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Converting Transport Stream Files

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by peterpi, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. peterpi

    peterpi Member

    Any recommended software for changing HD .TS files to .MP4 or .AVI Divx Files?

    I've used Freemake Video Converter, but when you have big files, like 8 Gbyte, it stops after a while.

    Any other suggestions?
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    From the links below, see Index.. Miscellaneous.. Video File Support & Manipulation. Lots of topics to follow up.

    The custom firmware web interface offers MPG conversion on-the-box.
  3. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    Anyone tried Mirillis Splash EX for this? I'm wondering whether to upgrade from Pro.

    EDIT: I'll answer my own question. Downloaded the trial version and tried it with a 30 minute HD BBC file that had been decrypted and 'sorted' with VideoReDo Quick Stream Fix (it's what I had available).
    First, Splash EX did not detect Quick Sync, even though I'm using a Sandybridge i5. Using CUDA hardware acceleration, it wanted 95 minutes to save the file as 720p mp4. There are no options available that copy the video stream without recoding. For comparison, VideoReDo did the 720p recode in around 25 minutes and saved the edited file as a .ts without resizing in under a minute.
    Not impressed. VideoReDo H264 remains the tool of choice - if only it was half the price...
    Here's the dilemma. I can save a movie off air on the Humax. Decrypt it. Copy it to a PC. Edit out the rubbish and recode it to mp4. Copy it back to the Humax. Time taken: at least a couple of hours. Or I can download it from t'interweb in less than 10 minutes. Tough call.
  4. peterpi

    peterpi Member

    Thanks all for the suggestions.

    This made me chuckle.
    Really is a tough call. :)
  5. jack616

    jack616 Member

    hmmm... why convert it at all?
    Editing I do with the handset - takes 2 minutes for a 2hr film and then copy it off onto a hard drive.
    You then have no drm and can play it back on the device that suits you best at a time that suits you best.
    Downloading is very expensive and unnecesarily takes away your control of what you have paid for.
    It simply encourages the unacceptable aspects of commercialisation of the internet.
    That seems to be a no brainer to me.
  6. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    I suppose it depends on whether you want to 'archive' something - keep it for posterity in your video library in the fond belief that you might watch it again some years down the line. In that case, you'd want to extract it to a more standard - and probably more economical - format than a Hummy ts, so that it can be stored and played on other equipment.

    I also still find the on-box editing pretty kludgy. Setting the bookmarks is not particularly precise and the loss of 5-8 seconds of sound after each edit is annoying. That said, there was a time when I downloaded recordings from my 9200T (a commitment in itself), edited them in VideoRedo and then encoded them to DVDs - and thought it was worth the effort. I have a cupboard full of old home-made DVDs and never watch any of them, the poor quality being a major issue. Times change.

    As for downloading, well, that's a term that covers a multitude of possible sins...
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  7. peterpi

    peterpi Member

    Only just caught up with your reply, and it made me smile. I'm archiving to a media server so if I run out of room, I have the option to delete, but I'll probably keep all the "krud" and get another HDD. And on the subject of media players, I have to start a new threads.

  8. jack616

    jack616 Member

    If the other equipment doesnt do TS or M2TS I'd be looking to replace it.
    As far as I'm aware these are the only formats designed for enough fault tolerance to work reliably in wifi/broadcast arenas
    and that seems to be what everyone wants these days. Or have I missed something?