TechniSat DigiCorder

By | 26 Nov 2013

Concat Transport Stream

Copy recording from the TSD drive to a FAT32 USB HDD.

cat movie.TS4 movie_*.TS4 > movie.ts

⚠️ Target drive needs to support large files >4GB

Convert to MKV

avconv -i movie.ts -sn -vcodec copy -acodec copy movie.mkv

If avconv aborts because of incomplete frames, use -ss and -t to seek a few seconds into the stream and stop a few seconds before the end.

Rip recordings to DVD

avconv -i movie.ts -target pal-dvd -b:v 8888k -vcodec mpeg2video -acodec copy -ac 6 -mbd rd -trellis 2 -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -q:v 1 -r 25 -s 720x576 -aspect 16:9 -f vob -y movie.mpg
  1. cut and demux using ProjectX
    • if not yet set, set Presettings → Special → global PTS shift (in hours) to auto
  2. burn DVD using AVStoDVD


  • it will use the best audio track (see avconv doc)
  • bitrate 8888k can be reduced
  • direct piping (cat movie*.TS4 | avconv -i -) doesn’t work (in Windows)
  • ProjectX doesn’t like avconv -g 100
  • without demuxing, AVStoDVD can’t sync the tracks

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