Remux MPEG2 PS to MPEG2 TS stream for PS3

September 11, 2009

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This is a really quick how to:

Using VLC on linux I found a really fast way to remux (mux) a DVD VOB (MPEG2 PS) to an MPEG2 TS (.ts) container for the PS3.

This method simply allows the PS3 to playback the different audio tracks. So for example if your DVD has multiple languages and you want to keep them for playback on the PS3 this is a good method since it doesn’t re-encode or transcode any of the data. All video and audio streams are kept exactly the same as the original. No quality loss.

I am using linux for this but I assume it will work with VLC for any OS:

cvlc input-file.vob :sout file/ts:output-file.ts :sout-all

notes: cvlc is vlc without video display. replace ‘input-file.vob’ with your input file, any file that is mpeg2 PS, eg. .mpeg, .mpg, .vob. replace ‘output-file.ts’ with your choice. The PS3 also recognises .ts, .mts and .m2ts filenames.

As for subtitles these are also muxed into the TS file. However the PS3 does NOT currently recognise subtitles in TS streams. This is something I will experiment with but I don’t think it supported now. Would be nice. If anyone knows how to do this leave a comment. Thanks.


2 Responses to “Remux MPEG2 PS to MPEG2 TS stream for PS3”

  1. microUgly said

    For windows users, they can use reMuxeR.

    I’m on the search for a video format that the PS3 supports subtitles on. I found the same as you, that .ts is a great format for preserving multiple audio tracks, but does not work for subtitles.

    I don’t know if perhaps my efforts to add subtitles has not worked because it was not done correctly. I added an srt in the mux, but VLC doesn’t see it so I’m not sure its valid.

    I wonder if it the PS3 is more likely to support subtitles in .sub format, if .ts can be muxed with it. (tsMuxeR only has support for srt).

    • 0ffl1n3 said

      Sorry for late reply, as far as I know the PS3 doesn’t support subtitles for .TS or .mpeg (.VOB) files… would be nice if they did!

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