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Timothy Miller Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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Sep 15, 2007 5:02 PM
Hi,

I've got some video clips in mpeg-1 format. I'd like to edit them in iMovie, but I'm not able to import them or play them with QuickTime 7, or iMovie. Actually, I don't seem to have any applications that will play them.

Will QuickTime Pro play these? Will it export them in other formats?

If I upgrade to QuickTime Pro, will I be able to edit these clips in iMovie?

I tried downloading Mpeg Streamclip, as suggested on another thread, but that didn't work. I got a message indicating I needed some kind of QuickTime plug in that would handle mpeg-2 format, or words to that effect.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,


Tim
533 mhz dual cpu G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,340 points)
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    Sep 15, 2007 5:06 PM (in response to Timothy Miller)
    They free QuickTime Player app can view MPEG-1 files without any additional software.
    Obviously, your files are not MPEG-1 so you'll need to spend some money.
    Mac mini (G4 1.4), iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Sep 15, 2007 6:56 PM (in response to Timothy Miller)
    Any other suggestions?

    You can always try iSquint. It's free and doesn't require the QT MPEG2 component.



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  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,340 points)
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    Sep 16, 2007 9:09 AM (in response to Timothy Miller)
    Spend the $20 as suggested in the MPEG Streamclip app. Then convert to QuickTime formats.
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  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,340 points)
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    Sep 16, 2007 11:39 AM (in response to Timothy Miller)
    MPEG Streamclip (free) correctly reported that it couldn't open the file because you do not have the $20 Apple MPEG-2 Playback Component installed.
    What did you "buy"? Where did you install it?
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  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,340 points)
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    Sep 18, 2007 6:02 PM (in response to Timothy Miller)
    There seems to be an issue that is system wide at these Discussions pages.
    They need to fix things and no one knows what or when that will happen.
    Mac mini (G4 1.4), iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
  • Andrew Revell Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 27, 2007 3:49 PM (in response to Jon Walker)
    Hi Tim,

    I've been having problems with "MPEG-1" video too, downloaded a lot of archive material for collaging. "get info" says Mpeg-1 as ever VLC plays but Quicktime Pro says no deal.
    (having to buy QT Pro every year is ******* me off Apple)
    Is this the problem you had and if so how did you solve it?
    I couldn't work it out from the entries above.

    Cheers

    A
    Intel macbookpro, Mac OS X (10.4.10), It's better in some ways...
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,340 points)
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    Sep 27, 2007 3:58 PM (in response to Andrew Revell)
    VLC will play but QuickTime Player says (error -2048)?
    Means your file is MPEG-2.
    Mac mini (G4 1.4), iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
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