Mpeg 2 and IDVD questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NTJetboater, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. NTJetboater macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2006
    I have a bunch of mpeg2 files from my old pc and would like to make a dvd from them. I copied them to my mac HD and I am not even able to play them let alone pull them into IDVD.
    How do I burn mpeg2 files to DVD
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    I think you can either buy the mpeg2 Quicktime component from Apple, or you can use a third party program that can convert mpeg2 to another format that Quicktime has built-in support for.
  3. PatrickF macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2006
    Sadly even with the QuickTime MPEG2 component you will not be able to add MPEG-2 files to iDVD.

    The only way to get around this is to convert your MPEG-2 files to another format, such as MOV or DV and import them. The only really annoying thing is that MPEG-2 is the native DVD format and iDVD will then only go away to convert your MOV or DV file back into MPEG-2.

    Also, be aware that the QuickTime MPEG-2 component will not play MPEG-2 TS muxed files, only PS.

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