Originally Posted by TPeterson
P.S.: Does the file play well in other players?
I ran a sample of Dale's file through several players. Media Player Classic pixellates in several places with a huge discontinuity in the middle (of a 5Mb section). Window's Media Player 6.4 has no random pixellation but has the abrupt error and MyHD plays without any random blocking but with a large error in the middle.
I ran it through VideoReDo with logging turned on and despite an obvious error, it reported no problems at all. It is a 704x480 stream at a bitrate of about 5Mbps. My local PBS station does an SD simulcast that has odd errors and the local CBS station only broadcasts SD digital and it is unwatchable when there is any motion. I'm not sure if SD simulcasts are a good barometer of proper operation. I'd want to test real HD broadcasts before coming to any conclusions, myself.
There is always a possibility the the program used for cutting (or examining) the file might be erasing the error indications while leaving the errors in place. I know VideoReDo would do that during the editing process. When I need to cut a file with no changes or alterations, I use hjsplit, a freeware pure file cutting program.