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TSSniper is a transport stream(ts,m2ts) editor. This software is not yet completely finished but cutting of transport streams containing H-264 or MPEG2 video should work without problems. The following audio/video formats are supported: Transport streams(.ts, .mts, .m2ts, AVCHD) with one video track containing either H.264 or MPEG2 video (with or without PAT/PMT) together with the following audio track formats: MPEG1, MPEG2, AC-3, AAC, AAC-HE. Transport streams containing multiple programs (transponder dumps) can only be processed if the qualifying desciption elements (PAT/PMT) also exist in the dump. Teletext und subtitle tracks are not yet supported. Cuts are placed on I/IDR-frames.

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Version:0.80.0.600 test History
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Supported operating systems:
Windows


More information and other downloads:
Install ffdshow and Haali media splitter if you get DirectShow problems.


Sections/Browse similar tools:
Camcorders/DV/HDV/AVCHDDigitalTV/DVB/HDTVVideo Editors (Basic)Video Editors (H264/MP4/MKV/MTS)

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Version history/Release notes:
Version 0.80.0.600

* Added capability to Import M2TS files

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Alternative to TSSniper:
H264info
H264TS_Cutter
Smart Cutter Ps/Ts
Transport Stream Packet Editor
VideoReDo



Guides and How to's:
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Acronyms / Also Known As:
SpiritON Sniper

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The previous poster maybe is not familiar with this kind of software, which has more than 1 big "START" button. The "idiotic ridiculous way" is just like old mark style...
The picture denotes that knn have not even looked at the settings: on Extras > Settings... >General tab, under Generic behavior you can set the "Default mode for new projects": Cut mode - Cut areas are defined, or Scene mode - Scenes are defined.
For me - I use it ONLY to cut DVB-T ts records - this program is very good, despite it's simplicity. Also, it seems to be reliable, it can cut without problems and without crashes, even if the ts files are partially damaged. And how can somebody rating "value for money 5 of 10", for a FREE software? If you don't like it, or if you are unable to make it working, just move on to other software, that's so simple. I must say thank you to the author of this software, because he has spent time and work to give me (or us) for free this piece of software, even if it is so simple and not completely finished...



Posted October 19, 2012 by . Tool version 0.80.0.600 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Doesn't work.

1) Whatever splitter I select (Haali, MPC, MAD VR, LAV) it gives me an error "You will not be able to select audio streams". Only Haali Media Splitter AR works.
2) Due to this error selecting/marking is not possible (= the ruler snaps always back to 0:0:00), but that isn't told anywhere.
3) Utterly idiotic ridiculous way to mark/select. I have never seen anything as bizarre and unnecessary and unintuitive as that. Actually I think it's a bug.
Just look at this picture...

http://i.imgbox.com/adiHpSgv.jpg

...and ask yourself: If I press "save" what part will it save?
4) No keyboard navigation.
5) The output file name is not based on the input file name, but is ALWAYS "new sniper project". That means if you save several scenes from 1 file you will always have to type in the name anew.
6) Doesn't honor default output paths (at least sometimes).
7) No commandline.
8) Takes way too long to start up. Mind you, it doesn't accept command line parameters, thus the start up is for the naked program without any file loading.
9) Organizes its work in "Projects", instead of working with files directly. So you have to
* start up the program
* make new empty project
* add a file to the project

* instead of simply "Open file".

I wish it would work like mpeg2cut2.



Posted July 31, 2012 by . Tool version :0.80.0.600 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 2 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 3 of 10


This is THE tool for cutting TS streams. It's simple and it works. Now on to the nit-picky stuff:

1. TSSniper's interface is wonky and takes some getting used to. There is no documentation, and various elements of the program do not operate as one might expect. However, click around enough and you will figure it out -- at which point it becomes quite useable.

2. TSSniper does not like Nero's software. It may give you an error message about proper codecs. I have found differing opinions on what this message means and whether it's a problem, but for me I simply uninstalled Nero -- a foolproof solution, especially considering that CDBurnerXP is good enough for most people.

3. TSSniper cannot always splice two streams. I am videotaping on a Canon Vixia HF M300, whose .MTS files, when spliced, result in a corrupted output stream. However, other tools exist to concatenate video files -- my tool of choice is TSMuxer.

Bottom line: use TSSniper because A) it's fairly good and B) if you want something free, you don't have a better choice anyway.



Posted April 29, 2011 by . Tool version 0.80 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


It basically works, but when cutting TS AVCHD files with AC3 audio (removing commercials), I noticed the audio lagging noticeably near the end (after numerous cuts). Playing back the original did not have any such lag. So apparently this tool is not quite cutting the audio by the same amount as the video each time a cut is made.


Posted January 25, 2011 by . Tool version 0.80.0.600 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


this is a excellent program, the problem that im having is that once i've cut my video i have audio playback on my pc but when i copy the video to my ps3 theres no audio hany suggestions? thanks


Posted January 09, 2011 by . Tool version 0.80 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


Tried many free ts editors to cut out commercials - this is the only one taht works BUT if it gives a directshow 'filtergraph' error then you do need to update codecs on your machine. I used Satsuki.Decoder.Pack.4.3.0.8.exe
after which I had no problem

Wish list

'frame by frame' movement to get accurate cutting - could be that I am just not expert enough yet

Well worth a try. Thanks for your efforts in producing this



Posted December 03, 2010 by . Tool version 0.80 test version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


BEST Freeware tool. Nothing compares to it.!!!


