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AV2HDR-T2 v1.0 for the Humax HDR Fox T2

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by raydon, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member


    Hello all,

    I'd like to announce the release of AV2HDR-T2 v1.0. A video import utility for the Humax HDR Fox T2 Freeview PVR.
    It is a portover of the utility I originally created for the Humax Foxsat HDR Freesat PVR and it's function is similar, though not exactly the same.
    Basically, it enables video not created on the T2, to be imported with all the functionality provided in a native recording. i.e. thumbnails, program synopsis and guidance text, fast forward, rewind, resume from last position etc.
    I know you will say that you can already import and play some non-native video formats directly on the T2, but AV2HDR-T2 provides those "little extras" that people have come to expect from a PVR.
    Full usage details are contained in the compiled help .chm file included with the program. I hope you find it useful.

    AV2HDR-T2 v1.0 can be downloaded from the link in the wiki page HERE.

    Enjoy !


    P.S. Please don't quote this post in its entirety, one picture in the thread is enough, thank you.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2016
  2. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    Any chance this will work with a HD-Fox T2 with USB HDD attached?
  3. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

    I'm almost certain it will, the video formats are identical, however I don't have an HD Fox T2 to try it on. Appreciate if you could give it a whirl and report back for the benefit of other users.
  4. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I have just downloaded this, and see that it is a RAR file. What do I do with this?
  5. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    RAR is a bit like ZIP, you need an unzipper that can understand RAR (I think 7Zip does it).
    brian likes this.
  6. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I have downloaded 7-Zip, and managed to unpack the RAR file OK now.
  7. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Raydon opened the following (from my camcorder). I will upload to the HD FOX T2 tommorow. Every confidence it won't be a problem

    ID : 1
    Complete name : E:\SpainOct2011TitledFolder\BDMV\STREAM\00000.m2ts
    Format : BDAV
    Format/Info : BluRay Video
    File size : 3.84 GiB
    Duration : 30mn 10s
    Overall bit rate : 18.2 Mbps
    Maximum Overall bit rate : 35.5 Mbps
    ID : 4113 (0x1011)
    Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4.0
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
    Duration : 30mn 10s
    Bit rate : 17.1 Mbps
    Width : 1 920 pixels
    Height : 1 080 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16/9
    Frame rate : 25.000 fps
    Standard : PAL
    Resolution : 24 bits
    Colorimetry : 4:2:0
    Scan type : Interlaced
    Scan order : Top Field First
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.329
    Stream size : 3.60 GiB (94%)
    ID : 4352 (0x1100)
    Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
    Format : AC-3
    Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
    Duration : 30mn 10s
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 448 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 6 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Stream size : 96.7 MiB (2%)
  8. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    I wish I could but I had a look and saw it was Windows based. My Vista PC is not behaving so I will have to leave it to others to try.
  9. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Test succesfull. Screen shot on AV forums.
  10. fattakin

    fattakin Member

    Does this re-encode the file into .ts format or just add additional data to the original file? Just wondering can i run my original mp4 movies through it?

    Also any OSX versions :)
  11. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    No re-encoding, just a re-formatting.
  12. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I'd look at the AVForums thread - I think that's where Raydon primarily supports it and he has answered another very similar question there already:

  13. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Provided they meet the resolution requirements (basically 1080i or 576i) then you should be able to use your MP4 files. No recoding it's a very quick process. afaik no OS X version yet but Raydon has already compiled the Foxsat version for the Mac so if you ask nicely you may be lucky
  14. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    I have added AV2HDR-T2 to the WiKi HERE
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  15. Gunjin

    Gunjin New Member

    Hi raydon,
    I converted an mkv file that plays on my PC but not on my HDR T2 to a .ts file via tsMuxer. In its new ts format the video and audio play fine but there is no resume, ffwd or rwd. I thought I might be able to fix this via your AC2HDR utility. Although it spews out a new ts file at the end of the process, the new file has the same problems as the original ts file - no resume, ffwd or rwd.

    The original (pre AC2HDR conversion) ts file info is as follows:

    Format : MPEG-TS
    File size : 1.55 GiB
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 4 996 Kbps
    Maximum Overall bit rate : 35.5 Mbps

    ID : 4113 (0x1011)
    Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4.1
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames : 8 frames
    Codec ID : 27
    Duration : 44mn 27s
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 4 296 Kbps
    Maximum bit rate : 40.0 Mbps
    Width : 1 280 pixels
    Height : 718 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate : 23.976 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.195
    Stream size : 1.33 GiB (86%)
    Writing library : x264 core 120 r2145 748fe16
    Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=8 / deblock=1:-2:-2 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=5 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.0
    Language : English

    ID : 4352 (0x1100)
    Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
    Format : AC-3
    Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
    Mode extension : CM (complete main)
    Codec ID : 129
    Duration : 44mn 27s
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 448 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 6 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 142 MiB (9%)

    Any thoughts on why AV2HDR has not worked?
  16. raydon

    raydon Well-Known Member

    Did you also copy over the two sidecar files that AV2HDR-T2 created (.HMT and .NTS). These are required to enable resume fast-fwd and rewind functions on your T2.
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  17. Gunjin

    Gunjin New Member

    In fact, I had figured this out just an hour or so before you replied! I had thought the other files were unecessary by-products of the conversion process! With the two accompanying files, the ts file plays, resumes and ffwds perfectly.
    Thanks for the response, raydon, and for this extremely useful software!
  18. jack616

    jack616 Member

    Thanks for a very useful program raydon. And congratulations on producing the .CHM file
    There is nothing more annoying than a program that demands the internet to get at a help file
    or attempting to bodge a HTML help file.

    Lets hope others learn from your example.
  19. jsrobo

    jsrobo Member

    Any chance this could have mkv file extension added as an input video source
  20. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    There's no need, TSmuxergui will convert to .ts or .mts very quickly.