Easiest MPEG2 to MPEG4 Transcode?

hotwire132002

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My question is pretty much the thread title -- I have a number of videos that were encoded straight to MPEG2 (using a WinTV card... yes, on a PC). I'd like to convert these MPEG2 files to MPEG4 so I can put them on our podcast.

I'd use Handbrake, but these are straight MPEG2 files (*.mpg) rather than DVD images. As far as I can find, Handbrake will only work with DVDs or DVD images.

Is there another solution to transcode an mpg to an mp4 file? Thanks in advance for any solutions!
 

hotwire132002

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Thanks to both of you -- I'm trying both programs right now, I'll post to let you know how it goes. Hopefully one of them will work for me! =)
 

risc

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I used to use ffmpegX but I recently replaced it with VisualHub and I haven't looked back. All of these apps are basically the same though just graphical front ends to ffmpeg and other open source tools.
 

xsedrinam

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I like MPEGStreamclip for its ease of use, good quality, and it's freeware. I think the unlimited, non-trial VisualHub is like US23. I've only used the VisualHub trial once, though.