I am having some strange problems with captured large clips from the Motorola DCT6412, and I am wondering if I am capturing correctly with CapDVHS.
If I capture a SMALL clip (a few minutes, 45-75 MB) from (for example) an already stored 1hr49minute SD movie from the DCT6412, I can do the following:
1) View and listen to it with Nero 7 Showtime on my PC
2) Create an excellent DVD if I use the HDTV2DVD tool described in the http://replayguide.sourceforge.net/dct6412/index.html
link which is at the beginning of this thread. The picture when viewed on my TV is great (non-jerky), and the audio is good too.
3) Note, however, if I use Nero 7 Vision to read in this SMALL .ts file directly, the resulting burned DVD has audio but with a jerky picture.
Here is the problem. If I capture that same entire 1hr49minute movie, this is what happens with the LARGE (3 GB) .ts file. :
a). I can view the .ts file with Nero 7 Showtime on my PC, but there is no audio.
b). HDTV2DVD cannot even read in the .ts file.
c). HDTVtoMPEG2 (also described in the link above) can read in the .ts file and convert it to a mpg. That resultant .mpg file can be watched with Nero 7 Showtime and then it has audio. If I read in that .mpg file into Nero 7 Vision, I can create a DVD folder on my hard drive after it takes over 3 hours to reencode it. However, the burned DVD (from this hard drive folder) has a jerky picture, with sound that is fine, on my TV.
d). Note, if I use Nero 7 Vision to read in this LARGE .ts file direclty, the resultant DVD has no audio, and the picture is jerky on the TV.
I am using all of the CapDVHS settings mentioned at the beginning of this tread.
This is particularly frustrating as a retest can take over 5 hours, between recapturing the movie and then reencoding it to work on a DVD. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Update several hours later. I was able to fix the LARGE .ts, thanks to the post below from Lee11 on 5-11-2006. I cut off the first couple of seconds from the beginning of the .ts file using HDTVtoMPEG2 and saved it as another .ts filename. (HDTVtoMPEG2 is very quick.) Then I was able to read in the very slightly modified .ts file into HDTV2DVD. HDTV2DVD processed the 1hr49min file in just 2hrs16mins, and the picture and sound both look great on the DVD on my TV!
Originally Posted by Lee11
I have encountered this problem several times, each time I was able to resolve by one of the following methods:
1) Re-save the file using HDTV2MPEG2, openign the file and then converting to a .ts file with another file name.
2) Trimming out the lead in to the program and then re-saving using HDTV2MPEG2
I haven't really found a pattern but I believe it doesn't like it when the specs change, say frame rate or resolution. I seem notice the problem more when the recording starts with SD and then changes to HD. But it is not always the case.
I say just try re-writing the files using a .ts editor of some kind, it has worked very consistently for me.