Originally Posted by Loobster
Video ReDo does seem to re-encode pretty quick though .... I do wonder if there are better programs out there that might take longer but end up with better results.
Single pass encoding with VRD runs fast but doesn't look very good, in my estimation. When I played with re-encoding MPEG-2 TiVo or WMC captures to H.264, I edited the profile to do 2-pass encoding and the end result was very good (using only a 30% reduction in bitrate). If for some reason I ever had to re-encode my MPEG-2 captures to H.264, that is the way I would do it.
Since I now just need something to splice commercials out and don't need to re-encode, is there a program that's cheap or free that will do that with M2TS or TS files? Video ReDo is ok, but the frame/scene navigation isn't anywhere near as good as other programs that I've used before (like the Womble products) although I wonder if MPEG2 material just lends itself better to easier navigation than AVC material.
What is it you don't like? You can see a row of frame thumbnails and you can set the interval to individual frames or timed from 0.1 to 60 sec -- I usually set mine to 0.1 sec unless I need a finer frame cut. You can customize the skip buttons and arrow keys to jump forward or back at a time interval of your choosing. I have my skip buttons set for 5 sec, 30 sec & 2 min and my arrow keys at 1 sec. You can get anywhere in the file very quickly. I think the commercial detection -- with the proper settings -- is outstanding and the batch mode lets me run a group of captures through the commercial detection without any attention.
But, of course it is not free.