Originally Posted by HawgGuy
I believe it is due to PAFF interlacing. I can play all sorts of h.264 on my Mac, but not r5000-hd or HD-PVR files.
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...