downloaded tvsuite trial, not sure which to purchase

dihoff

New member
hi,

i've downloaded the trial of tvsuite and it's working well so far. but, i'm not sure if the trial includes h.264, or if i need that when purchasing...

i'm editing .ts files recorded through mediaportal/fortherecord.

any thoughts?

thanks,

dh.
 
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Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
In addition to supporting H.264 source files, TVSuite v4 with H.264 has a new recoding engine which allows you to edit your shows and then output them directly to formats for portable devices like iPods, PSPs, etc... You can also use H.264 output to reduce the size of the files by recording to a lower bitrate or resolution during output saving disc space on a media server.

If you don't need any of those features then TVSuite v3, which is what you're using now, is probably fine.

Dan
 

dihoff

New member
thanks for the feedback Dan203 - right now i don't need those extra features... just confirm, the trial doesn't include these (and h.264)?

if so, then i know what i'll get!

cheers,

dh.
 
It depends what trial you have downloaded and installed.

Version 3 (that's what you get from homepage) is limited to MPEG2.
Version 4 (announced and downloadable from forum yet) reads/writes MPEG2 and H264 and other stuff Version 3 can't and won't do.

Go to program menu and click Help / About to find out what program version you have. Also Version 4 with H264 has big yellow banner H.264 on the main program screen (visible after program start).
 

Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
thanks for the feedback Dan203 - right now i don't need those extra features... just confirm, the trial doesn't include these (and h.264)?
Right now they are completely separate versions. You can tell which one you're using by clicking Help->About and looking at the version number. If it starts with 3 then you're using TVSuite v3 which does not include H.264 or the recoding. If it starts with 4 then you're using v4 which does include H.264 and recoding.

Dan
 
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