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Using the tools provided by Leszek, JPELL and others, this morning I successfully converted part of a DVD to a transport stream and recorded it to a Panasonic D-VHS deck. Then played it back with a DST-50 tuner at 1080i with DD 5.1 audio.

The bad news - it was a cumbersome process and playback lasted only 1-2 seconds before breaking up and freezing. But, at least it can be done.

The process I used was

1. Rip a vob to hard drive (completely legal copy of which I have paid for rights, of course - so calm down)

2. Graphedit to extract and dump MPEG2 video to one file and AC3 audio to another

3. Manzanita MPEG to Transport Stream Demo

http://www.lilapple.com/products/mp2tsa_request.htm

to multiplex the video and audio to a transport stream (10 seconds maximum in the demo)

4. graphedit with Leszek's filter to transfer this transport stream to Panasonic D-VHS

5. DST-50 to play back from tape

I'm unable to get reliable pc to D-VHS transfers with any streams so far. Maybe someone who already has reliable HD streams going back and forth would have better success with DVD like this.

I'm sure there is an easier way to do this. Please post your ideas.

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Using the tools provided by Leszek, JPELL and others, this morning I successfully converted part of a DVD to a transport stream and recorded it to a Panasonic D-VHS deck. Then played it back with a DST-50 tuner at 1080i with DD 5.1 audio.
How was it upconverted to 1080i? Did the DST-50 do this for you?

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Are you aware of any other utilities besides manzanita that will convert MPEG to Transport Stream?
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Dave,

Actually, I'm assuming the DST-50 is upconverting to 1080i because my PJ doesn't change memory when it plays.

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There are several. I'm looking for something inexpensive that will also do HDTV. No luck so far.

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I don't believe the TU-DST50 does any upconversion, except from 480i to 480p. Output formats include "native" (which passes through what was received), "1080i/480p" (which displays 1080i as 1080i and converts all other formats to 480p), and plain 480p (which converts everything to 480p).

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You may be right. It's good looking for 480p though.
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Joe,

I'm having the same problem with the JVC and DVDs. However the HD signals have no issues. What's weird is that when the JVC is recording, what it outputs to the screen via its own component connectors looks gorgeous. But when you play it back, it pixellates awfully.
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Hi leszek1,

The JVC DVHS deck can act as a standalone MPEG decoder. You can just feed it a ilink MPEG stream (HD tunner or another DVHS deck) to decode and output picture/sound without recording. Can you use it the same way (just decode, no recording) with a PC ilink feed? Thanks in advance.

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Yes you can. As soon as you start streaming to the JVC you will see a picture. You can then press record to start recording.

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"I'm having the same problem with the JVC and DVDs"

On mine, I think it's not being written to tape properly. When I dump it back into the pc again, it fails.

Using the JVC like that works as a sort of outboard scaler then, right?

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I don't think so.

I think the JVC can only downconvert, but not upconvert the stream.

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