My friend just bought a brand new Panasonic HD camcorder which records the videos in m2ts format and wants me to help converting to standard dvd format for her big lcd screen because she have no idea what the bluray is nor hdmi. 🙂 m2ts according to wikipedia is a high definition MPEG-2 Transfer Stream format used in Blu-ray discs and AVCHD. Playing them directly from the camcoder using hdmi to my 40″ Bravia is perfect, but when I transfered the m2ts file to my klixs desktop and play them with vlc … it doesn’t play nice … it was too jerky and way to far for calling it smooth 🙂 I don’t have winblows so I cannot check about this recorded m2ts file if played using their recommended software HDWRITER from Panasonic.
After googling it I found some tricks on vlc settings that worth a try. All you have to do is, go to Tools – Preferences in VLC, select Input & Codecs option and select BiDir from the drop down menu for Skip H.264 in-loop deblocking filter (picture below). I choose “BiDir” instead of “ALL” because this keeps the quality yet renders smoothly. Save the preference and play the video. The video should be smooth and perfect. I tried this with VLC 1.1.5 The Luggage on KLIXs-2011, but it should work with all OSes.
The conversion process is not a big deal since Kdenlive and OpenShot Video Editor on KLIXs have no difficulties recognizing this H-264 MPEG-2 Transfer Stream format. She satisfied with the results and for not bugging me in the future I install the all media converter from Aimersoft on her winblows desktop for easy conversion and of course vlc itself as a viewer.