How do I play .ts files?

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  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have a 3 minute long HD transport stream file and have tried playing it in both vlc 0.8.4 and 0.8.5, on a Quad Powermac.

    On VLC 0.8.4 I jus get thoroughly blurred video, you can't make out what is on screen, and VLC displays the error message 'computer too slow?', however I doubt this on a Quad G5!

    On VLC 0.8.5, VLC just quits after a few seconds.

    Does anyway know a way round this or a another app which can play .ts files?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    Hi
    Sorry you're having trouble. Have you tried the basic OS X-supplied DVD player? Under File > there is an 'open video_ts' option. It works for me. maybe there really is something wrong with your .ts file?
    Good luck. :)
     
  3. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but it didn't work for me, does anyone have any other suggestions?

    please....
     
  4. freeny macrumors 68020

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    see if Handbrake will recognize it, then convert to a quicktime movie.
     
  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    As far as I know, VLC is the only program on the Mac that will play them. I haven't had any luck converting them though... :(
     
  6. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    MPEG Streamclip should work if you have the MPEG 2 Quicktime component installed.
     
  7. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, the Quicktime component will not accept .ts or .tp files. I do have the Quicktime component and to be honest, its useless.
     
  8. freeny macrumors 68020

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    You can always burn as a "Video CD" or a "DVD-Video from VIDEO_TS" using Toast and watch it on a dvd player....
     
  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    A .TS file is an MPEG Transport Stream. I don't have Toast (long story but they made me mad so I'll never buy their crap again) so I can't test it but I don't think that will work. A .TS file from HD content is about 9 GB/hour. It'd have to be converted.
     
  10. norz macrumors newbie

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    MPEG Streamclip 1.8 with QuickTimeMPEG2Pro 6.4.1 can open .ts streams. I didn't try with HD streams, though.
    Also: sometimes when opening a .ts file, MPEG Streamclip uses 100% cpu, and goes on like this for more than 3 minutes (I killed it after).

    Note: apparently converting an interlaced .ts stream to .avi doesn't work too well, ie: I couldn't encode it to a lower bitrate while keeping the same quality. (The resulting quality was much worse than the original, I haven't researched much on this subject, though.)
     
  11. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    I used both mpegStreamclip and handbrake for quite a while but found that the overall winner for converting just about any file to any format was VisualHub.

    I convert loads of different formats into HQ MOV files for manipulation in Imovie and it "just works" (everytime).
     
  12. DST macrumors newbie

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    Unable to play .ts files created by Haupauge 1212 PVR

    I too am having this problem with HD video files I want to send to a friend who has a G5 Imac. Curiously, I sent him a test clip 2 years ago, and it played fine, I believe with Quicktime. Now, the same test clip will not play on the same computer. These clips were created on a PC using a Haupauge 1212 PVR, and Total Media Extreme, which uses H.264 compression. I believe in the interim he upgraded to Snow Leopard, or from Snow Leopard, I'm not sure. They used to play on my (his discarded) dual processor G4 tower, and probably still do, using whatever version of Quicktime is on that thing. As far as I know, these files will not play under Windows XP except with the player that came with the Haupauge, which is Total Media Theater, part of Total Media Extreme. Regardless, they only play on a Dual-core or better. They play fine under Windows 7, all versions, using Windows Media Player. They would not play under the first Windows 8 preview. I have not tried the second. I have not been able to play them under any version of Linux, or with Windows XP 64 bit (although they did work at one time with an older version of Windows Media player) and (I think) they play on my Android tablet. They are supposedly MPEG4 files. Any help with this will be appreciated.
     
  13. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    vlc
     

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