Final Cut Pro5.1 /Compressor 2 help: Can't export MPEG-2 as 1 file with audio & video

pillagingwalrus

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G'day,
I have a client who requires their TV commercial in MPEG-2 format (both audio and video as one file). I attempted to export from FCS 5.1 using Compressor 2 but I was only able to produce two separate files (one for video one for audio).

Someone in a previous thread was having the same problem and was advised to check the box "Multiplexed MPEG-1/Layer 2 Audio". I did this and this produced a single file, but this file was unrecognised by Quicktime with its file type being .m2t.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
Cheers
 

pdpfilms

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G'day,
I have a client who requires their TV commercial in MPEG-2 format (both audio and video as one file). I attempted to export from FCS 5.1 using Compressor 2 but I was only able to produce two separate files (one for video one for audio).

Someone in a previous thread was having the same problem and was advised to check the box "Multiplexed MPEG-1/Layer 2 Audio". I did this and this produced a single file, but this file was unrecognised by Quicktime with its file type being .m2t.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
Cheers
See if it'll play in VLC. MPEG-2 is a weird format that quicktime doesn't play with well.
 

ppc_michael

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Just for a little more info on that, M2T stands for "MPEG-2 Transport Stream." MPEG-2 video is usually defined for just video. It's kind of irregular to multiplex audio, so not all players support it.
 

-DH

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Nov 28, 2006
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Just for a little more info on that, M2T stands for "MPEG-2 Transport Stream." MPEG-2 video is usually defined for just video. It's kind of irregular to multiplex audio, so not all players support it.
MPEG-2 can be a transport stream, a program stream a VOB file or a video only file. None of those are "irregular" by any means. DVD-Video isn't an MPEG-2 video file; it consists of MPEG-2 video and MPEG Layer 1 (or Layer 2) audio that have been multiplexed into one as a VOB file. That's what a DVD player will recognize. If you just have an MPEG-2 file on a DVD disc, it doesn't meet the DVD-Video specification.

-DH