Easiest MPEG2 to MPEG4 Transcode?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hotwire132002, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

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    My question is pretty much the thread title -- I have a number of videos that were encoded straight to MPEG2 (using a WinTV card... yes, on a PC). I'd like to convert these MPEG2 files to MPEG4 so I can put them on our podcast.

    I'd use Handbrake, but these are straight MPEG2 files (*.mpg) rather than DVD images. As far as I can find, Handbrake will only work with DVDs or DVD images.

    Is there another solution to transcode an mpg to an mp4 file? Thanks in advance for any solutions!
     
  2. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe ffmpeg can make the conversion. I've used it in the past for converting to/from tons of formats.
     
  3. hotwire132002 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks to both of you -- I'm trying both programs right now, I'll post to let you know how it goes. Hopefully one of them will work for me! =)
     
  4. hotwire132002 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't get D-Vision to download from any of the mirrors on their site... any ideas?

    I'm working on ffmpeg now...
     
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  6. hotwire132002 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I agree; looks to be much easier to work with!

    I'll try it out in the morning -- 12:03 here, I should be getting to bed ;-)
     
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  8. Ultimatelox macrumors newbie

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    yeah ffmpegx is the best I use it all the time
     
  9. risc macrumors 68030

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    I used to use ffmpegX but I recently replaced it with VisualHub and I haven't looked back. All of these apps are basically the same though just graphical front ends to ffmpeg and other open source tools.
     
  10. elvirav macrumors member

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    I'm using VisualHub and MPEG Streamclip a lot these days. ffmpegX is nice, but the interface is less frustrating with VisualHub and MPEG Streamclip.
     
  11. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    I like MPEGStreamclip for its ease of use, good quality, and it's freeware. I think the unlimited, non-trial VisualHub is like US23. I've only used the VisualHub trial once, though.
     

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