Skullzer wrote:Recommendations for software to change the container type?
sjl wrote:What it comes down to is, what device are you using; and which codecs are in use in the source file? If the codecs in the source are supported by the target device, no need to transcode; if they aren't, you must transcode.
Skullzer wrote:The reason for my original inquiry is because my source files (MKV) can't be seen by my Sony TV that is reading from my media server. I also use iTunes for my mobile needs and iTunes also keeps my library organized. So i need a file format that can be used for ALL of my devices and I would prefer to only have 1 copy of said file.
The video file seems to work on the devices, the audio on the other hand I'm having some issues with, but I think it's my lack of knowledge and user error that's causing the problems. I just need to fiddle with the options the software is giving me. for some reason it keeps defaulting the source DTS audio to convert to AAC stereo with a low bitrate, I just now changed some settings and we'll see how this attempt goes.
Supported Input Format:
High Definition Video:
High Definition Video: AVCHD Video (*.mts, *.m2ts), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (*.mp4), MPEG2 HD Video (*.mpg; *.mpeg), MPEG-4 TS HD Video (*.ts), MPEG-2 TS HD Video (*.ts), Quick Time HD Video (*.mov), WMV HD Video (*.wmv, *.xwmv), Blu-ray Video (*.mts, *.m2ts), HDTV Video (*.ts), Matroska Video (*.mkv)
JVC HD camcorder Video (*.mod, *.tod), Sony HD camcorder Video(*.mts, *.m2ts), Panasonic & Canon HD camcorder Video
AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MOV, RM, RMVB, VOB, ASF, 3GP, 3G2, QT, DAT, Google TV, WebM, VPX 8
YouTube, HD YouTube, Dailymotion, Yahoo! Video, Metacafe, Myspace, etc
Supported Output Format:
AVI, DivX, Xvid, MP4, FLV, AVC, MPEG, DVD, WMV, MOV, YouTube
DVD Format VOB (*.vob), DVD Folder
High Definition Video:
HD AVI Video (*.avi), HDAVC Video (*.mp4), MPEG4 HD Video (*.mp4), MPEG-2 TS HD Video (*.ts), WMV HD Video (*.wmv), Quick Time HD Video (*.mov), YouTube HD Video (*.mp4)
MP3, JPEG, BMP
nanoflower wrote: The M4V doesn't play in Windows Media Player, VLC or Mediaplayer HC.
sjl wrote:M4V files, as defined by Apple, are strictly H.264 video, and either AAC or Dolby Digital audio.
Skullzer wrote:The reason for my original inquiry is because my source files (MKV) can't be seen by my Sony TV that is reading from my media server.