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post #91 of 3896
Quote:
Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Dave, can you not simply load both files into VRD for editing?

Hi Terry,

VRD let's you join files, but it is a little different. You edit each file separately and then add the edits to a join list. When you are done, you save the join list. I like the way H2M handles the joining of files better.

Last year I was recording back-to-back files as separate files. I was also using H2M. As you suggested, if the first program ended late, I could just load both files and grab the end of the first program from the second file. However, there is still a discontinuity when MyHD switches reservations. Perhaps this has changed with recent versions of MyHD. I have been recording single files since the fall TV season began. VRD's batch mode that makes it pretty easy to extract several programs from a single file by queuing up the edits.

It's a minor feature request. Perhaps I am the only one that records like this.

-Dave
post #92 of 3896
You're not the only one. I record all my back-to-back same-channel shows like you. Most commonly, CSI & Without a Trace. However, I use H2 for all my TS edits that stay as TS. VRD is my tool of choice for TS-MPG conversion for DVD downconvert.

- Mike
post #93 of 3896
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Originally Posted by lawdawg View Post

Dave,

I tried VideoRedo, and while it did a good job of removing the comercials, I could not fast forward/rewind through the resulting file, using MYHD. Is there a setting or trick you can impart on a poor VideoRedo newbie?

Thanks,

Of the hundreds of programs I have edited with VRD, I think I have only encountered one that could not FF/REW in MyHD. IIRC, our local Yahoo group said that there was something wrong with the station's stream that night, so I am not even sure it was VRD's fault.

Try this. When recording using MyHD, record the subchannel only. This will cause MyHD to insert the null packets to even out the VBR. In the VRD options under transport stream options, uncheck omit null packets. This should preserve the same null packet padded stream produced by MyHD, and FF/REW should work.

Frankly, I think it makes sense to stick with H2M unless you need to switch. It's faster than VRD, it seems more bug free, I prefer the editing keys, and it is FREE. The reason I switched was because I have an Avel LinkPlayer 2, and I had audio sync problems with H2M output. However, I think I read that Cris might be addressing that.

In VRD's favor, I love frame-accurate editing and the batch mode. It also has some other cool features. For example, they just added a plot mask that puts a black square in the middle of the edit box (the size of the square is adjustable). This way, you can watch the edges of the screen for the commercial breaks without seeing the plot. This sure would have been handy a few times when I was editing episodes of 24.

-Dave

(Sorry for the OT drift.)
post #94 of 3896
Hi,

I just got a very solid hang with CW-EPG 0.9.1.1 after a failed 2day download due to my flakely but free StreetLight Pole ISP. The getting descriptions message never disappears.

If someone wants to look at this please send me a message quickly by private e-mail so I can send the desired files.

sfischer1@mindspring.com

Thanks for a great program, but I will be having many more problems due to the overloaded "Free" Internet connection here in Silicon Valley.

Stephen H. Fischer
post #95 of 3896
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Stephen, my guess is that if you're seeing "numerous crashes" per week that you have a hw issue, perhaps a power supply or heat build-up problem. Spent resevation entries in the Registry are normal but this is not. Some, but not all, of those app-hang crashes may be due to the bug that was fixed in the 1.66.0.1 driver, so the first step would be to make sure that you have updated to that.

Hi,

No, you are wrong!

I do not want to get started again at this point in public.

I am willing to discuss the problems I am seeing with someone privately.

sfischer1@mindspring.com is my e-mail address if you or someone is interested.
post #96 of 3896
Thread Starter 
You wouldn't be interested in my private-consulting rate.
post #97 of 3896
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFischer1 View Post

Hi,

I just got a very solid hang with CW-EPG 0.9.1.1 after a failed 2day download due to my flakely but free StreetLight Pole ISP. The getting descriptions message never disappears.

If someone wants to look at this please send me a message quickly by private e-mail so I can send the desired files.

sfischer1@mindspring.com

Thanks for a great program, but I will be having many more problems due to the overloaded "Free" Internet connection here in Silicon Valley.

