Originally posted by Cris Moore
Can you post the exact graph and filters you use? I'd like to try this myself and compare the outputs.
I can't figure out how to screen capture the SDK filter graph and post it here. And if I save the graph (.grf), it won't render if you don't have the same filters and files.
So, this is how I connect it. Load the .ts file as captured by MyHD into Graphedit. Insert the Moonlight-Elecard MPEG2 Demux filter. Insert the Moonlight MPEG2 MultilEx filter. Insert the Moonlight DumpPos Filter and name the save file with .mpg extension. Connect them all together. Set the Ex filter for MPEG2 stream. (Not DVD or SVCD) Run the graph. The resulting MPEG file will play in the MyHD app. To get the Moonlight encode filter, you must purchase their registered "package".
As you know, mpeg's created in H2 do not play in MyHD. But my goal is to try to clean up the stream at the edit points and the other places where there might be errors. I have a signal quality issue right now. Streams from some stations are breaking up due to weather problems. I live in an area of atmospheric "ducting" at this time of year. Stations which use microwave to get from the studio to the transmitter (STL'S) are being affected by weather conditions. Although the RF level is good into MyHD, the actual HD video is getting hosed before it goes into the TV transmitter for broadcast. Bottom line, bad recorded streams. I often get perfect reception from Chicago, over 100 miles down the lake, but get awful streams from local stations 2 miles away. Only one station has co-located studio and transmitter and it is always perfect. ( hardwired ).
I've been doing some research on the AC3 audio problem and I don't see anyway to fix it short of a de-muxing AC3 into a seperate stream and editing it "away" from the video and then putting it all back together. This seems to be how TEMPGen editor does it. Virtualdub will not append .avi's and keep lip sync. That problem is not because of H2. VirtualDub is flakey. It will progressively advance (audio gets early) the audio stream of perfect .avi's at each append point. So editing avi's together in VDub is pointless until that problem is addressed. Of course, you can pre-compensate each segment before appending, but that's a real pita as well as major guesswork.
I am open to hearing the experience of other's working to transcode HD. There are a lot of different issues here and good informatiion is scattered across this entire forum.