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post #151 of 241
Regular DVD recorders were always able to do this by using what they called "chase play"... recording onto the hard drive or rewriteable disc, then while it is still recording, watching the show from the earlier time. Cable and satellite PVRs also do this if the program is being recorded to the hard drive, just start watching from the beginning. You can then fast forward through the commercials at up to 300X. No additional equipment needed unless you want to build a home theatre PC system capable of doing this. I take it you've had enough of the commercials in live events programming? Can't be helped I suppose as that's what pays for the show...
post #152 of 241
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Originally Posted by Doug O View Post

Regular DVD recorders were always able to do this by using what they called "chase play"... recording onto the hard drive or rewriteable disc, then while it is still recording, watching the show from the earlier time. Cable and satellite PVRs also do this if the program is being recorded to the hard drive, just start watching from the beginning. You can then fast forward through the commercials at up to 300X. No additional equipment needed unless you want to build a home theatre PC system capable of doing this. I take it you've had enough of the commercials in live events programming? Can't be helped I suppose as that's what pays for the show...
Thanks. That's it exactly. As mentioned, a used TiVo DVR with lifetime subscription offers a $300 solution. The TiVo replaces the Comcast settop box with the addition of a Comcast cable card. In our area, Comcast provides the first cable card for free so no rental fees are paid to anyone and one can watch TV commercial free. The question is, can the 1512 be used to do the same? It seems that what's lacking is PC software that can access the buffer at an earlier time with the possibility of moving the pointer into the buffer (ie, skipping over commercials). Are you saying that this software doesn't exist?
Pete
Edited by paroots - 9/15/13 at 2:55am
post #153 of 241
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Originally Posted by paroots View Post

Thanks. I was told in another thread that the 1212 would do what I described. Last week I called Hauppauge and they told me the 1512 would be a better choice for my application. A TiVo DVR with lifetime subscription is another possibility, but I want to consider both possibilities before making a decision. As I see it, it's a matter of PC software that is capable of accessing the buffer and sending video to an HDTV with a variable time delay. Hauppauge suggested that WinTV v7 could do that. I was hoping that someone could fill in the details.
Pete
The unfortunately-named PVR boxes do nothing more than take the output from a video source - cable box, satellite tuner, video game console - and convert it to a form that can be turned into a file on a computer. Yes, WinTV is one of a few applications that can mimic a DVR on your computer using the output from one of the Hauppauge boxes. BUT.. you still need the source, such as a cable box. So, you're still renting.

If getting rid of the cable box rental fees is your primary goal, then you have a few choices:

1. TiVo. The current crop of TiVo devices use a CableCard and will be able to display (and buffer) any digital cable channel you're currently paying for. However, TiVo still requires its own monthly subscription, though you can buy a lifetime package to get around that. It's a considerable outlay and the cost could take many years to recoup, depending on what your cable box is costing you now.

2. Add a tuner card to your computer. If you have Windows Media Center in your computer, just adding a tuner could be all you need. If all you're looking to buffer is programming from local television stations, hooking one of those to your cable or to an antenna might be all you need. If the channels you're looking to buffer are digital cable channels, then you'll need the Ceton Infiniti tuner card which uses a CableCard, much like the TiVo. The only subscription fee you'll incur is with the CableCard, and that varies by cable system.

3. Again, depending on the channels you need to buffer, there are a number of over-the-air solutions, though many of those are out of production.

All-in-all, unless you're really handy with computers, I'd highly suggest sticking with the cable company's DVR or going the TiVo route. Dealing with the Hauppauge boxes can be difficult, time-consuming and frustrating as you can tell from reading this and the 1212 thread. If you're looking for a plug-it-in-and-be-done-with-it solution, then the PVR boxes may not be for you.
post #154 of 241
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

The unfortunately-named PVR boxes do nothing more than take the output from a video source - cable box, satellite tuner, video game console - and convert it to a form that can be turned into a file on a computer. Yes, WinTV is one of a few applications that can mimic a DVR on your computer using the output from one of the Hauppauge boxes. BUT.. you still need the source, such as a cable box. So, you're still renting.

