Originally Posted by Zonker007
Ok, I was definitely entering those parameters wrong in FFMPEG. If someone can prioritize these parameters options in order of time needed to complete the conversion I would appreciate it. The reason I ask is if we identify which parm is the least intrusive to the conversion process first, it will make for a better conversion experience for the DVR+ lister. No one wants to wait hours for a file to convert...
I was hoping there was a way to just play the TS file straight from DVR+ Lister after copying, but that does not seem to be happening with the file issues.
What P Smith said about trying various sizes with the -probesize parameter!
Hmm... The least intrusive (fastest) conversions are "-i" for the input parameter, and "-map 0 -c:v copy -c:a copy" for the output parameters. Without issues like you're having with those 3 particular recordings, the "conversion" with those parameters is as fast as just copying the recordings, so I would use those (and perhaps -probesize) unless a recording fails the conversion process. You can include the -report parameter, but that creates a log for each and every recording that is converted (I'm still trying to find a way to direct the Log to a sub-folder for simpler management - can't get FFReport to work). If you are looking to use parameters which will work for all recordings (if there are any), then plan on it taking longer. I'll have to defer to others on which would be better, and so far I don't think we know. Did any of the recent parameters properly convert the 3 problem recordings?
DVR+ Lister is definitely not a video player, but can send a recording from the USB HDD to the default video player on your computer. Just double click on the desired recording in the listing. Of course, that assumes that your default video player supports the TS format that the DVR+ produces (some do and some don't). In my case, I use the free Media Player Classic Home Cinema
, or free GOM
video players, and the recordings play well. If you install one of these players, just like most freeware lately, be careful to reject any additional programs they try to install by making their rejection difficult to find. Once the recordings are on your computer, without some slight of hand, DVR+ Lister does not see them and therefore cannot send them to your video player. You'll have to manually play them via your video player.
PS, Once you get the parameters nailed down, I'd tidy things up by going back to the Convert Video window in DVR+ Lister and use the "X" buttons to delete those that failed, or those that you don't want, from the pulldown lists.