I am having a hard time trying to reproduce .mts or .m2ts AVCHD movie files generated by my new Sony Handycam HDR-XR260VE camvorder on my HD TV by using my LaCie Mini HD Bridge media center.
The same files are correctly reproduced on a Windows PC with Windows Media Player or other players and are of course fine when played directly by the camcorder to the TV set via HDMI cable.
As it is stated in the product specifications, the LaCie Mini HD Bridge media center is supposed to reproduce AVCHD .mts or .m2ts files without need for any re-encoding or translation to other formats procedure. Of course, I did update my media center firmware to the latest version (2.07), but still the LaCie Mini HD would not play the files and, worse than that, it would get into a suspension status, forcing me to reset it, taking the power cable off.
Is there anyone who can give me some insight or suggestion?
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does it work with any other file types? is the problem limited to transport streams, or files only from your camera ?
have you contacted lacie for support ?
@hech54: Sorry, it won't happen again
@poisondeathray: My LaCie Mini HD Bridge works fine with many other video formats (.mpg, .avi, .vob, etc.), but before buying the new HD camcorder I had tryied it with SD files only. I haven't contacted LaCie support yet, but I have been told (and read here) that they are not famous for solving end-user problems like this...
If it plays different kind of videos and not those from your camcorder it is just as it is. Is it 50p video? Lots of media players will have problem with that or with container it is in. You might remux your clips into MKV or MP4 and it could be all right or it might not. Or it might have problem with AVCHD while playing Blu-Ray m2ts alright.
Latest firmware might help, might not.
I tried with both High Quality FH (1920x1080/50i, AVC HD 17M) and Standard Quality HQ (1440x1080/50i, AVC HD 9M) videos.
No 50p PS Quality.
It is very surprising that a media center supposed to play mts or m2ts files won't do its job even with Standard Quality files...
Which converter would you suggest to remux the clips into MKV or MP$ without loss of quality?
Even if it plays , you will experience 1s os so pauses between clips, that you should know, always better to watch final cut movie, but sure sometimes you need to see separate clips
Mkvmerge gui will remux it into mkv , you'd have to load each clip separately and export mkv or you can use command line, so you can get whole folder taken care of at one go:
FOR %A IN (*.m2ts) DO mkvmerge.exe -o "extra-%~nA.mkv" "%~A"
I kind of doubt mkv would help, but you can give it a try,
there is all kind of players out there now, one has to be carefull
Thanks. What about remuxing to mp4? Just to give it another try...