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Master Geek

Topic # 30769 20-Feb-2009 16:12
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I record programmes from freeview and the format is transport stream. What kind of software can I use to edit these files?

I encode with h264. I don`t mind whether I edit the video after encoding or beforehand, but so far I haven`t been able to find a way to do either. All the editing I wanna do is just get rid of ads and other unwanted stuff.

What do you guys suggest? I use VirtuaDub with xvid, but it doesn`t seem to be able to handle h264.

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  Reply # 197819 24-Feb-2009 19:41
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I have tried TS cutter to a very limited extend and it seemed to work. Basic in that you manually go through and mark the ads for cutting. Only tested it once but as ai said it seemd ok. Haven't tried TSPE but may be worth a look? Let me know how you go.
Not sure about compressing a TS down in size.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 197824 24-Feb-2009 19:59
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Thanks for your reply. Since I started this thread, I`ve made some progress. I`ve managed to use TSPacket Editor (an older, free version). It`s working ok, just kept losing a few seconds from the end of my last segment.

But the better news is that there seems to be a way to edit compressed h264 files in Virtualdub. It requires an ffdshow plugin, and then it works beautifully. Of course the file needs to be .avi, otherwise Virtualdub can`t edit it without transcoding. So what I do is use Handbrake to compress the .ts files with h264, into an .avi file. And then Virtualdub will come to the party.

I`ve tried it with a couple of small sample files, it seems to be working ok, but I`ll experiment more to be sure.

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