I have a VE4000 Freeview box, that records Freeview shows to a USB HD in High Definition. As I have reviewed elsewhere, not great as a PVR but it works for the occasional recording. The recordings each seem to go in a separate directory under the \recordings folder, prefaced by a numbercal code that is clearly a timestamp. Within this directory I get a an .ifo file, and a further sub-directory with the actual recorded files. These files consist of a small (1MB) file with a .idx extension, and a series of files numbered sequentially (001, 002,003 etc) with .ts extension, that seem to be the recording broken into 1.46GB chunks. GSpot tells me that the files are MPEG-2 transport streams with video type mp2t.
I am trying to convert these into a more normal computer file (either XVID or MP4 would suffice) for storage, playback on other devices, removal of commercials etc.
- My WD HD TV media player, which is supposed to play .ts files, won't play them.
- Super (version 2010 build 37) won't convert them (error message as soon as I hit go)
- MediaCoder (version 0.7.3) won't convert them (it gives error code 17, the explanation of which is in Japanese on the website http://wiki.mediacoderhq.com/index.php/Error_Codes#017)
- Handbrake (version 0.9.4) won't convert them (it also crashes)
Do any of the gurus out there have any idea how these chunks can be combined and converted to a more normal file format?
Help and suggestions greatly appreciated.