I am hoping of any help to see if I can play back recorded files from my external hard disc..... to play them back on laptop. The files seem to be in .TS format and ive tried numerous players / convertors....to no avail.
The recordings are premium channels from sky and some also in HD.....!!!!!
These channels , for example are sky sports 1 and setanta 1..and I cant play them back on my laptop......
After your help to play these on my laptop (win 8) , I hope to move on and make dvd's of any I want to keep.
Hope you can help me.......!!!!
and I did do tests and found that I could record and play back FTA channels...but it appears to be the decoded/premiuim channels I cannot play on my laptop..
Any-way ...Thanks for any help.......Billyie
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Thread: TS & HD files query
i used an Ariva 252 combi box and an external hard drive....WD passport..500gig hard drive onto which is recorded my file in .TS format......
AND mediainfo gave....
ALIDVRS2\[TS]2013-09-22.214.171.124-Sky Sport 3 HD-32\000.dvr
Format : MPEG-PS
File size : 64.0 KiB
hope this looks normal and is workable into being able to view on my laptop..and even make dvd's of this....?
Or is there more info from mediainfo you need...if you can giude me as how to collect the data from mediainfo for you...thanks,.... Billyie
64 Kb is far too small to be a video file.
If that's all you have, you're out of luck.
I don't remember if a ts container is directly supported by Windows, and assuming that it's not 64 kb file, to play a ts you may try to install LAV Filters. LAV will enable Windows Media Player to play a ts. Another option is to open your files in MPC, MPC-BE or PotPlayer which all have internal filters to decode any kind (SD and HD) of recorded transport stream.
hi..you said that 64kb was too small..and I was out of luck..but i only recorded a small example to see what would happen in terms of being able to view it on my laptop....
is the type of file acceptable to players and convertors ,,as seen by mediainfo, so as I can play it on the laptop and even to make dvd 's...
once I am confident with which player/ convertor I should use, I will record full lejtghs of programs...
please advise if I can continue with recoding such files....and which players I can try....
All of the players I listed can read TS files without assistance from any other software. But I think davexnet is right, 64 kb is too small for even one frame of video in a transport stream file. At least try a larger file.