What do you use to concatenate *mts snippets?
my PVR records TV in *mts snippets of each 512MB (several of them in a row are e.g. one movie or series's episode). (They are both SD mpeg2 and HD x264 under the hood)
On my Mac I need to concatenate them.
I used to use Avidemux
put files in Avidemux. Cut. Then:
video output: copy
audio output: copy
output format: mpeg TS muxer (ffmpeg)
or mpeg PS muxer (ffmpeg)
Then I read that it creates non compliant files (?!?!?)
I was recommended mkvtoolnix
- compliant files
- tracks not needed can be eliminated (video-text, subtitles, other language tracks)
- FillerBytes (Nalu, Null-Bytes), can be eliminated, too => saves space but doesn't change quality/bitrate one bit
- no "Quickview" preview in Finder
- as far as I could test with mkv files from the internet they are not smooth/easy to scroll through in VLC.
What do you use?
Again, I don't want to encode them (change the bitrate / quality). I want to keep the original file just without the trash and not as several parts.
I found this but it doesn't first concatenate the snippets and cut of trash at beginning and end as far as I understand and mpegstreamclip is missing a component to read *mts.