I'll try the lower SR tonight when I get home per your suggestions and see if I can get the IPTS Monitor to show anything.
I'm confused. Are you trying to do this with DVB-T or DVB-S/S2? The HV122 seems to be DVB-T only and the MiniTiouner is DVB-S/S2 only.
Either way, nothing over an SR/Bandwidth of 1000 will work with the Pluto.
The Portsdown is now optimised around 333 kS (or 333 kHz for DVB-T). This is more than enough bandwidth for 720p (unless you are trying to transmit IndyCar Racing or something like that....)!
There's actually going to be two PD4 units. One will drive 1296 and the pluto in -S and the other will be running on 435 in -T mode. Just got the PA in today for the 435 system and already have a 300W PA for the 1296 that will be turned down to 30 watts or so (I've read that the standard SSB amp needs to be restrained at 10% of max power to keep it linear for DVB mode).
Will get resetting the pluto/PD4 for 333K and see if the IPTS monitor will start showing the stream from OBS.
Speaking of OBS, do I need to use the start recording or just the batch file with the Virtual camera plug-in?
With nothing showing in IPTS Monitor if I hit encoder to IPTS and then transmit button on M1, nothing is transmitted from the PLUTO.
On the Video Transport stream is Drops= xxxx counting up rapidly a good or bad thing, I would have thought drops= was counting the failures to pass data stream.
Here is the VTS output, OBS to follow:
ffmpeg version n4.0.2 Copyright (c) 2000-2018 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 7.3.0 (Rev2, Built by MSYS2 project)
configuration: --disable-static --enable-shared --disable-autodetect --enable-amf --enable-bzlib --enable-cuda --enable-cuvid --enable-d3d11va --enable-dxva2 --enable-iconv --enable-lzma --enable-nvenc --enable-zlib --enable-sdl2 --disable-debug --enable-ffnvcodec --enable-nvdec --disable-w32threads --enable-gmp --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopus --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-fontconfig --enable-libass --enable-libfreetype --enable-libmfx --enable-libmysofa --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libsnappy --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libtwolame --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libwavpack --enable-libwebp --enable-libxml2 --enable-libzimg --enable-libshine --enable-gpl --enable-avisynth --enable-libxvid --enable-libaom --enable-version3 --enable-chromaprint --enable-frei0r --enable-libbs2b --enable-libcaca --enable-libcdio --enable-libflite --enable-libfribidi --enable-libgme --enable-libgsm --enable-libilbc --enable-libkvazaar --enable-libmodplug --enable-libopenmpt --enable-librtmp --enable-librubberband --enable-libssh --enable-libtesseract --enable-libxavs --enable-libzmq --enable-libzvbi --enable-opencl --enable-opengl --enable-libcodec2 --enable-libsrt --enable-ladspa --enable-gnutls --extra-cflags=-fopenmp --extra-libs=-lgomp --extra-cflags=-DLIBTWOLAME_STATIC --extra-libs=-lstdc++ --extra-cflags=-DLIBSSH_STATIC --extra-ldflags='-Wl,--allow-multiple-definition' --extra-cflags=-DCACA_STATIC --extra-cflags=-DMODPLUG_STATIC --extra-cflags=-DCHROMAPRINT_NODLL --extra-libs=-lstdc++ --extra-cflags=-DZMQ_STATIC --extra-libs=-lpsapi --extra-cflags=-DLIBXML_STATIC --extra-libs=-liconv --extra-cflags=-DKVZ_STATIC_LIB --shlibdir=/local32/bin-video
libavutil 56. 14.100 / 56. 14.100
libavcodec 58. 18.100 / 58. 18.100
libavformat 58. 12.100 / 58. 12.100
libavdevice 58. 3.100 / 58. 3.100
libavfilter 7. 16.100 / 7. 16.100
libswscale 5. 1.100 / 5. 1.100
libswresample 3. 1.100 / 3. 1.100
libpostproc 55. 1.100 / 55. 1.100
[swscaler @ 03233000] Warning: data is not aligned! This can lead to a speed loss
Input #0, dshow, from 'video=OBS-Camera':
Duration: N/A, start: 93790.396000, bitrate: N/A
Stream #0:0: Video: rawvideo (YUY2 / 0x32595559), yuyv422, 1280x720, 60 fps, 60 tbr, 10000k tbn, 10000k tbc
Guessed Channel Layout for Input Stream #1.0 : stereo
Input #1, dshow, from 'audio=OBS-Audio':
Duration: N/A, start: 93790.474000, bitrate: 1411 kb/s
Stream #1:0: Audio: pcm_s16le, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 1411 kb/s
Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (rawvideo (native) -> h264 (h264_nvenc))
Stream #1:0 -> #0:1 (pcm_s16le (native) -> aac (native))
Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
Output #0, mpegts, to 'udp://192.168.1.184:10000?pkt_size=1316&bitrate=409200':
service_name : KA5TDA
encoder : Lavf58.12.100
Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (h264_nvenc) (Main), yuv420p(progressive), 640x360 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], q=-1--1, 232 kb/s, 25 fps, 90k tbn, 25 tbc
encoder : Lavc58.18.100 h264_nvenc
cpb: bitrate max/min/avg: 232703/0/232703 buffer size: 255703 vbv_delay: -1
Stream #0:1: Audio: aac (LC), 44100 Hz, mono, fltp, 64 kb/s
encoder : Lavc58.18.100 aac
frame= 7983 fps= 25 q=18.0 size= 13628kB time=00:05:19.20 bitrate= 349.7kbits/s dup=0 drop=11173 speed= 1x
OBS Recording Screen 3 captures in attachements.
