.M2V not working on new iMac???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by killuminati, May 27, 2005.

  1. killuminati macrumors 68020

    killuminati

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    I just transferred 2 mpeg 2 videos over to my new iMac. They work fine on my powerbook but on the iMac Quicktime comes up with the error "-2408" that is not a file that quicktime understand. Any ideas?
     
  2. jimsowden macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    quicktime can't decode mpeg2 by default. You need to install the mpeg 2 component, which is $30 from apple, or free with something like DVD Sudio Pro.
     
  3. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    I have that QuickTime MPEG-2 component, and I can't open them either. It's just not a feature yet. Either that or it's just me. But I've got a fresh install of Tiger, QuickTime 7 Pro, and the MPEG-2 component.
     
  4. jimsowden macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    what do you want to use quicktime for anyway? Just use mplayer.
     
  5. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    Mplayer just has that "open source" cheapness to it. The interface is sloppy, and the controls and features are weak. But hey, I guess it plays mpeg-2 files.
     
  6. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    I prefer VLC. :)
     

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