If getting rid of the cable box rental fees is your primary goal, then you have a few choices:

1. TiVo. The current crop of TiVo devices use a CableCard and will be able to display (and buffer) any digital cable channel you're currently paying for. However, TiVo still requires its own monthly subscription, though you can buy a lifetime package to get around that. It's a considerable outlay and the cost could take many years to recoup, depending on what your cable box is costing you now.

2. Add a tuner card to your computer. If you have Windows Media Center in your computer, just adding a tuner could be all you need. If all you're looking to buffer is programming from local television stations, hooking one of those to your cable or to an antenna might be all you need. If the channels you're looking to buffer are digital cable channels, then you'll need the Ceton Infiniti tuner card which uses a CableCard, much like the TiVo. The only subscription fee you'll incur is with the CableCard, and that varies by cable system.

3. Again, depending on the channels you need to buffer, there are a number of over-the-air solutions, though many of those are out of production.

All-in-all, unless you're really handy with computers, I'd highly suggest sticking with the cable company's DVR or going the TiVo route. Dealing with the Hauppauge boxes can be difficult, time-consuming and frustrating as you can tell from reading this and the 1212 thread. If you're looking for a plug-it-in-and-be-done-with-it solution, then the PVR boxes may not be for you.
Thanks a lot for the comprehensive review. One important thing I forgot to mention is that I get the settop box from Comcast for free since the rental price is part of my condo maintenance fee. Also, I can swap out the free settop box for a free cable card if that were desirable. Also, I'm quite sure that the cable signal is encrypted so I think any solution should either be downstream of my Comcast set top box or include a Comcast cable card. With respect to your 3 numbered comments:

  1. I have priced TiVo's on eBay. A nice Premiere model with lifetime subscription can be had for as little as $300. At the $17.95/mo DVR rental from Comcast that yields a 17 month payback which seems reasonable. A series 3 TiVo is even cheaper, but you need to be sure to get one of the versions that requires only one cable card (to avoid a rental fee) and the remote lacks the very nice skip button present on the Premiere remote.
  2. Wouldn't a tuner card inserted in computer work only with clear QAM? Guess that would then be the Ceton infiniti. I'll check it out.
  3. I plan to use my cable connection since I'm not near a metro area and besides I'm already paying for Comcast through my condo maintenance fee.

It sounds like the TiVo solution will be best in terms of both simplicity and cost effectiveness. I wasn't too excited about the Hauppauge solution since it seems bulky, more complicated and probably a power hog. The final straw is that I don' t have an extra PC laying around.
Pete
Edited by paroots - 9/15/13 at 7:06am
post #155 of 241
Installed the latest version of the 1512 drivers and now have AC-3 audio over HDMI. Only problem now is stopping the recording causes the program to stop working, requiring a reboot under Windows 7. One step forward, two back it seems...smile.gif
post #156 of 241
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Originally Posted by paroots View Post

Wouldn't a tuner card inserted in computer work only with clear QAM? Guess that would then be the Ceton infiniti. I'll check it out.
As I said, it will depend on the channel(s) you're wanting to buffer. Most local stations ARE clear-QAM on Comcast. There are a number of PC tuner cards that can handle Clear QAM. The Ceton uses a CableCard, so you'd get everything you subscribe to.

Though, since your cable is included in your condo fees, adding Comcast's own DVR doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Just my $.02
post #157 of 241
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

As I said, it will depend on the channel(s) you're wanting to buffer. Most local stations ARE clear-QAM on Comcast. There are a number of PC tuner cards that can handle Clear QAM. The Ceton uses a CableCard, so you'd get everything you subscribe to.

Though, since your cable is included in your condo fees, adding Comcast's own DVR doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Just my $.02
Thanks again. The Comcast DVR would cost me $17.95/month. They only supply the basic HD settop box or cable card for free. As an aside I talked Comcast into giving me a free DVR for 6 months as part of a promotion which gives me plenty of time to shop. Also, I've read that since TiVo just introduced a new box called the Roamio, the prices on used Premiere's should start dropping as people upgrade. That would make the TiVo even more attractive.
Pete
post #158 of 241
I have a problem that is driving me nuts. I recorded 2 shows into .TS files through the HD PVR 2. In arcsoft showbiz publisher, when they are put together into a timeline, it shows them as being 13.xx GB, but the .TS files are only 4.6 and should fit on a standard DVD-R. How does 4.6 -> 13.x? Is .TS compressed and AVCHD decompresses it?

