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Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 5:07pm

Cutting VDR Recordings

Hi,

Is there a VDR plugin the can do this or is there an ubuntu command line? My aim to cut advs just before the recording starts and those after the films ends. Hope you help me. Thanks alot.

Regards
Sami

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Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 5:14pm

Simple cutting is already integrated in any VDR version. Just take a look at the manual: http://www.linuxtv.org/vdrwiki/index.php…sing_Recordings
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This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "seahawk1986" (Nov 16th 2010, 5:15pm)


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Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 5:19pm

Thanks mate. Will have a look at it and see. Thanks again

Regards
Sami

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Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 11:42am

I did not notice any cuttings tools in the recordings commands. Any ideas please how to easily do it?

Regards
Sami

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "sami" (Nov 24th 2010, 11:43am)


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Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 12:23pm

There is no extra menu, it's all done by using the number-keys while in replay-mode as it is described in the manual:

Quoted

Editing a Recording
While in Replay mode, the following keys can be used to manipulate editing marks
Key Description
0 Toggles an editing mark. If the mark indicator shows a red triangle, the current mark is deleted. Otherwise a new mark is set at the current position.
4, 6 Move an editing mark back and forward. You need to first jump to an editing mark for this to work.
7, 9 Jump back and forward between editing marks. Replay goes into still mode after jumping to a mark.
8 Positions replay at a point 3 seconds before the current or next start mark and starts replay.
2 Start the actual cutting process.
Editing marks are represented by black, vertical lines in the progress display. A small black triangle at the top of the mark means that this is a start mark, and a triangle at the bottom means that this is an end mark. The cutting process will save all video data between start and end marks into a new file (the original recording remains untouched). The new file will have the same name as the original recording, preceeded with a '%' character (imagine the '%' somehow looking like a pair of scissors ;-). Red bars in the progress display indicate which video sequences will be saved by the cutting process.
The video sequences to be saved by the cutting process are determined by an even/odd algorithm. This means that every odd numbered editing mark (i.e. 1, 3, 5,...) represents a start mark, while every even numbered mark (2, 4, 6,...) is an end mark. Inserting or toggling a mark on or off automatically adjusts the sequence to the right side of that mark.
Use the keys described under Replay Control to position to, e.g., the beginning and end of commercial breaks and press the '0' key to set the necessary editing marks. After that you may want to use the '7' and '9' keys to jump to each mark and maybe use the '4' and '6' keys to fine tune them. Once all marks are in place, press '2' to start the actual cutting process, which will run as a background process. When replaying the edited version of the recording you can use the '8' key to jump to a point just before the next cut and have a look at the resulting sequence.
Currently editing marks can only be set at I-frames, which typically is every 12th frame. So editing can be done with a resolution of roughly half a second. A start mark marks the first frame of a resulting video sequence, and an end mark marks the last frame of that sequence.
An edited recording (indicated by the '%' character) will never be deleted automatically in case the disk runs full (no matter what lifetime it has).


So if you are going to remove unnecessary material before and after a recorded movie follow these steps:
  1. Go to the start of the movie, press "0" to set a cutting mark, by pressing "1" and "3" or "4" and "6" you can move the active cutting mark fordward and backward in bigger or smaller steps
  2. Go to the end of the movie, press "0" again to set a second mark
  3. Everything outside a pair of two marks will be cut out - you can set more marks to exclude ads from your recording
  4. To start cutting press "2"
  5. A cutted recording appears with a leading "%" (as a symbol for scissors) in the recording menu
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VDR 2: Acer Revo 3610, 4GB Ram, 1x HDD 320 GB, Pinnacle PCTV SAT 452e, Medion X10, YaVDR 0.5
VDR 3: Intel DH67BL, Celeron 540, 4 GB Ram, POV Geforce 210 512 MB, 500 GB, DD Duo-flex CT, Arch LInux, VDR 2.1.6, CIR-Empfänger
Client 1: Raspberry Pi Model B, Arch Linux ARM, VDR 2.1.6
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This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "seahawk1986" (Nov 24th 2010, 12:27pm)


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Thursday, November 25th 2010, 9:32pm

Thank you very much mate for the full explanation. Really appreciate your help.

Thanks again

Regards
Sami