MPEG2 can mean both a container format and a codec, so I'm not sure what you are trying. On the RPi 4 there is no MPEG2 hardware codec any more and so decoding is done by software. The RPi 4B is fast enough to do this.emma1997 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:01 pmWell I did finally try that (IDK why not before with only about 4.5 trillion setting combinations). Mpeg2 not smooth and MTS still unwatchable. Full or minimized no difference. They play perfectly in Cyberlink and Nero Showtime on PC and in several different ATSC players. Maybe due to dedicated playback hardware in which case my concerns about hardware vs software unfortunately starting to look justified. IDK
I did go through your MMAL thread again and, surprise-surprise, made a little more sense 2nd time through. At my rate 5 or 6 more times and things may start to sink in. lol
Probably unreasonable expectations are my biggest problem. I should stop comparing $35 SBC with 4 gigahertz PC that draws 10x more power and cost hundreds. Still amazing and there's that OS flexibility and GPIO access which is virtually impossible in Wintel World. So can't complain too much.
I suppose "MTS" means MPEG2 Transport stream, which are usually recorded TV streams. They can use different codecs, often MPEG2 for SD streams and H264 for HD streams. I've got lots of them (my own TV recordings) and all play fine with VLC. I can also play all my live TV streams (from my DVB-S USB receiver) without any problems.