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Cypheros TS-Doctor is designed for recorded DVB transport stream to check for errors and, if possible, make it as compatible as it can to play it back without studdering or picture and sound delay. Edit, cut and merge H264 TS or M2TS streams(AVCHD). The picture and sound streams will be analysed and displayed. Not needed streams will be deleted. The program has a detailed review of H264 and MPEG2 video streams and AC3 audio streams through CRC check. Full description.

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Version:1.2.144 History
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Size:7.5MB



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  Latest version:
1.2.144 (October 29, 2014)


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Supported operating systems:
Windows


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
1.2.144 - Fixed a restart problem of the trial version
- Download option of additional tools during Setup
- Commandline parameter for the target directory now also works for single files

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All features / Full description:
Many modern satellite and cable receivers offer the ability to record television and radio programs by a so called PVR function. Such recordings are stored usually in the transport stream format (ts) or in a kindred format.

Unfortunately, such recordings often contain errors or incompatibilities that lead to incompatible recordings that can't be played back on other devices without problems.
Here, the TS-Doctor can help more than any other tool, for both SDTV and HDTV recordings. It verifies the recordings for errors, adapts the format to eliminate compatibility issues and cleaned up the recordings without changing the actual video and audio data.
In the end you will get a compatible transport stream (ts), that can be played easily on the computers or hardware media players such as popcornhour a100/110/c200, wdtv, xtream and many other similar devices.

The TS-Doctor works easy, fast and without quality loss !!!

In addition, the TS-Doctor provides several tools for analyzing, processing and conversion of recordings.

Functions:

* Verify
* Clean
* Repair
* Merge
* Cut (removing of advertisement)
* Delete of audio streams
* Delete of teletext streams
* Packet editor
* Conversion to TS, MKV, DVR


Supported Operating Systems:

* Windows XP
* Windows XP x64
* Windows Vista
* Windows Vista x64
* Windows 7
* Windows 7 x64



Supported Languages:

* English
* German

Transmission Standards:

* HD-TV
* SD-TV
* DVB-Radio


Supported Input Formats:

* TS
* DVR
* M2TS
* TRP
* TS4
* REC
* TP0
* etc.

Supported Output Formats:

* TS
* DVR
* MKV (Haali Splitter has to be installed)


Receiver:

* DBOX2
* Dreambox
* Kathrein UFS-910
* Comag SL100-HD/SL90
* Technisat HD-S2
* Technomate 6800HD
* ICord HD
* Homecast HT8000,HS8100
* etc.


For the video preview function in the cutting window appropriate video and audio codecs are needed that are not included (see manual for details)!


Alternative to TS-Doctor:
ProjectX



Guides and How to's:
No guides/tutorials, submit guides here.



Acronyms / Also Known As:
Cypheros TS-Doctor, TSDoctor, TS Doctor

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There are very few programs out there that let you trim TS files, and only one other I know of (mpeg2cut2) will do HD files. Project X is OK but it does not handle HD. This program has other cool abilities, like demuxing the soft subtitles & correcting (wihtin reason) some of the common transmission errors in TS (streamed mpeg2) files. There is unfortunately no useful documentation so it has a learning curve. That said, aside from fixing dodgy streams, you can 'prepare for cutting' which lets you mark areas for keeping and discarding (very good for the removal of commercials). You can save your choices as to which pieces to keep in a file (it is a simple text file) and when you are done marking your file into sections, you can have the program save the results in more than one file - grouping the marked areas together into more than one resulting file (you choose which sequential groups you want in which file). I take TV shows, remove the commercials, and save each episode into a file. Then I use HANDBREAK to convert the TS stream into an MP4.

One problem though...I am using the previous version as I has issues with the newest one. If yo use the newest version, do not say yes to updating the software during the install.



Posted October 22, 2014 by . Tool version 1.2.143 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


First, it's not one of the nicest or easiest to use programs out there. It has its learning curve though, and you have to know what you're doing pretty much by yourself, because the program itself is not of much help. But for me it does what it's supposed to do, and for me it's just about worth the money.

I mainly use TsDoctor to correct errors in HDTV recordings, both from sat and cable, and to strip those recordings from unwanted audio streams and first of all from DVB filler data. You can get a 20 Mbits/sec recording to well under 10 Mbits/sec - as an other commenter discovered - just by stripping all the "fresh air" the stations tend to add to their streams to keep the data rate up. TsDoctor doesn't alter video or audio quality in any way in this process. It just can save half of your storage space, and that's a good thing.




Posted June 17, 2013 by . Tool version 1.2.82 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


I found this program to be unusable and poorly supported by the "Help" documentation.

