Opening MPG Video Files In Quicktime

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  1. Sobering macrumors regular

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    Yo. I just downloaded a .mpg video file and when I tried to open it in QT it said that the file could not be opened. Any way around this like a plugin or something?
     
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    Really, 33 minutes is a little quick to be getting impatient, especially in the middle of a workday.

    In all likelihood it's a MPEG2 encoded file, which QT doesn't support without a non-free plugin (I think it costs $20 from Apple). VLC, as mentioned, will play those just fine. QT does play MPEG1 (and MPEG4, of course) video without issue, though.
     
  5. Sobering thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I get that plugin for QT will it also be able to open in iMovie HD?
     
  6. breakfastcrew macrumors 6502

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    VLLLCLCLCLCLCLC use VLC quicktime is crap just like windows media player.
     
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    Yep, I swear by VLC - it's the best video player out there, hands down. :cool:
     
  8. Sobering thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok but now I need to know how to open them in iMovie. ;)
     
  9. Synapple macrumors regular

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    I went through this when I wanted to make a compilation of my favourite music videos in iDvd and, let me tell you, it was a nightmare.

    Anyhow, I bought the plug-in from Apple and my mpeg files would then play in Quicktime: only problem was the audio was encoded in AC3 and quicktime would not play the sound on AC3 files. So beware of that if you think about buying the component.

    Eventually, I downloaded MPEG Streamclip, converted all my mpeg files to DV and all was good with quicktime and iDvd. I'm no video expert but I think this might work for iMovie as well.
     
  10. KCSETV macrumors newbie

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    mpg to QT

    I've had great results using Handbrake. The program is free and easy to use follow the link to get yourself a copy. http://handbrake.fr/
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Please. This is from 2006. Look at the YEAR before posting a reply. :p
     
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    Well, you can't accuse KCSETV of not searching! :p ;)
     

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