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cooneyirish
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Packer nation Greetings!!

 

I recorded one video casette of 8mm succesfully onto the Roxio Vhs toDvd software...so I thought . Only to find that it is recorded in a ".mpg " file type. This is done with mac os 10.6.8 and was recorded to Quick Time (so it says when I try to open the file ) The roxio software is Toast 9 that came with the conversion hardware. I'd prefer not to have to redo what I've already done if there is a file conversion that will accomplish this. Thanks in advance!!!1

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In the future, at the end of the recording you're asked if you want to send the video to Toast, QuickTime or iMovie. Choose either QuickTime or iMovie and it will be converted to a h.264 video.

 

The existing MPEG 2 videos can be converted with the full versions of Popcorn and Toast and several other video-converting applications. A good option is to purchase Apple's $20 QuickTime MPEG2 Playback Component and download the freeware MPEG Streamclip. The Playback Component enables QuickTime to play MPEG 2 videos on the Mac so you don't need any conversion. MPEG Streamclip can convert and edit the video but also requires the Playback Component.

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In the future, at the end of the recording you're asked if you want to send the video to Toast, QuickTime or iMovie. Choose either QuickTime or iMovie and it will be converted to a h.264 video.

 

The existing MPEG 2 videos can be converted with the full versions of Popcorn and Toast and several other video-converting applications. A good option is to purchase Apple's $20 QuickTime MPEG2 Playback Component and download the freeware MPEG Streamclip. The Playback Component enables QuickTime to play MPEG 2 videos on the Mac so you don't need any conversion. MPEG Streamclip can convert and edit the video but also requires the Playback Component.

 

Thanks,

I checked it out and it begs the question "should I simply upgrade to Lion ??" and if so will I still need theMPEG steamclip ??

your thoughts ??

thanks, kevin

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Thanks,

I checked it out and it begs the question "should I simply upgrade to Lion ??" and if so will I still need theMPEG steamclip ??

your thoughts ??

thanks, kevin

It makes no difference with Lion. The Mac OS doesn't include a way to play MPEG 2 videos as QuickTime movies without the additional playback component. You can create a video DVD from the MPEG 2 video using Toast 9 Basic and play that on the Mac with DVD Player. You also can copy the VIDEO_TS folder from that DVD to your Mac's hard drive and play that with DVD Player. In those cases you don't need the Playback Component.

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It makes no difference with Lion. The Mac OS doesn't include a way to play MPEG 2 videos as QuickTime movies without the additional playback component. You can create a video DVD from the MPEG 2 video using Toast 9 Basic and play that on the Mac with DVD Player. You also can copy the VIDEO_TS folder from that DVD to your Mac's hard drive and play that with DVD Player. In those cases you don't need the Playback Component.

 

Thanks for the help here.........I intend to burn new dvd's as gifts from the movies I convert so if I understand you clearly......using the $20 quick time upgrade and the stream clip download is the way I should go.

Thanks again...I'm always appreciative of those who teach

God Bless, kevin

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