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Old 02-03-2005, 11:22 AM
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How do I play a ripped DVD using PVR-350 TV-out and SageTV?

I ripped a DVD to my hard drive, and can play it fine through SageTV, however, I want to watch it on my TV using the TV-out on my Hauppauge PVR-350. I can get video, but no audio on my TV. Basically, I used DVD Shrink to get it to my hard drive, and then renamed the VOB file to a MPG file. When I go to play it through SageTV, I only get video, no audio. I also tried to import the entire structure of the ripped DVD(VOB, IFO, etc) as outlined in the SageTV manual and then watch it, but then I do not get any video or audio to my TV; only my computer.

So, is there anyway to watch a ripped DVD using SageTV on my TV using the TV-out of my PVR-350? If so, how?

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Old 02-03-2005, 11:38 AM
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You have to convert the audio to standard MPEG-2 audio for it to play throught the 350.
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Old 02-03-2005, 12:34 PM
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You have to convert the audio to standard MPEG-2 audio for it to play throught the 350.
Wouldn't just ripping with AC3 2channel only, no 6 channel format(s), work? Seems it would but I can't test since don't have PVR350 playback limitation.
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:32 PM
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The 350 can't decode AC3 at all.
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:22 AM
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You have to convert the audio to standard MPEG-2 audio for it to play throught the 350.

I understand that I probably needed to convert the file somehow, but what would be the best way to do this, and which program(s) do you recommend to do it? I think I read somewhere here about you using AC3filter, but how do you use it? Can it simply convert a file to standard MPEG2, or do I have to use it as my decoder within Sage to playback a file formatted in AC3? Is there another program such as Nero that would work? I would appreciate some more details on how to get it to work, and what "tweaks" I might need to make within the Sage properties file, if any.

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Old 02-05-2005, 10:27 AM
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I understand that I probably needed to convert the file somehow, but what would be the best way to do this, and which program(s) do you recommend to do it? I think I read somewhere here about you using AC3filter, but how do you use it? Can it simply convert a file to standard MPEG2, or do I have to use it as my decoder within Sage to playback a file formatted in AC3? Is there another program such as Nero that would work? I would appreciate some more details on how to get it to work, and what "tweaks" I might need to make within the Sage properties file, if any.

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There is an easy way to do it. Basically what you do is decrypt the dvd using DVDDecrypter and put the output into seperate audio / video streams. Then, you re-encode the audio into MP3 using BeSweet. Then use mplex to multiplex the audio and video back together.

This entire process takes me about 15-30 minutes per movie. The good news is that several of us have already done the hard work to make it easy.

Cayars is / has (been away from the boards for awhile) buillt in support to handle this method of ripping dvd's. I have created a vbscript that I use on my laptop to rip the dvd's, and finally GBPVR (the guys that actually came up with the idea) created a plugin to handle it right from their main menu (btw - version 1 of their plugin is better than version 2.)

Do some googling, and you will find the tools etc that you need.
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