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  1. AVIDEMUX 2.7.1
    WINDOWS 8.1
    KODI 17.6
    MEDIA PORTAL Records the DVB as .TS video file
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    Hello,

    I used to read the forums, and how you helped each other.
    It has been also very helpful for my own issues.

    I have a issue I cannot seem to work out.

    Please can you help me out, please. Thank you in advance.


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    THE ISSUE:
    DVB HD .TS file is edited in Avidemux.
    Exported as MPEG TS Muxer (ff).
    Loss of voices only, but surround sound and video remain perfect.
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    So I edited a video file in Avidemux:
    : HD 1080 PAL DVB .TS
    Video Output COPY
    Audio Output COPY

    Output Format MPEG TS Muxer (ff)
    > Tried:
    VBR muxing
    and
    Mux rate (MBits/s) 10

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    Watching the video in Kodi the:
    : Voices are lost
    "BUT"
    : the music remains
    : the surround sound remains (explosions, gun fire etc)


    Kodi is newly installed, and has been removed and reinstalled:
    : the issue of the "voices are lost" remains, and all video and surround sound are perfect.

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    MEDIAAREA (Analyzed the .ts video file)
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    Results:
    : Container and general information
    MPEG-TS: 5.51 GiB 3h 9min
    1 video stream: AVC
    1 audio stream: AAC
    1 text stream: DVB Subtitle


    General
    ID : 4 (0x4)
    Format : MPEG-TS
    File size : 5.51 GiB
    Duration : 3 h 9 min
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 4 154 kb/s

    Video
    ID : 48 (0x30)
    Menu ID : 137 (0x89)
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4
    Format settings : CABAC / 4 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, RefFrames : 4 frames
    Format settings, GOP : M=8, N=24
    Codec ID : 27
    Duration : 3 h 9 min
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate : 25.000 FPS
    Standard : Component
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : MBAFF
    Scan type, store method : Separated fields
    Scan order : Top Field First
    Color range : Limited
    Color primaries : BT.709
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients : BT.709

    Audio
    ID : 64 (0x40)
    Menu ID : 137 (0x89)
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile : LC
    Muxing mode : LATM
    Codec ID : 17-2
    Duration : 3 h 9 min
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
    Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 SPF)
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Delay relative to video : -1 s 97 ms
    Language : English

    Text
    ID : 80 (0x50)
    Menu ID : 137 (0x89)
    Format : DVB Subtitle
    Codec ID : 6
    Duration : 3 h 9 min
    Delay relative to video : 2 s 838 ms
    Language : English


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    Please, please can you all help me.
    Thank you in advance.
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  2. post both files, try another player
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  3. Is Kodi downmixing to mono?
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  4. Thank you so much " flashandpan007 ".
    We edited some more DVB HD . TS files.

    1 out of 4 was the issue. That recording was from BBC HD DVB " Freeview ".
    3 out of 4 were perfect, and not recorded from any BBC HD channel.

    We will update you on what happens. Hopefully the other HD channels will be perfect too.

    May we ask:
    : Why do you think the recording from the BBC HD channel, when edited, looses the voices?

    P.s Thank you for replying lightning fast " flashandpan007 ".
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    Hello " Jagabo ". Thank you for replying so fast.

    All 4 recording are movies, e.g " Pirates of The Caribbean" , etc.
    The correctly working, 3 of 4 Avidemux edited recordings say in Kodi:

    Correctly working recording:
    : 1 of 3
    ------------------
    Audio Stream:
    -----------------
    Audio 1/2:
    : English 5.1

    Audio 2/3:
    : Unknown

    =========================

    Correctly working recording:
    : 2 of 3
    ------------------
    Audio Stream:
    -----------------
    Audio 1/1:
    : English - Stereo

    =========================

    Correctly working recording:
    : 3 of 3
    ------------------
    Audio Stream:
    -----------------
    Audio 1/1:
    : English - Stereo

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    FINALLY: The 1 out of 4, bad recording:
    EXTRA INFO:
    The 1 of 4 bad recording, was edited in Avidemux:
    : Video Output COPY
    : Audio Output COPY
    : Out Put Format MKV

    It is playing fine in Windows Media Player - Windows 8.1
    In Kodi the same recording, when clicked " Play" shows a frozen video, and no sound.
    ------------------
    Audio Stream:
    -----------------
    Audio 1/1:
    : English - Stereo

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    Thank you so much again, we are thankful for your help.
    Please keep all your great suggestions coming.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Just tried the bad recording in VLC, video is smooth, no audio.
    Grand total of one audio track.

    The 1 of 4 bad recording, that was edited in Avidemux:
    : Video Output COPY
    : Audio Output COPY
    : Out Put Format MKV <--- MKV (Is correct) We tried .TS and that did not work at all in any player.

    Thank you for you help and suggestiond, please keep them coming.
    Thank you in advance.
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  7. Your problematic source is stereo. I suspect one of the audio channels is inverted and when you play it the stereo track is being downmixed to mono. That causes sounds in the middle to cancel out (dialog is usually in the middle). Try these two tracks. OutOfPhase.m4a is a stereo track where one channel is inverted. When played as stereo it sounds very diffuse but you can hear the music and the voice. MixToMono.aac is what happens when that stereo track is mixed to mono. The voice and other sounds in the middle disappear.
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    Hello " Jagabo ".

