Help with MPEG 2 Muxed files!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Josephkyles, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Josephkyles macrumors regular

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    I have many MPeg2 Muxed files on my mac that need to be burned to DVD. I can watch the videos but there is no sound. I know If I buy the MPEG 2 Component I'll be able to hear the sound, But will I then be able to burn the movies to DVD using iDVD??
     
  2. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    You could playback the files, with sound, by using VLC. You can create a DVD by using Visual Hub.
     
  3. rolen27 macrumors newbie

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    MPEG Streamclip

    You can demux the files with a free download called MPEG Streamclip.

    It is available (on both Mac and windows) at: http://www.squared5.com/

    This would allow you to demux the file, export it out as quicktime, AVI or MPEG 4 and then burn using iDVD.
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 603

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    If his files are MPEG2 to begin with, there's no need (or at least there shouldn't be) to convert them to AVI or MPEG4.

    If Visual Hub doesn't work in getting you a usable DVD, then you might want to try Toast (if you have it) or maybe something like DVD Imager (this one is a longshot).

    Good Luck!
     
  5. rolen27 macrumors newbie

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    iDVD doesn't support MPEG 1 or 2.

    If you are using iDVD to burn DVDs then you will have to demux the files. iDVD doesn't support MPEG 1 or 2. It supports all QuickTime supported formats (.MOV, MPEG4) which you can convert MPEG2 to using MPEG Streamclip.
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Except then you're doing lossy-to-lossy compression and losing quality for no good reason, considering that the video is ALREADY IN A FORM THAT WILL WORK for a video DVD. :rolleyes:

    Honestly.
     
  7. mtngoatjoe macrumors regular

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    Export to DV Works Well

    Using MPEG StreamClip to export a muxed video to DV worked pretty well. I didn't notice any loss of quality, but I'm sure there was some.

    Honestly thought, QuickTime Pro should be able to convert these files, and iMovie should be able to edit them also. It's just stupid that we have to go through all this trouble.
     

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