Originally Posted by oldcpu
Thanks from me to Kadath for also uploading a raw mts file.
Now the very old Athlon 2800+ CPU was much slower than the Dual Core P8400 (and I don't like slow) , but it was stable, and it shows what one can do with good software !
Gluten for punishment that I am, I dragged the raw Sony HDR-XR500V mts clip over to my "sandbox PC" which is running openSUSE-11.1 on an even older desktop (9 years old) 32-bit athlon-1100+ with 1GB of RAM and an old nVidia mx440 graphics.
First I tried to play the raw .mts file with the athlon-1100 (using the application ffplay). Linux ffplay could play the raw format, but it was slow and stuttered, as did the audio stutter. Not nice.
Next, on the athlon-1100, I flashed up openSUSE Linux kdenlive and performed the same operation with kdenlive (import the file, clip off the same portion and render it). It worked no problem. But it was SLOW to render. That very short clip took an excruciating 6 minutes to render to an xvid format. I think my 9-year old desktop athlon-1100 PC won't be taking on any editing duties any time soon.
I'm also unclear how many of such mts clips kdenlive running on an athlon-1100 with only 1GB of RAM could handle, before it loses stability. But a short clip works ok (albeit SLOW).
Anyway, I was able to play the resulting xvid very smoothly with good audio. So after the rendering process, everything is fine.