I. Doesn't my original trick for 1280x720 .TS files with AAC 2.0 audio still work?:
Try these three steps to play HD-PVR files on your Mac without transcoding:
1. Use the MP4 Creator to convert the file to .MP4.
2. Use VisualHub in the MP4 Tab with Advanced Settings of Video Passthru and Audio Passthru, to convert the MP4 file again to .MP4.
3. Install Perian v1.1
QuickTime should now play the file, on at least a Core2Duo 1.85Ghz, such as my Mac Mini. There has been no transcoding, just container changes.
NOTE: This works on .TS 720p HD-PVR files. VisualHub does not transcode interlaced H.264 files such as HD-PVR .TS files created in 1080i. I have not yet tried to use video passthru in VisualHub on 1080i files...http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...b#post14191353
II. If the .TS has AC3/5.1 audio, then here was my post on the VisualHub Support forum:
Now that the beta driver has been released for AC3 5.1 audio when digitizing content on the Hauppauge, I discovered an interesting container conversion using VisualHub:
iTunes, with AppleTV 5.1 + 2.0 with video and audio passthru
Previously, the resulting MP4 file would not open in QuickTime. Now, since there is 5.1 AC3 present, the resulting container is MOV. Now the MOV files does open in QuickTime and with enough CPU power will play (perhaps Perian is required, I will have to check with Perian uninstalled to see if it still plays). UPDATE: the file plays without Perian.http://www.isquint.org/cgi-bin/ikonb...0;hl=hauppauge