Any help would be wonderful. I am trying to limit the # of discs to burn my shows.

Also, I would like to mention that "fit to disc" selection makes it 6.35GB. So, no matter what I have tried to get the AVCHD disc publish to burn my 4.6GB of .TS files, I cannot.

Since Arcsoft support will not be available until tonight, I was hoping I could get some help here. Please smile.gif
post #159 of 241
If you dont need to edit files or need a menu try tsmuxer to create your avchd disc.
post #160 of 241
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Originally Posted by saleen66 View Post

I have a problem that is driving me nuts. I recorded 2 shows into .TS files through the HD PVR 2. In arcsoft showbiz publisher, when they are put together into a timeline, it shows them as being 13.xx GB, but the .TS files are only 4.6 and should fit on a standard DVD-R. How does 4.6 -> 13.x? Is .TS compressed and AVCHD decompresses it?

Any help would be wonderful. I am trying to limit the # of discs to burn my shows.

Also, I would like to mention that "fit to disc" selection makes it 6.35GB. So, no matter what I have tried to get the AVCHD disc publish to burn my 4.6GB of .TS files, I cannot.

Since Arcsoft support will not be available until tonight, I was hoping I could get some help here. Please smile.gif

The bigger file size is probably because the program is going to re-encode the file and that is the final size with the current encoding settings. I have never used any of the other programs, just the capture program and then VideoRedo for editing.

Also I believe that when converting a .ts file to a AVCHD that uses .m2ts file format then the file size gets around 2-4% larger due to the packet structure differences from .ts to .m2ts. This may make your file to big for a single layer DVD disk. I have not had any problems using dual layer DVD disks and their cost is usually around 30-40 cents each on sale, so that is another way to keep the disk count lower and yet have larger files for longer time or higher bit rate.

Wow 4 posts since 2007, you don't talk much.

Mike T
post #161 of 241
LOL on the posts since 2007. Yeah. I read these boards a lot, but usually don't join discussions. I knew this forum would probably be best suited for this specific question, so I posted it here. Thanks for the info btw. I may start getting the dual layer discs.
post #162 of 241
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Originally Posted by saleen66 View Post

I have a problem that is driving me nuts. I recorded 2 shows into .TS files through the HD PVR 2. In arcsoft showbiz publisher, when they are put together into a timeline, it shows them as being 13.xx GB, but the .TS files are only 4.6 and should fit on a standard DVD-R. How does 4.6 -> 13.x? Is .TS compressed and AVCHD decompresses it?
Any help would be wonderful. I am trying to limit the # of discs to burn my shows.
Also, I would like to mention that "fit to disc" selection makes it 6.35GB. So, no matter what I have tried to get the AVCHD disc publish to burn my 4.6GB of .TS files, I cannot.
Since Arcsoft support will not be available until tonight, I was hoping I could get some help here. Please smile.gif

I believe you need to fix the time stamps within the file for them to show as the correct size.
When I have this issue I use VideoRedo 'Quickstream Fix'..
If you don't have VRD, I would try trimming the file just a little so the software you have will process the file and correct the time code.

Tsmuxer is free.. You could try re-muxing the .TS file (with or without cutting) and see if that works for you. or just use it to author the AVCHD instead..
Edited by nikknightt - 9/17/13 at 10:21am
post #163 of 241
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Originally Posted by Doug O View Post

I have the settings done. Unchecked the do not allow Ac3 HDMI, etc. in the TME capture, it says the device (Hauppage Siena) is in use or can't be found. But no other software is running. I turned off all the Hauppage software before starting it. I can't cap from the TME software at this point, nor can I access any menus.

I just got a different version of the capture software from Hauppage. I'll try it and see what happens...

The HD PVR 2 1512 does come with ArcSoft Showbiz on disc.

