I'm going through all my old videos which I transferred onto my pc many years ago.
I've been pruning out the rubbish using Avidemux, before I try to do some sort of restoration.
Working with the older files (.avi) has been easy.
But I've now come across some more modern files.
Each video is has .m2ts, .m2ts.idx2, .m2ts.modd, and .m2ts.moff.
How do I work with these?
Do I just work with the .m2ts only?
And for basic trimming out unwanted sections in these files, is Avidemux still the best tool to use?
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Last edited by Sharc; 17th Sep 2023 at 12:39.
Be aware that as well as creation times etc. If your camera was an actioncam that was able to store GPS data, this will also be lost. These are usually stored in moff files.
All I'm trying to do at the moment is trim out all the rubbish.
I've been using Avidemux for my older transferred files which were in .avi. But wasn't sure if Avidemux was the best for the newer/more advanced files.
Once I've done all the trimming, then I'll start looking at splicing, fade outs, etc. (software suggestions?)
Then some image restoring (some videos are std 8mm and super 8mm, as well as SD and HD camcorder).
Finally maybe some low loss compression.
Not really interested in titles, etc., as the file name should be enough.
Currently we never watch any of these home videos because by today's viewing standards, they are virtually unwatchable.
Sorry guys, another quick question.
As I'm just trimming out unwanted bits of the m2ts files, I will be setting the Outputs as "Copy".
But what should I set as the "Output Format"?
A bit of searching on the VideoHelp forum indicates problems with m2ts and Avidemux.
Maybe I should be trimming with something else?
My panasonic camcorder places I-frames less than one second apart. More than adequate for trimming out the dross.
Saving as .mkv would be the best option.
One piece of advice. I recommend installing the latest nightly build of Avidemux (2.8.2), if not already installed.
As for other software, it really depends on what you are going to be doing. Avidemux can do a lot, but it is not a multitrack editor, so has some limitations.
I personally have no experience with restoring old footage, although I am just about to convert some old 8mm cine film to digital. Avisynth, or a variation of, seems to be the common recommendation here. Bit of a learning curve though!
Last edited by Secoast; 18th Sep 2023 at 17:16.
BTW, what's the difference between the win64 version and the win64Qt5 version.
I have Windows 11.