how to deal with those 10-14 gigabyte MPEG2 HDTV transport streams.



As many TV stations start to broadcast MPEG2 HDTV movies these days from time to time one of those MPEG2 HDTV movies is stored on a local harddisk. These harddisk recorders store the data normally in so called “MPEG2 transport streams (TS)”. Since these transport streams contain several more information beside the MPEG2 video+audio data you need to get rid of those extra informations before you can transcode/reencode the MPEG2 to something like MPEG4.


A great tool for that purpose is HDTVtoMPEG2 – it converts the transport stream into a usable and reencodeable MPEG2 movie file. From that point you can use the commonly known tools (like Virtual Dub MPEG2) to convert to MPEG4 for example.



Source 1: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~balazer/HDTVtoMPEG2/index.html
Source 2: http://fcchandler.home.comcast.net/stable/

  1. #1 by Ello on November 28, 2005 - 08:18

    the screenshot looks nice. but i would say its not that new.
    I´m using tools like PVAStrumento and ProjectX for such purpose since a long time (mostly SDTV).
    Theres not much difference in a SDTV TS and HDTV TS…

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