Specifically:

1. I opened a TS file and used the Tools | Index Creator option. The process appeared to run and displayed a progress bar with a waveform. When it was done, there were no options anywhere to save the resulting file. All of the options in the toolbar at the bottom of the application window were grayed out. The File menu had no option for saving the file with the regenerated indices. The "Help" had no information on this subject and failed searches on "Index Creator" and even "Index". So what is the point of using that tool if it re-creates an index that can't be saved in any way?

2. Rather than mess with that "Tool" and others in the menu, I just opened a TS file and clicked on the "Save New File" icon at the bottom of the application window. The program displayed a progress window and a number of messages telling me how it was "fixing" the file. This time I did get an output file, but the bitrate was changed for the worse. Here are the stats:

Input file bitrate info (as reported by MediaInfo):

Bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 20.7 Mbps

TSDoctor Output file bitrate info:

Bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 6830 Kbps

In the process of making that change, TSDoctor reduced the file size from ~3GB to about ~1GB. In other words, TSDoctor tossed about 2/3 of the video data.

I tried finding a way in the progam options to preserve the source bitrate but couldn't find any.

I'm not impressed.




Posted June 16, 2013 by . Tool version 1.2.82 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Silly "protection" which prevents running in virtual machines - avoid.


Posted September 21, 2012 by . Tool version 2.513 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Working actually with version 1.2.5 but bought this fine tool more than one year ago. All updates since then were free of charge. Easy to use and works with nearly any receiver format. Many new features and fixes since version 1.0.28 and very active development.
Repair, file merging and cutting is done in one single step. Very fast and reliable. Cutting is easy and fast and the tool fixed many different problems I had with my 3 satellite receivers no other tool could fix. Resulting files working perfect on WDTV live.



Posted March 31, 2012 by . Tool version 1.2.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: http://forum.cypheros.de/


I have tried version 1.0.28 on one machine, and 1.0.33 on another.

The primary objective of this tool, cleansing recorded DVB streams for garbage, and catering DVB strams for further treatment works ok. You will get rid of al the fillerdata bloating your recorded DVB streams, and you will get an output manageable for other programmes to work with.

I will however give this product a low score. When previewing what you are working with, you will need an extra product such as CoreAVC in order to get a picture on your screen. And still, with CoreAVC your preview moves forward in a snails pace. On the same machines, VLC player plays the same files in realtime. This is not good.

This product has simply not gotten over the 0.x stage, and paying 29 Euro's is too much.



Posted April 06, 2010 by . Tool version 1.0.33 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


It's amazing to read how people give this tool 1 out of 10 for the value for money part, since this tool is 100% free lol.

I like this tool, it's clean and simple. You can remove unwanted streams with a single click and in the new version it even supports conversion to MKV.



Posted February 13, 2010 by . Tool version 1.0.19 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


great tool but with an annoying bug...i have some bbc motorsport .ts with 6 audio streams...the "doctor's" engine recognize then but the GUI only display the first four...so i have to process the stream twice to get rid of all unwanted audio...
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Posted January 18, 2010 by . Tool version TSDoctor_Eng_v1.0.16 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Tried again witn 1.0.13 but still will not install on Windows 7 64-bit. Also tried in an XP-Mode virtual machine and got the same error saying it needs administrator rights (which I have). I did get it to install on a real XP PC.


Posted January 08, 2010 by . Tool version 1.0.13 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


No problems at all in Windows 7 64bit here.


Posted January 08, 2010 by . Tool version 1.0.13 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


My old slow computer doesn't really allow for the viewer to work in play mode. But it scans just fine in Pause mode. Haven't found another program that cuts as well or as easy. Haven't found a way to do multiple cuts without re-entering the original back into the program.
Very nice program



Posted December 09, 2009 by . Tool version 1.0.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


This is the only tool for cuttting h.264 ts-files(e.g. arte HD, via Terratec DVB-C tuner)that works flawlessly on my rather old and codec-ridden Win XP. However, needs Haali Media Splitter and CoreAVC codec to use preview function on my machine.


Posted December 09, 2009 by . Tool version 1.0.5 beta using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This is the ONLY program I've used which can seamlessly join the DVR output files from my Fortec Star FS-4400 Satellite USB PVR into one large TS file. If you own a Fortec Star 4400 or a Comag Satellite PVR (which both output DVR files), this software is essential.

You simply drag the "info.dvr" file from each recorded program, onto the TS-Doctor interface; choose to cut any junk packet data; press OK... That's all there is to it. It's amazing.

Once it has output one large merged TS file, you can losslessly change to a DVD compliant MPEG file using the "Quick Stream Fix" in VideoReDo Plus ready for editing and authoring.

I can't recommend it highly enough. It's absolutely fantastic.



Posted October 27, 2009 by . Tool version 1.0.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


My firewall stops it from installing unless I disable it.
Constant annoying update checks unless disabled after installation.
I only wish the author would make a more user friendlier packaged application.
Functionality is strictly limited to ts files.



Posted July 20, 2009 by . Tool version 0.97 beta using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10

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