Did you previously have any Hauppauge devices? Because there was a note in the box saying that if you had the original HD PVR, that there was a potential conflict and to remove the conflicting files.
post #164 of 241
I have the 1212 and it's been great. However, I got it when it first came out. I'm sure it won't last forever. So, I'm looking for an upgrade, but I'm worried that the input modes (HDMI) won't work.

Is this true? I don't care for game consoles. I have a SA-8300 HD that I cap football games from. Will I need to continue to use Component like the 1212, or will the HDMI input/outputs work?

Thanks in advance.
post #165 of 241
It'll depend on whether or not your cable company sets the "copy once" flag on the channel you're recording from. I'm with Brighthouse and they set copy-once for everything except local channels. So I still have to use component input. I also use optical audio rather than the RCA connections but it only records as 2-channel audio. No 5.1, though that's what the box outputs. Haven't had time to figure that one out.

Plus, you're sort of stuck with Hauppauge's software as the thing doesn't work with WMC. I'd wait until your 1212 craps, were I you.
post #166 of 241
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Originally Posted by SCSA420 View Post

I got the older HD PVR 1212 model but I just bought the new HD PVR 2 1512 model and I have a couple issues here I need help with so here is the issues: With AC3 disabled it will record AAC 2 channel stereo audio using Hauppauge Capture or Arcsoft. It also will capture 5.1 Dolby using SPDIF on Hauppauge capture but when SPDIF is enabled it turns off the sound going to my LG 55" 3D LED Smart Tv and doesn't pass the sound thru and the only way to get the sound to come back on my tv is by re-enabling the HDMI setting on Hauppauge capture and disabling the AC3 audio.

With the AC3 enabled in the settings menu the audio is heard using Arcsoft on both HDMI settings as well as the Hauppauge capture with HDMI as well as SPDIF both record 5.1 AC3 but it still does not pass the sound to my LG Smart Tv the only sound I get comes over my PC's 5.1 audio speakers. So basically the issue is that when using 5.1 audio either via HDMI or SPDIF it doesn't pass the sound to my Tv. mad.gif

I want to add that I'm using a DirecTv HR23 to record from and 1 more thing I want to add is that it will NOT passthru the 3D channels on DirecTv the only way I can the 3D channels to work is by connecting the HDMI cable from the HR23 directly to my LG 3D Smart Tv's HDMI input. frown.gif

I want to add that no matter which drivers I use or software the audio is not being passed thru to the tv when using AC3 enabled as I have spent the last 2 days trying to figure out the problem. I never had problem with the 1212 model passing the sound thru to the tv ever.

Also I notice that the recording quality is definitely better as well as the audio compared to the 1212 model but it also seems to me the colors don't look as bright or saturated as they did using the 1212 model. Is there some way I can improve the color in the settings menu and if so what are the best settings numbers for each part of the video recording settings if you follow me. Thank you for your time and hopefully you people can give me a few pointers. biggrin.gif

Well after having used this 1512 device for going on a month I've come to the conclusion that it is a piece of F'N SH-T compared to the 1212 model. The videos appear grainy and you can see too many very small gray points in certain parts of the video and the colors are really not saturated enough when compared to the 1212 model and the quality just isn't there anymore unless I capture at twice the bitrate as I was using before on the 1212 and end up with a file way too F'N big. IF the device cannot capture 720p HD video on a 1 hour show minus the 15 minutes of commercials at a size of around 1.2 - 1.5 GB in good quality then its a piece of F'N junk and don't tell me to capture at a higher bitrate then re-encode the video with Handbrake because that's F'N pathetic and I shouldn't have to re-encode the video with Handbrake to make it smaller file size without a quality loss. The funny thing is "The Scene" releases on the internet have perfect video and audio quality at the proper size for HD and they aren't grainy like this HDPVR 2 captured video is and they are uploaded on TPB and KAT within 2 minutes or less after a show is over. So its obvious to me that "The Scene" groups know how to capture good quality 720p HD videos without re-encoding the video using Handbrake. What capturing equipment do I have to buy in order to be able to get the quality and file size that "The Scene" does without re-encoding the videos??? Please respond AVS users and give me the legitimate answers to the above questions thank you
post #167 of 241
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Originally Posted by SCSA420 View Post

