Quicktime Pro and .VRO files

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cue928, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. cue928 macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
    So here's my situation. I recently transferred several VHS movies to DVD on a Samsung DVD/VHS recorder. I was able to play the movies back on that machine and also a Panasonic Blu-Ray player without any problems. When I attempted to try them on my mac and PC, they wouldn't work. I downloaded Nero on PC which played them back perfectly. However, in order to have the option to recode them (into MPEG-4 or whatever), I have to purchase an upgrade to Nero, which is twice what QT Pro costs. What I would like to know is if QT Pro first of all can play these discs and if so, can it convert .VRO files into something more generic? Anyone have any experience with this stuff? Thanks in advance!!!
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
  3. cue928 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    "Supported input formats: MPEG, VOB, PS, M2P, MOD, VRO, DAT, MOV, DV, AVI, MP4, TS, M2T, MMV, REC, VID, AVR, M2V, M1V, MPV, AIFF, M1A, MP2, MPA, AC3, ... "

    What do you mean, "is it safe"? It won't cause your computer to self-destruct and it won't eat your DVD if that's what you mean:) Along with Handbrake, MPEGStreamclip is a great tool to have to convert the odd file, extract portions of a DVD, etc.
  5. cue928 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
    Safe = malware free, etc. Come on.
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    To use an automobile analogy, your question would be like walking into a Corvette fan club and asking if Delco batteries are any good. MPEGStreamclip is a must-have utility for Mac users who edit converted video.
  7. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Do you by any chance mean .VOB instead of .VRO files?

    If so, MPEG Streamclip will only be able to convert the video file(s) using the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback component, which costs around 20USD.

    Handbrake on the other hand is able to do that without that component.

    If you have a VIDEO_TS folder, just open that folder in Handbrake and use whatever conversion it offers you and suits you.

    Btw, MPEG Streamclip and Handbrake are safe, malware-wise.

    Btw 2, there is not much malware for Mac OS X anyway, and you have to personally install it and enter your admin password to have any malware taken control of your system.

    Handbrake and MPEG Streamclip both don't need to install any files in system critical locations, thus no admin password is needed, thus no malware can be installed.

    Btw 3, malware only comes with torrents or maybe pornsites, but not with software usually recommended here. This is Mac OS X we're talking about, not Windows and KaZaa and whatever other smegged up software there is.
  8. cue928 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
    I love the smugness on Apple forums. I really do. I've been in computer security for ten years. Apple is not immune to security threats. I read the white papers, I know the threats. I know the Chinese military academy that has been trying hack my Mini because I traced their IP address. So just because I ask something that I do not know, please don't patronize me.
  9. impierced macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2002
    I would never patronize a self professed security expert who knows how to read, enable ssh, and use traceroute.

    The QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component will allow you to read .vro files.

    You can purchase it from Apple for $19.95:

  10. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    If my response came off as patronizing, I do apologize, but in all fairness your query of MPEGstreamclip could be construed in a number of ways, not only from a security standpoint.
  11. TheStrudel macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2008
    I can see why you'd say that, having been really disappointed with some Windows freeware in the past, but Mac Freeware is not a hive of scum and villainy (and surprisingly good at what it does). Shareware, too, is reputable, in the OS X world.

    Not here or anywhere else has anybody reported OS X malware claiming to be legitimate OS X software yet. Not saying it's impossible, but this particular tool is well known to video people all over.

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