I am recording various 720P and 480P IPTV channels.
Right now I am having some issues with the 720P ones.
They record just fine and the only issue is they need an ffmpeg -c copy to fix the header as the timestamps are all messed up.
Cutting out the commercials is proving to be a daunting task.
I tried VideoRedo which worked great until I realized it leaves small video frames of the commercials in during breaks that don't have any black frames between commercial and show.
AviDemux works great but I can't visually see the audio on a graph like VideoRedo, so I am wasting a lot of time trying to get little "blips" out of the audio because I can't tell where the commercial's audio end and the show starts.
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Last edited by usually_quiet; 15th Aug 2020 at 17:49.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord, Snoopy329
Well it looks like I finally hit the nail on the head!
It turns out I was testing with an old VideoRedo V5 which I found and got a trial of V6 and it seems like it works as expected.
I tried Quick Repair with VideoRedo V5 and V6 but oddly it can take 3+ hours to fix a single 2 hr file. Plus it gets to the end of the progress bar and sits for like another 20 min.
V6 works perfectly with ffmpeg -c copy and then edit it as usual the "corrected" file.
Not sure if it helped or not, but I did also upgrade my ffmpeg copy.
I was reading somewhere that V5 only had "Experimental H264 support" as it was originally an MPEG2 program and it didn't even support the HE-AAC Codec the TV Channel uses even though it did output it just fine. It just played it sounding all weird.
I tried TSDoctor again but it oddly cuts part of the file off.
Like I put in a 4hr 10min file and I believe it spit out a 3hr 54min file or something.
Luckily other than one time, the ffmpeg then Quickfix with VideoRedo has been perfect.
It seems what throws off many players/editors is for commercial breaks, it goes to a "We'll Be Right Back" Loop.
I am amazed even after cutting how it takes a lot of CPU and HD Activity to play the TS but converted to mp4, it plays as smooth as butter.
I take it, TS files aren't cataloged well and need more resources? Seeking is terrible on the TS files (player sits for like 6-10 seconds) but excellent on the mp4s.