HD Video Converter for Mac OS X?

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  1. JoeLovette macrumors newbie

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    I need an application to convert .TS files to other formats, such as .MP4, .WMV etc. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good application that can do this? If it's free that is even more of a bonus.

    If there isnt a good one, then it's not that much of a problem as I have conversion software on my Windows OS installed on my Mac, but it would just be good to be able to convert on the Mac OS instead.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. JoeLovette thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I'll check it out, I'm just hoping it reads .TS, I'll update you when I've tried it.
     
  4. JoeLovette thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have had just had a lot of problems with the program. I encoded one video, which came out with really good quality, but it was sped up, by what looked like double the speed.

    The .TS when dragged in also came up as "unrecognized" so that is probably not going to help with the encoding.

    Can get anyone give me some advice for this?
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the latest handbrake source (unreleased version) will do what your after!!
     
  6. JoeLovette thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When is it going to be released?
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    they dont really tell you, they just release it when theyr ready.

    http://handbrake.fr/?article=snapshot

    you can grab it from there! its amazing.
     
  8. JoeLovette thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Everytime I go to encode a file, the program crashes...?
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    its only a pre-release thingo, thers bound to be bugs.

    what kind of file are you working with!??!? maybe if its small enough i could help you out. quicktime can also help you out (if your prepared to pay for pro)
     
  10. JoeLovette thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are .TS files. They are footage from the game Halo 3, captured by a Hauppauge HD-PVR. I would need multiple files converted a lot of the time, so its not just a single file I need converted.

    EDIT: Some extra information about the clips:

    They are captured at 1280x720
    They are captured at 8mb/s
    They are quite big files, a 10 second clip is roughly 35mb.
     
  11. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    I can't tell you how many times I've seen people get QTPro thinking it would help them open a video file without knowing that if a standard install of QT won't open it, then QTPro won't make any difference.

    To OP: what I can almost guarantee will work is the Quicktime MPEG-2 plugin (costs about 20usd) in combination with MPEG Streamclip. For free options you can also try mencoder or the Streaming/Exporting wizard in VLC.
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok damn so pretty darn large. that kinda sucks. i have too many video coders, i just dont use them often but im sure i could of found something that converted them.

    1. you never know. like u said the MPEG-2 plugin might work :p

    2. hows about perian??
     
  13. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yes handbrake is very good to convert DVD format to mpeg4, avi and mkv. but you meantioned wmv so i thought FfmegX. VisualHub used to be the best app which is shareware but is now discontinued.
     
  14. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    According to the OP, these are TS files. Quicktime does not (afaik) read transport streams with or without the mpeg2 plugin.
     

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