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mpeg-4 files to popcorn 2


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It won't recognize your VIDEO_TS folders and won't recognize MP4 videos? I know there can be problems if a ripped VIDEO_TS folder is missing anything that was in the source DVD, but not recognizing MP4 videos is new to me. Did you choose "Video Files" as the format before adding the MP4s? That option appears when you choose the Player tab at the top.

 

Popcorn will not create a video DVD from anything other than an existing VIDEO_TS folder or video DVD. If you are wanting to make video DVDs from the MP4 files you need Toast instead of Popcorn.

 

If all you want to do is burn the MP4s to a disc for backup then you could use Apple's built-in disc burning in the Finder. Popcorn isn't for this purpose. It doesn't burn data discs.

 

What Popcorn is good at is burning video DVDs from existing sources that have a complete VIDEO_TS folder. It does well at compressing DL-sized DVDs to fit single-layer discs and gives options for selecting which titles of the source DVD to write to the new disc. Popcorn also is good for converting many video formats to other desired formats, such as for playing on a video iPOD, AppleTV or DivX player. If this isn't why you bought it then check out Roxio's terms for refund.

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I have a ton of video ts files that popcorn won't recognize, even when i convert to mpeg 4, what is the deal, I purchased p2 last night to burn files to blank media, and it doesnt work.did I waste my money?

are you saying that popcorn won't take ripped video from (MTR) and let you burn a dvd? the videos play off mpstreamclip, so I converted to MPEG 4 to see if I could burn from there..still nothing, it will let me save the file to move folder, but I will be five years older if that is the process........what can Toast do that popcorn cannot.....

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Yes, Popcorn will take a full-disc extraction from MTR and burn it to DVD. It won't take a MP4 and burn it to DVD, though. That's because Popcorn cannot author its own VIDEO_TS folder. It has to work from an existing VIDEO_TS folder if you want to make a video DVD.

 

I'm unclear what it is you are wanting the end result to be. Why did you create the MP4 with Streamclip? You also could have created the MP4 with Popcorn but it doesn't sound like you want that format for any reason. If you are wanting the end result to be a video DVD then with Popcorn you only can use a source with a complete VIDEO_TS folder -- such as an existing non-encrypted DVD, a disc image of a video DVD or a VIDEO_TS folder on your hard drive.

 

Toast 8 does all that Popcorn 2 does plus much more. Among its additional abilities is authoring VIDEO_TS folders and burning video DVDs from many kinds of video files.

 

If you want to stay with Popcorn and Popcorn doesn't accept the VIDEO_TS folders you have, then look to another application (such a ffmpegX) to author a new VIDEO_TS folder from the contents of the ones you have. You may need to extract the MPEG 2 files from the existing VTS title sets first, but this goes quickly. Once Popcorn sees a complete VIDEO_TS folder (meaning one that has all the content that the IFO file says should be present) then it can burn your video DVD (and compress it to fit a single-layer disc, if necessary).

 

 

THANKS, YOU WERE RIGHT, A FULL DISC EXTRACTION WAS REQUIRED FOR POPCORN TO SEE THE FILES, NOW MAC THE RIPPER AND POPCORN WORK GREAT TOGETHER..........

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are you saying that popcorn won't take ripped video from (MTR) and let you burn a dvd? the videos play off mpstreamclip, so I converted to MPEG 4 to see if I could burn from there..still nothing, it will let me save the file to move folder, but I will be five years older if that is the process........what can Toast do that popcorn cannot.....

Yes, Popcorn will take a full-disc extraction from MTR and burn it to DVD. It won't take a MP4 and burn it to DVD, though. That's because Popcorn cannot author its own VIDEO_TS folder. It has to work from an existing VIDEO_TS folder if you want to make a video DVD.

 

I'm unclear what it is you are wanting the end result to be. Why did you create the MP4 with Streamclip? You also could have created the MP4 with Popcorn but it doesn't sound like you want that format for any reason. If you are wanting the end result to be a video DVD then with Popcorn you only can use a source with a complete VIDEO_TS folder -- such as an existing non-encrypted DVD, a disc image of a video DVD or a VIDEO_TS folder on your hard drive.

 

Toast 8 does all that Popcorn 2 does plus much more. Among its additional abilities is authoring VIDEO_TS folders and burning video DVDs from many kinds of video files.

 

If you want to stay with Popcorn and Popcorn doesn't accept the VIDEO_TS folders you have, then look to another application (such a ffmpegX) to author a new VIDEO_TS folder from the contents of the ones you have. You may need to extract the MPEG 2 files from the existing VTS title sets first, but this goes quickly. Once Popcorn sees a complete VIDEO_TS folder (meaning one that has all the content that the IFO file says should be present) then it can burn your video DVD (and compress it to fit a single-layer disc, if necessary).

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