Well after having used this 1512 device for going on a month I've come to the conclusion that it is a piece of F'N SH-T compared to the 1212 model. The videos appear grainy and you can see too many very small gray points in certain parts of the video and the colors are really not saturated enough when compared to the 1212 model and the quality just isn't there anymore unless I capture at twice the bitrate as I was using before on the 1212 and end up with a file way too F'N big. IF the device cannot capture 720p HD video on a 1 hour show minus the 15 minutes of commercials at a size of around 1.2 - 1.5 GB in good quality then its a piece of F'N junk and don't tell me to capture at a higher bitrate then re-encode the video with Handbrake because that's F'N pathetic and I shouldn't have to re-encode the video with Handbrake to make it smaller file size without a quality loss. The funny thing is "The Scene" releases on the internet have perfect video and audio quality at the proper size for HD and they aren't grainy like this HDPVR 2 captured video is and they are uploaded on TPB and KAT within 2 minutes or less after a show is over. So its obvious to me that "The Scene" groups know how to capture good quality 720p HD videos without re-encoding the video using Handbrake. What capturing equipment do I have to buy in order to be able to get the quality and file size that "The Scene" does without re-encoding the videos??? Please respond AVS users and give me the legitimate answers to the above questions thank you

Well, I've never owned the 1212, and I'm not certain what accounts for the difference in results your getting with your captures at comparable bit rates on the different devices. I have been satisified with the quality of transfers with my 1512, but I'm using the highest bit rate available (and I've only had the device for about two weeks, so I'm just getting started.) You didn't mention what type of input you are using. I'm using HDMI. Are you using HDMI or component connections? Maybe the HD PVR 2 is optimized for HDMI, in which case the AD converters in the PVR 2 could be substandard to reduce cost? (This is purely speculation, but it could explain your results if you're using analog component connections).

I can tell you though, that the fact that you're using DirecTV is a significant factor in your results overall compared to those that others obtain. I have heard that satellite providers generally add more compression to their feeds than is used on cable and OTA broadcasts, so at the point you get the feed, you're already likely working at a disadvantage. Due to the way the HD PVR devices work, you are capturing the decompressed feed from DirecTV and recompressing it.

So the capture goes through many different compression and decompression process. Network source encoding > DirecTV encoding > DirectTV receiver decompression > (DA conversion and AD conversion if you're using analog connections) > HD PVR encoding. That's a lot of re-encoding to begin with and if you encode with Handbrake you're adding yet another encoding step. Ideally, you want to get as close to the source as possible without unnecessary re-encoding or DA>AD conversions.

Better results can be obtained with tuner devices for OTA broadcasts or cable broadcasts that use Windows Media center. For example, I have a Silicon Dust HD Homerun Prime network cable card tuner which captures the original MPEG2/AC3 encodings broadcast by my cable provider. In this case the lineage is Network source encoding > cable provider encoding > .WTV file saved by Windows Media center which has the same bits broadcast from the cable company. OTA tuners can yield even better results if you have a good antenna and a strong signal. However, to my knowledge this sort of computer based digital tuner is not available for satellite systems in the US.

If you're obtaining shows online at the file sizes you referenced, they're likely using a program like Handbrake to re-encode to H.264 to reduce the file size. However, they're not necessarily using a satellite provider, so they may be getting better quality results by getting closer to the source using some sort of computer based digital tuner.
post #168 of 241
Can Eyetv 3 software be used with the Hauppauge 1512?
post #169 of 241
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Originally Posted by Tomar View Post

Can Eyetv 3 software be used with the Hauppauge 1512?
Nope.

From my contact at Hauppauge: "No, the EyeTv software doesnt work. HDPVRcapture is the only software we can recommend."
post #170 of 241
Thanks DrDon. You saved me $80!
post #171 of 241
Hey Guys, I've got my 1512 up on running on two different installs of Windows Server 2012 R2 (server and laptop). I've installed the latest HD PVR 2 Installation CD from here (http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/support_hdpvr2.html) and can choose between Hauppauge Capture and Arcsoft Showbiz for recording.

