Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

32 posts


#56993 30-Jan-2010 21:41
Send private message

I'm trying to remux an episode of House from the windows media centre 7 WTV format to a format that is playable under windows Vista.

The episode is recorded from Freeview HD so is H.264/AAC. I have found a lot of information about this on the internet and have it 99% figured out but I'm having trouble with the audio.

I am using Graphedit to dump the audio/video to separate files (house.h264 and house.aac), then trying to remux the files into a Transport Stream using TSRemux.

This is working for the video but when I try to add the audio to TSRemux it tells me that it cannot detect the stream format.

Another strange thing is that no software seems to be able to do anything with the aac file except for winamp which plays it perfectly. (tried WMP12, MPC-HC, VLC, GSpot, MediaInfo, etc etc..)

My solution is to modify the filter graph to encode the audio into mp3, I haven't finished remuxing this yet so i don't know if it'll work, but i figure it should even if the audio is out of sync, but I'm mystified as to why i can't get TSRemux (or pretty much anything) to read my aac file.

If anyone can offer advice here I would appreciate it... I have no idea what i'm doing with these filter graphs and so far it's all been google/guesswork.

Create new topic


142 posts

Master Geek

  #294774 31-Jan-2010 00:30
Send private message

Have you tried VideoReDo TVSuite V4 with H.264 ?
Not sure if it will do .wtv files, but worth a try.

here.....VideoReDo TVSuite V4

94 posts

Master Geek

  #294981 31-Jan-2010 18:40
Send private message

Have you been able to do anything with wtv files other than play them in media center? The only way I can convert these stupid files is to screenrecord media center, which is lame


Cloud Guru
4060 posts

Uber Geek


  #295000 31-Jan-2010 20:43
Send private message

you can right-click them to convert to dvr-ms, then use another app to manipluate from there. vista may play the converted file ok though if you have the right codecs installed, but i'm nnot sure

Cloud Guru
4060 posts

Uber Geek


  #295001 31-Jan-2010 20:53
Send private message

you could try using avidemux - its built with the same aac decoding libraries as winamp (FAAD2)

i installed my win7 over my winvista... and vista has been eliminated from the household now!

94 posts

Master Geek

  #295012 31-Jan-2010 21:45
Send private message

convert to dvr-ms doesn't work for me, I'm on windows 7 RC x64. It says something about format not compatible with dvr-ms

148 posts

Master Geek

  #295074 1-Feb-2010 07:30

Not sure if this affects the result, but would it matter if the source is not aac, and is dolby digital instead? House is on TV3 isn't it?

149 posts

Master Geek

  #295160 1-Feb-2010 12:47
Send private message

The right click convert to dvr-ms doesn't work with Freview Terrestrial recrdings and I have also tried the latest Video Redo trial and that doesn't work with .wtv files.

I am running Windows 7 and I have found that the new .wtv files that are produced can be converted to .wmv files in a variety of bit rates and definitions (480p, 720p, 1080 etc) with Windows Live Movie Maker (a free download from microsoft) and then converted to dvd format and burnt with Windows DVD Maker.

Perhaps you can convert the resulting .wmv to mkv or .ts file with another converter. I find Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate pretty good for avi's and mkv's but haven't tried it with .wmv from freview HD recordings.


94 posts

Master Geek

  #295164 1-Feb-2010 13:27
Send private message

Windows live movie maker, for me, wont save videos as 720p or 1080p. I tried to contact windows live but they havn't responded yet

149 posts

Master Geek

  #295176 1-Feb-2010 14:13
Send private message

I just tried a 1080p conversion of a TV3 programme with Movie Maker in Windows 7 and it went fine, I just used the Windows Live addon and don't have any special codecs loaded. Sorry I can't help...

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Vodafone and Imperial College London invite smartphone users to help fight diseases
Posted 9-Apr-2020 11:09

Unisys Always-On Access Powered by Stealth provides fast, encrypted remote access for workers
Posted 9-Apr-2020 10:00

Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09

COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07

Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39

New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35

New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11

D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32

Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59

OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54

D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00

Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04

Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19

TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.