As my Sony TV cannot read much, and AVS Video converter produces .mp4 files with
a very bad quality (color stripes instead of gradient), I have to edit
the .ts itself.
So, I just bought Smart Cutter (portable), as it seems the most capable in that area.
However, My TNT 'Decoder/recorder' produces M2ts files, in a directory by itself,
cut into 2 Go 'data0001.ts', etc... There is also an Info.ini file
describing the various streams, the Time length and the global size
(there are no file format nor updates available from ELAP).
The decoder (TNT ELAP) has two different playback mode :
- Movie (where it can play .ts, .mp4...)
- Recorder, where it can only play files originaly created by itself weirdly, the recording
itself is made in a completely different menu : 'Timer'!).
Alas, even when the 'cut' .ts file contains 4 audio and 3 subtitles streams,
the 'Movie mode' will ignore totaly the subtitles, and play only an
associated '.srt' text file.
It will not play either the files contained in the 'recording' directory.
It may also (not certain of this) have playback problèmes with frequent temporary freezing.
In the 'Recorder' mode, if I cut out part of a file (a 5 minutes safety trailer for exemple)
and adjust the Info.ini content, then it will play the file including
the audio and subtitles, BUT it will STOP before the end and skip to next file.
My idea is that in fact, it is considering the 'time length' of the file AS IF the
missing 5 minutes were still there, and stops when this time is gone.
However, if I set the 'original' duration, it will just not play the clip at all.
And it is worse with multiple cut (Adds)
I developped a way to extract the subtitles (using several tools), so I can
create a .srt file for the clip, but it is quite a lenghty process.
I guess, according to the web, that many HD TV 'recorders' have a similar problem.
Is the M2ts stream including 'time marks' that are not edited by Smart Cutter ?
Is it possible that those 'time marks' are used by the player ?
Does anyone have ideas on this problem ?
None of the problems exist on a PC, although VLC will totaly ignore any of the .ts files,
SMPlayer will not display the subtitles (but set them on anyway), and Win Media Player (Win 7)
will refuse it all too. AVS Video converter will accept the .ts files, but converted from M2ts first.