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Converting .mpg Wont Work


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I have a few videos on my hard drive that are in .mpg format. I would like to convert them to mp4 or quicktime. Everytime I try this, Roxio doesnt work, It runs through the export process very fast and the final product is unusable. I also tried making a disc image of the .mpg that wouldnt work either.

I am runniung roxio toast 9.0.4

Imac 10.5.5. 3gigs of ram.

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I'm presuming you're using the Video Files setting in the Convert window. How does Toast describe the specs of the .mpg file?

 

it gives me the summary:

video-h.264/avc 720x400 25fps

audio-mpeg4 audio stereo 48000hz

duration 00.54 estimated size 14mb

Not sure if this is the info you're asking for, it's odd that this is happening

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it gives me the summary:

video-h.264/avc 720x400 25fps

audio-mpeg4 audio stereo 48000hz

duration 00.54 estimated size 14mb

Not sure if this is the info you're asking for, it's odd that this is happening

According to that it already is an MPEG-4 video file that should play perfectly well in QuickTime.

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right, but i want to be able to trim it in quicktime, and mpg files in quicktime dont allow me to do this. The trim sliders dont appear.

That's odd. I just did a test with an h.264 video and I can use the edit markers in QuickTime Pro. I also can use the edit markers in Toast. See if that works for you. Choose Video Files as the format in the Convert window, add the video file and click the Edit button. You should see a tab labeled Video. Click that to enter the editor. Each time you click the triangle at the bottom you get a pair of start and end markers that are placed at whatever frame you are at when you click the triangle. The Toast editor doesn't modify the existing file. It just marks the parts you want converted when you click the Red button.

 

The editor also works the same in the Video window if you are wanting to make a video DVD.

 

Addendum: I see something in your post that might explain this. The video file you are describing is not a .mpg video. If it has the .mpg extension that is wrong. Change the extension to .m4v and see if it works for editing. A .mpg file is MPEG 2 and Toast is describing yours as H.264 MPEG-4.

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That's odd. I just did a test with an h.264 video and I can use the edit markers in QuickTime Pro. I also can use the edit markers in Toast. See if that works for you. Choose Video Files as the format in the Convert window, add the video file and click the Edit button. You should see a tab labeled Video. Click that to enter the editor. Each time you click the triangle at the bottom you get a pair of start and end markers that are placed at whatever frame you are at when you click the triangle. The Toast editor doesn't modify the existing file. It just marks the parts you want converted when you click the Red button.

 

The editor also works the same in the Video window if you are wanting to make a video DVD.

 

Addendum: I see something in your post that might explain this. The video file you are describing is not a .mpg video. If it has the .mpg extension that is wrong. Change the extension to .m4v and see if it works for editing. A .mpg file is MPEG 2 and Toast is describing yours as H.264 MPEG-4.

i see what you mean, none of my mpg files have trimmers in my quicktime pro, i can edit some in the toast editor, some wont comply at all, thanks for all you help anyways.

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