|Originally posted by yogaman:
I even think I may have jumped the gun on discouraging our AccessDTV cousins from using these tools.
Do ADTV recordings have filename issues, though? Presumably a timestamp renaming tool wouldn't be hard to create if that is the case. -yogaman
ADTV recordings DO have timestamp issues.
A few weeks ago, I was watching the directory as the files were getting created during a recording. Each file had a time stamp 2 minutes apart.
When I stopped the recording, all the time stamps were changed to the current time at which I stopped the recording.
Therefore, when you look at those cryptic file names, there is NO way to tell what the recording order of the files are.
I am thinking about writing a program which I can run while I am doing a recording which will grab the file names as soon as they are created. The resultant output file would then have the ADTV file names in time recorded order.
However, I have yet to see anyone verify that the ADTV files when written to and then retrievd from the camcorder have NO bit errors.
I do not own a camcorder so I can not test this. So I am waiting to see if someone comes forth.
As I have verified by using a hex editor, a scramble in ANY of the files makes accessDTV lock up on playback when it hits that file.
Also, there is one small file created which must have info about the recording. I hex edited that and POW - all 5 of my recordings on disk got deleted.
I still have much interest in this Dvtools project but I am also currently pursuing a few leads on a DDS-4 tape drive for about the price of a camcorder. This would have all the error correction as it is intended as a TRUE computer backup device.
BTW, there is one person reading this post who is probably smiling right about now because I sold him my Hipix after I bought the ADTV card. I have no regrets though since I really like the functionality of accessDTV MUCH better. It is a vastly superior product compared to the other 2 HD PC cards.
Perhaps we should all pitch in and buy Andy the ADTV card.
[This message has been edited by Joe Q (edited 06-10-2001).]