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Multimedia / Re: Removing commercials from recorded TV programs
« on: September 11, 2020, 03:44:21 pm »
Sorry to take so long to answer your question.  The problem was operator error.  I've used SNAP as my video driver for years, but the updates of ArcaOS only seem to work correctly if you use Panorama, so after several update failures, I changed the video driver and got a successful update.  I had forgotten that there is a setting for the video driver in VLC that I had set to SNAP.  When set to Warpoverlay, VLC loads and plays the videos as it should.  That was not the only problem I had, but getting the new mjpeg tools and the newer ProjectX solved the rest of them.  Thanks to all who helped.

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Multimedia / Re: Removing commercials from recorded TV programs
« on: September 04, 2020, 05:59:53 pm »
Man, have I learned a lot today.  My virtual address limit is already set to 3072.

Thanks for the link.  I downloaded the java 6 SDK and installed it.  After a couple of hickups, like not understanding that it needed both the jre and the sdk to compile anything, the new ProjectX.jar version 0.91 compiled, loaded, and edited a video file.  I nearly fell out of my chair!

The 2.1 version of mplex multiplexed the files from ProjectX, and ffmpeg converted the .mpg to an .avi less than half of the original size.  The .avi file plays just fine in KMP version 0.7.1.

However, it will not play in VLC 3.11, the latest version, or the previous one that I was using, 3.10.  The file loads and starts to play, but does not show the video and the audio and the whole window of VLC stutter.  I don't know how better to describe what it is doing, but I obviously can't use it.  Apparently VLC was part of the problem, though not all of it.  Has anyone else had this trouble with VLC?

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Multimedia / Re: Removing commercials from recorded TV programs
« on: September 04, 2020, 03:24:18 pm »
Are those files on the ArcaOS install disk?  If so, how can I extract just the java sdk files so that I can build the jar?  Can that be done without installing the update?

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Multimedia / Re: Removing commercials from recorded TV programs
« on: September 04, 2020, 02:31:48 pm »
I decided to try this with ProjectX_.0.91, so I downloaded the files from sourceforge.  Extracted the files from the zip file and discovered that the readme says to build the jar from the sources.  I tried that, setting the java_home directory to g:\programs\openjdk.  I get the following error:

SYS1041: The name "G:\Programs\OpenJDK\bin\jar.exe" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I don't usually build anything, so I've no idea what this means or how to fix it.

Ideas?

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Multimedia / Re: Removing commercials from recorded TV programs
« on: September 04, 2020, 02:09:47 pm »
I'm using projectx_v0.90.4.00-2006-03-31.zip.  I was using mplex from the 1.8.0 version of mjpegtools, but thanks to Paul, I'll now be using the 2.1 version. ;D  Is that quick service!  Martin, the program starts with the JDK from 5.0.5, too.  Can you load an .mpg file of about 1Gb size into it?  Mine crashes when I load the file that I need to edit, even if it's the only program running.

I've never tried to use ffmpeg to multiplex the files, but will see whether I can figure out how to do that.

Thanks for the input, and for the new build, Paul.

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Multimedia / Removing commercials from recorded TV programs
« on: September 04, 2020, 01:08:15 am »
I play golf, sort of.  I also like to watch golf instructional videos on the Golf Channel, and record them for future viewing.  I have used a WinTV PVR card and EmperoarTV for this purpose for years, and it still works fine.  I don't want to see the commercials more than once, so for years I have used ProjectX to cut them out, mplex to put the audio and video back together, and ffmpeg to convert the resulting .mpg file to a small .avi file for storage.  The latter two things have stopped working correctly.  They worked under ArcaOS 5.0, but at some point they stopped.  I'm at 5.0.5 now.

If I run ProjectX under Golden Code java, it appears to work, but the .mp2 and .m2v files cannot be reassembled by mplex.  The audio seems to be OK, because the file that mplex produces has audio, but no video, but I've no way to check either of them except that they either mplex or not.  If I use the jave in 5.0.5, the program loads, but when I try to add a file, it crashes with no error message at all.

I recently copied the .mpg file produced by EmperoarTV to my OpenSUSE system and ran ProjectX under whatever java it has.  The resulting files were able to be multiplexed with mplex after I cut out the commerials.  The file will play in VLC, but cannot be converted to .avi with ffmpeg in Linux or in ArcaOS.  It will convert to an .mkv file with Handbrake, but at about twice the size of the former .avi files.

Is anyone else using ProjectX in ArcaOS for this sort of activity?  What java are you using?  Is there an easier way to do what I am doing in ArcaOS?

Thanks,
Mike

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Utilities / Re: Is there a cron application that works on ArcaOS?
« on: August 29, 2020, 05:43:30 pm »
Thanks to all for your suggestions.  The program objects schedule page works well for me now.  Don't know how I missed that it existed, but after reading the help, it is just as easy as cron.

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Utilities / Re: Is there a cron application that works on ArcaOS?
« on: August 15, 2020, 05:19:17 am »
I'm trying program objects.  Thanks to all for the help.

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Utilities / Re: Is there a cron application that works on ArcaOS?
« on: August 14, 2020, 10:53:56 pm »
Dariusz,

I don't get any error messages.  If I launch cron/2, it just sets there.  It does not start any of the programs listed in the cron2.dat file.  They're mostly rar commands to do backups.  I get no backup and no error messages.

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Utilities / Re: Is there a cron application that works on ArcaOS?
« on: August 14, 2020, 10:51:03 pm »
Dave,

I don't seem to have a schedule tab on any of my properties notebooks.  How did you get them?

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Utilities / Is there a cron application that works on ArcaOS?
« on: August 14, 2020, 04:47:28 pm »
For years I used a unix port called cron/2 to perform various backup and other tasks.  At some time between ArcaOS 5 and 5.04, it stopped working.  By that I mean that while the program runs, it will not start any applicatiions.  I've also tried a cron application written in REXX, but it won't start anything for me either.  Does anyone know of one that works on the current version of ArcaOS?

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Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:51:57 am »
Just for fun, I tried printing on a 4x6 card using the enhanced generic postscript driver.  If you tell it that you are printing on a #10 envelope and set the margins correctly, it will print a 4x6 card with margins of about 1/4 inch, or 6 mm.  Neither OpenOffice nor the driver seems to have 4x6 cards as a form choice.  Yes, I know that the rest of the world doesn't use that size. :-)

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Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 23, 2018, 12:31:57 am »
I often use margins of less than 1 inch, and on 3x5 or 4x6 cards like to make them as small as possible.  One of the reasons that I got the 8740 is that it prints a wide range of paper sizes, and to print 4x6 recipe cards in type large enough for old people like me to read, you need to use small margins.

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Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 21, 2018, 10:32:12 pm »
Pete,

Thanks for the detailed instructions.

The Printer Manager did actually work to create CUPS printers for me.  It's the postscript printers that I could not create.  I guess that I'll live with CUPS for a while.

Thanks again for all of your help.

Mike

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Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:01:51 pm »
I've installed the updated version of the printer manager from Alex's site.  It didn't help with importing .ppds.

I've tried everything that I could think of, including creating a printer first in CUPS.  Those printers printed the test page properly, but I couldn't figure out how to create an OS/2 printer object for them, so I deleted them.  The current printers were created entirely using Print Manager.

The .ppd that I posted had not been run through clean.exe.  It is just as I copied it from Linux.  I did clean one, but I couldn't get it to print after I had imported it, or couldn't import it, I don't remember which.

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