Stephen H. Fischer

Since you say that the download failed, I suggest that you just toss it (delete the 2-day.xltv) and retry. I don't know that CW_EPG is going to be able to bullet-proof its data update fetching to cope with a "flakey" ISP.
post #98 of 3896
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFischer1 View Post

I just got a very solid hang with CW-EPG 0.9.1.1 after a failed 2day download due to my flakely but free StreetLight Pole ISP. The getting descriptions message never disappears.

Thanks for a great program, but I will be having many more problems due to the overloaded "Free" Internet connection here in Silicon Valley.

That is probably true. There is a known problem with hanging when there is no internet connection..... I guess you get what you pay for.
post #99 of 3896
I just had an issue with a fox recording of house using the new myhd.exe file. I am only thinking it may be an issue with the new file, because I have not had any issues with fox, or any other recordings from myhd since I bought both the 120 and 130. I am recording over the air, using an antenna, and getting about 75% on my signal meter. I will include the text from the mpeg2repair. I hope someone could maybe look into it. If it is a fox problem, then I will have to try and find another solution. Thanks, Troy.

MPEG2Repair: N:\\hd\\D30-1(32)-0328-House.tp


Sequence Frame 53091(4-B) / Time 0:14:45 :

Info: End of MPEG2 sequence:
Info: 1280 x 720, 59.94 fps, 19.00 Mbps (Header), 9.73 Mbps (Average).
Info: AC3 Audio. 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 448 kbps.
Info: Found 53091 video frames since start of sequence.
Info: 0 video frames found with errors.
Info: 0 audio frames found with errors.
Info: 0 corrupted video bytes in file.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.


Sequence Frame 6676(10-B) / Time 0:16:47 :

Info: End of MPEG2 sequence:
Info: 1280 x 720, 59.94 fps, 19.00 Mbps (Header), 10.64 Mbps (Average).
Info: AC3 Audio. 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 448 kbps.
Info: Found 6676 video frames since start of sequence.
Info: 0 video frames found with errors.
Info: 0 audio frames found with errors.
Info: 0 corrupted video bytes in file.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.


Sequence Frame 22(11-P) / Time 0:16:47 :
AudioWarning: Timestamp gap of 0.015311 sec. ending at file offset 1904393586

Sequence Frame 81136(1-B) / Time 0:39:20 :

Info: End of MPEG2 sequence:
Info: 1280 x 720, 59.94 fps, 19.00 Mbps (Header), 9.85 Mbps (Average).
Info: AC3 Audio. 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 448 kbps.
Info: Found 81136 video frames since start of sequence.
Info: 0 video frames found with errors.
Info: 0 audio frames found with errors.
Info: 0 corrupted video bytes in file.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
Info: 0.015311 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.


Sequence Frame 6322(1-B) / Time 0:41:12 :

Info: End of MPEG2 sequence:
Info: 1280 x 720, 59.94 fps, 19.00 Mbps (Header), 10.19 Mbps (Average).
Info: AC3 Audio. 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 448 kbps.
Info: Found 6322 video frames since start of sequence.
Info: 0 video frames found with errors.
Info: 0 audio frames found with errors.
Info: 0 corrupted video bytes in file.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
Info: 0.015311 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.


Sequence Frame 59020(10-B) / Time 0:57:36 :

Info: End of MPEG2 sequence:
Info: 1280 x 720, 59.94 fps, 19.00 Mbps (Header), 10.07 Mbps (Average).
Info: AC3 Audio. 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 448 kbps.
Info: Found 59020 video frames since start of sequence.
Info: 0 video frames found with errors.
Info: 0 audio frames found with errors.
Info: 0 corrupted video bytes in file.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
Info: 0.015311 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.


Sequence Frame 1246(19-B) / Time 0:57:57 :

Info: End of MPEG2 sequence:
Info: 1280 x 720, 59.94 fps (with telecine flags), 19.00 Mbps (Header), 10.11 Mbps (Average).
Info: AC3 Audio. 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 448 kbps.
Info: Found 1246 video frames since start of sequence.
Info: 0 video frames found with errors.
Info: 0 audio frames found with errors.
Info: 0 corrupted video bytes in file.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
Info: 0.015311 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.


