Transport streams (TS, .ts) are only really used in two workflows:
- broadcasted digital video (antenna HD, cable, satellite)
- and certain HD video cameras
As such, there are only two real choices for working with TS files:
- PVR software with TS editing/encoding abilities
- Professional NLEs (non-linear editors) like Adobe Premiere CS3/CS4 Pro or Sony Vegas Pro -- sometimes though intermediary codecs or imports
I'm actually happy to say that I don't work with this too much, because I don't record a lot of TV these days, and my cameras don't use those formats.
and VideoReDo are the two big names in PVR software, although they tend to differ in methodology and features. Historically, both of them have awful encoding quality, but recent versions have supposedly changed the rendering engines. I've not really looked into it just yet, low priority.
However, Womble has asked me twice to review the latest version 5 of Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD
, which I've heard now uses an FFMPEG engine to re-encode. ConvertXToDVD
uses a similar encoder, and deserves it's reputation for high quality video encoding (XVID/Divx AVI > DVD).
If you want to submit a TS stream on a DVD, I'll use it to review the Womble software. I only try full versions of software; however, you may want to have a look at their publicly available trial
. Not sure if it has limits, or if it's just time-limited.
I could also run it through Premiere CS3 and CS4, if you're curious. Having not done it before, not sure if there will be any bottlenecks or codec/import issues to deal with.
If there anything wrong/inferior about the VideoReDo encode? Or are you just curious about possible alternative methods?