However, I've noticed there are two updated versions of Hauppauge Capture available here - http://www.hauppauge.com/capture/

1) Version 31248
2) Beta 31295

To upgrade to one of these newer releases do I need to uninstall the current installed version of Hauppauge Capture or should I install over top the existing version. There are no instructions available on the Hauppauge site on how to properly upgrade to their newer releases.
post #172 of 241
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Originally Posted by SCSA420 View Post

Well after having used this 1512 device for going on a month I've come to the conclusion that it is a piece of F'N SH-T compared to the 1212 model. The videos appear grainy and you can see too many very small gray points in certain parts of the video and the colors are really not saturated enough when compared to the 1212 model and the quality just isn't there anymore unless I capture at twice the bitrate as I was using before on the 1212 and end up with a file way too F'N big. IF the device cannot capture 720p HD video on a 1 hour show minus the 15 minutes of commercials at a size of around 1.2 - 1.5 GB in good quality then its a piece of F'N junk and don't tell me to capture at a higher bitrate then re-encode the video with Handbrake because that's F'N pathetic and I shouldn't have to re-encode the video with Handbrake to make it smaller file size without a quality loss. The funny thing is "The Scene" releases on the internet have perfect video and audio quality at the proper size for HD and they aren't grainy like this HDPVR 2 captured video is and they are uploaded on TPB and KAT within 2 minutes or less after a show is over. So its obvious to me that "The Scene" groups know how to capture good quality 720p HD videos without re-encoding the video using Handbrake. What capturing equipment do I have to buy in order to be able to get the quality and file size that "The Scene" does without re-encoding the videos??? Please respond AVS users and give me the legitimate answers to the above questions thank you

No need to get nasty...

Have you talked to some of the people doing releases? I have. They are using the same capture devices with (in some cases) similar computer specs but their sources may be different. Some are using direct feeds from satellite which means they have many hours to play with the software to get it right. They may have specific filters in mind when doing conversions. The reason they wait is that they are good enough to allow the networks to run the shows at least once before releasing the show onto the net. Some are also using feeds from lower compressed sources like OTA television. This results in a better conversion unless they are capturing directly into a preferred format like 720p or 1080p AC-3. Your best bet is to ask in the forums what others are doing to achieve good caps and conversions. And even with all that, occasionally there are screw ups when some groups try to release things without checking the completed file. Usually this means audio and video sync errors. Then the other groups have to release a "proper" version. A bit funny that...
post #173 of 241
Okay i got the 1512 and had it up and running flawlessly for a couple of weeks. Then one day i clicked on Wintv and got a no tuner available message on top.
Since that time I have tried changing cables/ ports/ uninstalls(HWclear from cd)/re-installs/hauppauge capture and yet nothing has worked. The light on
the 1512 (when I open wintv or capture) starts solid green, then blinks turns yellow for a few seconds and then goes back to green.
I have double checked my source components on set top box and they are working and I do get video pass thru to the tv . What am I missing or doing wrong.
Computer running WIN 7 .
post #174 of 241
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Originally Posted by dadude1972 View Post

Okay i got the 1512 and had it up and running flawlessly for a couple of weeks. Then one day i clicked on Wintv and got a no tuner available message on top.Since that time I have tried changing cables/ ports/ uninstalls(HWclear from cd)/re-installs/hauppauge capture and yet nothing has worked. The light onthe 1512 (when I open wintv or capture) starts solid green, then blinks turns yellow for a few seconds and then goes back to green.I have double checked my source components on set top box and they are working and I do get video pass thru to the tv . What am I missing or doing wrong.Computer running WIN 7 .


Have you checked with Hauppauge support? I think I recall hearing of others with similar problems and it sounded like the WinTV products were not designed to coexist with the HD-PVR products, as crazy as that sounds.

This could be incorrect or outdated information, but I would check with support before investing more time in this unless someone else here has experience with these products coexisting.
post #175 of 241
Still talking to Hauppauge support. Tried just the Hauppauge capture software by itself and still no luck.
post #176 of 241
I have both the original hd pvr along with the new hd pvr 2. there's no way the original produces better video. just going by the sharpness you get with HDMI over component is a huge win.

