I'm running a PC with Vista Ultimate, and another with Mint 9LXDE.
I've exported a video from my PVR to the Linux machine via USB it is named (by the PVR) as "Carols from Kin_2012112318142701.ts" and plays OK in both VLC and Gnome players.
Wanting to split the individual carols into seperate videos, I used the "Record" facility in VLC.
This results in long unwieldy file names terminating in ".ts.ts"
I have re-named these with just the Name of the carol appended with ".ts" (no numbers).
These snippets wouldn't play in VLC either before or after I re-named them!
They would however play in Gnome player, though any attempt to progress the slider through the track just results in it starting again from the beginning.
Transferring this work to my Vista PC, Media player recognises and plays the original file from the PVR, but rejects all of the snippets as not being a recognised codec.
Attempting to transcode the snippets to MP4 (for my iPad) I tried to use "WinX HD Video Converter DeLuxe", which promply crashes each time I load one of thes files before I ask it to start transcoding!
"Any Video Converter", however does transcode them, but the audio is out of sync.
Thought I might be more successful with "Handbrake", but I've no idea how to install it on my Mint 9LXDE machine.
Found these two links, but I'm not clever enough to understand if I can use this software, or if I would be capable of even installing it!
Can anyone help me?
Sorry it's such a long post, but best that you have all the facts!