QuickTime conversions of "mpgv" and "mpga"?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by andrewm, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. andrewm macrumors regular

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    Hi, everyone. Suppose that someone has some files (music videos, but let's not get into legalities here) that were downloaded from the Internet. These files open fine in VLC and MPlayer OSX--but QuickTime chokes on them, saying that they can't be opened.

    VLC reports that their stream content is "mpgv" and "mpga" for the video and audio streams, respectively.

    Whenever VLC is used to convert any of the videos to a QuickTime-compatible format, the aspect ratio is changed (or lost?) and the video becomes distorted.

    Is there some way to get QuickTime to view these files, or to get MPlayer/MEncoder to translate the files and keep their aspect ratio? (If the latter, can someone provide me with a two-pass--or even a three-pass, if such a thing exists [the highest quality possible is preferred]--method of transcoding?)

    Many thanks to everyone who took the time to read this!

    Cheers,
    Andrew
     
  2. 7masscom macrumors member

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  3. andrewm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link! Unfortunately, I'm guessing that these videos were encoded with MPEG-2, as MPEG Streamclip can't handle them right out of the box--and I don't have the $20 QuickTime MPEG-2 component. :'(
     
  4. radebe macrumors newbie

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    Handbrake

    It's now possible to convert MPEG files that won't play in QuickTime using Handbrake. Just load the file as the source instead of a DVD.

    Luke
     

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