Question regarding Mpeg 2 playback componet

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jbsteven, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. jbsteven macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    I have a short Vhs home movie (with audio) that I transferred to Dvd.
    Im attempting to import this video into a iMovie or iDvd slide show.
    I have already downloaded Streamclip and then found that I now need an Mpeg2 playback componet from Apple for apx. $20.00.

    The download description states that if I want to TRANSCODE mpeg2 video content into other formats I will also need to purchase Quicktime Pro.

    My question is this:

    1. Is what I intend to do (import homevideo Dvd into iMovie)
    considered transcoding? .....therefore requiring me to purchase
    the playback Mpeg 2 componet AND Quicktime pro?

    2. Can I also import the audio that is on the Dvd homevideo with these downloads?

    Im new to Mac, digital, video, iMovie and all the complicated terms.
    I appreciate your assistance and patience.

    Thanks again.
  2. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    1. You only need MPEG Streamclip and the playback component from Apple. You do not need QT Pro. MPEG Streamclip can transcode from VOB to DV (or many other things). QT Pro and MPEG Streamclip have a lot of similar features.

    2. You will also get the audio.
  3. RatVega macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2005
    Southern California
    If you have iMovie and an internal DVD burner, then you should have iDVD. If you simply drop the source (.mov) clip into iDVD you should be able to transcode from there just like you would an iMovie project.

    If your "transfer" was done at Wal-Mart and you have no source, you're scr-wed and you'll need QT Pro or MPEG Streamclip. Both are good and do a lot of the same things, but QT is better integrated.

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