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TSReader Lite

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 52 (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:

TSReader Lite<==


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: TS
Output Files: TS

OS Compatibility:

Windows 2000/Windows XP

Revision History:

Version 2.8 build 52
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2018
    • All: The UDP multicast source modules (UDP, RTP, HRTP) and the TCP/IP source module now accept udp://addr:port and tcp://addr:port on their command-lines. This is predominantly for support of CrazyScan working with TSReader Pro
    • Pro: RTP packet loss logging now logs the time difference (in milliseconds) between the packet where loss was detected and the prior packet
    • Pro: Fixed a crash with badly formatted SCTE-35 messages
    • Std/Pro: Fixed an issue with the TCP/IP source module where a command-line address that couldn't be connected to resulted in a looping error message
    • All: If the HTTP source module detects a webpage without any M3U tags (such as an error 404), it will now display the webpage for better diagnostic information. The webpage rendering is done inside TSReader and doesn't start a web browser
    • All: Added support for TBS-5580 USB multi-standard tuner
    • All: Added commas to separate the thousands and millions in the multiplex bit rate. This makes reading the mux-rate much easier
    • Pro: The tier level in SCTE-35 cue messages is now decoded
    • All: Fixed a bug that caused thumbnails to disappear when the thumbnail refresh rate was zero (one thumbnail pass when TSReader starts) and the PMT version number changes
    • Std/Pro: Added the multi protocol IPTV source module. It handles HRTP, HTTP, RTP, TCP and UDP streams with a unified stream selection interface. More information is here
    • All: When the HTTP source is reading a list of transport stream files from an M3U playlist and it reaches the end of this list, it displays a warning that the end of the playlist has been reached. This makes it much more like the File source module's behavior. This message isn't displayed when reading plain HTTP streams without an M3U playlist or with a playlist that updates such as when reading a live HLS/MPEG-DASH stream
    • Pro: Fixed an issue with the Closed Caption decoder where multiple languages might cause display corruption of EIA-608 captions
    • Pro: Fixed an issue with TSWatcher that would cause it to hang on a mux if the mux contained rapid SCTE-35 CUE messages
    • Pro: Changed the display of segmentation_upid in SCTE-35 CUE messages to hex since this field can contain binary data. The specification is quite unclear as to proper decoding of this field so this is a good balance
    • All: TSReader is now aware of PotPlayer and will shut it down like VLC if that is chosen to play live video versus VLC via Playback/VLC/Settings. PotPlayer is free and very good media player that decodes faster than VLC. TSReader should be pointed at the C:Program FilesDAUMPotPlayerPotPlayerMini.exe file
    • All: Added support for VLC 3.0
    • All: Updating decoding of the DVB E-AC3, S2 delivery and NIT service list descriptors
    • All: Frame rate and aspect ratio from H.264 & H.265 video is now shown if present in the stream
    • All: Added support for all four tuners on the DVB-T and ISDB-T Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Quattro tuners
    • All: Depreciated support for recording program streams. This is really a dead format and there are much better third party programs that can be used to generate these files
    • All: Added support for ALPTS files. This format allows MPEG-2 transport stream files to be compressed by removing the sync byte, removing similar PID headers and dropping NULL packets - all done in such a way that this data can be recovered exactly as recorded - in other words lossless compression. Compression amount depends on the number of NULL packets
    • Std/Pro: Added command-line utilities ALPtoTS.exe and TStoALPTS.exe to convert these formats in addition to the support inside TSReader
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