How do I edit a .ts file?

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#1

apologies if this has already been covered, but I have been unable to locate an answer in the forum:
I have just purchased a copy of ConvertXToDvd, which creates DVD disks of .ts files copied off of my Humax 9200T.
However, I would like to remove the adverts etc. from the .ts file before I start the process running.
Please can anyone point me in the right direction of a utility to do this (free preferably).
Thanks


#2

try going here to see if this helps


#3

Use ProjectX, which is free.


#4

Thanks to you both for the advice. I have tried the various programs referred to, but nothing seems to let me save the file as a .ts which is what I need for ConvertXToDVD.


#5

Try NullPacketStripper, don’t know if it will help or not.
http://www.hometheatersoftware.com/stuff/NullPacketStripper/


#6

Presumably you are recording from Freeview? The .ts files are MPEG2 transport streams which are already encoded at source and only need a few adjustments to give you a DVD-Video. The key thing is to avoid any major re-encoding during these small changes, since the video quality is very good already.

To answer your question directly, the .ts file can be imported into MPEG Video Wizard or VideoRedo (both have a month’s free trial), which can edit out preamble and advertisement sections, and keep the main video that you require. Only a few video frames either side of the editing points will be altered.

If it is Freeview transmission that you are recording, then the group-of-pictures (GOP) length is sometimes as much as 40 frames, whereas the interval appropriate to DVD-Video is 15 frames. Both MPEG Video Wizard and VideoRedo have options to save the files with these extra adjustments made, and thus make it easier to finally author a DVD.

To be honest, ConvertXtoDVD is a general purpose application and in this case may not get you the best quality with the finished product. If you process the .ts files as described above then you can author them to DVD using a freeware program such as DVD Styler.


#7

Many thanks for the advice. I will give both programs a try.