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post #1 of 166
Thread Starter 
reVue 1.1 is now available for public testing.

(Because I had already started work on 1.1 when bugs were found in 1.0b10, I've skipped releasing 1.0 and am moving forward with a 1.1 alpha release. Note that "alpha" doesn't mean particularly "risky/buggy," just feature incomplete. Three private builds of 1.1a1 were worked on by the reVue test group before this one became available to you all.)

The key changes from 1.0 are:
1. Substantially better commercial detection with .evt files from 5000's.
2. Ability to create full-size or PcoketPC-sized videos in Windows Media format.
3. Change in terminology from "scene" to "block".
4. Ability to control more UI start-up options from the revue.xml file.
5. New, cleaner user-interface.
6. Secret developer-only features that you'll really like when I can release them.

NOTE: To install the new version you will need to uninstall the old one. Before doing so, make a backup of your revue.xml file if you had changed it. After installing, copy your file back to the reVue folder and edit the file to change the text "scene" to "block".

reVue 1.1a3 is available at http://inside.drexel.edu/ksb/revue/revue1.1a3.msi
The readme and other documents at that site have NOT been updated. (I wanted this to be a Christmas present; if I waited until I wrote the docs this would be a Valentine's or Memorial Day gift.)

I will be away for a few days and may not have network access. As such, I may not be responding. However, if the in-laws' neighbors still have an unsecured access point, I may be online and replying! ;-)
post #2 of 166
Thanks for all the effort that goes into this Ken. Merry Christmas!


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However, if the in-laws' neighbors still have an unsecured access point, I may be online and replying! ;-)
I LOVE free internet access. I have my own DSL/wireless solution but if I ever decide to get rid of it the neighbors are pretty generous with theirs. :D
post #3 of 166
Awesome!

Are all those configuration thingies for streaming new?

I don't remember them but can't check for sure because of course I had to remove the previous version before installing.
post #4 of 166
For the millionth time Ken, thanks! http://forums.offtopic.com/images/smilies/wavey.gif

Question: "Ability to create full-size or PcoketPC-sized videos in Windows Media format."

How does one go about doing this? I couldn't see a "PoctetPC" sized option when creating new video (all the ones I created were 300+ MB for a half hour show. I'm obviously missing something.)
post #5 of 166
Great work, as usual, Ken. Thanks for the early gift.

/snotty-on
Uh, guys. The word is PocketPC
/snotty-off :)
post #6 of 166
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Originally posted by jrgreenman
Great work, as usual, Ken. Thanks for the early gift.

/snotty-on
Uh, guys. The word is PocketPC
/snotty-off :)
Hey, I'm typing in the dark over here... http://forums.offtopic.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
post #7 of 166
woo-hoo !! Christmas comes early !!!
post #8 of 166
Thread Starter 
rickster, I'm not sure what "configuration thingies" your're talking about. Enhancement #4 has to do with setting up reVue to start at other sizes (or zoomed full-screen), with the mini-control bar, etc. Enhancement #6 has to do with reVue working with some other application -- let's leave it at that for now.

brian7972, choose the 208x160 or 320x240 sized videos from the popup list. (You are seeing 7 WME profiles, right?) You can create your own profiles, too. Just put them in the reVue WMEprofiles folder. Note that Windows loads the profiles in alphabetical order based on filename, but displays the "Description" of the profile rather than the filename.

jrgreenman, Brian just cut-and-pasted my typing. From now on, I shall refer to it at PcoketPC (pronounced P'coked-pick). ;-)
post #9 of 166
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Originally posted by ksb
jrgreenman, Brian just cut-and-pasted my typing. From now on, I shall refer to it at PcoketPC (pronounced P'coked-pick). ;-)
Hehe. That's what I thought too, but following his cut-n-paste, he then referenced PocketPC again but with a different misspelling. That's what cracked me up. :)
post #10 of 166
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Originally posted by jrgreenman
Hehe. That's what I thought too, but following his cut-n-paste, he then referenced PocketPC again but with a different misspelling. That's what cracked me up. :)
That's because I was trying to fix ksb's typo! :D
post #11 of 166
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(You are seeing 7 WME profiles, right?)
Nope, I am seeing 4:

No video, just create a .evtdump file
Streaming MPEG (for PC or RTV playback)
Cleaned MPEG (for DVD authoring)
Demuxed MPEG (for DVD authoring)

Am I missing it? In the wrong menu ?

Thanks and Merry Christmas!
post #12 of 166
Thread Starter 
You won't see the WME profiles unless you have Windows Meda Encoder installed. Go to Microsoft's site, get it, install it, and restart reVue 1.1. --Ken
post #13 of 166
That did the trick Ken - thanks!
post #14 of 166
Help! - I can't get reView to work on my PC. After installation, I get the following error at start-up:

Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less then the size of the collection. Parameter name:Index.

Any thoughts?, Please help.

GPritch
post #15 of 166
Ken:

Thanks. Your perserverance has paid off. I appreciate your efforts on my behalf.

Regards and the best of the holiday season to all. A prosperous, happy..... and above all...healthy 2004 to everyone.

Wayne
post #16 of 166
Hmm, I'm new to this... just trying it for the first time, but I get an exception when I load it up...

