[vdr] Which extension for TS files?

Vladimir Kangin v at kangin.org
Sun Jan 4 15:12:01 CET 2009


Just to add 1 more opinion... 

Over 6 years i'm working with transport stream files and ALWAYS it
was .ts because most of proprietary applications do not handle it
correctly with any other extensions. There are DVD/VideoCD created by
proprietary DVB Live TV recording that use transport stream files as
well with .ts extension. Moreover, all players such as VLC/mplayer/xine
well working with .ts transport stream files and do not require any
renaming, while avidemux consider .ts a native extension for transport
stream files as well.

IMHO, it sould be .ts

On Sun, 2009-01-04 at 14:50 +0100, Martin Dauskardt wrote:
> > From: Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de>
> 
> > Up to now VDR has used names like 001.vdr for its recording files.
> > While moving to Transport Stream as the recording format, I need to
> > use a different file name extension, and so was wondering which one
> > to use. My first idea was *.ts, for "Transport Stream", but when I
> > point, for instance, Konqueror to such a file, it thinks it is a
> > "Qt Translation Source". So I was wondering if I should use *.mpg
> > instead. This one is identified by Konqueror as an MPEG file and
> > will make it launch a proper player.
> > 
> > What do you think about this?
> I am strongly against this.
> *.ts may conflict with KDE, but it is a usual ending for transport stream. 
> Several mpeg-tools can handle this. I think the dreambox is also using *.ts 
> for its recordings.
> 
> *.mpg would give much more problems with applications. A TS is not an 
> mpeg-file. Applications which can play mpg but not TS may even crash.
> 
> Greets,
> Martin
> 





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