- Capture.JPG (100.04 KiB) Viewed 416 times
- Capture2.JPG (79.81 KiB) Viewed 416 times
- Capture3.JPG (95.86 KiB) Viewed 416 times
If you are using the F1EJP FreeStreamCoder software for the encoding (recommended) then the only settings you need to worry about in OBS are:
1. The Settings>Video>Resolution and Frames per second parameters. These should match what you want for your RF output.
2. Make sure that the auto-start is on for the VirtualCam in Tools>VirtualCam
No other settings are required in either the recording or streaming section and you do not need to start streaming or recording in OBS.
Next make sure that the MPEG Transport Stream settings in FreeStreamCoder match what you have set in OBS and match what you have set in the Portsdown for modulation type, symbol rate, FEC etc. Note H265 is not permitted with the Pluto.
In the FreeStreamCoder's config tab match the IP & port settings used on the Portsdown. Set Intel for the encoder if you have a 7th generation Intel CPU or later only, NVidia if you have a suitable graphics card such as a GTX1060 or later.
Click start on the FreeStreamCoder and then TX on the Portsdown 4. It should start to transmit after a few seconds.
First I was using a batch file that I was told to download and run to set the parameters, The program you sent me to pointed out a couple of things I was beginning to suspect. First NEITHER of the graphics cards, Intel or NVidia work. When I select them and then start I never get a green light or show any output bitrate. If I select the soft option then it does work. Jerky and about 15 seconds behind the camera BUT IT WORKS. The NVidia is a GTX1660 and the Intel is a UHD Graphics 630. Neither mean much to me but I will look for updated drivers for both of them.
Still not getting anything on the IPTS Monitor on menu 2 but it is transmitting on 1296, the Minitioune Express is receiving the signal and that's a first after almost 2 weeks of trying to get something to stream through Portsdown 4.
Thanks again for the help, I never would have got it without your post about FreeStreamCoder.
You don't need to compile ffmpeg but if you used the script then it will be installed in C:\ffmpeg\bin
if you run C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -h what do you get? if you try with C:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -encoders you should see a long list with h264_nvenc included. You can test its capabilities with C:\ffmpeg\bin>ffmpeg -h encoder=h264_nvenc
If the hardware encoding is not working software h264 should still work very well unless you are using some really underpowered hardware. H265 in software isn't a great experience.
I fear much of your difficulty is arising from not understanding the instructions and limitations. For example, you say "Streaming from OBS" but that isn't how we advise it is done. There have been numerous articles on this in CQTV, in the Wiki and Forum. It is best to start with the simple standard setup and move on from there once you are clear on how it works. It isn't easy, if it were we would not be doing it.
With the IPTS in on the Portsdown4, I recommend Dominique's FreeStreamCoder along with the OBS virtual camera. Take care to only use the virtual camera plugin, not the one built into more recent versions of OBS.
If you have a Pluto you don't need a Portsdown 4 at all if you use Evariste's firmware. The instructions on how to do this are in the firmware itself via the Pluto built in webserver.
The dropped frames are probably because you are running OBS at 30FPS and encoding to 25FPS. It will be dropping 5 frames each second. Change the frame rate in OBS video output to match if it is bothering you.
c:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="OBS-Camera" -thread_queue_size 512 -f dshow -i audio="OBS-Audio" -vcodec h264_nvenc -s 768x432 -r 15 -bf 0 -pix_fmt yuv420p -b:v 300k -preset slow -profile:v main -rc cbr_hq -rc-lookahead 5 -acodec aac -aac_coder twoloop -ar 48000 -ac 1 -b:a 32k -f mpegts -muxrate 440k -streamid 0:256 -streamid 1:257 -max_delay 1500000 -metadata service_provider="G0MJW" -metadata service_name="Mike" -y "udp://192.168.2.1:8282?pkt_size=1316"
To do the same to a Portsdown with a LIME it ought to look something like:
c:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="OBS-Camera" -thread_queue_size 512 -f dshow -i audio="OBS-Audio" -vcodec h264_nvenc -s 768x432 -r 15 -bf 0 -pix_fmt yuv420p -b:v 300k -preset slow -profile:v main -rc cbr_hq -rc-lookahead 5 -acodec aac -aac_coder twoloop -ar 48000 -ac 1 -b:a 32k -f mpegts -muxrate 440k -streamid 0:256 -streamid 1:257 -max_delay 1500000 -metadata service_provider="KA5TDA" -metadata service_name="Mike" -y "udp://192.168.1.184:10000?pkt_size=1316"
I don't think this works with the Portdown and Pluto. However it should display on IPTS monitor. The advantage of using the command is you will see debug data and error messages.