Abc1 Dtv Format Change Between 19-26 Nov 2009?
Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:23 PM
This is not new to either VLC or Ubuntu; it's been an annoyance for ages.
All attempts at converting say dvr-ms to mp4 or avi fail to produce a good result.
Does anybody know if ABC changed transmission formats during that week, and if so, what are the relevant details?
VLC 'show codec' suggests there IS an audio stream, but its packet statistics are all 0.
WMP11 on W7 plays the files OK, so the fall back is to borrow a windows machine, but that's not my preferred option.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:14 PM
I'd suggest putting the dvr-ms files into VideoReDo on a Windows PC (might get lucky and have it work under Wine, the trial should do the job regardless) and getting it to convert it to MPEG (just a container change rather than a re-encode), it handles recorded TV files fairly well and fixes a lot of stream errors.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:16 PM
Does VLC show a MP2 stream in the files? It should be the primary stream, but $deity knows what re-arrangement WMC may have done when re-wrapping the transport stream into dvr-ms...