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# 28685 8-Dec-2008 19:42
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I've spent several hours searching for this on Geekzone but cannot find a clear procedure for anyone of less than expert level.

What PC software do I need and what is the procedure needed to convert a recorded TS file to make the DVB-T audio stream recognizable for video/audio playback on my PS3?

TSRemux perhaps?  It sees the audio stream but how do I convert it to something useful? What settings to use?

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  # 182836 8-Dec-2008 20:00
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There doesn't appear to be a simple to use foolproof 100% method of converting AAC-LATM files to anything else at present.

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  # 182896 9-Dec-2008 06:48
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I would have to agree with that since I do it semi-regularly for shows (like Moonlight) that I want to record and keep.

I use two methods based on the quality of the reception.

If there are no transmission glitches then the following works reasonably well.

1. Demux the audio using dgavcindex (it will create the AAC file)
2. Play the AAC file in Winamp to get a WAV file (you need to install the File Writer plugin for Winamp)
3. Convert the WAV to AC-3 using besweet
4. Mux it back with the original video using txmuxer (watch the audio/video offset times - need to experiment) - make sur you choose m2ts as the output format since the PS3 can't play ts format videos

OTOH if the transmission has glitches it's more problemmatic. THis is becaus dgavindex can barf during the processing, stop processing early or produce broken audio. I have managed to get around that by doing this.

1. Install the latest PowerDVD8 (trial) so you can get the Cyberlink ts splitter. THere are some threads on the forum on how to do that
2. You might have to change the preference(?) of the DS filter - look up radlight to find a freeware tool to do that
3. Load the ts file you recorded into Virtualdbub
4. Check the properties of the audio (for some reason my audio ia always 24Khz 16 bit)
5. Use Virtualdub to change the audio to 48Khz
6 Save the wav file

Then back to step 3. above

Best solution - don't record shows from TV1/TV2!  BTW for for TV3 all you have to do is run txremux and change the output format to m2ts. The PS3 can play that fine.





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  # 182943 9-Dec-2008 11:06
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Thanks for typing all that out, much appreciated and I'm looking forward to trying it out later today.

lchiu7: BTW for for TV3 all you have to do is run txremux and change the output format to m2ts. The PS3 can play that fine.


OK, checkmark "keep" both elementary streams and leave these checked?:
X Bypass Audio Alignment
X Use asynch I/O

Lastly, how about C4? I know it's not HD video but is it the same process as TV3?

cheers,
Paul

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  # 182957 9-Dec-2008 11:57
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KiwiME: Thanks for typing all that out, much appreciated and I'm looking forward to trying it out later today.

lchiu7: BTW for for TV3 all you have to do is run txremux and change the output format to m2ts. The PS3 can play that fine.


OK, checkmark "keep" both elementary streams and leave these checked?:
X Bypass Audio Alignment
X Use asynch I/O

Lastly, how about C4? I know it's not HD video but is it the same process as TV3?

cheers,
Paul


Just leave the settings at default. I think you will find that txmuxer will complain about an unrecognised audio stream (that's the AAC one). and it will not pass it through. As for C4, if it it's in DD (I don't know, I don't watch it) then the same process applies.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 183004 9-Dec-2008 14:58
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lchiu7: I would have to agree with that since I do it semi-regularly for shows (like Moonlight) that I want to record and keep.




By which you mean, record and keep for a reasonabl period ;)

The updated NZ copyright bill does play some restrictions on how long you can retain a show when time-shifting.




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  # 183012 9-Dec-2008 15:03
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openmedia:
lchiu7: I would have to agree with that since I do it semi-regularly for shows (like Moonlight) that I want to record and keep.




By which you mean, record and keep for a reasonabl period ;)

The updated NZ copyright bill does play some restrictions on how long you can retain a show when time-shifting.


Keep to watch in the holidays :-)




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 183014 9-Dec-2008 15:08
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Would the new version of handbrake work for you.

It is happily working for converting .ts videos for my iPhone

 
 
 
 


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  # 183016 9-Dec-2008 15:12
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Handbrake never worked for me. It crashed all the time so I gave up. Plus I am not sure it can handle ts files with glitches in them so there is a potential loss of audio/video sync.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 183017 9-Dec-2008 15:15
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Try version 0.9.3 released 23 November 2008.

I was using this as recently as last night and seems fine for me.



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  # 183217 9-Dec-2008 23:36
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OK, thanks all for replies.  Got a 5-minute TV1 test file converted, worked great first time on the PS3.   A TV3 file was a piece of cake too, as expected.  Hopefully my luck will continue with larger files.  The bottom line for me is that now I don't need a dedicated HTPC.


Since TV3 is the only channel with Dolby Digital, it looks like C4, TV6, and TV7 all will require demux, conversion to WAV, and remux.

Had no luck at all with Handbrake, but thanks for the suggestion.

Next challenge, convincing TVersity Media Server to be stable.  It seems to be a bit delicate, but when it works, it's great.  Seems to not always display all the folders present, nor all the files present.  And the server program crashes almost every second time I refresh the library.


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  # 183292 10-Dec-2008 11:34
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BigRWellington: Try version 0.9.3 released 23 November 2008.

I was using this as recently as last night and seems fine for me.

Handbrake 0.9.3 cannot transcode .ts files. It can only encode DVDs.
Handbrake snapshot 5 which you cant download anymore can however transcode .ts files.

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  # 183297 10-Dec-2008 11:43
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That sort of explains why it crashes all the time for me!  I don't transcode DVD's much and when I do I just use MeGui. For h.264 I think I will stick to MeGui and/or x264 natively




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System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 183310 10-Dec-2008 12:47
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Using the windows version of HandBrake 0.9.3 I am successfully formatting my .ts files to mp4 files.

Have you actually downloaded the latest version from handbrake.fr and tried it.

Seriously I was using this again last night and it is working fantastically.

There must be someone else out there who is having the same great experience as me.

from the handbrake site (http://handbrake.fr/?article=details):

Supported sources:

  • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted--protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files
  • Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

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  # 183337 10-Dec-2008 15:04
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Okay i'm mistaken then. Sorry, i have been using 0.9.3 snapshots for ages so i assumed the next version was 0.9.4, so they suspended the snapshots while preparing for 0.9.4 release.
Completely missed the release, thanks!

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  # 183347 10-Dec-2008 15:59
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Mine crashed on the first file I tried so I gave up.
I got this error

x264 [warning]: width or height not divisible by 16 (1920x1078), compression will suffer.
x264 [info]: using SAR=1/1
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Slow
x264 [error]: ratecontrol_init: can't open stats file
      8 [unknown (0x1610)] HandBrakeCLI 5788 _cygtls::handle_exceptions: Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
[15:59:25] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
  47814 [unknown (0x1610)] HandBrakeCLI 5788 open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to HandBrakeCLI.exe.stackdump

But based on your comments I tried on a smaller file and it seemed to work.

I think Handbrake is not too robust - if the file has any glitches in it, it will crash it seems. Plus clearly it is calling x264 to do the encoding so it's just as easy (for me anyway) to use MeGui




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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