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#27575 30-Oct-2008 23:41
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As per the subject, how can I do this?

I've tried importing the files into Windows Movie Maker but it doesn't recognise the .ts extension.

My .ts files are recorded with GBPVR.

Thanks

-Matt


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  #174781 31-Oct-2008 08:14
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Have a look at these: 

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=25517

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=26708

 

and see if something works for you. (And let us know how you get on.)

 

Personally, I'm still hanging my hat on MediaCoder but there is a bug in the most recent versions that mean ffMPEG doesn't work. The alternatives (MEncoder and MPlayer) introduce massive audio sync issues.





 

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  #175468 3-Nov-2008 15:29
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MPEG Streamclip will read .TS files and then export MPEG4 or AVI.
See http://www.squared5.com/ for free download.
Cheers

 
 
 
 




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  #175951 5-Nov-2008 00:11
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barlowdog: MPEG Streamclip will read .TS files and then export MPEG4 or AVI.
See http://www.squared5.com/ for free download.
Cheers


No go for me. Tried it, but I get "Error: can't find the first video frame" when I try to export.

-Matt

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  #175976 5-Nov-2008 06:44
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This program is a no go.. Doesn't seem to understand H.264 or AAC.

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  #176295 6-Nov-2008 14:06
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As I have noted on a few postings, the whole issue of compressing our DVB-T broadcasts is fraught with problems!

Firstly AAC-HE audio is a challenge and so far I have not encountered a simple way of handling that.  (I did try Handbrake but that just crashed on me). TV3 transmissions are easier since AC-3 audio is readily handled.

I think somebody else mentioned that with the PowerDVD8 H.264 splitter they were able to split TV1/TV2 signals and pass the AAC to the Monogram filter for decoding but that there were still issues there.

I have successfully encoded several TV1/2/3 videos to smaller ts file or MKV (3G fown to 1G) with little or no perceptible PQ difference. But the other challenge you will encounter are dropped frames in the recordings. It's all very well being able to compress pristine source such as those ripped from BR or HD-DVD (theoretically only of course!) but our UHF broadcasts will occasionally have dropouts etc. that, while not impacting the live or even delayed viewing experience, play havoc with programs that are trying to encode them. Encoders crash, streams go out of sync and a host of other problems occur.

I have decided the best solution is not to compress them, cut out ads and big larger drives!  Your preferences might not be the same!




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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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  #176298 6-Nov-2008 14:24
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lchiu7:

I have decided the best solution is not to compress them, cut out ads and big larger drives!  Your preferences might not be the same!

 

For me the problems is converting to DivX or similar so I can play on my media player. Playing H.264 through the laptop just isn't good enough!





 

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  #176301 6-Nov-2008 14:36
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I can do that. In fact I have compressed them to run on my PSP. But occasionally I will encounter problems with audio/video sync when there are frame drops in the captured broadcasts. It can be overcome bu splitting the files into segments around the error area and then joinging them back again but that's tedious




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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  #176309 6-Nov-2008 15:19
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Try Avidemux

http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

this is a fantastic tool and can convert just about any format to any other format.

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  #176312 6-Nov-2008 15:36
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farcus: Try Avidemux

http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

this is a fantastic tool and can convert just about any format to any other format.


Have you actually tried this at all? Or are you just guessing it will work? The forums seem to indicate TS support doesn't work.





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  #176324 6-Nov-2008 16:52
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lchiu7: I can do that. In fact I have compressed them to run on my PSP. But occasionally I will encounter problems with audio/video sync when there are frame drops in the captured broadcasts. It can be overcome bu splitting the files into segments around the error area and then joinging them back again but that's tedious


How do you do that?



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  #176325 6-Nov-2008 16:57
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I've been trying to get it working in Windows Movie Maker. Another post here seemed to indicate the key is to get the .ts files to play in Windows Media Player first.

But I can't get that to work. I tried editing my Graph using GraphEdit and it kept crashing whenever I'd try to link in the PDVD8 Demux codec.

-Matt



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  #176326 6-Nov-2008 16:58
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PS. All I want is to upload a small clip to youtube!

-Matt

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  #176335 6-Nov-2008 17:25
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mattyboy2:
lchiu7: I can do that. In fact I have compressed them to run on my PSP. But occasionally I will encounter problems with audio/video sync when there are frame drops in the captured broadcasts. It can be overcome bu splitting the files into segments around the error area and then joinging them back again but that's tedious


How do you do that?


Depends on the channel. For TV3 (easier)

just create an avisynth which contains

DirectshowSource("name of the file.ts")

Load the script into MeGui, select an output format that matches the device or edit the x264 parameters

Point the audio to the same script file and choose the appropriate audio (for the PSP it has to be AAC-LE)

Run MeGui and wait

For TV1/2 since there is no easy way to handle AAC-HE audio, demux the audio using dgavcindex, play the audio using Winamp to get a wav file, run the wav file through besweet to create the output audio you need (MP3, AAC, AC3 or whatever)

Run Megui on the ts file to get the video compressed and then either mux back into a MP4 container using mp4box or put it into a MKV container (might be hard for a portable player)

[edit]

no idea what format Youtube accepts but this process ought to get you a file you can upload.

If you want divx then you could run dgavcindex on the ts file, take the output .dga file and put it in a avisynth script, load the script into Virtualdub and output to divx.

There may be point and click solutions - I just haven't found any that worked too well for me




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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  #176382 6-Nov-2008 19:43
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sbiddle:
farcus: Try Avidemux

http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

this is a fantastic tool and can convert just about any format to any other format.


Have you actually tried this at all? Or are you just guessing it will work? The forums seem to indicate TS support doesn't work.




Most certainly have - although not since I have been back in New Zealand - and have only tried using Opensuse (not on windows or Mac)

Only problem you might encounter is a sync issue with audio which you can either adjust manually within avidemux, output audio to an uncompressed wav and then recompress, or alternatively - prepare the ts file in projectx ( http://project-x.sourceforge.net/ ) - a DVB demux tool

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