Would QT Pro & the MPEG2 plugin allow me to use MPEG2 as an input to iDVD & iMovie?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Thomas Harte, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Thomas Harte macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2005
    The title more or less says it all. All I can figure out from the Apple website is that Quicktime Pro enables some format conversion and copy/paste features in the Quicktime player, and the MPEG2 plugin allows the player to play back MPEG2, but I'm also aware that iMovie and iDVD are built on top of Quicktime so I'm a little confused.

    I know that free options, like ffmpegx, would allow me to convert my mpeg2 files to something that iDVD and iMovie would accept, but I'm willing to pay if I can cut out a step and/or avoid at least one re-encoding.
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    I don't believe just by adding the Quicktime MPEG-2 codec will enable you to cut out the process of converting the mpeg files to DV. The mpeg-2 plugin will only permit playback of mpeg-2 video files. You cannot compress or edit movies without converting the files into a format iMovie can read.

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