Exporting MPEG-2 film to Apple TV via QT Pro?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cosmist, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Cosmist macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2010
    Russian Hill, California

    It would appear that I need to purchase the Quicktime MPEG-2 Component to view a film (Weltraumschiff 1 startet) on my Mac with Quicktime Pro, even though it already plays perfectly well in VideoLAN. OTOH, I would very much like to export it to Apple TV with QT Pro (VideoLAN's Media>Convert/Save function crashes and Handbrake transcoding drastically increases the image brightness for some reason), and I am just wondering if splurging $21.89 on the MPEG-2 Component would make that possible.

    Of course, anybody with the MPEG-2 Component already installed who can spare the processor cycles to actually test the export of this particular file would earn my eternal admiration, respect and obsequiousness (on Macrumor.com forums, at least). :D

    Thanky! :)

  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    I would just go ahead and use HandBrake anyway. Head over the to HandBrake forums and ask there if there is a way to dim the brightness a bit. Several of those folks do read and post to these forums, but you'll probably get more help over there.

    You can also try ffmpegx. It's not as user friendly, but it should do the trick. I haven't used it in ages, but it should work.
  3. Paratel macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2005
    Somewhere in the US
    I would say to use MPEG Stream Clip found at http://www.squared5.com but I think it makes you install the DVD Component as well. You could at least try exporting it to a different file then put it back through HandBrake. Give me your email address and I will hook you up with something.
  4. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Just so you know the MPEG-2 playback component doesn’t support AC3 audio. You’ll need other codecs for that.

    (1) Note that the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component will not demux audio and video, nor will it enable audio transcoding.

    (2) Only VOB files containing MPEG audio layers I and II are supported.

  5. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    You are correct, it does require the mpeg-2 component.

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