export from FCP as mpeg2/mpg?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rock6079, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. rock6079 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004

    I have to deliver a video to a client as an mpg, with mpeg2 encoding with an audio stream.

    Using compressor to export, you get two files, a seperate video and audio track (.m2v and .aiff) and I can't seem to find a way to export these as one .mpg file (the file cannot be delivered as a .mov, must be mpg).

    I cannot use quicktime to put the two tracks together because you can only save it as a mov or mpeg4.

    I thought maybe I needed the mpeg2 codec for quicktime from apples site but doesnt that already come with FCS ?

    Any help would be appreciated, maybe I'm just missing something simple here, but in short I need to take video I've edited in FC and get it out to my client with the audio in an mpg document using mpeg2 compression for the video.

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. Peel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    Use Compressor.
    In the Inspector make sure the format is set to MPEG-2, and that Stream Usage is set to Generic.

    Click on the extras tab and make sure to check the box, "Multiplexed MPEG-1/Layer 2 Audio"
  3. rock6079 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    thanks. I had tried this in compressor 2, but the file that came out wouldn't open in qt or even vlc, so i figured it wasn't working.

    i'll give it a try using compressor 3 on my other computer as it seems to have a preset already made for this.
  4. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    You could use MPEG Streamclip to export a multiplexed MPEG2.

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