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I got Windows Media Player to play everything, .mkv, .ts, etc... but I don't know how to setup VLC to play my .ts files. When I open the file with VLC, the program stays in a small window and I see nothing but a blank (light colored) screen when stretched. The time slider is moving but not the time clock.

The reason I even want to use it is for the subtitles in my .ts files. WMP is not playing them so I would like to see if VLC recognizes them unless someone can show me another way for WMP to play the subs.

WMP is playing subs from other files like .mkv and VOBs, etc... but not from a .ts file.

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Are you running Vista? If so, you may need to change the default output.

Run VLC and go into Settings, Preferences, Video, Output modules, click "Advanced options", and then choose an alternative video output module. (You might need to restart VLC.. I can't remember.)
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Are you running Vista? If so, you may need to change the default output.

Run VLC and go into Settings, Preferences, Video, Output modules, click "Advanced options", and then choose an alternative video output module. (You might need to restart VLC.. I can't remember.)

I'm running XP MCE.

Under settings, preference, video, output, the only settings that's there is:

Image file
OpenGL
DirectX

None of those options seem to have anything to select.

To update this, VLC will plays my .MKV files but not .TS files.
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Any ideas in what's going on here with VLC?
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That fix I mentioned was only on Vista. For your situation, go to "View -> Messages" and see what the reason it will not play back is. You will have to show the message window before you start playback of the file.
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That fix I mentioned was only on Vista. For your situation, go to "View -> Messages" and see what the reason it will not play back is. You will have to show the message window before you start playback of the file.

There are absolutely no messages while trying to play the file.
This has to be something very simple.
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That fix I mentioned was only on Vista. For your situation, go to "View -> Messages" and see what the reason it will not play back is. You will have to show the message window before you start playback of the file.

Well thanks for trying to help. It's more than anyone else did.
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PM sent.
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K. Try this:

Start -> Run. Enter "cmd" and press .
Type in the following command:
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cd "\\program files\\videolan\\vlc"
Change the location if you installed VLC to something other than the default.
Type in the following command:
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vlc --file-logging --logfile=messages.txt "c:\\my file.ts"
Replace "c:\\my file.ts" with the name and location of one of your trouble files.
Post the messages.txt as an attachment.
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kind of.

I just got my hands on a mpeg4 h.264 .ts file and it played fine.
I think I'm having trouble with mpeg2 .ts files.
An mpeg4 .ts will play. Not the mpeg2 files.

Any ideas on what would cause this?

Thanks!
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Probably trying to use the wrong decoder on them. Try the commands I mentioned above. The results should tell which decoder it is trying to use.
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http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...id=83976&stc=1

Ignore the .mkv extension at the end of the file. I added to make it recognizable to another program I was trying.

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It's trying to use the right demuxer for a .ts file
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main debug: using demux2 module "ts"

But VLC does not natively support the VC-1 codec. There is a way to compile VLC with VC-1 support but you will have to search their website.
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I've got the same problem as posted above. Has this problem been solved? OP, did you follow through and figure out a way to compile VLC w/ VC-1 support?
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I play .TS files with WINDVD and it works fine.


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Playing TS files with WinDVD does not work for me. NOthing shows up. Still haven't been able to get TS files to play with any of the above mentioned software.

Are there codecs available that I may be missing?

I've tried to convert to mpeg2 but the conversion programs just crash immediately.
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That's really strange for it not to playback an mpg2 .ts file, all of my recordings are in mpg2 .ts and it has no problem with playback. Try this go to start menu programs find the VLC folder and reset it, if that doesn't work try an uninstall and re install it but this time untick file associations when installing in custom mode.

Also under video modules tick the advanced box lower right corner, under the drop down menu choose DirectX 3Dvideo output for the preferred video rendering assuming you have the latest build. VLC is one of the few players that can actually open rocks and for it not to play a stupid mpg2 .ts file something really is "a muck"
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Well no luck with any of the above options. I'm really angry with this. I've got about 6 different HD programs that I'd like to play, but no luck with any of them.

