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TSReader is a transport stream analyzer, decoder, recorder and stream manipulator for MPEG-2 systems.
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 2.8 build 54 (details)
OS Support: Windows 2000 Windows XP
License: Freeware
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TSReader is a transport stream analyzer, decoder, recorder and stream manipulator for MPEG-2 systems. It supports DVB, ATSC and Digicipher® II extensions to the base MPEG-2 specification. TSReader gives the user the "big picture" overview of what's being carried inside MPEG-2 transport streams and can be very useful for finding errors or inefficiencies.

Sub Editions:

This software has the following sub editions:

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Supported File Formats:

Input Files: TS
Output Files: TS

OS Compatibility:

Windows 2000/Windows XP

Revision History:

Version 2.8 build 54
  • Release Date: Mar 27, 2019
    • Pro: The Stream Monitor window now displays the stream source data making multiple instances of the stream monitor easier to read
    • Pro: Added the -A switch to TSWatcher to allow it to start automatically
    • Pro: Changed TSWatcher to handle streams with more than 64 programs
    • Pro: Added an alarm to TSWatcher to allow it to monitor the NULL (stuffing) data rate. Useful should the stream feeding a modulator stop
    • All: Added a delay when switching mode on the TBS 5590 due to an error on some Windows 10 machines
    • Pro: Fixed an issue with TSWatcher where some alarms wouldn't be written to the log file correctly
    • Pro: Added the STREAMMONITOR command to the Control Server
    • All: Fixed an issue with the aspect ratio of MPEG-2 SD 16:9 video with AFD data
    • Std/Pro: Added support for 8K SUHD video using the H.265 codec
    • All: Added support for the TBS-6205 quad tuner card in DVB-C, DVB-T/T2 and QAM-B (MCNS) modes
    • All: Added support for the satellite XML list from SatBeams. Currently the satellites.xml needs to be downloaded from their website and then placed in the TSReader install folder manually. This will be automated in the future
    • Std/Pro: Fixed an issue where the chroma and luma sampling data on H.265 video streams (HDR) didn't show correctly
    • Pro: Changed the SCTE-35 processor to ignore the network type. This prevented SCTE-35 messages from being shown on some streams
    • Pro: Added the —n switch to disable Stream Monitor logging
    • Std/Pro: Updated the -c switch to allow the Control Server to listen only a specific interface
    • Std/Pro: Added the —p switch to allow the TSReader window position and size to be specified
    • Pro: Added the —N switch to allow the window position of the Stream Monitor window to be specified
    • All: Updated the RTP and HRTP source modules so that SMPTE 2022-4 processing could be turned off. Some encoders put garbage after the MPEG-2 transport stream packets in RTP frames and this was causing TSReader to crash thinking it was SMPTE 2022-4 data
    • All: Fixed an issue where the channel name from a CVCT might not be shown on a thumbnail
    • All: Fixed a problem where exporting HTML with only thumbnails would result in an empty HTML file
    • Std/Pro: Added support for https to the IPTV source module
    • Std/Pro: The Save Thumbnails function now writes audio thumbnails if they are available
    • All: The Dektec QAM sources now support the DTU-236
    • Pro: Added the ability to include tuner data in the Stream Monitor log
    • Pro: Improvements to the SCTE-35 decoder. When a time signal message is received, the actual time between the splice time and PCR time is calculated and shown
    • Pro: Added INFO VIDEO command to the Control Server. This sends the video codec, resolution, interlace type and black percentage for each program in the mux
    • Pro: Added the —t switch to enable tuner info logging in the Stream Monitor
    • Pro: Added the —T switch to allow the PMT timeout to be set
    • All: Fixed a crash that could occur feeding short non MPEG-2 transport stream files into the File source module
    • Std/Pro: Updated the processing of MPEG AAC audio streams. They are now listed as ADTS or LATM format rather than MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AAC which is a better description. Audio parameters such as sampling rate and channel mode are now shown for these streams
    • All: Added source modules to handle IPv6 in both UDP and RTP formats
    • Pro: Added a forwarder module to output IPv6 in UDP and RTP
    • Std/Pro: Fixed an issue with the -X+ switch
    • All: Fixed a crash in the TBS 5590 DVB-C2 source module
    • Pro: Added logging and analysis of PCR, PTS and DTS (Export/Log Video/Audio timing). A text file is generated - a sample is here
    • Pro: Added support for the timing analysis above to the Control Server via the TIMING START and TIMING STOP commands
    • All: Added a warning for TBS devices that some versions of Windows require TSReader to run at least once in Administrator mode in order for the device to work correctly
    • All: Added decoding of E-AC3 audio header
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