Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What's TS video! How to convert .ts on mac!

Transport stream(TS, TP, MPEG-TS, or M2T) is a communications protocol for audio, video, and data which is specified in MPEG-2 Part 1, Systems (ISO/IEC standard 13818-1). Its design goal is to allow multiplexing of digital video and audio and to synchronize the output. Transport stream offers features for error correction for transportation over unreliable media, and is used in broadcast applications such as DVB and ATSC. It is contrasted with program stream, designed for more reliable media such as DVDs.
TS format is a container format that encapsulates packetized elementary streams and other data.
Important elements of a transport stream: Packet, PID, Programs, Program Specific Information (PSI) , 1 PAT , PMT , PCR , Null packets

How to play .ts on mac using VLC!

How to convert ts to mp4, mkv, mov, avi etc. on mac using ts converter for mac!

How to rip dvd video_ts on mac!

How to convert MKV WMV AVI MOD MTS VIDEO_TS and other encode videos to ipod on mac!

iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. and launched on October 23, 2001.
The product line-up includes the hard drive-based iPod Classic, the touchscreen iPod Touch, the video-capable iPod Nano, the screenless iPod Shuffle and the iPhone. Former products include the compact iPod Mini and the spin-off iPod Photo (since reintegrated into the main iPod Classic line). iPod Classic models store media on an internal hard drive, while all other models use flash memory to enable their smaller size (the discontinued Mini used a Microdrive miniature hard drive). As with many other digital music players, iPods, excluding the iPod Touch, can also serve as external data storage devices. Storage capacity varies by model.

The iPod line can play several audio file formats including MP3, AAC/M4A, Protected AAC, AIFF, WAV, Audible audiobook, and Apple Lossless. The iPod Photo introduced the ability to display JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and PNG image file formats.

The iPod line can play three encoding types videos, and they are all in .mp4 postfix:
H.264 video: up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
H.264 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file
MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

As large number of videos are not .mp4 videos and also the .mp4 videos are in different encoding, so if you want to put the popular videos like avi mkv, wmv, mp4, mod, mov, quicktime etc. to ipod on mac, or if you want to put the videos from camcorder/camera to ipod on mac (always in .m2ts, .mts, .tp, .trp), you need a prefessional mac dvd to ipod movie converter and ipod video converter to convert the videos to the right .mp4 videos.

Video_TS is a folder in DVD , you can also rip a dvd to mp4 video, here is a guide about how to convert video ts to ipod on mac!

Monday, December 1, 2008

What's WMV!

WMV--Windows Media Video is a compressed video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. The original codec, known as WMV, was originally designed for Internet streaming applications, as a competitor to RealVideo. The other codecs, such as WMV Screen and WMV Image, cater for specialized content. Through standardization from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), WMV has gained adoption for physical-delivery formats such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
A WMV file is in most circumstances encapsulated in the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format. The file extension .WMV typically describes ASF files that use Windows Media Video codecs. The audio codec used in conjunction with Windows Media Video is typically some version of Windows Media Audio, or in rarer cases, the deprecated Sipro audio codec. Microsoft recommends that ASF files containing non-Windows Media codecs use the generic .ASF file extension.

Although WMV is generally packed into the ASF container format, it can also be put into the AVI or Matroska container format. The resulting files claim the .AVI, or .MKV file extensions, respectively. WMV can be stored in an AVI file when using the WMV 9 Video Compression Manager (VCM) codec implementation. Another common way to store WMV in an AVI file is to use the VirtualDub encoder.

This container can optionally support digital rights management using a combination of elliptic curve cryptography key exchange, DES block cipher, a custom block cipher, RC4 stream cipher and the SHA-1 hashing function.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

How to convert videos on mac using mac video converter!

Long time ago, i was going to take iSkysoft Vdieo Converter for Mac program to introduce how to convert videos to other format on mac. But either the input formats or the output formats are limited like the popular mkv videos etc.. The day i was waiting for all through is coming. The upgrade version supports added imput formats like MKV, WMV, MOD, ASF, MOD, MP2, AVCHD, camcorder HD video and output formats like MKV,MKA.

Input Audio formats: MP3,MKA,AAC,WAV,WMA,M4A,APE,OGG,MP2,AC3
Output Video formats: MP4,FLV,AVI,MKV,XVID,ASF,MOV,M4V,MPG,VOB,3GP
Output Audio formats: MP3,MKA,AAC,WAV,WMA,M4A,APE,OGG
Picture formats: JPG,BMP

The original intention to develop the mac video converter is to convert all popular videos to another video or audio format based on iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Creative Zen, iRiver PMP, Archos, various video mobile phones and many other digital video and audio players. Now, it no longer limited to the devices.
Not only for iSkysoft video converter for mac, also for other professional software, there are three basal steps about how to convert videos on mac!
Step 1: Add Video Source

Step 2: Select a output format file

Step 3: Click the 'Convert' to start convertion.

If you want more details about the program or advanced functions:
Video: Set video encoding settings by selecting a resolution, a frame rate, a bit rate and a video encoder.
Audio: Set audio encoding settings by selecting a sample rate, an audio channel, a bit rate and an audio encoder.
Tip: customize the outfile resolution by manually inputting the resolution values; change the output file name; change the output file save directory; snapshot; merge into one file and so on. here is a demo:
Learn more details about video/audio settings etc. about this mac video converter demo.

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What's MKV!

MKV(Matroska Multimedia Container) is a container format developed by Matroska. It can hold different types of video and audio. For example, there might be an .avi file contained within the .mkv file.

The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free Container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in conception to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MKA for audio-only files and .MKS for subtitles only. High Definition movies in 720 or 1080 pixel width format are often encoded and packaged as a Matroska format video with a .mkv file extension.

Matroska file types.mkv : Generally video files, as well those containing audio ( movies ) or video only..mka : audio only files, can contain any supported audio compression format, such as MP2, MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AC3, DTS, PCM and soon MPC ( musepack ).mks : a so called 'elementary' matroska stream containing any subtitles stream.

Matroska is an English word derived from the Russian word "matryoshka", which means "nesting doll" (the common Russian egg-shaped doll within a doll). This is a play on the container (media within a form of media/doll within a doll) aspect of the matryoshka as it is a container for visual and audio data. The transliteration may be confusing for Russian speakers, as the Russian word "matroska" (матроска) actually refers to a sailor suit.

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