Originally posted by h2ofun
Roger, if you noticed, we put in the resync data too so you can see how many times it resyned, very very cool feature.
Thank you. This basically takes care of something that I said I was concerned about a long time ago. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to know if a tape had a lot of glitches if they always got fixed up, but with the running counter I can just look and if there are too many I can just discard the stuff on the tape (assuming that resyncs mean I'll see glitches on the tape).
I got mine up and running. I basically do a channel down on the 30k to get things rolling. I saw a sync there and then after 2 lines another one. Then I let it run for about half and hour and when I got back it showed 3 total resyncs (just 1 unexplained). I switched from HDNet to HBO-HD and got one for that. I'm still taping and it has been going for another 20 minutes with no more resyncs. I haven't watched any of it, yet.
EDIT: I see that they happen on show changes, so maybe that was my one unexplained one.
BTW: I doubt that we will get this, but I'm going to mention it as one way that I think we could get the resync data and also give Roger what he wants. Instead of always printing a new line, it could just put out a whole line if there was a resync, but just a "." with no newline every 10 seconds or so when everything is working fine. Then we would know it was running, but also be able to calculate approximately where the resync happened on the tape. So, the code could look something like this (depends on the language used):
if (no_resync_in_last second)
if (!(TSecs % 10))