I did try the component of the 1512 to see how it compares and it's a tad better than the original. Now, I use my HD PVR 2 mainly for gameplay recording. But I have tried recording some shows and they look great. If you want great quality but very strong compression, I'm not sure what would make you happy. These inexpensive recorders (Elgato included) are more about making sure you don't get dropped frames. Handbrake and other transcoders/encoders cannot do their job in realtime. Unless you have a stud PC, they encode at slower frames than realtime playback.

I also record TS rather than MP4. The reason is video editors like Adobe Premiere do not like variable frame rate videos. And MP4 with these recorders always produce variable frame rate from my experiences. With TS, you can almost always get constant frame rate (though sometimes it still comes out variable but the variability is much less).


As for having both HD PVR and HD PVR 2 installed simultaneously, at first they coexisted but somehow they stopped working together. I had to follow the instructions and remove the HD PVR completely from my system and then did a clean install for HD PVR 2.
post #177 of 241
Hello all, I have a problem with my HDPVR 2.

The problem occurs because I record a movie of my STB.
Once completed movie recording with hdpvr2 on my computer. Running time displayed is not the reality.
For example, the movie has a duration of 1 hour 45 min.
The information you TS file can be 10 seconds, 12 minutes, 42 minutes. But it has yet been encoded in full even the size of the TS file confirms this.
If I listen to the whole movie without forward I see it in full, it has a problem encoding.

I noticed that the problem occurs when I encode in 5.1 audio (with HDMI cable or optical).
If I'm 2 audio channels it has to be looked ok but I'm still testing.

All my drivers are up to date.
I encodes 1280x720p i'm using Hauppauge Capture program.
Does someone can help me fix the problem because it makes my record can not read. See information below TS file yet I encoded 8Mbit per sec. Movie supposed to be 1 hour 45 min!!!


Edited by Snipeinc86 - 12/16/13 at 6:19pm
post #178 of 241
Snipeinc86, I see this sometimes and fix it with Videoredo's "Quickstream fix" .
I assume it's a time code issue. Not sure what other tools can fix the file.. (videoredo costs approx $100)
You could try re-muxing the file with tsmuxer. It's free.
post #179 of 241
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Originally Posted by nikknightt View Post

Snipeinc86, I see this sometimes and fix it with Videoredo's "Quickstream fix" .
I assume it's a time code issue. Not sure what other tools can fix the file.. (videoredo costs approx $100)
You could try re-muxing the file with tsmuxer. It's free.

Hi nikknightt, I try tsMuxeR video file output is very jerky. So bad ...

I try VideoReDo but I have always the following error always at the same time during the encoding:
I read a lot on another forum about this problem, I made the change requested but without sucess. Do you know this problem?.
post #180 of 241
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Originally Posted by Snipeinc86 View Post

Hello all, I have a problem with my HDPVR 2.

The problem occurs because I record a movie of my STB.
Once completed movie recording with hdpvr2 on my computer. Running time displayed is not the reality.
For example, the movie has a duration of 1 hour 45 min.
The information you TS file can be 10 seconds, 12 minutes, 42 minutes. But it has yet been encoded in full even the size of the TS file confirms this.
If I listen to the whole movie without forward I see it in full, it has a problem encoding.

I noticed that the problem occurs when I encode in 5.1 audio (with HDMI cable or optical).
If I'm 2 audio channels it has to be looked ok but I'm still testing.

All my drivers are up to date.
I encodes 1280x720p i'm using Hauppauge Capture program.
Does someone can help me fix the problem because it makes my record can not read. See information below TS file yet I encoded 8Mbit per sec. Movie supposed to be 1 hour 45 min!!!


I am having the same problem, when I play the video in VLC it will show for the end time 0:00 as opposed to the correct length of time. I am having the issue using HDMI or Component with optical. When I am trying to remove the commercials with VideoRedo it just freezes at whatever the end of the video it detects and I have to end the process of the app to close it, since it will not close by using the X in the corner. I have found a work around(not sure if it is degrading the video) but I use Handbrake to convert the movie to either mp4 or mkv(which detects the video at the correct time length), and once I do that then the video will play and I am able to edit the video in VideoRedo. I am not sure why the Hauppauge capture software is not creating the .ts file correctly, or closing it out correctly.
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