Originally Posted by Fonceur
I am guessing that the reason for this is that CapDVHS is locking the file during recording, right? You could try GrafCorder
, I am not sure if the file gets locked or not...
Many moons later, I was forced to learn how to use GraphEdit to set up rcTVCap for my HDPVR. It took me a couple of hours, but I finally figured out what I needed to know. Armed with that knowledge, I came back to this thread and tried out grafcorder.
And yes! It wasn't all that hard after all! Thank you Fonceur, for your efforts. However...
While the file isn't locked and can be played, I am still having the same issue I had with VLC, which is that the file stops playing once it gets to the point at which you began watching the file -- eg, if you start the file and the end time is, say 2:00, the file stops playing at the 2:00 mark even though it is still recording. Conversely if you record a file in Mediaportal, you can play it with MPC and you can see the end time increase steadily as the file records, so it doesn't stop until it reaches the end of the recording.
I tried using the Cyberlink dump filter because that's the one mediaportal uses. It still doesn't let me watch all the way through. I assume there is some muxing/remuxing going on, but it's beyond me at this point.
Not a total loss, however -- grafcorder is perfect for scheduling recordings, and I can even set up a 999 minute batch file as a "record now" from the STB.
(UPDATE) I did a system restore and redid the graph and... it totally works now! So I can now record from the STB and open it in MPC as it's recording, and the end time increases to accomdate the current recording! It still doesn't work with Theatertek (the end time stays static), but now that I have MPC playing .ts files smoothly, it's no big deal. The Cyberlink dump filter did the trick.