Sequence Frame 6184(4-B) / Time 0:59:40 :

Info: End of MPEG2 sequence:
Info: 1280 x 720, 59.94 fps, 19.00 Mbps (Header), 10.04 Mbps (Average).
Info: AC3 Audio. 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 448 kbps.
Info: Found 6184 video frames since start of sequence.
Info: 0 video frames found with errors.
Info: 0 audio frames found with errors.
Info: 0 corrupted video bytes in file.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
Info: 0.015311 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.


Sequence Frame 686(27-B) / Time 0:59:52 :
VideoError: Invalid Huffman code in intra MPEG2 block. MBA=544(1024,96)
Additional error(s) detected. Increase VerboseLogLevel in INI file for details.
FileInfo: Last video errors span 25 bytes at file offset 6606237067

Sequence Frame 687(27-B) / Time 0:59:52 :

Info: End of MPEG2 sequence:
Info: 1280 x 720, 59.94 fps (with telecine flags), 19.00 Mbps (Header), 10.07 Mbps (Average).
Info: AC3 Audio. 3/2 Channels (L, C, R, SL, SR) + LFE, 48.0 kHz, 448 kbps.
Info: Found 687 video frames since start of sequence.
Info: 1 video frames found with errors.
Info: 0 audio frames found with errors.
Info: 25 corrupted video bytes in file.
Info: 0.000000 seconds of video timestamp gaps.
Info: 0.015311 seconds of audio timestamp gaps.

End of Log
post #100 of 3896
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rathwine View Post

I just had an issue with a fox recording of house using the new myhd.exe file....

What is the "issue"? I've never used MPEG2repair so I don't know what the log file is telling me about the problem, especially since you didn't describe it.
post #101 of 3896
Can you run with the original MyHD.exe (giving-up the EPG loading bit, of course)?
post #102 of 3896
Each time I open CW-EPG I get an access error. When I click OK the program opens and works fine. Thought you should know though, since it might indicate something is wrong there somewhere. System is P4 2.8 Mz, XP Pro Sp1, 1 GB RAM.
LL
post #103 of 3896
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mary H View Post

Each time I open CW-EPG I get an access error. When I click OK the program opens and works fine. Thought you should know though, since it might indicate something is wrong there somewhere. System is P4 2.8 Mz, XP Pro Sp1, 1 GB RAM.

Mary... Are you using Beta Version 0.9.1.1 ????
post #104 of 3896
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Originally Posted by hdtvincr View Post

Mary... Are you using Beta Version 0.9.1.1 ????

I'm using the one that was originally posted when this thread started. Has there been an update? How did I miss that?
post #105 of 3896
OK, upgraded and that did it. Sorry for the false alarm! I've been watching this thread closely, but honestly didn't see anything about the new release.
post #106 of 3896
With plain MyHD and Titan, I used to schedule things a week out. But I was convinced that one day out is fine, as long as you have a scheduled task that does your scheduling based on your watch list. But after a few days, I realize that, for me, it doesn't work hands-off. Meaning: it's a daily task.

The biggest example is something like "Nova" on PBS. I might get 8 "new" Nova's in different time slots on the week it's new (I get two PBS stations). So without a "new to me" feature, it's a hands-on operation every day, but I would rather do it like once a week. Today's operation is as follows: it finds a match on the first Nova on Monday, I accept the 8pm and delete the 3am and the 9pm on the other PBS station. Then a couple of days later I delete all 4 (repeats of the "new" show).

If the program worked exactly as it does today, but with a longer time horizon, I could do the scheduling once per week. I acknowledge that the data later in the week is more 'stale' than earlier, but I've found the overall accuracy of Zap2It is not that great, so if it's 90% accurate on Monday, and 85% accurate on Friday, it's not much of a difference.

One feature, maybe not too difficult to implement, would be to gather the matches exactly as it does today, but somehow indicate if a program has the same episode id. Again, back to the Nova, or other PBS shows. They will repeat a prime time show in the wee hours. If there were a way to let the user know they should choose only one of those, that would be nice. Actually, the program could finish the scheduling, exactly like it does today, then go back and delete duplicate episode id's. This would be very valuable if your horizon was a week of data. It would match, say, 8 Nova's, but the final schedule would only have one.