Posted July 13, 2010 by . Tool version 0.80 test version 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 probably the best free tool for cutting of h264 content in a ts or m2ts.

However it does have issues; the resulting files seems okay but isn't compliant enough to be transcended or played by some hardware players. I cut some files and transcoded them with ffmpeg 15625 the file seems to have an audio drift problem increasing in severity over time. I tried a file in the xbox 360 (it will play .ts files from local media NOT over the network). The file played but failed to play the last part of the file which happened to be the last cut segment. I tried the file through Media player classic and DXVA by ATI and had varying success.



Posted June 24, 2010 by . Tool version 0.80.0.600 using OS Vista
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Dear all,
I tested many shareware and freeware tools for AVCHD cut and this is the best one and among the few reasonable tools for simple trimming and cutting. Used Canon HF100 AVCHD 1080i50/PAL footage for testing:
Preview: good
Reliability: very stable
Performance: very fast (no re-encoding)
Quality: very good, no block artefacts, no stutter
Limitations:
1) No m2ts, just ts output files (can be converted with TSMuxer)
2) Just I/IDR frame cut points
3) Sometimes audio and video tracks may have slightly different length which may cause a/v async. Can be fixed with Audacity. As Canon HF100 creates GOPs of 12 video frames (video frame of 40 ms and AC3 frame of 32 ms) I/IDR cuts should work accurately.

Highly recommended. I hope this tool will be maintained.
Best regards,
Harald 1234




Posted June 20, 2010 by . Tool version Version 0.80.0.600 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Running Windows7 64bit, the program boots up, but whatever stream I load in, I get a filtergraph error.
Installed ffdshow (32 and 64 bit) and latest Haali media splitter, but still get DirectShow problems.

The program is something I really would like to use, but it's not working for me (right now).



Posted March 30, 2010 by . Tool version 0.80 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


This is the one and only tool that can cut and join H264 TS-files with precise accuracy. Ideal for removing commercials. It's extremely user friendly and way better/faster then any commercial alternatives. Most other tools are either not accurate, very slow or they screw up your TS file and leave you with stuttering video or bad audio.

I have only one recommendation, in the options select CoreAVC codec as H264 video decoder (you need to install CoreAVC first of course, it's a commercial codec but worth it's price). If you don't do that and set it to automatic it uses something else like FFDshow and cutting won't be accurate! So this is highly recommended!



Posted February 09, 2010 by . Tool version 0.0.6 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


The best h.264 freeware cutter I found so far.
Cutting works fine so far.
My wishes: command line interface, sometimes setting cut marks is a bit irritating.



Posted November 02, 2009 by . Tool version 0.80 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


WOW, Nice job, I really hope you continue to develop this product. Very Nice...


Posted October 22, 2009 by . Tool version .80 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Perfect...
Open all TS files under K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 4.45.




Posted September 28, 2009 by . Tool version 0.80.0.600 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Doesn't work! Can't open any .TS HD files with this version. Always error message


Posted September 17, 2009 by . Tool version 0.80.0.600 using OS Vista
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 3 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


This is the only freeware h.264 editor that works reasonably well, among the half-dozen or so I've tried. (Accepts Hauppage HD-PVR captures).

Cuts could be more accurate, but no doubt this software will get better. Now, if it incorporated an automatic advert detector, and would mark scene changes, it would be a highly desirable improvement. That would make it as good as HDTVtoMPEG2, a program I loved. But since moving on from MPEG2, I've discovered a scarcity of useful freeware HD (h.264 primarily) tools.

Thanks to the creator of this nice tool and here's hoping it's developed further.



Posted August 25, 2009 by . Tool version 0.80 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


worked very well for me on some HD-PVR 1212 1080i ts files. It took about 10 min to identify and mark the commercials for the first half of a football game and another 5 mins for tssniper to finish the job..."Not Bad". Running on stock clocked quad core(q6600) with for gigs of ram.


Posted August 16, 2009 by . Tool version 0.80.0.600 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Be careful of using it... I just wanted to open TS file and I got a bluescreen. (Tested on vista)
Long time ago that I have seen one ... so thank for remembering me of that nice blue. (Thanks to Microsoft at that place)
And @all others out there... if you want to try it within a virtual machine or somewhere else which is not a relevant PC of yours.



Posted June 05, 2009 by . Tool version 0.8 using OS Vista
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 2 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


For all those suckers out there who report this tool not to be working:

I guess you are pissed because this tool comes as freeware while YOU are trying to charge for YOUR NONSENSE ... LOL !

From the bug reports processed until now there was only one real issue which has already been fixed so you are out of luck with your posts.





Posted May 16, 2009 by . Tool version 0.80.0.540 using OS Vista
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I have only use this app for a few files but it seems to work quite nicely. The only reason I did not score Functionality higher is because I have not fully tested the app and the author does warn than some things may not work. Given the difficult task of creating software that cuts h264 I am duly impressed.


Posted May 16, 2009 by . Tool version 0.80 using OS Vista
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Doesn't seem to work! Can't open any .TS files with this version. Error message "Can only assign audio stream descriptors to an existing audio stream discriptor" for every .TS file I try to open.


Posted May 16, 2009 by . Tool version 0.80.540 using OS WinXP
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

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