"Cannot invoke property get of 'settings' at this time."

I have RTVTools downloaded, and I've pointed ReVue to the Win32 directory underneath.
post #17 of 166
Nevermind. I needed the .NET files, and all is well now.
post #18 of 166
Voice seems out of synch with the 'mouth'... and some of the commercial cuts that I edited into the file seemed to be missed...

Is this a known issue, or related to PowerDVD on my pc or some other software?

Also, what's the best way to burn these onto CDR? Nero wants to re-encode, and that seems to be where the picture/sound synch happened now that I look back on the original mpg files...

Help.

John
post #19 of 166
I get sync problems with mine, too. Also, I get an error when trying to do the WMV files for the PocketPC (which is REALLY what I want to accomplish).
post #20 of 166
I want to love reVue, but I can't get accurate times from within the app.
By 15 minutes into a RTV video, the cut times are already off by 30 seconds. For example, the scene in question appears at 00:14:15 in VirtualDub-MPEG2 and even in WMP9, but in reVue the same scene clocks at 00:14:45. As a consequence, the edits cut at the wrong places. The discrepancy is too large to overlook.

Any thoughts on why reVue computes such different times for the video?

-BS
post #21 of 166
Thread Starter 
reVue gets its times from WMP9 so I don't know how they could differ. VirtualDub is using a different (and more accurate) timing than WMP so I can see how that would differ. However, I haven't heard anyone else report such bad timings and can't replicate it myself.

How long is the video?
On what model Replay was it recorded on?
Do you have a way of uploading the mpg and evt/ndx so that I can work with them?
post #22 of 166
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Originally posted by ksb
reVue gets its times from WMP9 so I don't know how they could differ. VirtualDub is using a different (and more accurate) timing than WMP so I can see how that would differ. However, I haven't heard anyone else report such bad timings and can't replicate it myself.

How long is the video?
On what model Replay was it recorded on?
Do you have a way of uploading the mpg and evt/ndx so that I can work with them?
I'm a newbie with this program, but I'll be happy to try to replicate my problem. Didn't i read in some thread somewhere that there was a synch problem with WM9 installed?

John
post #23 of 166
Is it possible to join two mpegs with reVue?
post #24 of 166
Thread Starter 
No, reVue doesn't join video yet (it may if I enhance the playlist support). The RTVtools can do it, I think. There are also lots of other programs that can join various video files.
post #25 of 166
Hi Ken, I've been downloading and running your betas for a while now. They all install and run fine for me up through the latest 1.1a1bld4; thing is, I can't figure out how to do anything with ReVue....

I can play shows, jump around in them by moving the green pointer, but nothing useful.

What I'd like to do is mark the start and end of video segments and save them out as seperate files and the program sure looks like it should do that?

I realize you are going great guns writing code, but would you consider stoping for a short while and putting in a help section?

Thanks
post #26 of 166
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Originally posted by ksb
reVue gets its times from WMP9 so I don't know how they could differ. VirtualDub is using a different (and more accurate) timing than WMP so I can see how that would differ. However, I haven't heard anyone else report such bad timings and can't replicate it myself.
I thought that was strange, which is why I checked in WM9, too. I know many systems
vary in which codecs are installed and active for the video.

When I get properties in reVue on the source video, it reports the Video codec as:
CyberLink Video/SP Decoder

After being rtvedited and rtvconverted, reVue reports the codec to be:
Ligos MPEG Video Decoder

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How long is the video?
On what model Replay was it recorded on?
Do you have a way of uploading the mpg and evt/ndx so that I can work with them?
It's a 2hr recording (med quality) from a 5080. It's very large (3.2GB),
but I'd be happy to burn it to DVD and mail you a copy. Send me a PM.

FWIW, I have no A/V sync issues whether I play back with WM9, VirtualDub or PowerDVD (XP v4).

-BS
post #27 of 166
I'm new to Revue and ReplayTV so bear with me please.

First I have read the manual for Revue. I have read this and a few other threads on Revue.

I have a 5504. I copy the video (CSI) down to my PC with DVArchive. I use Revue to open the video (does it matter whether you open the .evt or the .ndx).

First I notice that the commercial breaks are off a bit. In this case, they start and end to early. I had a bit of trouble using the editor to change the starting and ending times (mostly by inserting new breaks and labling).

When I'm done, I save it (as a .rsi)

Next, I save to video and mpg for DVD (CLN). When done, I still have some or all of the commercials. Can anyone give me some clues about where I'm going wrong?

Thanks
post #28 of 166
Thread Starter 
BR, I'm guessing that you set the AutoSkip scheme to "off" to work on the edits. If so, when you go into the Create New Video dialog, make sure that you select "On" as the AutoSkip scheme to use for block selection. If that's not it, let me know. --Ken
post #29 of 166
I really like reVue. It save me a lot of time. I have one question that I couldn't find anywhere. Does reVue do batch processing?

Thanks
post #30 of 166
Thread Starter 
ren, no, there's no batch processing in reVue. It's a low-priority task on my to-do list, but don't hold your breath. Since the RTVtools are command-line driven, you can write batch files to use rtvedit and/or rtvocnvert.
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