Just some ideas. I like and use the program, and I've sworn-off TitanTV based scheduling... this is much more efficient. It would be cool if Zap2It matched reality better, but I'm not running a nuclear power plant... I'm watching TV for goodness sake!

Thanks.

--Dale--
post #107 of 3896
Quote:


The biggest example is something like "Nova" on PBS. I might get 8 "new" Nova's in different time slots on the week it's new (I get two PBS stations).

Record_This has a nice feature that handles this problem. It's called the "NotSeen" feature. It basically creates a list of "seen" shows and only schedules those shows one single time. Combined with the "TimeBlock" feature it works really well for PBS shows like Nova, Nature, and Innovation.
post #108 of 3896
Thread Starter 
Dale, do you have Nova set to "new only"? I still have to delete some scheduled shows either before or after they've been captured. But that seems to knock down the duplicates to a manageable number for me (with 3 PBS stations). Clearly, the real solution is the "new to me" function that is in the works and is the same basic idea as Allen's "not seen" function. I think that will ultimately work better than would a change to many-day scheduling.
post #109 of 3896
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Originally Posted by sengsational View Post

So without a "new to me" feature, it's a hands-on operation every day........

Patience, patience, patience....


Quote:


it finds a match on the first Nova on Monday, I accept the 8pm and delete the 3am and the 9pm on the other PBS station.

Hmm... Not sure if I totally understand you here. Are these the same episode of "Nova"?

If so, perhaps you've never let CW_EPG schedule it for you. The Match list will show you all the shows that match. However, when scheduling, it checks to see if that episode was scheduled elsewhere and does not reschedule if so. Of course, if you tinker with the watch list, or restart the app that memory is lost. . But if in the same session, you're OK. You do not have to, nor would I delete any of the hits in the Match list in case there were conflicts that you missed and an earlier episode did NOT get scheduled. It would kick to the next hit then.

But like I said, the "new to me" is coming soon so maybe this will ease some problems spanning across the 26 hour barrier
post #110 of 3896
Since PBS was mentioned I thought I'd mention another problem that is likely to occur: Many PBS stations have both a HD and a SD subchannel. Some programs, such as Nova, are broadcast at the same time on the HD and SD subchannels. Obviously we want the HD version but often the SD version comes first in the Zap2It listings and I believe that means we would record the SD version rather than the HD version that we want.

So (and I realize that it's non-trivial), we need some way to always pick the HD channel when the same program is on both sub-channels at the same time.
post #111 of 3896
Quote:
Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Since you say that the download failed, I suggest that you just toss it (delete the 2-day.xltv) and retry. I don't know that CW_EPG is going to be able to bullet-proof its data update fetching to cope with a "flakey" ISP.

The delete of 2-day.xtv worked just fine. That was what I planned to do anyway.

It just was the hanging with out the Internet that really bothered me.

You all better watch out. Google wants to make free internet available everywhere.

MetroFi is free because Google got the contract to provide free internet in MetroFI's home town. They were charging before. I was ready to pay but hearing about the free said to me that there are problems to come.

After Taxes I will look into paying.
post #112 of 3896
Quote:
Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

You wouldn't be interested in my private-consulting rate.

My HTPC is working just fine. That is except for the "MyHD" drivers.

I have work arounds for many of the problems I see.

I understand that 99.9% of the MyHD users do NOT see the problems I see all the time.

I know of only two persons who have used or are using the MyHD like I am. With a possible third person who posted an message. Thats TWO (2)!

The offer to discuss was not an request for help but to offer to explain why I am having the problems, why I do not wish to discuss them in public and my view of the future for the MyHD concerning these problems.

I will not be posting in public about these problems until I read the messages that are so huge in number that are unread by me.

If you or others who are up to date with posts do not want to learn about this, that is fine with me.
post #113 of 3896
Sorry for not giving enough info. The file would not play back, it was breaking up, and the sound was dissapearing. It also had macroblock errors. I could not play the file on the old version either, so it was a recording error. After running mpeg2repair, the file played fine. As I said, I am not completely sure it is the software, it could be my fox station. I have read about others having issues with their local fox station. Anyway, just looking to see if anyone has any ideas. I am currently running with the old exe to see if the problem stops. Thanks, Troy.
post #114 of 3896
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Originally Posted by SFischer1 View Post

My HTPC is working just fine. That is except for the "MyHD" drivers.

