Originally Posted by MichaelLAX
Steve: I went back and reread all of the tabs on your blog:
Where do I learn how to use the Parameters, such as -P and -Z? I can't seem to find the discussion...
-Z isn't well documented and I don't think has been discussed much on the forum.
-P (1-3) does various post processing actions.
Running HDPVRCapture -h gives you a small amount of help.
Usage: HDPVRCapture [-d] [-o outfile] [-t time (hh:mm:ss)] [-a AAC|AC3] [-b bitrate]
[-p peak_bitrate] [-s serial#] [-A audiomuxinput] [-V audiomuxinput] [-B bitrate_mode]
[-G GOP mode] [-l enablelights] [-z] [-m] [-Y] [-Z ] [-f] [-p
-a encode via RCA jacks AAC or AC3 2 channel format (default AAC)
-A RCA or SPDIF (default RCA)
-b capture bitrate in bps, Eg. 7500000 (default 5500000)
-B CBR or AVG (default AVG)
-d enable debug messages
-f Overwrite the output file if it already exists (default do not overwrite)
-G SIMPLE, ADVANCED, ADVANCED_NO_IDR or SIMPLE_NO_IDR (default SIMPLE)
-l <0|1> enable lights = 1 (default off = 0)
-m Monitor recording via VLC (using app /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC
) (default off)
-o (default based on date/time Eg. 2008.11.09-194041.ts)
-p capture peak bitrate in bps, Eg. 7500000 (default 20000000)
-P post processing options after recording is complete (default do not post process)
[1 = Convert 720p/AAC-2Ch to MP4+AAC-2Ch and add to iTunes]
[2 = Convert 720p/AC3-2Ch to MP4+AAC-2Ch and add to iTunes]
[3 = Convert 720p/AC3-5.1 to MP4+AAC-2Ch and add to iTunes]
-s , capture using a specific HDPVR device, Eg. 00A126AB (default - Use any)
-t , the capture duration, Eg. 01:30:00 1.5 hrs (default 00:00:10)
-V , COMPONENT, SVIDEO or COMPOSITE (default COMPONENT)
-z Enable Audio Boost (default off)
-Z IR Blaster configuration <"region,devicename,vendor,codeset,channel#,mindigits,needsent er,msdelaybetweenbuttons"> (default "North America,Cable Box,Sci-Atlanta Explorer 4200,74,707,4,1,400")
So, assuming you're recording 720p, -P1 -P2 -P3 will make a .mp4 converted version for you (and add it to itunes), and leave the original.ts file untouched. You'd end up with myrecordingfilename.ts and myrecordingfilename.mp4 in the same folder.
-Z requires a little experiementation. the ir.xml file contains remote control codes for a large number of STB's. It's broken down into Region, Type, Vendor, codeset. I think I guessed at yours yesterday.
channel#, is the channel you want to switch to.
mindigits, is usually 4, and means that if you want channel 12, but your stb switches channels faster if you send 0012, then this will ensure 00 is sent first.
needsenter, . If you STB requires the ENTER key after entering digits (probably not) then it will send it also.
msdelaybetweenbuttons should probably be 400 (ms) for you. You can slow down the IR blasting by increasing this, or speed up by reducing it. It often needs to be adjusted if you have a very tempramental STB.