Process AudioEncoding="ac3" Chapters="Every 10 mins" SkipMPA48="False" SkipAC3="True" PanSan="False" MergeTitles="False" UsePulldown="True" PAL2NTSC="False" AVI2PASS="False" AVI2HALFD1="FS" NoBframes_FullME="False" UseCustomMatrices="False" IntraMatrix="" NonIntraMatrix="" TVOverscanPixels="0" UseThreads="True" ForceWS="False" SafeMaxBitRate="False" OrderAudioStreams="False" ProcessIfNavPacks="False" />
    <Program BINExtraction="vcdxrip" VCDGearFIX="False" FastAudioEncode="True" />
    <Burning BurningMethod="NONE" ImgBurnPath="" DVDDErase="True" DVDDClose="False" DVDDDontBurn="False" />
    </Settings>
    </SVCD2DVD>

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

    =================== AV Details ===================
    File Size: 36.5 MB
    file=C:\\Shaw Cable Box Captures\\test.ts
    FormatName=mpegts
    Num_Frames=1985
    DurationInSecs=33
    Duration=00:00:33.1
    VideoCodec=mpeg2video
    VideoFFSTNum=0
    Width=1920
    Height=1080
    Standard=NTSC
    BitRate=9258
    AudioStreamCount=1
    Audio1FFSTNum=1
    Audio1StreamID=[0x7c1]
    Audio1SampleRate=48000
    Audio1Codec=ac3
    Audio1BitRate=384
    Audio1Channels=6
    =================== AV Details ===================

    HDTV2DVDMPG: 9000kbs
    Leaving source audio alone.
    Pass 1/1: Processing test.ts
    18:57:39: FFmpeg version SVN-r7159, Copyright (c) 2000-2006 Fabrice Bellard, et al.

    18:57:39: configuration: --enable-memalign-hack --disable-debug --enable-pthreads --enable-a52 --enable-gpl --enable-dts --enable-faad --enable-avisynth

    18:57:39: libavutil version: 49.1.0

    18:57:39: libavcodec version: 51.27.0

    18:57:39: libavformat version: 51.12.1

    18:57:39: built on Sep 13 2007 10:38:52, gcc: 4.3.0 20061204 (experimental)

    18:57:39: Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 29.97 (30000/1001) -> 59.94 (60000/1001)

    18:57:39: Input #0, mpegts, from 'C:\Shaw Cable Box Captures\test.ts':

    18:57:39: Duration: 00:00:33.1, start: 8906.759722, bitrate: 9258 kb/s

    18:57:39: Stream #0.0[0x7c0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 1920x1080, 80000 kb/s, 59.94 fps(r)

    18:57:39: Stream #0.1[0x7c1](eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 384 kb/s

    18:57:39: Output #0, dvd, to 'C:\Shaw Cable Box Captures\test_S2D.mpg':

    18:57:39: Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=1-31, 9000 kb/s, 29.97 fps(c)

    18:57:39: Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 384 kb/s

    18:57:39: Stream mapping:

    18:57:39: Stream #0.0 -> #0.0

    18:57:39: Stream #0.1 -> #0.1

    18:57:39: Press [q] to stop encoding

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:57:44: [dvd @ 0084E46C]packet too large, ignoring buffer limits to mux it

    18:58:14: [mpeg2video @ 00822700]ac-tex damaged at 51 29

    18:58:14: [mpeg2video @ 00822700]Warning MVs not available

    18:58:14: [mpeg2video @ 00822700]concealing 4679 DC, 4679 AC, 4679 MV errors

    18:58:14: video:19069kB audio:1526kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead 19.828161%

    18:58:14: HDTV2DVDMPG: done.
    18:58:14: Done: Processing assets for DVD creation
    Authoring DVD Folders
    18:58:14: Creating TitleSet # 1
    18:58:14: SVCD2DVD: DVDfolders

    Generating DVD folders please wait....

    18:58:14: -->: DVDFolders creating VTS

    18:58:14: -->: VTS 01

    18:58:14:
    DVD Folders: Processing C:\Shaw Cable Box Captures\test_S2D.mpg...

    18:58:15:

    18:58:15:

    18:58:15: Finalising DVD...
    18:58:15: SVCD2DVD: DVDfolders

    Generating DVD folders please wait....

    18:58:15: -->: DVDFolders creating table of contents

    18:58:15: scanning C:\Shaw Cable Box Captures\SVCD2DVD_OUTPUT\VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.IFO

    18:58:15: Finalising DVD...Done
    18:58:15: Done: Authoring DVD Folders
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  4. Have you tried the created DVD in a stand alone (set top) player? What were the results?
    Dwight

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    I haven't tried burning a DVD yet, assuming if it's not playing properly with Media player classic it's not going to improve on a disc. Could give it a try.
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  6. I'd grab a RW disc and give it a try - it may play properly and if not, it gives us more to work with.
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