weird problem trying to combine two video files with QT Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by evillageprowler, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. evillageprowler macrumors regular

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    I have this movie that came in a double-sided DVD. I ripped each side using Handbrake to a .m4v file. Each file plays just fine in QT, iPhone and ATV.

    However, when I used QT Pro to combine them to an .mov file, I get the following results:
    - QT (and iTunes) plays entire video fine
    - no audio from the first half of the combined video when played on ATV
    - no audio from the second half when played with VLC

    (The instructions I am following are from page 31 of this: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/QuickTime_7.2_User_Guide.pdf)

    When I take that combined .mov file and converted to .m4v using Handbrake, I get the following results:
    - QT+VLC play no audio on second half
    - ATV isn't letting me ffwd and it thinks the entire video file is one big chapter, and I haven't gotten to the second half to know if there is audio (first half has audio)

    Now... I know that the issues with the .m4v that I generated from Handbrake doesn't mean much, so let's just focus on my issues with the .mov file if you agree that the .m4v playback issues aren't relevant.

    What am I doing wrong with QT Pro when trying to combine the two halves of my movie into one large video file? If it matters, the movie is only 2:27 total length. I've not had a problem ripping DVD movies with Handbrake. And, finally, I can join my two halves on my Windows box using AVS Video Convertor.

    Surely there must be a way to easily join two ripped .m4v files into one using QT Pro and not get weird audio issues...

    TIA,

    EVP
     
  2. msheldrick macrumors regular

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    #2
    QuickTime Pro can actually export files into a range of formats, just go to File>Export>Save. this may fix your problem...
     
  3. evillageprowler thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. This did the trick. However, I noticed that I lost the chapter settings. Not a big deal since I haven't made any use of the ability to jump/ffwd to the next chapter.

    EVP
     

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