Problem playing TS file

The TS file is placed on a ShareSpace server. It takes a S*’'load of time for the WD TV HD player to start playing thye file and when is does the sound suddenly dissapears and the video starts to get chubby aka the file is unplayable. MediaInfo output is:

General
ID                               : 4 (0x4)
Complete name                    : Z:\Shared Videos\TV\Eurovision\Eurovision 2011 2semifinale.ts
Format                           : MPEG-TS
File size                        : 10.4 GiB
Duration                         : 2h 33mn
Overall bit rate                 : 9 664 Kbps

Video
ID                               : 48 (0x30)
Menu ID                          : 137 (0x89)
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L4.0
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 5 frames
Format settings, GOP             : M=16, N=32
Codec ID                         : 27
Duration                         : 2h 33mn
Width                            : 1 280 pixels
Height                           : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
Frame rate                       : 50.000 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Color primaries                  : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177
Transfer characteristics         : BT.709-5, BT.1361
Matrix coefficients              : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177

Audio #1
ID                               : 64 (0x40)
Menu ID                          : 137 (0x89)
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                   : HE-AAC / LC
Muxing mode                      : LATM
Codec ID                         : 17
Duration                         : 2h 33mn
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L R
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz / 24.0 KHz
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Delay relative to video          : -1s 72ms
Language                         : Danish

Audio #2
ID                               : 65 (0x41)
Menu ID                          : 137 (0x89)
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                   : HE-AAC / LC
Muxing mode                      : LATM
Codec ID                         : 17
Duration                         : 2h 33mn
Channel(s)                       : 6 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz / 24.0 KHz
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Delay relative to video          : -1s 249ms
Language                         : Danish

Text #1
ID                               : 80 (0x50)
Menu ID                          : 137 (0x89)
Format                           : DVB Subtitle
Codec ID                         : 6
Language                         : Danish

Text #2
ID                               : 81 (0x51)
Menu ID                          : 137 (0x89)
Format                           : DVB Subtitle
Codec ID                         : 6
Language                         : Danish

Text #3
ID                               : 101 (0x65)-106
Menu ID                          : 137 (0x89)
Format                           : Teletext
Language                         : Danish

Is HE-AAC in a .ts container even a supported format?  It’s not in the manual.

HE-AAC is a widely used format especially on television broadcasters HD channels, so if its not supported, maybe its time to support it.

Patent licenses are required for end-product companies that make hardware or software products that include HE AAC encoders and/or decoders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Efficiency_Advanced_Audio_Coding

As far as I can see, AAC HE is supported in a few other containers.

But it still depends on what WD’s licencing says.

If they’re allowed to play it back from a .ts container, then ya, it shouldn’t be all that difficult to add support for it, since it isn’t one of those “the chip can’t do that” instances.

If their licence doesn’t allow them to play it from a .ts container, then they’ll never be legally allowed to add it.

There does seem to be a work-around in the interim, however… both .mkv and .mp4 say they support both AVC video and AAC audio, so you should be able to re-mux the file into a different container (without any re-encoding) and get it into a supported format.

martinboy wrote:

The TS file is placed on a ShareSpace server.

I routinely  convert  .ts with this: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/HDConvertToX