MPEG TS Utils – The MPEG Transport Stream Revealed
MPEG TS Utils solution provides a structural representation of a multiplexed MPEG-2 Transport Streams, compliant with the ISO/IEC 13818-1 specification, and DVB Streams, compliant with the ETSI EN 300 468. The application allows the user to investigate the basic transport stream and DVB packets with their fields. The application also allows the user to manipulate with transport streams by filtering specified PIDs and exporting to file, demultiplexing to PES and ES streams, converting multi-program TS to single-program TS. MPEG TS Utils can also perform MPEG-2 Transport stream validation according to the ISO/IEC 13818-1 specification.
MPEG TS Utils Pro offers MPEG Transport Stream files verification and validation according to the ISO/IEC 13818-1 standard.
The currently loaded file in the MPEG TS Utils Pro can be validated by selecting “Validation” from the “Tools” menu.
MPEG TS Utils Ultimate is a product extension of the MPEG TS Utils Pro. Along with the standard functionality of MPEG TS Utils Pro, the extended product includes AVC/H.264 Video Validation, MPEG-2 Video Validation, AAC Audio Validation and MPEG Audio Validation Modules, which now enables not only the container validation but also the audio and video elementary streams validation. The elementary streams validation process is performed by on-the-fly demultiplexing and verifyication of all audio and video elementary streams subsequently.
The currently loaded file in the MPEG TS Utils Ultimate can be validated by selecting “Validation” from the “Tools” menu.
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MPEG TS Utils Pro and Ultimate Comparison table:
|MPEG TS Utils Pro||MPEG TS Utils Ultimate|
|MPEG Transport Stream Validation|
|AVC/H.264 Video Validation|
|MPEG-2 Video Validation|
|AAC Audio Validation|
|MPA Audio Validation|
Apart from the manual MPEG Transport Stream, AVC.H264 Video, MPEG-2 Video, AAC Audio and MPEG Audio media validation provided in the MPEG TS Utils Ultimate solution, Jongbel Media Solutions also provides automated media validation of the specified media formats in its Media Validator solution.
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MPEG TS Utils’s General Info
All container errors, such as mandatory MPEG Transport Stream packets absence, incorrect container structure or invalid header values, pointed as mandatory in the corresponding specification are output as Error Report. All container irregularities, which are not pointed as mandatory in the corresponding specification, but have unusual content are output as Warning Reports. Additionally there is a set of Informational Reports, which deliver more detailed information about the file being examined, such as programs details, elementary stream format, media duration, etc.
Each MPEG Transport Stream container check can be disabled or enabled or set to another report type, such as Info, Warning or Error. The solution can be applied in wide variety of workflows and with many container format deviations due to its flexibility and customization ability.
The validation report output can be exported into XML report file, containing the full report information in standard XML format. This allows easy integration of the solution with any digital media workflow and further processing of the report information with any third party systems.
The validation takes only a few seconds for an average long and complex media file to be processed.
- Structural representation of MPEG-2 Transport Stream;
- Hex data representation of the file;
- Automatic hex positioning of the selected packet;
- List of seen programs and PID streams;
- Search of PID packet, PAT, PMT, CAT, Payload and PCR packet;
- Search of NIT, SDT, EIT, TDT, BAT, RST and TOT packet;
- PID stream filtering – file remultiplex with selected PID streams;
- PES stream extraction from selected PID stream;
- ES stream extraction from selected PID stream;
- Program extraction and remultiplex to a new file;
- Demultiplex of all PES streams;
- Demultiplex of all ES streams;
- Hex edit of selected TS packet;
- MPEG-2 Transport Stream validation;
- AVC/H.264 video validation;
- MPEG-2 video validation;
- AAC audio validation;
- MPEG audio validation.
MPEG TS Utils Pro supports the following validation modules as separate options:
- AVC/H.264 Video Validation Module;
- MPEG-2 Video Validation Module;
- AAC Audio Validation Module;
- MPEG Audio Validation Module.
The following list contains some of the MPEG Transport Stream container validation check groups used in the verification process:
- Stream corruptions and gaps check;
- MPEG TS Packet Sync byte check;
- Transport Stream Error Indicator check;
- TS Packet PID check;
- Adaptation Field check;
- Program Association Table check;
- Program Map Table check.
The following list contains some of the AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2 video validation check groups used in the verification process:
- Corrupted video frames while decoding;
- Valid video frame resolution check;
- Changing video frame resolution check;
- Valid FPS check;
- Changing FPS check;
- Changing Field order check;
- Changing Picture Structure check;
- Video Stream parameters information.