I thought for a while that I've got some bad files, but when I tried installing FFDSHOW filter along with Media Player Classic, I do get Audio, which is an improvement.

I'm not getting anything out of WinDVD or VideoLAN no matter what the settings. I've tried to load it up into the HDTVtoMPEG2 converter program, but I get the error, "Could not find a channel!".

When I google "Could not find a channel!", oddly enough the only results are that in version .92 that error was "fixed". Doesn't appear to be fixed.

So the current state is that I've got a bunch of Planet Earth's, the Matrix, and the Fountain in HD that all are behaving the same way: only sound in WMPC using ffdshow.
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VC-1 encoded files are NOT MPEG-TS files.

To play VC-1 encoded files in ANY directshow application like WinDVD, you need to have a VC-1 decoder.

For VLC with VC-1 see http://sillydog.org/forum/sdt_12642.php or Google for "VLC VC-1".

As for the Planet Earth/Matrix/Fountain rips... they could be VC-1, H264 or even transcoded to anything else and you will need to find out what and find directshow decoders for them. Or you could just buy an XBOX 360 HD-DVD drive and rent them from netflix.
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Here's your incentive good luck!
MPG2 .ts

MPG2 .m2ts



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I guess I was wrong...
kind of.

I think I'm having trouble with mpeg2 .ts files.
An mpeg4 .ts will play. Not the mpeg2 files.

Any ideas on what would cause this?

Thanks!

Man it should play that file without even breaking a sweat, even blu-ray .m2ts has no trouble here. I wish I could help but you got me on this one I have no clue...

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Well no luck with any of the above options. I'm really angry with this. I've got about 6 different HD programs that I'd like to play, but no luck with any of them.

I thought for a while that I've got some bad files, but when I tried installing FFDSHOW filter along with Media Player Classic, I do get Audio, which is an improvement.

I'm not getting anything out of WinDVD or VideoLAN no matter what the settings. I've tried to load it up into the HDTVtoMPEG2 converter program, but I get the error, "Could not find a channel!".

When I google "Could not find a channel!", oddly enough the only results are that in version .92 that error was "fixed". Doesn't appear to be fixed.

So the current state is that I've got a bunch of Planet Earth's, the Matrix, and the Fountain in HD that all are behaving the same way: only sound in WMPC using ffdshow.

Ahem..yea wrong thread but the OP is right you can't get VLC to playback VC-1 unless you do the mod. You can get MPC to playback VC-1 do a search and you will find what your looking for.
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Man it should play that file without even breaking a sweat, even blu-ray .m2ts has no trouble here. I wish I could help but you got me on this one I have no clue...

The file he was trying to play used VC-1 not MPEG-2
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I got Windows Media Player to play everything, .mkv, .ts, etc... but I don't know how to setup VLC to play my .ts files. When I open the file with VLC, the program stays in a small window and I see nothing but a blank (light colored) screen when stretched. The time slider is moving but not the time clock.

The reason I even want to use it is for the subtitles in my .ts files. WMP is not playing them so I would like to see if VLC recognizes them unless someone can show me another way for WMP to play the subs.

WMP is playing subs from other files like .mkv and VOBs, etc... but not from a .ts file.

Thanks!


I'm pretty sure he was trying .ts as he stated because he wants subs on, well that's what I gathered from his 1st post maybe I missed something.
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I'm pretty sure he was trying .ts as he stated because he wants subs on, well that's what I gathered from his 1st post maybe I missed something.

The logs he posted (post #13) showed that he was trying to play an HD-DVD rip that was VC-1/DD+/DTS.
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The logs he posted (post #13) showed that he was trying to play an HD-DVD rip that was VC-1/DD+/DTS.

Ah thanks for the clarification, sorry to hijack his thread my bad...
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No problem. Only way you would have known was to view the log. Everything you said regarding MPEG-TS was correct though. I know you know that but just in case someone reads this thread looking for answers.
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