OK thanks. I actually redownloaded the 'regular' smart cutter (http://www.fame-ring.com/smart_cutter.html
) and then just re-applied my license. My question now is:
1. what is the difference between the portable version and the 'regular' version?
2. How long after updates are made are they included in the 'regular' version?
I have not had the crashes I was experiencing anymore and the joined files seem to be OK. However, when I demux the joined files w/ eac3to it gives a bunch of errors, including:
' The video bitstream framerate field doesn't seem to match the timestamps',
'The source file seems to be damaged (discontinuity)',
'This track is not clean',
'Audio has a gap of xxms at playtime xx:xx:xx'
'Video has a gap of xxms at playtime xx:xx:xx'
However, when I mux them w/ mkvmerge, the resulting file seems ok. I have however found that if instead of joining the files in smart cutter, if I simply process them into separate parts and demux them individually w/ eac3to (while including the -fix switch), then mux them individually into mkv's followed by appending all the mkv's into a single mkv, I don't get any of those errors, though each part does report that it "fixed the first xxxxxxx bytes of damaged source file...'
At this point, I've done a couple tests using both methods and can't really see a difference in the resulting files regardless of which approach I take. The transitions are smooth now however and I haven't yet experienced my previous audio sync issues (which I'm beginning to suspect may have due to TSmuxer since I'm using eac3to instead now). I would normally be prone to just ignore the errors that result from the 1st method but I am concerned that there might be underlying problems that I am missing (such as seek problems on standalone players, etc.).