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Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Skylark
Dark_Slayer, smitbret and Foxbat121, Thank...

Dark_Slayer, smitbret and Foxbat121,

Thank you for your viewpoints. It seems that .mp4 has the slight nod for compatibility while mkv is quite versatile.

Apparently the size of captured files...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
You're right. VLC had deinterlace set to OFF by...

You're right. VLC had deinterlace set to OFF by default. I turned it ON and the interlace combing went away.

Thanks!
Skylark
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-19-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
I recently bought a PVR2 1512. Have it connected...

I recently bought a PVR2 1512. Have it connected as follows:
..... Cable Box > (component cable) > PVR2 > (USB2 cable) > i5 PC.
I don't have any HDMI cables connected to the PVR2. I view the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-17-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Skylark
Thank you for that information. I won't have to...

Thank you for that information. I won't have to wonder anymore when deciding whether to save in .TS or .MP4.

Best regards,
Skylark
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-17-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Skylark
Does MP4 or TS have smaller file size?

Not sure which forum to post this question so trying here.

Assuming the same video and audio quality for a 2 hour movie, would saving it as .MP4 or .TS result in a smaller file size?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
Appreciate the time you invested :). I hope...

Appreciate the time you invested :).

I hope to find out which codec TSSniper needs (without loading an entire codec pack) to avoid the Direct show filtergraph error. May revisit Avidemux again...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
Tried to save the 3 minute TS file with output...

Tried to save the 3 minute TS file with output set to MP4v2. It saved OK but Win7 explorer shows the length as 13:11:54 (13 hours). When I try to play it using VLC, it just shows the first frame as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
Thank you very much for taking the time. ...

Thank you very much for taking the time. Unfortunately, Avidemux is not working for me. Here's my procedure:

1. Captured a 1 minute 1080i, 60fps video from my PVR2 1512 in the .TS format.

2....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-16-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
I tried Avidemux. I opened a .TS file and cut...

I tried Avidemux. I opened a .TS file and cut out a segment but could only save the edited video as an .avi file. Is there a way to save the video as a .TS or .M2TS file?

Thanks,
Skylark
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-15-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
I tried TSSniper. It loads the TS file but at...

I tried TSSniper. It loads the TS file but at the end of the load it gives an error message saying " DirectShow problem - failure while trying to render filtergraph ". Googling, it seems that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
I found the problem. The edge combing artifacts...

I found the problem. The edge combing artifacts were only happening if I used VLC or GOM video players to view the videos on my HDTV set via HDMI from my PC. Edge combing was not happening when...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-10-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
Interlace artifacts on vertical edges

Recording from a HD PVR 2 1512 at 1080i on a Win7 PC, i5 cpu, 8GB ram.

If I record using Hauppauge Capture or Arcsoft Showbiz at 1080i, I see interlace combing on vertical edges on things that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
Hi DrDon, I didn't know AVCHD was a format...

Hi DrDon,

I didn't know AVCHD was a format that could be burned on a standard DVD and played in any BD player. Now that I know that, I can use the Arcsoft Showbiz program that came with my PVR2...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-09-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,959
Posted By Skylark
Remove commercials from TS files

Just received and installed a HD PVR 2 a few days ago. My configuration is:

..... Cable DVR component out > PVR2 > USB2 > Win7 PC.

I'm going to capture two hour 1920 x 1080 movies using...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-03-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Skylark
I have a MSI HD6450 graphics card that supports...

I have a MSI HD6450 graphics card that supports dual-link DVI with resolution up to 2560 x 1600. If I connect a 2560 x 1440 monitor to the dual DVI port, will the HDMI on the same card to a Samsung...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By Skylark
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by abcdefghi http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1509332/is-it-worth-getting-windows-8-1-pro-if-i-dont-need-to-use-wmc#post_24154931)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-02-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By Skylark
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by abcdefghi http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1509332/is-it-worth-getting-windows-8-1-pro-if-i-dont-need-to-use-wmc#post_24150938)
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Skylark
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1508890/need-recommendations-for-a-new-optical-drive#post_24143858)

Optical...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Skylark
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by captain_video http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1508890/need-recommendations-for-a-new-optical-drive#post_24143858)

Optical...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-01-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Skylark
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1508890/need-recommendations-for-a-new-optical-drive#post_24143317)

if it can read.....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Skylark
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pittsoccer33 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1508890/need-recommendations-for-a-new-optical-drive#post_24142705)

no drive is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Skylark
Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron...

Quote:Originally Posted by Aleron Ives http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1508890/need-recommendations-for-a-new-optical-drive#post_24142554)

In my...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-31-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Skylark
The optical drive in my tower PC died so I need...

The optical drive in my tower PC died so I need to buy a replacement. I need a standard 5-3/4" wide x 1-5/8" high drive that fits in the tower drive bay. I don't need a Bluray drive.

I want to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-09-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 857
Posted By Skylark
SCENARIO-1: I'm able to get sound...

SCENARIO-1:
I'm able to get sound simultaneously from both my computer speakers and from my TV that's connected via HDMI. This is happens if I leave the "Screen Resolution" setting in "Extend these...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-08-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,520
Posted By Skylark
Received the used MSI HD6450 graphics card from...

Received the used MSI HD6450 graphics card from amazon. Here's the follow up for those interested.

GROUNDING:
Discovered that there is an existing unused coax cable running from behind my...
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