Only High Def. TS files on the Humax are in H.264 (these files can't be extracted using 'Extract to MPG'). Standard Def. TS files on the Humax are MPEG2 which is the format required for DVD, so renaming a Standard Def. Humax TS file to MPG is all that is required to allow it it be accepted by DVD authoring software.
Details of a Standard Def. Humax TS file :-
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Details of a High Def Humax TS file (Note 'Extract to MPG' can't be used for High Def. Files):-
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VLC is agreeing with you, Codec = MPEG 1 / (MPEG) 2 for SD, not H.264SD Video codec is mpeg2
True, but High Def. 1440 x 1080 was H.264 and the current High Def. 1920 x 1080 is also H.264, so the 1440 is not importantAnamorphic HD (1440 x 1080) disappeared a while ago
True again, but AVCHD is not a DVD standard and the resulting disk won't play on a DVD playerIncidentally HD recordings can be recorded to a DVD-Blank using AVCHD
A useful post, thanks, but the OP was asking about targeting the repackaging at DVD output - although it may well be possible to repackage to MP4, the stream codecs will still (according to my limited understanding) be incompatible with DVD.
Eh? MPEG2 video/MP2 audio are fine for DVD. I guess the OP would need to clarify, but my impression was just that whatever software he's using on Mac does not support MPG files but does support AVI and MP4. Whether that software is intelligent enough to know not to re-encode those codecs is another question!