Sorry for the Double Posts :
Originally Posted by Paul210
I suspect TVGoS is gone from WKRC. I have no guide data after 3:30 AM this coming Sunday. I know Rovi is phasing it out by April and recalling their equipment.
I"m not sure at this point that is what is going on with WKRC, although it obviously will be the ultimate outcome within the next few months ....
I did a bit more investigating, as if I recall correctly, I think this has happened before ....
In short, It may be that something just might need rebooting rather than it being that the Rovi encoder/etc was removed ...
Attached zip file has some diagnostic info ...
Particularly of interest, in the TSreader HTM output file(wkrcdec28at0601UTC.htm) notice :
#1). The Size of the PAT in PID usage chart at bottom -- It's running at about 1.76Mb/s ... Normally, PAT uses MUCH less bandwidth -- for example, currently WLWT PAT is running about 6Kb/s, WCVN PAT at about 16 Kb/s ....
#2). As mentioned earlier, notice that the MPEG2 Specific Info for the TVGoS streams are still present in Program 1 PMT -- As below -- But, scroll down to PID usage chart, and you'll see those streams are NOT actually present in the Transport Stream :
Stream Type: 0x06 Teletext/VBI PID 272 (0x0110)
Descriptor: VBI Data Descriptor
fb 08 ed ee ef f0 cd ce cf d0 ..........
Stream Type: 0x05 ISO/IEC 13818-1 private_sections PID 273 (0x0111)
Descriptor: Registration Descriptor
Format identifier: 0x54564731 (TVG1)
Descriptor: Private Data Indicator Descriptor
64 61 74 61 data
#3). Notice all the continuity errors shown - this is for a short run, 1 min 10 seconds ...
Now, Regarding #3, above -- Tsreader doesn't tell you where the continuity errors are at -- but TSPE does .... attached TSPE log file Ch12-1_FriDec282012_010313AM.ts.log, from a short TS Cap and scan of WKRC's TS shows us all the discontinuities are happening in the PAT (Which is PID at Hex address 0x0000) ....
Also, just to confirm that there is no useable TVGos data present -- follows is output from logfile(for WKRC run) from P Smith's Atscmonitor.dll Tsreader Plugin :
<====== New run 12/28/12 01:04:47 ======>
TVGOS Tables/Packets Statistics:
IDs tables packets bytes known type
So, Just a crazy guess, but I suspect it may be the case that for some odd reason, the "bits" from the TVGoS streams may be going into the PAT stream, which might explain it's current inflated size, and the Continuity errors ....
And again === this HAS Happened before a few times(i've noticed it as I generally look a week ahead to set timers on DTV Pal DVR), and as I recall, on those occasions I pretty much saw the same thing as I'm seeing now, until of course someone at WKRC "fixed it" ... Time will tell if "fixing it" on this occasion will or won't involve permanent removal of Rovi Encoder
WkrcTVGoSDiag.zip 111k .zip file
Edited by Nitewatchman - 12/27/12 at 11:08pm