    Thank you so much for your very fast reply.

    We listened to your audio samples.
    Yes! The voice disappeared just like that.

    Is it only Kodi that's doing that, or perhaps Avidemux as well?

    Perhaps you could be kind enough as to, give us more of your very helpful and friendly advice.


    Thank you in advance.
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  9. Since AviDemux is in "copy" mode it can't cause that problem. I would look at Kodi's (and the audio device's) audio settings and make sure it's not downmixing to mono. Other processing like Dolby Pro Logic decoding can have a similar effect if your speakers are set up incorrectly (for example Dolby Pro Logic decoding would route the out of phase audio to the rear channels -- if you have no rear speakers that audio will not be heard). So check your audio system settings and speaker setup.

    Or you can fix the audio file in an editor, inverting one channel, then saving.
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    Hello " Jagabo ".


    Thank you for your very fast and helpful reply.

    Quote:
    "Or you can fix the audio file in an editor, inverting one channel, then saving."

    Software Suggestion:
    Perhaps you could be kind enough, please could you suggest a free software.


    Thank you in advance.
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  11. Audacity is free. If you add the ffmpeg plugin it can load the audio directly from your A/V file. After fixing the audio you export as the type you want (mp3, aac, ac3, etc.) then you have to use some other program to mux the new audio and original video together.

    As a quick test, open your audio source and select Tracks -> Stereo Track To Mono. Play the audio. If the voice is gone you have verified problem is an inverted track. If you still hear the voice this is not your problem. Undo the downmix (Undo -> Stereo to Mono, or Ctrl+z) to get back to where you were. Skip to step 2 below.

    General procedure:

    1) Import your audio by drag/drop or via File -> Import -> Audio.
    2) Using the little black pulldown arrow near the top left of the audio track select Splint Stereo Track.
    3) Select one of the resulting tracks and select Effect -> Invert (make sure you select only one, not both).
    4) Use the little pulldown again and select Make Stereo Track.
    5) Finally File -> Export -> Audio... to create a new audio file.
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  12. Hello " Jagabo ".


    Thank you for your very fast and helpful reply.
    Thank you also for you recommendation of:
    : " Audacity "
    and the
    : " ffmpeg plugin "

    This is what I did and found out.
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    Quote:
    " As a quick test, open your audio source and select
    Tracks -> Stereo Track To Mono.
    Play the audio.
    If the voice is gone you have verified problem is an inverted track. If you still hear the voice this is not your problem.
    Undo the downmix (Undo -> Stereo to Mono, or Ctrl+z) to get back to where you were. Skip to step 2 below. "
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    I think I followed your guide correctly:
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    [To compare- before and after]
    [ I Played the RAW recording]
    --------------------------------------
    Played the recording:
    : Before the movie is BBC News
    [Voices are heard perfectly]

    During the movie:
    : Voices cannot be heard, but surround sound can.

    : After the movie is a BBC News talk show
    [Voice are heard perfectly]


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    Step 1
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    Open [Raw Version] DVB HD .TS recording in Avidemux.

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    Step 2
    ---------
    Save as :
    Video Output: COPY
    Audio Output: COPY
    Output Format: MPEG TD MUXER (FF)
    [No editing at all is made, a simple COPY COPY to .TS]

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    Step 3
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    Drag into Audacity.

    [1 ISSUE]
    It just finished importing the Audio for the:
    : " DVB HD .TS Recording "
    that Avidemux just made.
    The time line shows that the total duration is:
    : [1Hour 9Mins]

    The RAW recording was:
    : [3Hours 9Mins]
    The Avidemux recording saved in "STEP 2" was:
    : [3Hours 9Mins]

    In Audacity, when I play the Audio [1Hour 10Mins]:
    : I hear audio that is towards, the extreme finish of the recording.
    The audio is exactly the same, as if playing the RAW, or Avidemux recording:
    : [1Hour 9Mins] - towards the finish of the recording.


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    Step 4
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    Select the audio.
    -click-
    Tracks
    -click-
    Stereo Track to Mono
    1 Track is present and total duration is
    [1Hour 9Mins]

    Playing the audio:
    It is a BBC News talk show
    [Voices are heard perfectly]


    May I kindly ask:

    At this point shall I continue following your guide steps,
    or
    should I search for solutions of the
    [1Hour 9Mins] in Audacity?

    P.s
    Your are an amazingly helpful, and very knowledgeable person.
    Every effort you have made, we are so grateful to you for.



    Thank you in advance.
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  13. Originally Posted by Hollyshit911 View Post
    [ I Played the RAW recording]
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    Played the recording:
    : Before the movie is BBC News
    [Voices are heard perfectly]

    During the movie:
    : Voices cannot be heard, but surround sound can.

    : After the movie is a BBC News talk show
    [Voice are heard perfectly]
    If I understand correctly, this is after downmixing to mono. It indicates the BBC news and talk show are normal, in phase, audio. And the movie is out of phase. If you plan to keep it all you want to invert one channel, but only for the movie portion. So split the stereo tracks, mark just the movie portion of one channel and invert it. Join back to stereo and export the audio in the format you need it.
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  14. Hello,

    Thank you for all your help. You really are a nice, and friendly person.
    We wish you lots of good luck back to you.

    Ps. Thank you for helping us out.
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