I have been experiencing this problem for a couple months. I usually only backup college football games off the DVR, so I hadn't seen the issue until a couple months ago. I thought it might have been caused by a firmware update, but didn't spend much time on it. My DVR is ~90% full, so I thought I better spend some time to see what had to be done and came across this thread.
AVS Forum is the best support group out there.
I just wanted to provide my feedback on the same problems that everyone else is seeing.
I have 3 DCT6412 with firmware 16.53 and all show the same problem.
I used the procedure that MozartMan provided in this link and I'm able to play, edit and work with the files as before.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...2&postcount=85
A few comments on the procedure:
1. I don't unplug and plug in the firewire cable. I do what MozartMan does.
I open CapDVHS (but don't record)
Then on the DVR play the saved program and get it cued to the place to start and hit pause
Start recording on CapDVHS
Push the play button on the remote
If I don't do it this way, I cannot get a file that HDTVtoMPEG2 can open.
2. When you open the file in HDTVtoMPEG2, make sure you cut and exclude something at the beginning of the file and something at the end of the file. Then process it and save as a new file.
If I don't cut and exclude the beginning and end of the file other programs can play the video, but there is no audio. When the file is cut, HDTV2MPEG2 must write new PTS headers into the file that other programs can read.