I can not open and play my video_TS and play how do i do that
A few years ago i made a transfer of VHS videos to my computer so i would not lose old tapes. now i can not open it and play it. my computer wants to know what program to use to play the video. can you help me figure out how to play this and maybe store it in a form that can be opened easily? thanks for any help you give me.
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Re: i can not open and play my video_TS and play how do i...
VLC Media Player is a free and popular media player that has the ability to read VIDEO_TS folders. Once you've downloaded and installed it, go to the [Media] menu and click [Open Folder] and it will let you browse to that VIDEO_TS folder and play.
What you'll probably want to do long-term is turn those into ISO files, which are a little bit more portable, and more easily burnable. You can download ImgBurn, which does have the capability of burning VIDEO_TS files to a DVD, I believe.
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Hello Ron, Well that is like you say an old camera, mind you 8mm is still far the best and safest way to store your valued films as it has kept the data on those tapes longer than any DVD ever did, remember unlike we thought 10 years ago a DVD only has around 8 to 10 years life span, we are finding CD & DVD productions that are over 8 years old just wont play any longer. Kodak put a report on the net 7 years ago that they found even some quite costly DVD recorded media had gone blank and refused to play after a very short time in storage. I think you ought to look around Ebay, find a nice HI8 digital camera, put your loved tapes in that, plug the new Firewire cable into the camera, and your PC and download your treasured items to another media like DVD. Keep your 8mm tapes in a draw safe though because they will out-live all DVD recordings I can honestly say that. David
Try transferring the videos to your computer. Connect the camcorder to your computer and open windows movie maker. Then use the capture from camera to capture it from the camcorder. Once its done you can save the captured video to your computer and burn them to a DVD.
You can used Windows Media player, By opening the file. Open your Windows Media Player click on file>open>then browse for folder of Video_TS folder double click it then you find a bunch of stuff inside that folder. Click any one of the file then on your keyboard hit CTRL+A to highlight all, then click open. All file will go and open to your Windows media player. Try to played it. About nero you can open a largest file and then played it there.
You have several options. But important one to understand is the limitations of a PIII computer like Armada e500. You may not have enough grunt to convert stuff, even after buying the necessary video capture devices which work on USB.
Also I am assuming you either have the jvc camcorder still available or atleast have a VHS-C to VHS adapter to play the tapes on a standard VHS tape player.
Unless you are having a lot tapes and need editing while converting, your better bet might be to go to one of the shops that convert these tapes on to DVD or a suitable flash drive which might work out cheaper and quicker.
The last time I did this thing (quality of my VHS-C tapes was bad) I bought a Samsung combined VHS Video / DVD recorder and used the dubbing feature to burn DVDs. Cost me about $150 a year ago. I was able to do some editing on the way as I was connected to the TV screen as well. Saved me the hassles of dealling with the PC type video capture devices and software.
You likely need a video capture card that will accept analog video (several makers like Pinnacle--not a recommend); ...alternatively, if you have a digital video camera, better ones have an analog video input jack by which you can use the digital camcorder as an interface (with analog to digital conversion), and thence to the computer via the firewire cable. ...This technique can also be used to transfer VHS from your old VHS player from its analog output, via the digital camcorder to the PC. ..This way you can transfer into a NLE (non-linear editor) like Adobe Premier, Final Cut, Sony Vegas, AVID, etc ; and edit your video now that it has been digitized. And the Hi8 as you know will have much better resolution potential than the VHS.