quicktime & mpeg2...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by philiomatic, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. philiomatic macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2006
    Hi there!!!

    i've got a serious problem creating a dvd cause imovie complains about not being able to play my mpeg2 file with quicktime. so, i know there's this upgradestuff on apple.com for about 20 $, but are there any other ways to enable quicktime for mpeg2?
    to be honest, i'm quite angry about that cause i changed from xp to mac just a month ago, and all i wanna do is creating a dvd right know with the software i officially bought!!!

    thank you all for your support!!!
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    iMovie can't handle MPEG-2 video. If you want simple playback on your computer try out VLC
  3. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    good tip on this site http://danslagle.com/mac/iMovie/tips_tricks/6010.shtml

    # Pull the Video OBjects (VOB files) off the DVD using something like Mac the Ripper (Not necessary if you have an .MPG/.MPEG already on your hard drive).
    # Demux the VOB or MPEG file (extract the audio and video tracks out of it) with something like BBdemux. (Streamclip)
    # Convert the video to a format that iMovie/Quicktime can read with something like DiVA. (Streamclip)
    # Extract/convert the audio with something like MadPlay or Wiretap. (Streamclip)
    # Put the audio and video back together using Quicktime Pro or iMovie. (Streamclip converts to DV)
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    To legally play MPEG-2 content in QuickTime-compatible applications, you need the Sorensen MPEG-2 Playback Component for a fee of $19.99. Due to license retrictions from Sorensen, this codec works only in the QuickTime player. This is why you have to go through the gymnastics posted above.
  5. bjlawrence11 macrumors newbie


    Dec 4, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Anyone have a link to the $20 download update for the MPEG-2 codec fix?

    I want to be able to import/export from within Quicktime and Final Cut Pro again. Also I am now running an Intel MacBook Pro...why do I get the sense that not having a Power PC comp. makes this MPEG-2 update more difficult?:apple::confused:

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