I have work arounds for many of the problems I see.

I understand that 99.9% of the MyHD users do NOT see the problems I see all the time.

I know of only two persons who have used or are using the MyHD like I am. With a possible third person who posted an message. Thats TWO (2)!

The offer to discuss was not an request for help but to offer to explain why I am having the problems, why I do not wish to discuss them in public and my view of the future for the MyHD concerning these problems.

I will not be posting in public about these problems until I read the messages that are so huge in number that are unread by me.

If you or others who are up to date with posts do not want to learn about this, that is fine with me.


oh please please please please please please please tell me your secret technique to make MyHD not function correctly..

Oh, I am sorry; that was a typo. What I meant to type was your posts seem to be moving off topic.

/loose cannon mode
post #115 of 3896
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Originally Posted by 405480 View Post

I am bowing to the MyHD Gods, THANK YOU!

I have one issue though. Everything seems to have run just fine following the readme. On the part where you do the Post Data though for it to show up in the MyHD EPG, mine doesn't populate. When I hit the guide button the guide appears with the correct date and time at the top but on the left side of the window it shows Dec 30. Anybody know why it's not populating?

Bumping this to see if I can get some input on what may be wrong with mine. I'm attaching a screenshot with my digi camera since screen capture won't capture the EPG info. Anybody have any ideas? I un-installed the EPG program and went through the set-up process again from scratch, no luck.
LL
post #116 of 3896
Can you zip the following files up and send to: cw_epg@xxxxxxx.com

cw_epg.mdb
ch_maps.txt
2day.xtvd

If you have a channel file from MyHD (.mcl) that would be great also.
post #117 of 3896
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdtvincr View Post

Can you zip the following files up and send to: cw_epg@mchsi.com

cw_epg.mdb
ch_maps.txt
2day.xtvd

If you have a channel file from MyHD (.mcl) that would be great also.

Files zipped and sent. Thanks for your time on this one.
post #118 of 3896
Trent..... Are those analog channels? At this point, CW_EPG doesn't support analog channels. I'll look into it at some future point for EPG display, but got better things to do first.

If you want to save a copy of your channel list (.mcl) from MyHD and send that, at some point down the line we may look into analog EPG, plus that file will help me look at some things that need looked at when we do.
post #119 of 3896
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Originally Posted by hdtvincr View Post

Trent..... Are those analog channels? At this point, CW_EPG doesn't support analog channels. I'll look into it at some future point for EPG display, but got better things to do first.

If you want to save a copy of your channel list (.mcl) from MyHD and send that, at some point down the line we may look into analog EPG, plus that file will help me look at some things that need looked at when we do.

Most of those are NTSC. There should be about 10 or so ATSC channels on there as well though which all end in DT (ie WSBDT). So I go back in and delete all the channels from the text file and only add one channel back in to see if that will work, an ATSC channel. It still doesn't populate in the MyHD OSD EPG. For whatever reason everytime the OSD EPG comes up it starts the date as Dec 30 at 0000 hours. That's why I think it's not populating. The EPG program is doing it's job it seems, it's just that the MyHD OSD EPG is looking at some file or something and that file is stuck on Dec 30.
post #120 of 3896
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Originally Posted by 405480 View Post

Most of those are NTSC. There should be about 10 or so ATSC channels on there as well though which all end in DT (ie WSBDT). So I go back in and delete all the channels from the text file and only add one channel back in to see if that will work, an ATSC channel. It still doesn't populate in the MyHD OSD EPG. For whatever reason everytime the OSD EPG comes up it starts the date as Dec 30 at 0000 hours. That's why I think it's not populating. The EPG program is doing it's job it seems, it's just that the MyHD OSD EPG is looking at some file or something and that file is stuck on Dec 30.


stupid question: You are closing MyHD and reopening to see the epg info after you run the app (or closing MyHD before running app and then re-opening MyHD)?
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