MPEG1 File handling

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by xsedrinam, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

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    I'm having difficulty demuxing an mpeg1 video file for further editing on FCP HD. Have tried ffmpegX, mpeg streamclip, bbdemux (this is sounding like a jazz band), even open shiiva, all with no result. Anyone who's been there and done that, who has a suggestion?
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  2. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Open it is QuickTime Pro and save a DV.
     
  4. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    this will give a mute clip, if this is the problem you will have to extract the audio using bbdemux and the add the audio back to the video in QT pro or in FCP
     
  5. lancerx78 macrumors newbie

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    I've dealt with this in the past - it's an annoying problem. It seems QuickTime can't properly decode the .mpg audio stream. I use a program called ExportToQT to export the audio from the .mpg. You can download the demo and use that effectively (its only limitation is that it can't export the video full frame, but since you only want to export the audio it doesn't matter). Export the audio to an .aif file, and then reunite the clips in Final Cut. If you're doing this all the time, it may be worthwhile to purchase the program so you can export the clips to DV directly. Hope this helps!
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 601

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    If you still haven't gotten it to work, try MoreMissingTools.
     
  7. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    As mentioned, exporting to DV only gets the video file. I've tried other similar things in times past, but with this file, no cigar. From QTP exporting to DV or AVI or MPEG4 will not give me the audio. BBDemux will only demux vob and mpeg2's. FFMpegX and MpegStreamClip will not cough it up where they've worked on some, before. I'll check out some of the other suggested software. Every once in a while I get one of these "nasty", uncooperative MPEG1's. There's a way. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    P.S. I must have a corrupt file on my hands. Terminal showed "unrecognizable" readout using MissingMpegTools. Error message with ExporttoQT with AppleScript not being able to make an alias in output file. Any more suggestions? If not, my project segues in to plan B.
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  8. lancerx78 macrumors newbie

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    if you can play back the file in QuickTime without any problems, use Wiretap or Audio Hijack to record a new audio file while playing back the original clip. You may need to correct the sync when you import the audio file into Final Cut.
     
  9. xsedrinam thread starter macrumors 601

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    Audio HiJack got it done! Thanks, lancerx. Looks like I've added another two or three arsenals to my audio/video bag of tricks.
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