MPEG Files Help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cokeacola, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. cokeacola macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2006
    Dundee Scotland
    first post so please be kind !
    New to mac and have been converted from a pc.What i would like to know is i have a lot of mpeg 1 files and would like to convert them to mp4 using MPEG STREAMCLIP to a smaller file size will i notice the quality difference during playback on my mac ?

    for example a 100mb file converted to mp4
  2. evil_santa macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    London, England
    Hi cokeacola,

    I think you will better of leaving the files as mpg1, when you start to re-encode files you usualy lose quite a lot of quality.

    if you get Quicktime pro you can use this to export your mpg1 to mpg4 files.
  3. Suprami X macrumors newbie

    Suprami X

    Nov 11, 2006

    Use Streamclips trim tool to break off a small chunk of one of your files and figure out the best quality to size trade off to get what you want out of the files. Run these tests and make your choice then.
    But its true, sometimes its just easier to leave it as it is, rather than add another age of compression to your files.


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