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#25517 24-Aug-2008 10:40
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Hey,

Just wondering if anyone knows of some good tools to convert a Freeview recording (Sports Extra) into an avi file. Just mainly want to do this so I can put the 3 hour recording onto a DVD.

O also I recorded it with MediaPortal into TS format.

Thanks for all the help

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  #159266 24-Aug-2008 10:57
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Freeview HD or Freeview Satellite?



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  #159268 24-Aug-2008 11:01
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O sorry Freeview HD

 
 
 
 


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  #159282 24-Aug-2008 11:52
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See this thread, which doesn't seem to have a working solution just yet.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=24755

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  #159295 24-Aug-2008 12:23
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eXDee: See this thread, which doesn't seem to have a working solution just yet.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=24755


That's -> Compressing the recorded HD broadcasts for storage - anybody done this?

I don't think there is a one click solution,  current solutions are bloated and maulware or worse. 
MediaCoder worked a little but is just does what lchiu7 pointed out with Avisynth.  StaxRip didn't work,
AutoGK didn't uninstall didn't work. MCEbuddy,  my virus checker id it as trojan - nasty....


lchiu7: example of avisynth script.

1. get hold of x264.exe
2. the avisynth script is something simple like

Directshowsource("name.ts")
converttoyv12()
LanczosResize(1280,720)

Compress the video using x264

3. Demux audio using dgavcindex

4. Mux it back using Tsmuxer


I have avoided using a script solution,  but it looks like the only way to manage it.

GB-PVR has a transcoding option, but it doesn't seem to run.

Is there a program that lets you set what codec's to use foe decoding and encodeing.

Would streaming it to a program like virtual dub be a solution?

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  #159338 24-Aug-2008 15:20
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I did try something else

1. Run dgavcindex on the file and create a project file (suffix .dga)
2. Create a avisynth file with the following lines in it

    LoadPlugin("c:\apps\dgavcdec\DGAVCDecode.dll")
   AVCSource("TV Show Name.dga")

3. Call this say tv_show.avs

4. Fire up VirtualDub and open this tv_show.avs file

You should be able to view and scroll through the .ts file

From there you can use the Video/Compression option and choose any compression you like viz. xvid or whatever

That worked okay for me but once I muxed the file back with the audio, it went all out of sync




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  #159408 24-Aug-2008 21:37
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Thanks for pointing out dgavcindex.  It doesn't play or preview the programs very well.

Is there an AviSyth's LoadPlugin("powerdvd.dll") to use powerdvd's decoder?  powerdvd playback is perfit.

Does PowerDVD support any transcoding?  Or is it locked down as it's a DVD application and transcoding DVD is really really bad.

I still have not got an TS ASV file to play but have got others avi's to plave from avs scripts.

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  #159789 26-Aug-2008 09:25
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I tried TSPlayer last night (separate download for DVBViewer).  It allows you to trim the start and end of the programme, and convert to MPG.  It's VERY fast and the file (about 65% smaller) played Ok in MPC (didn't try it on 1080i).  But in Movie Maker (to author a DVD) there was an audio sync problem.  I suspect now this must be codec related - my MM might be using ffdshow audio codecs  ...

 
 
 
 


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  #159840 26-Aug-2008 11:48
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I know this isn't of any help just yet - but the next dev snapshot of HandBrake does convert Freeview HD to "anything" (avi, mkv, mp4). I've been using it for a while and it works fine, handles the deinterlacing and resizing of TV3 down to 720p, handles AAC-LATM just fine, even does AC-3 pass through and AppleTV support.

HandBrake does work on Windows, Linux, and Macs, as well as various other Unix.

Cheers, Ed.


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  #159859 26-Aug-2008 12:50
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There was a thread around a while back with someone using Windows Moviemaker and the Windows DVD maker to convert the file.  I had a go with the 12 gig Terrestrial HD Opening ceremony and managed to downconvert the whole thing to a single DVD  -picture quality is not too bad. Don't know if Moviemaker will convert to avi but it does have some other file and size options as well as DVD format. 

The trick is geting the audio and video codecs in the right priority so that your original .ts file will play in Windows Media Player with sound first.  There a couple of freeware programmes mentioned in the thread. I'll see if I can find it and do an edit...

EDIT http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=21968

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  #159885 26-Aug-2008 14:01
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eddyg: I know this isn't of any help just yet - but the next dev snapshot of HandBrake does convert Freeview HD to "anything" (avi, mkv, mp4). I've been using it for a while and it works fine, handles the deinterlacing and resizing of TV3 down to 720p, handles AAC-LATM just fine, even does AC-3 pass through and AppleTV support.

HandBrake does work on Windows, Linux, and Macs, as well as various other Unix.

Cheers, Ed.



So you say that handbrake doesn't have out of sync audio problem...

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  #159887 26-Aug-2008 14:08
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haloo101:
eddyg: I know this isn't of any help just yet - but the next dev snapshot of HandBrake does convert Freeview HD to "anything" (avi, mkv, mp4). I've been using it for a while and it works fine, handles the deinterlacing and resizing of TV3 down to 720p, handles AAC-LATM just fine, even does AC-3 pass through and AppleTV support.

HandBrake does work on Windows, Linux, and Macs, as well as various other Unix.

Cheers, Ed.



So you say that handbrake doesn't have out of sync audio problem...


None that I've had so far.

Cheers, Ed.

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  #159917 26-Aug-2008 15:55
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http://handbrake.fr/?article=snapshot

It doesn't seem to load TS files  but it look's as if it's getting there.


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  #159927 26-Aug-2008 16:22
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hellonearthisman: http://handbrake.fr/?article=snapshot

It doesn't seem to load TS files  but it look's as if it's getting there.



how can you say that? it doesn't work and throws an error.




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  #159930 26-Aug-2008 16:31
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hellonearthisman: http://handbrake.fr/?article=snapshot

It doesn't seem to load TS files  but it look's as if it's getting there.



Not that snapshot, an up and coming one - it hasn't been released as yet. You could build it yourself - but on Windows that is a pain.

Cheers, Ed.

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  #159942 26-Aug-2008 17:41
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eddyg:
hellonearthisman: http://handbrake.fr/?article=snapshot

It doesn't seem to load TS files  but it look's as if it's getting there.



Not that snapshot, an up and coming one - it hasn't been released as yet. You could build it yourself - but on Windows that is a pain.

Cheers, Ed.


I've just build a fresh Mac OS-X copy of Handbrake from SVN that does support freeview|HD streams. I played with some EyeTV captures as well as some recordings from a MythTV based myPVR unit. No issues re-encoding, but it appears EyeTV doesn't capture the full HE-AAC audio source as the SBR portion appears to be missing and the audio sounds a little off. Re-encoding the myPVR captures works well.





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