Originally Posted by Aleron Ives
Has anyone checked to be sure that the iView truly records .m2ts and not .ts? It wouldn't make much sense for it to convert .ts to .m2ts when recording, so I wouldn't be surprised if the extension is just wrong.
Actually the iview extension is mts.
As for your question whether it could indeed be m2ts, that would be above my knowledge scale.
I do know that the extensions mts, m2ts and m2t are similar.
Also, I have actually renamed m2ts (blu-ray file) to ts and have it to play in a media player.
As best as I can tell, the difference between ts and m2ts is the packet size and its not much.
Here's a definition of terms:
"M2T, m2ts, mts
The .mts, .m2t and .m2ts are a container file format for multiplexing audio, video and other streams. It is based on the MPEG transport stream container and is also known as BDAV MPEG-2 transport stream. This format is commonly used for high definition video on Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD and HD Camcorders. It usually contain AVC/H264 or MPEG2 video."
I did mention earlier in thread, put the output from iview onto blu-ray disc and it played fine on my blu-ray player.
But as far as how compliant it is....there are levels of compliance with blu-rays that probably could make a thick book...
My thought on this is the packet sizes would need to be analyzed carefully to know exactly what the output from the iview is along with all the other info to know for sure.
To change from mts to ts only involves changing the packet size and wrapper...same for m2ts so no re-encoding is necessary.
This can either be accomplished with avidemux or tsmuxer...possibly with a few other progs.
There are 3 outputs 'sizes" from the iview.
I have text files from media info, I'll see if I can post it up.