How to edit mpeg2 .ts files on a Mac ?

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  1. FrenchPB macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I'd like to edit an MPEG-2 .ts file on my iMac (cut ads and ending), but I can't find a program to do that. Can you advise me on a software that could do this for me ?

    Thanks
     
  2. dtechlogic macrumors regular

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    I am assuming avchd files .mts files. You can copy the whole file structure the avchd folder to your pc and load it through import from camera settings in imovie.
     
  3. FrenchPB thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, it's a MPEG-2 .ts file coming from a tv capture. I'd like to edit the video to delete the ads, the beginning, and the ending.

    Haven't found one software that can do that... iMovie and Final Cut Pro won't even do it. It looks like only PC apps and do that !
     
  4. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Why did you use MPEG2 for TV capture?
    You should be able to transcode your files in MPEG Streamclip (install Perian beforehand).
     
  5. JasonA macrumors member

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    Probably because that's how most TV broadcast go out - in MPEG2. MPEG Streamclip can do simple cutting to remove commercials. It works a lot like Quicktime player - set your playhead where you want to cut in/out, and press I for in or O for out, then command-X to cut. It's not totally frame-accurate, but good enough for simple edits like commercial breaks. And it can do it without transcoding. If you transcode, you will lose quality.
     
  6. czaras, Sep 15, 2011
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    hello guys
    I also need to deal with .ts files from my tv satelite recorder. Some of them I can play with quicktime X some not. I have installed Perian. Can you tell me, if these files appear to be mpeg-2 and I can play them with qt, why do I get information that I need to buy mpeg-2 playback component when I try to import them to MPEGStream?

    Does anyone know any video converter I can use with option to convert .ts files to quicktime proress??
     
  7. Kevin Monahan macrumors regular

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    Do you have Premiere Pro on your Mac? Many do as part of Creative Suite. That would probably do the job on Mac.
     
  8. JasonA macrumors member

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    What format is the audio in? I'm guessing the difference between the MPEG2 videos that play in Quicktime and ones that do not is in the audio format. If the audio is MP2, then QT will play the clip with sound; if it's AC-3 (Dolby digital), then the video will play but the sound will not. I believe that is what you need the Quicktime MPEG2 component for.
     
  9. czaras macrumors newbie

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    Thx for answer. Shouldn't I be able to play mpeg2 with my installed Perian? I'll check Premiere Pro and let you know later.
     
  10. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Perian doesn't include MPEG2 playback (IIRC). You either will need the 20 dollar QT plugin or check out ffmpeg.
     
  11. czaras macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately in Premiere Pro you can't import .ts files - checked.
    Will try ffmpeg later. Is it simillar to ffmpegx ?
     
  12. kev6677 macrumors member

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    ADOBE PRIEMERE ELEMENTS cheap and does a decent job without having to trascode during import
     
  13. czaras macrumors newbie

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    I'd be so happy if you guys could first check it yourself before you give me worth nothing solution: see attachment
     

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  14. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure most are confusing .ts files with .mts, with Premiere being able to handle the latter.
     
  15. czaras macrumors newbie

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    I did check almost every app I've heard about and still nothing guys.
    The only things I know is:
    - my HD recordings have video h.264 codec/audio Mpeg-1 layer 2 (mp2)
    - my SD recordings have video mpeg-2 codec / audio Mpeg-1 layer 2 (mp2)
    Both are interlaced.
    I give you short examples of both and hope that someone can give me an answer to question: what app should I use to edit (just cutting,merging) and export these videos with deinterlacing.

    SD - 23MB
    http://www.filesonic.com/file/2023150331

    HD - 62MB
    http://www.filesonic.com/file/2023150341
     
  16. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Do you intend for us to pay filesonic.com for the privilege of downloading your videos? Your video have non-standard combinations of video/audio tracks. However, this should not prevent your from editing them. You may have to transcode them first. MPEG Streamclip is recommended by JasonA above. I repeat his recommendation here.
     
  17. czaras macrumors newbie

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    Of course not. This is just the simplest way to share some files and it's for free, just click on SLOW DOWNLOAD, wait 20sec and voila ;)
    Thx for recommendation. I tried with MPEG STREAMCLIP but it doesn't open any of my .ts files giving the information that I need MPEG-2 playback component which is weird for me because AFAIK this codec is included in LION and Quicktime X. I've found out about it at the moment I wanted to buy and download this component. Apple website said I don't need one because I've already have it on my system.
    Maybe do you have any other advices for me. I'd be very greatful.
     

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  18. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Oh, I see. The [SLOW DOWNLOAD] button is toward the bottom of the page and requires me to scroll down to find it. Bad layout by filesonic.com. No warning that this is the case. Bad move by you.

    Having downloaded the .ts file:
    • Opened without issue using Any Video Converter. However, AVC (free version) will transcode to other formats, but only at 4:3 aspect ratio.
    • Opened using MPEG Streamclip giving minor error message. However, the utility transcoded to 16:9 aspect ratio .h264/aac-based .mov without issue.
    • Opened in VLC without issue.
    The takeaway message here is that you will probably have to spend some money. Money spent on the MPEG2 Playback Component is money well spent. It will allow you to use MPEG Streamclip to its fullest.
     
  19. JasonA macrumors member

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    Note that MPEG Streamclip only works with MPEG2, it won't work for your H.264 material. I'm not sure what to recommend for editing .ts files with H.264. Anybody?
     
  20. czaras macrumors newbie

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    Well, success at least with MPEG2 ;)))
    We should read websites more carefully ;) At:
    http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html
    you can find information that you need to install mpeg2 component in order to use their application and you need their beta version for it. Finally I can use MPEG Streamclip with no issues.
    Still don't know about h.264 thing. I will continue my research.
     
  21. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    You can export MPEG Streamclip to about any codec you have installed on your machine.
     
  22. czaras macrumors newbie

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    We know that, it's about files imported into Streamclip, not exported.
     
  23. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    oops, sorry. :eek:

    ...but for import it is the same: what ever codec you have , MPEG Streamclip can import it.
     
  24. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    iMovie prefers, but is not limited to, the .mov wrapper. The default codecs for the .mov wrapper are h.264/aac. The upshot is that JasonA would have no problem with the output of MPEG Streamclip if he stopped making excuses for not doing what he needs to do.
     

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