MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 batch file conversion

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  1. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    I have a large number of MPEG-2 files that were imported from an analogue source using Dazzle (on a pc). I want to edit them in iMovie, and i am looking for a program that can batch convert multiple files from MPEG-2 format to MPEG-4 format so that i can open them in iMovie. (i know that i can do them one by one in QT, but that is too time consuming).

    If anyone knows how to do this and what program to use, i'd be grateful.
     
  2. The Void macrumors regular

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    I believe MPEG Streamclip can do this, although you'll need to have the Quicktime MPEG2 playback component, IIRC.

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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Your best bet for converting your MPEG-2 files to MPEG-4 is probably is the opensource ffmpegX utility.
     
  4. smueboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks - both of these look good.
    Streamclip can do batch conversions, but i need to shell out $$ for the MPEG-2 codec.
    ffmpegx is all free, but doesn't seem to allow batch jobs. Still, i might try this one first.
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Take a look at VisualHub (iSquint, might do it too, tho)
     
  6. smueboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, in the end i went with visual hub. Great program!
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm glad you agree. I tried playing around with FFMpegX but it just kept turning out errors me. I haven't gotten a single one with VisualHub.
     

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