After copying the videos from Humax Foxat HDR Freecast PVR with my USB stick, I got three kinds of files: .ts, .nts, .hmt. I can play the .ts files on VLC media player on my iMac. However, I would like to trim the recorded movie without any conversion.
I googled and noticed that some suggest using TSMuxer to trim the .ts files and no recoding is required. However, the current Mac version available is only for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. There is no .dmg or zip installation file for Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.4 Tiger yet. While looking for TSMuxer alternatives on Mac, I find some applications like ClipWrap and Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac. Clipwrap would rewrap ts to mov, or transocde ts to ProRes. But it does not trim the video. Aunsof Video Converter for Mac provides trimming function, but it required video conversion. Nevertheless, Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the recommended tool, as it also converts ts to ProRes like Clipwrap.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to trim TS Files from Humax Foxsat HDR Freecast PVR on Mac OS X.
Step 1. Load TS files to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the 2011 best TS converter on Mac. Click the "Add" button to import the .ts files from Apple Macintosh hard drive or USB stick. You can also drag and drop the files to the application UI.
Step 2. Edit/Trim TS files.
Select a clip on file list and click the "Editor" button, you can then trim and cut the beginning and the end of the file. To trim TS files, you can drag the triangle icon on the left or on the right under the playback progress bar; or enter the exact time for the start and end.
Step 3. Choose HD video format.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate the mouse cursor to HD Video group. You may notice that there are formats like H.264 .mov, .mp4, .ts and even .mkv. Choose TS/MOV/MP4/MKV as output format.
Step 4. Convert Humax Foxsat TS to TS/MOV/MP4/MKV on Mac.
Click the convert button on the application UI, and the Mac Humax Foxsat TS converter will start the conversion from TS to MOV/MP4/TS/MKV, trimming the .ts files as you like.
After the conversion, you can play the trimmed/cut .ts files via VLC, or get the output .mov to play on QuickTime Player