I used to export H.264 files and change the suffix to .trs and they'd work in a client's playout server. That server got updated, and they now want the same specs in a .ts file. I'm wondering if there's a way to tell Compressor to do this or if the only alternative is Vantage from Telestream costing several thousand dollars? Or does anyone know another lowe cost encoder that will do H.264 / AC3 / .TS files?
Not with some settings. For the specific settings we need, it craps out. But VLC is looking promising. Only issue is 3 out of 4 transcodes come out blocky. Doing the same thing over and over, and not sure why it makes a clean visual one time, and a blocky one another time.
I'll try that Monday morning. We need a solution for only two to three weeks to insert commercials. Then we get an updated playout server that will let us submit files we can encode with FCPX/Compressor directly. This is a very old server, about 8 years old, given to us by the over-air network it carries. Very outdated, their system is not great. The new system is pretty modern and handles modern codex. Just got to sweat this out for couple more weeks. But it is great to have the opportunity to explore VLC and revisit FFmpegX. Although in a couple of weeks we won't touch them again.