I’m having two playback issues with .ts files & Infuse Pro.
I’m using a Synology/Emby/HDHomeRun combination to record TV programs.
To play the recorded programs, my preferred method is Infuse Pro on an Apple TV 4.
Infuse doesn’t appear to handle .ts files with mixed 2.0 & 5.1 audio content.
If the recording begins with a 2.0 soundtrack (eg. advertisements) but then the soundtrack switches to 5.1 for the main
program, Infuse fails to recognize the 5.1 audio and continues to output a 2.0 track, but worse than that, the sound is
some form of ultra, ultra slow drone which continues for the rest of the recording.
Fast Forwarding, Reversing, or exiting and then resuming playback makes no difference - the slow drone continues.
I’ve tried various combinations of Infuse & Apple TV audio settings but can’t find that magic combination that
causes 2.0 audio to be output as 2.0, & 5.1 as 5.1 when mixed in the same .ts file.
Infuse handles .ts files that start in 5.1 before transitioning to 2.0 slightly better, provided you
don’t use the Fast Forward or Reverse buttons - if you do, the 2.0 audio suddenly starts
playing in hyper-fast mode whilst the video plays at normal speed.
If the recording has some video issue such as skipped frames or blocking/interference caused
by a poor input signal when recorded, Infuse can’t keep the video & audio in sync. Each time
there’s a video glitch, the audio starts to get ahead of the video and can very quickly find
itself several seconds ahead. The only way to get the video & audio back in sync
is to initiate a brief Fast Forward, Reverse, or exiting and then resuming playback.
Although the VCL app on Apple TV handles the above two situations well - sound transitions between 2.0 & 5.1
without issues and video & audio always appear to remain in sync despite signal glitches - I just find the app to be more awkward
to use, and would prefer to use Infuse.
Finally, I have an educational question, which may or may not relate to .ts files.
I’m new to this type of recording & playback methodology - being more used to traditional standalone DVR/PVRs.
One thing I’m missing is the ability to start watching a recording whilst it is still recording, and continue watching to the very end.
Although you can start watching recordings with Emby, VCL or Infuse etc., you only seem to be able to watch as much as had been
recorded up to the moment that you started watching - and then playback stops.
Is this a limitation of .ts files or is it that this type of functionality has not been added to these apps yet?
Many thanks for any help.