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Topic # 114077 7-Feb-2013 13:34
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Hi,

Forgive me if this question is already answered.  I'd like to load the .ts files outputted by mediaportal onto my ipad to watch offline.
Itunes brings up a plethora of options for doing this.  Does anyone have any experience doing this and what player did they plump for?

Cheers

Martyn

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  Reply # 756938 7-Feb-2013 14:00
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Not sure about TS files but i use GoodPlayer app for MKVs etc... I find it quite good.

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  Reply # 756949 7-Feb-2013 14:18
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Hi - just wondering what you mean by 'iTunes brings up options'...? Have you managed to import the files into iTunes? If iTunes has managed to import the files then you're half way there to getting them on your iPad. If they're in your 'Movies' folder then go to 'File' and select 'create new version' and select the iPad option.

If you haven't managed to get them into iTunes yet, I use Handbrake on a Mac to convert various file formats into something that's Apple friendly.




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  Reply # 756952 7-Feb-2013 14:19
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Arn't TS files generally fairly large?

How are you loading them on the Ipad,(from a shared network drive, syncing , etc?)

Why not stuff the TS files into Handbrake and transcode them into MP4 that the iPad can play natively...

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  Reply # 756953 7-Feb-2013 14:21
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Where are the .ts files from? DVB-T or DVB-S.

Most likely neither would work mostly because the DVB-T will likely be 1080i h.264 and dvb-s is mpeg2 576i. Neither work really well on low video spec'd devices (it's the interlacing that causes most of the problems).




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  Reply # 756975 7-Feb-2013 14:44
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By itunes I mean the app store.  I realise they are large but basically I was seeing if I could be a little lazy and not have to transcode them (and it will probably only for the occasional file).  
The files would be coming from DVB-S at the moment, hadn't realised that they would cause trouble being played.  Guess the handbrake option maybe the best.

Oh well, back to the drawing board, thanks for the replies.

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  Reply # 756995 7-Feb-2013 15:42
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Why not just transcode them on the fly with something like Air Video. Not sure if it will work with the source files you want but it does a good job with many other files I use, like MKV etc.

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  Reply # 757081 7-Feb-2013 19:45
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If they're recorded, then I'll look at airvideo or videostream - two similar apps that browse a parent computers file system and will stream the video to the native ipad format.

Otherwise you could look at after recording convert each file to mp4, but that would be a pain depending on th esystem doing the recording.




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  Reply # 757098 7-Feb-2013 20:24
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I just did a quick test with AirVideo (under Ubuntu) and some transport streams posted on Geekzone before and after DVB-T launch. Progressive (TVNZ were 720p) material plays perfectly, the interlaced material not too well at all..




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  Reply # 757101 7-Feb-2013 20:29
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tv1, 2 and 3 are 1080i now.

Didn't go well because the pc supplying the content was too small? I changed from a dual core 3600 on my pvr that couldn't transcode fast enough to a A8 - and now it works perfectly.

If you can't transcode on the fly, then your only option is batch handbrake conversion.




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  Reply # 757105 7-Feb-2013 21:06
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No not CPU issue, only audio is being transcoded. FFMPEG cpu usage is near 1% (i3 3220). Peaks at 362% during 720p.




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  Reply # 757113 7-Feb-2013 21:11
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Oh, yeah with an i3 you should be ok. Was that airvideo? You could give videostream a go - but the IOS app costs, and I'm not sure there's a lite option.




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  Reply # 763415 16-Feb-2013 13:35
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Hi all,

Just a follow up. I purchased good player on advice from thread. Have tried it with 2 recordings off mediaportal. Both were .ts files, 1 off my DVD-s card and one off the DVD-t card. Both played well on an iPad 4. Admittedly this wasn't a exhaustive definitive test but it was promising. Jumping forward was slow to restart and had some very slight pixelation for a couple of secs both good otherwise.

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Martyn

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  Reply # 781152 13-Mar-2013 16:34
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Over seas the broadcasters support DTS-this allows tv tuner dongle into iPad.

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