The following list contains some of the MPEG and AAC audio validation check groups used in the verification process:
- Corrupted audio frames;
- Changing header parameters;
- Valid audio header parameters;
- Junk data blocks detection;
- Audio Profile information;
- Audio Frequency information;
- Audio Channels configuration information.
The combined validation report output, containing the multiplex and all elementary streams validation information, can be exported into XML report file, having the full report information in standard XML format. This allows easy integration of the solution with any digital media workflow and further processing of the report information with any third party systems.
For detailed validation check list follow the MPEG TS Utils documentation.
Supported MPEG-2 Transport Stream and DVB tables:
- Program Association Table (PAT);
- Program Map Table (PMT);
- Conditional Access Table (CAT);
- Bouquet Association Table (BAT);
- Discontinuity Information Table (DIT);
- Event Information Table (EIT);
- Network Information Table (NIT);
- Running Status Table (RST);
- Service Description Table (SDT);
- Selection Information Table (SIT);
- Stuffing Table (ST);
- Time Date Table (TDT);
- Time Offset Table (TOT).
Supported standard MPEG Transport Stream descriptors:
- Video Stream Descriptor;
- Audio Stream Descriptor;
- Hierarchy Descriptor;
- Registration Descriptor;
- Data Stream Alignment Descriptor;
- Target Background Grid Descriptor;
- Video Window Descriptor;
- CA Descriptor;
- ISO 639 Language Descriptor;
- System Clock Descriptor;
- Multiplex Buffer Utilization Descriptor;
- Copyright Descriptor;
- Maximum Bitrate Descriptor;
- Private Data Indicator Descriptor;
- Smoothing Buffer Descriptor;
- STD Descriptor;
- Ibp Descriptor;
- MPEG-4 Video Descriptor;
- MPEG-4 Audio Descriptor;
- IOD Descriptor;
- SL Descriptor;
- FMC Descriptor;
- External ES ID Descriptor;
- Muxcode Descriptor;
- FmxBufferSize Descriptor;
- MultiplexBuffer Descriptor.
Supported DVB Stream descriptors:
- Network Name Descriptor;
- Service List Descriptor;
- Stuffing Descriptor;
- Satellite Delivery System Descriptor;
- Cable Delivery System Descriptor;
- VBI Data Descriptor;
- VBI Teletext Descriptor;
- Bouquet Name Descriptor;
- Service Descriptor;
- Country Availability Descriptor;
- Linkage Descriptor;
- NVOD Reference Descriptor;
- Time Shifted Service Descriptor;
- Short Event Descriptor;
- Extended Event Descriptor;
- Time Shifted Event Descriptor;
- Component Descriptor;
- Mosaic Descriptor;
- Stream Identifier Descriptor;
- CA Identifier Descriptor;
- Content Descriptor;
- Parental Rating Descriptor;
- Teletext Descriptor;
- Telephone Descriptor;
- Local Time Offset Descriptor;
- Subtitling Descriptor;
- Terrestrial Delivery System Descriptor;
- Multilingual Network Name Descriptor;
- Multilingual Bouquet Name Descriptor;
- Multilingual Service Name Descriptor;
- Multilingual Component Descriptor;
- Private Data Specifier Descriptor;
- Service Move Descriptor;
- Short Smoothing Buffer Descriptor;
- Frequency List Descriptor;
- Partial Transport Stream Descriptor;
- Data Broadcast Descriptor;
- Scrambling Descriptor;
- Data Broadcast ID Descriptor;
- Transport Stream Descriptor;
- DSNG Descriptor;
- PDC Descriptor;
- AC-3 Descriptor;
- Ancillary Data Descriptor;
- Cell List Descriptor;
- Cell Frequency Link Descriptor;
- Announcement Support Descriptor;
- Application Signalling Descriptor;
- Adaptation Field Data Descriptor;
- Service Identifier Descriptor;
- Service Availability Descriptor;
- Default Authority Descriptor;
- Related Content Descriptor;
- TVA ID Descriptor;
- Content Identifier Descriptor;
- Time Slice FEC Identifier Descriptor;
- ECM Repetition Rate Descriptor;
- S2 Satellite Delivery System Descriptor;
- enhanced AC-3 Descriptor;
- DTS Descriptor;
- AAC Descriptor;
- XAIT Location Descriptor;
- FTA Content Management Descriptor;
- Extension Descriptor;
- Supplementary Audio Descriptor.