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I have captured several VHS tapes using Hauppauge USB Live 2. The captures are 10 Mbps MPEG-2 (.ts), 720x480, 29.97 FPS, Interlaced. The first use of these files was for DVDs which went well. Now, someone wants them on a thumb drive to watch on a Smart TV. What should I convert them to? Thank you.
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The smart TV can probably play those files, in which case your best option for quality is probably to play them as-is instead of recompressing.
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I have captured several VHS tapes using Hauppauge USB Live 2. The captures are 10 Mbps MPEG-2 (.ts), 720x480, 29.97 FPS, Interlaced. The first use of these files was for DVDs which went well. Now, someone wants them on a thumb drive to watch on a Smart TV. What should I convert them to? Thank you.
Thank you for response. I have a 3 year old Samsung Smart TV with a thumb drive slot and they won't play on it.
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11-16-2019, 04:49 PM
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Do you get an error message from the TV?
What is the exact model # of the TV?
Can you browse to the files at all?
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File type not supported
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Okaaaaay...
That’s a start.
Don’t you think the TV model would help us?
You could use a little company service known as Google, and find the owners manual.
Basically you are telling us you have a vehicle that’s going clickety thumpity clack and you want a diagnosis of whatever is wrong. Could be a tire, drive shaft, loose motor mount, or a pedestrian caught under the chassis.
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Okaaaaay...
Thatís a start.
Donít you think the TV model would help us?
You could use a little company service known as Google, and find the owners manual.
Basically you are telling us you have a vehicle thatís going clickety thumpity clack and you want a diagnosis of whatever is wrong. Could be a tire, drive shaft, loose motor mount, or a pedestrian caught under the chassis.
I found out the TV will definitely play MP4s. So, the question now becomes do I convert my .ts files to SD MP4s (720x480) or HD MP4s (1920x1080)?
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I found out the TV will definitely play MP4s. So, the question now becomes do I convert my .ts files to SD MP4s (720x480) or HD MP4s (1920x1080)?
MP4 is a video container, not a video codec. You want to check the video/audio codecs supported by your TV. You don't want to do any kind of upscaling, let the TV do it for you.
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11-18-2019, 12:46 PM
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You can use ffmpeg to put the video into a new container format:

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ffmpeg -i myvideo.ts -c copy myvideo.mp4
I would try that first because it's quick and the conversion would be lossless.
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